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Cool Tools

This site does not talk enough about the great new gadgets and technologies which make off-grid living ever more comfortable.  Here are two – your favorite suggestions please, readers,  in comments at end of this story.:- The impact of the … Continued

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Blueprint for sustainable living

An off-grid Community in the UK has been awarded £350,000 of central government money to help it spread its low-carbon lifestyle to families across the country. The Lammas project in the Welsh hills involving nine “ordinary” families living in eco … Continued

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Bloomington preppers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Dec. 21 — The city of Bloomington issued a press release fully endorsing a report into post-peak oil scenarios. December, 2009, “the Bloomington City Council overwhelmingly approved the report of the Bloomington Peak Oil Task Force entitled Redefining … Continued

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Survivalism vs the media

Cody Lundin, the survivalist author, spent two years spent living in a brush shelter in the woods where he slept on pine needles and cooked over an open fire, becoming disenchanted with his new role in the elite class of … Continued



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Slow spread of 1BoG

Anyone considering solar power probably has a green outlook. If the deal you do is good for the planet yet not so good for your pocket book, will that slow the spread of green homepower? Companies like solar-installation organizer One … Continued

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Bankers nixed Copenhagen

It was obvious from the start that the Copenhagen climate conference was doomed. World leaders were trying to square an impossible circle. They had to reduce carbon emissions whilst paying off the crippling debts incurred by Western financial institutions during … Continued

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Eco-villages now in 70 countries

In 1991, Robert and Diane Gilman co-authored a seminal study called “Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities” for Gaia Trust. Today, there are ecovillages in over 70 countries on six continents. Ecovillages (only some of which are off-grid) can be located in … Continued

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Lo-energy xmas

The outside of your home may be a shining example of the Christmas season but there are ways to be energy efficient and still light up with Christmas fun. and in doing so we are fulfilling a historic mission, detailed … Continued