As energy costs soar and we strain our planet's resources, there's comfort in knowing that a more self-sufficient, sustainable approach to living is possible. We don't have to rely on the industrial grid for essential services. Alternatives to standard shelter, energy, and water supplies can change the way we live and reduce the damage we do to our environment. The right decisions in architecture and construction can drastically reduce power consumption. Biodiesel and alternative fuels can help temper our petro-dependence. A solar heated water sstem can save money. Composting can reduce the amount of waste we create. Moving beyond a leave-it-all-behind approach, Dave Black offers a gamut of alternatives for modern living - ways to make life more efficient, economical, Earth-friendly, and ultimately more satisfying. Valuable for the urban dweller concerned about the size of his carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, the concepts presented here can save you money and help you be a better citizen of the planet.
·Written by Dave Black