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Ethically sustainable sources of energy for human use For millennia societies have relied on animals and sometimes other humans, to provide energy for transportation, agriculture, and manufacturing — and burned wood for heat-energy. In the last 150 years humans have used exponentially increasing amounts...

Energy Storage
Sustainable methods of storing energy over time Many sustainable energy sources produce according to natural rhythms such as sunlight, wind, and precipitation. These cycles don't necessarily coincide with the times that humans need energy. Therefore, energy storage is an essential part of most sustainable...

Building Energy Optimization Tool
BEopt (Building Energy Optimization Tool) is a free software application made by the USA National Renewable Energy Labratory designed to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal whole-house energy savings along the path to zero net energy. BEopt can be used to analyze both new...

Viridian Energy
VISION To Contribute to a World where Clean renewable energy is the established method for powering energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, healthy and resilient communities BALANCE Viridian is the colour between green and blue, representing the balance between ecology and technology which we are...

Viridian energy co-operative
Viridian Energy Co-operative provides solar energy systems. Assessments, design, installation and consulting by the worker owned co-op of Professional Engineers, Red Seal Electricians and Renewable Energy Technicians.

Geothermal Energy
Using the heat from the Earth for energy Geothermal energy is collected by circulating water through rock or pipes underground, bringing heat to the surface that can be used to heat buildings and generate electricity. A geothermal heat pump can extract enough heat from shallow ground in most parts of...

Hakai Energy Solutions
Hakai Energy Solutions is a bonded electrical contractor specializing in remote, off-grid power systems, commercial and residential to help reduce dependency on diesel generators. They work throughout western Canada and are a certified fair-wage employer.

Wind Turbines: Pros and Cons
With increasing awareness of environmental issues across the planet, including climate change, more and more industries and individuals are looking toward renewable, clean energy sources to provide them with the power they need. Wind energy is one of these energy sources, and is quickly growing in popularity...

Solar Energy
Using sunlight for generating energy ### Photovoltaic Solar Panels The most common type of solar panel are photovoltaic solar cells, or PVs, which convert sunlight directly into electricity. Photovoltaic solar cells range in efficiency from about 15% to 30% efficiency. ![Solare Panel Efficiency]( ###...

Creative Culture guidelines for holistically positive global ecosystem impact ### Life Honoring Compassionately responsible for impacts on all living beings. ### Sustainable Only using sustainably renewable resource and energy sources. ### Efficient Minimal resource and energy use. ###...

Wind Energy
Responsibly harvesting power from wind Humans have been harnessing wind power for more then two millennia and wind turbines are generally considered to be among the most sustainable methods of generating electricity. In addition to electricity generation, wind turbines have long been used to move water...

How To Build A Geothermal Greenhouse: DIY Geothermal Heating
Water and soil under a garden and backyard area have a massive amount of thermal energy. This energy can easily convert into heat which can be utilized to maintain the day and nighttime temperature fluctuation within a greenhouse and maintains a healthy humidity level throughout the whole year inside...

Passive Design
Strategically working with naturally occurring energy flows to reduce the need for energy inputs

The Post Carbon Institute
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. They help build resilience to withstand these crises, and support social and cultural change to make... aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked...
Founded by author, educator, environmentalist, Bill McKibben, "350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350's...

Modern Outpost
Modern Outpost has been providing solar energy solutions to residents of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, and across Canada since 1998.

17 Brilliant DIY Wind Turbine Design Ideas For Living Off The Grid
DIY wind turbine seems like a daunting project, but wind is a clean, free, and renewable energy source. Check out these DIY wind turbine designs, ideas, and tips to get started in no time!

Electroculture for Beginners
Electroculture is the ancient practice of increasing yields utilizing certain materials to harvest the earth's atmospheric energy. This was presented in 1749 by Abbe Nollett, in the 1920s by Justin Christofleau, and 1940s by Viktor Schauberger. This energy is always present and all around us also known...

Klean Kanteen
A company that makes reusable, BPA-free stainless steel water bottles, cups, and thermoses. Klean Kanteen is a certified B Corp and a member of 1% for the planet, and purchases a combination of Renewable Energy Certificates (energy created from renewable sources like wind and solar) and Carbon Offsets...

Fulfilling local needs with resources within a community or bioregion Avoiding long distance transportation is essential to an efficient, sustainable society. Transportation accounts for more than 1/4 of global energy use and emissions.

Thermal Insulation
Conserving energy by reducing unhelpful transfer of heat

Non-polluting, ecologically responsible and efficient sources of heat Heat is used in numerous ways in low-tech as well as high-tech societies. Producing heat often causes air pollution and uses large amounts of energy. One of the most significant use is maintaining indoor temperatures warm-enough for...

Thermal Storage
Systems for storing heat energy

Wind powered vessels can efficiently transport people and goods with zero energy inputs

A time-tested method of preserving food which is delicious, energy efficient and maintains natural enzymes and nutrition Some common fermented food products are: Wine Pickles Vinegar Kombucha Sauerkraut Kimchi Yogurt Kefir Sourdough Tempeh

Worldwatch Institute
Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute's top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and...

