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Solar Electricity Basics

by: Sara on 11/20/2019

The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students is back with new and updated information. Solar Electricity Basics -- Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy by renewable energy guru Dan Chiras is here. Check out the excerpt below to learn about …

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Earth Overshoot Day - #Movethedate

by: Sara on 07/22/2019

Earth Overshoot Day is July 29th

...the earliest ever

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year. 

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Interview with Jim Reiland, contributor to Straw Bale Building Details

by: Sara on 06/07/2019

Today we interview Jim Reiland, representing CASBA, the authors of Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.

There were so many great questions submitted during the giveaway contest that we chose two winners, one from Facebook and one from Instagram, check out the answers below.  

Don't miss out on your chance to …

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Rainwater Harvesting for Chickens

by: Sara on 12/12/2018

Today's blog comes from Acquisitions Editor Rob West. He created a rainwater collection system for his brood of chickens with the help of Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Homes-Scale System Design by Rob Avis and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture.

Homesteading often involves moving heavy objects – soil, wood chips, building materials, …

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Twelve years to A Finer Future for all?

by: Sara on 11/13/2018

Guest blog from New Society Acquisition Editor Rob West.

As oil consumption skyrockets towards 100 million barrels …

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