Tag Archives: solar power

How do You Make an Ice Cube from the Sun?

“Solar power, of course,” said Neil Johannsen,  retired Director of Alaska State Parks, answering his own question. He asked me that question as I looked at his solar-powered van, Plover, named after a bird. I love that question. That is … 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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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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