Consumer Reports burns grease!
Now if Consumer Reports isn’t the epitome of upper-middle-class consumer society, I don’t know what is. So I was rather surprised to see that they tested out Greasecar‘s waste vegatable oil fuel system for diesel cars. Cool! The website is for subscribers only, but here’s a little quote from the hardcopy verson: “The Jetta ran as well on the cooking oil as on diesel and accelerated as quickly, but it didn’t go as far on a gallon (42mpg highway vs. 45).” –CR, June 2006, pg. 9
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