The Tesla S-90 Tops My List of Electric Vehicles

The Tesla S-90 Tops My List of Electric Vehicles

I’ve always tried to do the right thing towards minimizing my carbon footprint via my transportation choices, but I’ve finally found a way to eliminate that footprint altogether! First a brief history of my car experiences and early (and sometimes misguided) efforts: In the mid-1970s, when I was starting Real Goods, I commuted from my commune (called Rainbow, what else?) to our first store in Willits in a VW bug that got about 35...

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How Does Solar Affect Your Appraisal Value?

How Does Solar Affect Your Appraisal Value?

By Uma Campbell Having checked the usual blog and social media traffic on home improvements, you’ve been informed that a new kitchen, bathroom, or roof are good ways to increase the value of your home. But what role does solar play? Interestingly, the steady rise in public interest hasn’t caused the good news to be splattered all over every home improvement blog. Simply put, solar has arrived and can have a significant impact on the...

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Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Now Brewing “Solar Select”

Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Now Brewing “Solar Select”

Dear friends and supporters, We have wonderful news to share! A new fundraising program is now available that benefits both of us. This is a coffee based program using Fair Trade, Certified Organic, Bird-Friendly coffee from America’s first artisan roaster, Thanksgiving Coffee Company (Est. 1972) here in Mendocino County, California. Together with award-winning Thanksgiving Coffee Company we have created a way for you to purchase...

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Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

By Jesse Savou Rainwater harvesting – also known as rainwater catchment, rainwater capture, or rainwater collection – is the simple act of collecting the rainwater that runs off the hardscapes on your site (or house) for beneficial use. Passive rainwater harvesting methods include infiltration basins and bio-swales, that slow or stop the flow of runoff across your site. This allows storm water to infiltrate into the ground,...

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