Guide: DIY Everything Else

Blog Post for 5/21/2016

The Whole Earth Catalog was the original DIY Manifesto. It's author/editor was Steward Brand. The Guardian published this great article on Mr. Brand, today. Many people consider Mr. Brand to be the a seminal contributor to the tech and counter-culture. He was a true...

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DIY Kits for Father’s Day

  Whether you want to give a DIY Kit for Father's Day or you want to make your Dad something special, we have Do-It-Yourself Kits to help. Gift Wrapping is available and we can include a special note.     [shopify embed_type="product"...

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Understanding Your Water Footprint

Your water footprint is the measurement of your water consumption. This is determined by your direct use (shower length, lawn size, etc.) and your indirect use which is the water used in the supply chain of products you purchase.

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Make a Pannier Bike Bag with a Bucket

  By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain   Rather than shell out the bucks for a clunky metal bike basket, why not fashion your own out of repurposed materials? A homemade bucket pannier requires only two ingredients and a few basic tools, and it's a far...

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How to measure your carbon footprint

Calculating your carbon footprint: The first step in understanding your impact on the planet Practically all of our daily activities affect the environment, from the consumption of natural resources to the disposal of our household waste. By now we all can agree that...

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Guide to Refrigerator Energy Efficiency

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     Refrigerators and freezers. They keep our cucumbers cool, our freeze-pops frosty, and our mayonnaise from killing us. They ably provide our dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and midnight snacks to gobble in the friendly...

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Why drinking tap water is the smart choice

Contributing Editor: Will Johnston By now, we all know the importance of drinking water every day. Did you know that where you get that water from can make a big difference for the Earth and living in a sustainable manner?   It may seem very healthy and pure to...

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Solar Cash Rebates & Tax Credits

By Contributing Editor Clay Anderson   The Renewable Energy Tax Credit within the Wall Street Bailout which offers 30% tax credit off solar systems has been extended. The new provisions are:   8-year extension of investment tax credits (ITC) for residential...

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Where to recycle appliances

By Contributing Editor Clay Anderson If you have an appliance which you are replacing and won't need, don't send it to landfill when there are many convenience and sustainable options. My wife and I recently purchased a vitamix blender when our previous blender...

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