In the middle of the picturesque setting of Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia Canada, the group ecoReality is developing an ecoVillage - a working model of a co-operative and sustainable land use, habitation, public outreach and education. The group has recently acquired 37 acres of farmland from a 104 acre package that was … [Read more...] about EcoVillage and ecoReality!
The historic Blackfriars Bridge in London England, the present version completed in 1869 and 923 feet long, is the new home of Blackfriars station and soon to sport the largest solar array in London with over 6 thousand square meters of PV Panels. The project being undertaken by London based SolarCentury was started in early October 2011 and when … [Read more...] about World’s Largest Solar Bridge Being Built in London
The trend toward homes that are powered by alternative energy sources, ranging from solar cells to wind turbines to hydrogen fuel cells and biomass gases, is one that needs to continue into the 21st century and beyond. We have a pressing need to become more energy independent both in the home and our workplaces, and not having to rely on the supplying of fossil fuels from … [Read more...] about Alternative Energy for the Home
What’s important to you? Your home environment for emotional support or saving the environment? A fire provides people with a loving warmth, comforting crackling sounds, distinct aromas, and moving light; a wood burning fire also can emit polluted air into your home and into your neighborhood. Most new home buyers request a fireplace to meet these “needs”. Home buyers desire … [Read more...] about Wood Burning Fireplaces, impact on the environment
Putting up a solar hot water system is a worthwhile endeavor. For one, you can save money by using renewable energy to heat up your water system. At the same time, you get to receive the same convenience of a regular hot water system in a sustainable way. Reducing carbon emission by saving energy is one significant solution to global warming. It may seem that investing on a … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Solar Hot Water System