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Survivorman goes off-grid

Survivorman goes off-grid

Going off-grid. It’s a nice ideal, but how practical is it? How tough would it be to do it? Do you think you and your family would survive? If you’re familiar with Survivorman (Les Stroud) you’ll know he has survived some of the harshest environments on the planet and he’s still around. When I had […]

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Last weekend I attended Seedy Sunday Edmonton, an event that brought together a large number of people from the Edmonton area who are interested in gardening, horticulture, seed saving, farming and more. If you’re looking to plan your garden around locally-adapted seed varieties, most of which I understood are actually heirloom seeds, it was THE […]

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Belgravia Green Edmonton net zero project

Judging by the attendance at the Belgravia Green net zero home open house yesterday, people in Edmonton are really interested in energy efficiency and alternative energy. As environmentally responsible as people want to be, it probably doesn’t hurt that Epcor, the local electrical utility, was charging an outrageous 15 cents per kilowatt hour in January […]

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Solar energy class

I recently started a night class on solar energy and its uses. It’s a six-week class that gives students an overview of the different types of solar technologies available, their advantages and disadvantages, applications, etc. The class is offered by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta and it covers a lot of ground. We’ve got […]

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