By Kim Robson My decision to move “off the grid” began when I saw snow fall for the first time in my life, at the age of 33. In November 2003, my husband, Rich, and I were honeymooning at a friend’s A-frame cabin in Idyllwild. I was excited. As a … Read More »
By Kim Robson My neighborhood in the mountains, Cuyamaca Woods, is completely off the grid, and residents here all rely on solar electricity. When my husband and I fell in love with this area, we knew we’d have to learn about photovoltaic (PV) systems. Going solar doesn’t have to be … Read More »
By Chef Centehua Whether packing lunch for your child or yourself, reusable containers are a great way to make a difference in nutritional intake as well as the environment. It takes only a small initial investment and a little planning. When making the transition from pre-packaged or cafeteria foods, it’s … Read More »
By Kim Robson Do your household cleaners require opening windows and wearing gloves to avoid exposure to dangerous chemicals? If so, common sense should tell you that’s not good for anyone in your home. In fact, these toxins have an even greater effect on our children and pets. As you … Read More »
By Fredrica Syren As a family of 4 and users of cloth diapers, we create mounds of laundry. I sometimes swears my laundry hampers are cursed and fills up as soon as I empty them or the neighbors are dropping their laundry in mine. Laundries use a lot of power … Read More »
SO WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A REASON TO TRAVEL… Wondering what you can do to be environmentally friendly while traveling?
By Amanda Wilked Planes, trains, and automobiles take us where we want to go, when we want to go there. Thanks to these various modes of transportation, we have the opportunity to see, explore, and discover our beautiful world. After spending a fair amount of time using these tools to … Read More »
Here is a trailer of the award winning documentary Earthlings about human abuse on animals narrated by well known animal activist Joaquin Phoenix. It’s a very disturbing movie, but something that has to be seen to understand. It’s not ok to abuse animals as much as it’s not ok to … Read More »