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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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Time to Buy an Electric Car?

As you probably know, one of the basic tenets of living a low-carbon lifestyle is to use everything as long as possible.  Then, if need be, reuse and then finally recycle or better yet, compost. Well, I don’t see myself … Continue reading

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Divestment and You

If you don’t manage a stock portfolio you might be thinking: “divestment has nothing to do with me.”  However, if you’re employed and over 40, even if you don’t own stocks, you probably have a 401K or retirement fund or … 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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Climate Change: What Can the Average Joe or Josephine Do?

So, what can the average person do about climate change? Plenty, actually. Even though climate change is HUGE and impacts millions of interconnected ecosystems, many of which cannot be properly modeled to anticipate all of the possible outcomes, one thing … 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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