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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2006-11-28 11:27
Subject: Post of Intent
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Suburban community with separate housing devoted to greener, cleaner living within current socio economical structures. A self-sufficient community using the latest and most effective technologies to maximize productivity with minimal environmental impact through the use of energy efficient building, solar panels, windmills, and water recycling.

In the interest of developing this community, I must find information on:

Solar panels and using their power

Rain water barrels

Using graywater

Pasteurizing milk on a small scale

Hydrogen or electric buses

Small electric vehicles -http://www.electric-bikes.com/lev.htm
http://kinetic.seattle.wa.us/prt.html

Suggestions are welcome.
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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2006-12-21 16:18
Subject: Nifty!
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/ovauban

Great article about a completely car-free community in Germany.
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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2007-02-13 16:23
Subject: Link Dump
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From epi_lj
Want to get solar power into your home energy mix but can't even dream of affording it? darkmagess tipped me off to this site, where you can sign up for free solar panels. What they do is to install a complete solar system for you. You, in return, agree to pay them whatever you pay now for electricity. You can set the contract length and there's a buyout option at the end. So you can think of it as investing now so that you can affordably buy it out and get closer to being off the grid in the future, or it could be a way to make a green choice with no additional cost to you, or even if you don't care about the solar aspect at all, it could just be a way of locking in your current rate so that even as energy costs rise you pay the same amount for electricity that you do now for however long the contract is.

I know that a lot of people can't do this. On the one hand, it's only available in the U.S. and only available in some parts of the U.S. On the other hand, you have to have the right to do it -- this probably means that the best renters and people in condos can do is to share the information with their property owners. However, for the rest of you, what's the downside?

If you're *not* one of the folks who can do this, maybe you can share the URL around to folks who can.


Low Impact Living Some of this comes off heavy handed, but there's good stuff here too.

This looks a bit like a hobbit hole. I think it's adorable. There are some good links off of this website as well.
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User: xavienne
Date: 2007-03-08 18:13
Subject: One step
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The QuarmaQ. Now they just need to make it run on bio-diesel.
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Xavienne posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: xavienne
Date: 2007-05-20 00:01
Subject: A gardening site with good ideas
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Check out Clean Air Gardening.
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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2007-09-03 08:08
Subject: Interesting Article
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Mom and I were looking at how much it cost to build a house in the area and I came across this article on eco house designs for the common man.

http://www.emagazine.com/view/?229
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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2007-09-07 22:20
Subject: D'oh!
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I can't believe I haven't posted this link before.

Here is the web site that started me down this path. I find it incredible.
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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2007-10-03 23:22
Subject: WOW!
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Solar lifeline saves Darfur women.

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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2008-05-05 06:37
Subject: Personal Quest
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We're looking at buying a house that, quite frankly, needs a metric boat-load of help. Included in the septic system. So I'm going to take the consultation from this website and install a separate gray-water and black water septic systems.

I also hope to get one of these home composters.

This is just the first round of ideas I have for this house. I'm looking into other things to make it greener. I just have one question.

Are you interested in the chronicling of this endeavor?
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Sister Cosh of Undeclared Serenity posting in Intentionally Green Community Discussions
User: just_shai
Date: 2008-06-17 08:22
Subject: This hit ALL of my green geek buttons.
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