Category Archives: Alternative Energy

Climate Shame

Or, climate change: it’s a shame. I’m starting to notice a trend, are you? A trend where people probably with the best intentions, use guilt and shame to try to get the rest of us to sacrifice for the greater good. … Continue reading

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Internet Powered by 100% Renewable Energy: Step One

The internet is so ubiquitous most people don’t even think about it. It surrounds us. (Like the Matrix.) We need to take a minute and think about it though. It’s comprised of a network of servers in data centers around … Continue reading

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Solar Chargers – not just for vacation anymore

Spoiler alert: the following may seem like a no-brainer. And, it is. Sometimes it just takes someone else to reframe things for me to see something clearly, differently, or to apply a new use – does that ever happen to … Continue reading

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Good News: Solar Recharging Stations

Sometimes the whole sustainability/climate change/we’re-plunging-into-darkness news gets me down. From movies like Chasing Ice showing glacial retreat to fracking  polluting water systems, killing plants, animals and making people sick to our honey bee colonies collapsing due to pesticides; some days … Continue reading

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Got Solar Panel Will Kayak

Or, should I say: Got Joos? Just because I love nature, the great outdoors and mother earth doesn’t mean I don’t have instant withdrawals if separated from my devices. I’m a modern nature lover. You need to know this about … Continue reading

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Interview with Sprout Energy Corp Founder: Wind Power

I caught up with Sprout Energy Corp founder, Claiborne Yarbrough, a couple days ago, at environmentally-friendly Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, NC for a quick interview about wind power. Here is a transcript of our brief interview (link to my … Continue reading

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What About a Composting Toilet?

Last week I ran into a colleague on the ferry and we spent the half an hour trip talking about how he has gone OFF THE GRID. Yes, that’s right. Armageddon could hit tomorrow and he and his wife would … Continue reading

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Win a Solar Power System

I don’t know about you, but when I get my electric bill, or any bill for that matter, if it is in paper form, I dump all the inserts into recycle and just focus on the bill itself. And, even … Continue reading

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Need a New Year’s Resolution or Two? Carbon Calculators to the Rescue!

I tried four carbon footprint calculators and even though they used varying methodologies the basic message was: while I’m not as swash-buckling as most extreme users of our natural resources, I have a long, long way to go to get … Continue reading

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Shout out to the Greenpeace Guys

Greenpeace is canvasing Bainbridge Island today (yesterday was Port Townsend, where they signed up 59 people – come on BI – don’t let PT beat us!). To the left is a picture of Todd, me and Peter who caught me … Continue reading

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