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H20 Interruptus On Mount Tabor

April 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · sustainability

What if you went to get a glass of water from your faucet, and the faucet sputtered at you like an irritated person and then yielded up a brown liquid? This happened in our neighborhood


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Seven Easy Ways To Conserve Water

September 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · simplicity, sustainability

Did you know that a seven dollar gadget can reduce both your home water use and your water heating bill by as much as 50%?   How many of us know how to make every drop of water that we use count, the way that most people in human history knew how to do because [...]


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How To Slash Your Electricity Bill

November 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments · energy, lifestyle, simplicity, sustainability

by Alison Wiley My diamond-cut household’s monthly electricity use is about half the national average. Besides saving more than $450/year, we’re lowering our carbon footprint because even here in Oregon, coal-burning fuels about 36% of our electricity. And our house is happy, not deprived (diamond-cut = chiseling our consumption down to the core of happiness). [...]


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