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Bollywood star’s off-grid home

India is one of the world’s most off-grid countries – mainly because so many of its inhabitants were never on the grid in the first place.  As hundreds of millions struggle to get connected, Bollywood actress Gul Panag will throw … Continued

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We were an island

Art and Nan Kellam bought an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine in 1949 and lived there for more than 35 years, content with little more than each other’s company. They had no electricity or running water, and heated … Continued

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Fred Eaglesmith

Canadian Country singer  Fred Eaglesmith is our kind of environmentalist. “I’m not part of the trend. I’m not part of the Green Revolution,” he tells the Globe and Mail. “I don’t like the green revolution. Fashion is always a bad … Continued



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Now even Zillow heralds off-grid housing boom

Government may not heed it – when do they ever listen to the people?  – but big business is getting the message. Zillow, a division of Forbes, is celebrating the off-grid housing boom in a blogpost titled “Stories of People … Continued

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GWM OTG

Im a 29 year old GWM, nurse, veteran, very laid back. Ive been running the rat race for to long now, I feel like I should be living the ideal life for me, which means one that is sustainable and … Continued

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Conservative press goes potty over toilets

Lot of stuff about off-grid toilets in the right wing media at the moment. At the top of the tree, Fox News has been contemplating the horrors of composting toilets. At the other end of the media power spectrum, the … Continued