fossil free way
At about this time last year, Chelsea Green recieved a letter from a student at UVM who was looking for funding for a senior project. Zach Carson was planning to convert an old bus to run on vegetable oil, and planned to take it on an alternative fuel tour across the country after graduating in May. We were happy to sign on to the project, but wondered about the outcome after we heard that the bus broke down, stranding its the crew in Denver in mid-july. Well, we’ve now learned that Zach persevered. He’s now teamed up with Realenergy.net in Sebastapol, CA, and a story about his project ran in yesterday’s New York Times. Nice going, Zach!
Not only are Chelsea Green authors experts in their fields, from organic farming to green building, but they’re also part of our extended family. So it’s always nice when we get an update on how things are going! The following note is from James Kachadorian, author of The Passive Solar House. To paraphrase Mark Twain,…Read More
If thinking about the cost to heat your home this winter has you knitting wool mittens and piling on another layer of blankets, you’re not alone. But did you know that a large majority of that hefty bill comes as a result of poor energy efficiency? If you have older windows it’s likely that air…Read More
When it comes to planning your next DIY project, it’s not likely that you think to yourself, “Gee, I think I’d like to make myself a hatchet today.” But, if you do, today’s your lucky day! With some scrap steel, a hacksaw, a file, a drill, a bonfire, a bucket of water, and an oven…Read More
Wondering what to read this summer? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Grab your towel and claim the best pool chair or relax at your homestead with one of these perfect summer reads. Whether its nature reads, to healing your gut, everything wild, or inspirational books you’ll have your nose in a book all summer long…Read More
Have you heard of silvopasture? This system of managing grazing animals in a temperate forest ecosystem is quite common in Europe but it didn’t quite make its way over to North America with the colonists. They must not have realized the benefits of silvopasture: healthier animals, better soil, less pest control and mowing, and climate…Read More