Sustainable Living

UPDATE: I’ve added a Sustainable Living category to the new WordPress CMS. —Jimmy,  November 2011

This section is going to be a working project to post resources and links to other sites for a sustainable living. Also to show the different projects we are doing in the house.

Conserving water in the home

Simple ways to save water at home while reducing the pollution risk to nearby lakes, streams and watersheds.

Recycling basics for the home

Home recycling requires very little effort, yet offers substantial benefit to the homeowner as well as the environment.

Simplify

Suggestions for slowing down our busy lives, and enjoying more of the moment. As we learn to simplify, the environment also benefits.

Grey Water System

Easy ways to build a grey water system

Energy-Efficient Heating

Simple, inexpensive ways to cut your fuel bill as much as 50%, while helping to conserve Earth’s resources.

Non-Toxic Home Cleaning

Toxic substances in many homecare products threaten your family and the environment’s health. Here are safe, natural and inexpensive alternatives.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

How to get more value from your home appliances, and the best value from new appliances, while reducing home energy use. Non-Toxic Paint
New environmental regulations, and consumer demand, have led to the development of new paints which are durable, cost-effective and less harmful to human and environmental health.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

There’s been a quiet revolution in lighting. New bulbs are available which save energy, reduce pollution and cost less in the long run.

Natural Insect Pest Control

Which is worse – the insect pests in your home, or the pesticides used to treat them? Before reaching for the chemicals, try these safer natural methods.

Links

  • http://www.cedarcreektreehouse.com/stairway_photo.htm
  • http://www.earth-house.com/Alternative_Styles/Odd_Homes/Water_House/water_house.html
  • http://www.green-trust.org/bagend.htm
  • http://www.rogerdean.com/architecture/index.htm
  • http://www.geocities.com/flyingconcrete/index.htm
  • http://www.cityfarmer.org/SolarRoof.html#solar
  • http://www.green-trust.org/bagend.htm