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Cool Tools

00   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 … Continued

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Blueprint for sustainable living

00   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 … Continued

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Bloomington preppers

00   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 … Continued

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Survivalism vs the media

+1-2   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 … Continued

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Slow spread of 1BoG

00    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 … Continued

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Bankers nixed Copenhagen

+1-1   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 … Continued

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Eco-villages now in 70 countries

00    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 … Continued

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Lo-energy xmas

00   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, … Continued

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Electric filling station

00   New York’s first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station is open for business. It is the first in New York State and one of few world-wide. The charging station was built by Beautiful Earth Group, a New York-based sustainable energy … Continued

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Nick Rosen on CNN

00   Off-Grid founder Nick Rosen is interviewed on CNN today. The article puts Off-Grid living into the context of Copenhagen.  In the interview given at the start of the climate talks, Rosen dismissed the whole process,saying it had no chance … Continued