Permaculture Design Magazine
(Formerly the Permaculture Activist) "Permaculture Design is an independent quarterly serving the permaculture movement in North America. We publish articles dealing with the spectrum of permaculture thought and action—from gardening to ecovillages, renewable energy, natural building, ethics, and...

Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World
**A concise and comprehensive overview of the state of the planet and humanity.** Earth's ecological and human systems are in severe crisis. Although there is a wealth of information available, much of it is fragmented. The convergence of issues facing the earth are so interrelated that most of them...

Climate Smart
Climate Smart is a social enterprise based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We enable organizations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen their businesses and build a resilient economy.

Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community
Sustainable Living in a community of ?forever-wild ?lands, green-?solar ?homes, ?organic gardens/orchard, and renewable energy from solar and water. Nestled in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

Regenerative Design: Water, Food, Energy, Lifestyle Our objective is to live a reasonable life where our home is an extension of nature; where the systems incorporate bio-mimicry for both function and beauty. All systems work with nature to create a space that is safe and provide for our needs sustainably...

Earthship Biotecture
Earthship is a type of house built with natural and recycled materials with energy conservation in mind. It is designed to produce water, electricity and food for its own use. Earthship basic design principles take advantage of the existing natural phenomena of the earth, building with natural and re-purposed...

Growing Spaces - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits
Growing Spaces provides Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits designed to enable people to reliably grow their own food in cold climates. Growing Spaces domes energy self-sufficient using passive solar heating and solar powered ventilation and reported to work year round in tempetures as low as -35

Regenerative Design: Water, Food, Energy, Lifestyle Consulting for Rain Water and Compost Toilet Systems, online classes, Book-- “Essential Composting Toilets“, Workshops, presentations, and speaking engagements and the Eco-Sense permaculture Nursery.

UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) acts as the Secretariat for the SDGs, providing substantive support and capacity-building for the goals and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans,...

The Farm Ecovillage Training Center
The Ecovillage Training Center assists transition towards a sustainable society by instruction in meeting basic needs for food, shelter, energy, fuel, gainful employment, and community process and progress. Featured classes include carbon farming, financial permaculture, natural building, and biodynamic...

The Solar Commons Project
The Solar Commons Project is a community-engaged, multi-disciplinary research project based at the University of Minnesota, applying the Solar Commons Model of low-income community trust ownership in Living Labs with community partners. The project is co-creating and testing the legal and digital dashboard...

About Permaculture – Bending Oak
"...As it focuses primarily on design, permaculture mimics the relationships and patterns observed in nature to organize people, their buildings, food, water needs, daily routines and habits resulting in a design that yields an abundance of food, fiber, energy, building materials and all necessary provisions...

Sustainable By Design :tools
Sustainable By Design provides a suite of shareware design tools on sustainable energy topics including sun angle calculators, window overhang calculators and more

11 Perennial Root Vegetables for Your Garden
An introduction to perennial root vegetables. These root crops come back year after year saving time and energy while providing a harvest.

**Community Digesters** Here you can put your own bio-digesters on the map — those you've built or bought, those your friends built or bought, and those you've seen. You can also sort the map by digester types and other parameters to see who has what where. With this CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT the...

Mother Earth News
Among the most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle magazines in the USA, Mother Earth News provides editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health, and green building.

Inhabitant Magazine
Inhabitat® is a green design and lifestyle site that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design. The website is devoted to the future of design, innovative technology and architectural that emphasize energy efficiency, sustainability and connection to the surrounding...

Abundance Ecovillage
The Abundance EcoVillage is a place where neighborhood design, energy, water, waste recycling, and landscaping are all designed to work in tune with nature. This means that the systems we use to obtain living necessities are both socially and environmentally responsible, resulting in better living conditions...

Guide to Making an Emergency Home Battery Bank
How to Make Your Own Emergency Home Battery Bank Three part audio MP3 instructions for a basic battery back up system. Discussion of different types batteries, measuring power usage

EMF Protection: Natural Solutions - ElectricSense
"Living a naturally healthy life in our electromagnetic word"

Whole Systems Design - Applied Permaculture Course
This yearly Permaculture Design Course offers a hands-on opportunity to gain skills in applied permaculture. The program is practice-based, learning-by-doing experiences, not just concept-based study. The course is held at long-standing permaculture research site along with a 2nd site where lessons...

Calluna Holistic Health
Whole medicine for whole people The practice of herbalism has deep roots in history and is still relevant today. Much like the whole food movement argues for less manipulation of the food we ingest, herbalists make the case for using whole medicine. Whole plant medicine empowers the individual...

Heart MD Institute
HeartMD is a free informational website created by Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra that is dedicated to increasing public awareness of integrative medicine and what it means to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Dr Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist and author/educator based in Manchester Connecticut....

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