Water Conservation and the Food You Eat

Water Conservation and the Food You Eat

We all know that house cleaning, clothes washing, and showering/bathing uses water, but a much less obvious source of our water consumption footprint comes from the production of the food we eat. The food a typical adult eats each day requires – on average – enough water in its production to fill nine large single-person bathtubs (with some water left over). This accounts for 92% of an average adult’s water consumption...

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RealGoods.com Now Accepts the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Cryptocurrencies

RealGoods.com Now Accepts the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Cryptocurrencies

You can now pay for your off-grid living supplies with bitcoin (or bitcoin cash) at RealGoods.com! Bitcoin (often abbreviated as BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) are secure, decentralized digital currencies that are gaining mainstream acceptance. We recognize that many of our customers take a lot of pride in their independence and have already chosen to – or plan to – get off the electrical grid. We love this desire for self-sufficiency...

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Tips for Choosing the Right Lettuce to Grow at Home

Tips for Choosing the Right Lettuce to Grow at Home

This is an excerpt from an article on growing lettuce on Gardner’s Path by Amber Shidler. Most varieties of lettuce are fast-growing and thrive in cooler weather (45-80°F), making them great spring and fall crops for your garden – though you can also grow lettuce in containers, window boxes, or tucked in among flowers. There are numerous varieties of lettuce with varying leaf shapes, colors, and tastes. But to make things...

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Energy-Efficient Home Construction: The Basics

Energy-Efficient Home Construction: The Basics

Check out this infographic full of great tips on the different types of building materials to use and which ones to avoid in the new construction of a modern, energy-efficient home. Information on the costs and insulation properties of various materials and treatments for walls, windows, doors, and roofs are covered – and more. Source:...

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