I recently finished reading Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach. Been hearing about this book for a while now, mostly from people deep in the trenches of the sustainability movement. Now I see why there was so much talk about it. Ecotopia’s namesake is a fictional country formed, in 1980, after America’s Northwest secedes from the United […]
Recently, I helped a friend design and install his rainwater harvesting system. This was made much easier by my recent experience in Tucson, Arizona. The water harvesting certification from Watershed Management Group was filled to the brim with knowledge, and math. But I digress… Rainwater Harvesting System: So, my friend Mike contacts me and asks […]
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one
Just got back from a 1,300 mile trip on our 1983.5 Westy (Rusty). The trip took us up the West coast from Topanga Canyon, to Russian River, East through Yosemite, and South on highway 395 through Mammoth. Reason for the trip, you ask? It’s been 5 years since I married the most loving and creative […]
Finally installed a composting toilet What is a composting, or dry, toilet? Now, you might be thinking. “Is this one of those things like the port-a-potty at events, or bathrooms at campsites?” The answer is a resounding, no. Composting toilets have been around for ever. They are recycling devices; unlike flush toilets, which are disposal […]
A Watershed is the total area of land from which water, sediments, and dissolved materials flow by gravity to a particular endpoint.