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Heat your house with car tyres and earth

A dirt cheap and 100 percent ecological house that has all the comforts of an ordinary home, without being connected to the electricity grid, waterworks, sewer system or the natural gas network. It does exist, but in most countries, building one is not allowed. An Earthship is a completely self-sufficient house that has a natural […]

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Homemade Bio-Sand Water Filter

Here’s an example of a homemade bio-sand water filter that is used for filtering rainwater collected in rain barrels.  See an earlier post that explains how a bio-sand water filter works.  If you intend drinking water from your rainwater harvesting system, it is recommended that you filter the water either at source (e.g. at your […]

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Is Bottled Water Bad for the Environment?

While the contents themselves are not especially harmful, the process of producing bottled water is not doing the environment any favors. Many health-conscious consumers strongly believe bottled water is preferable to ordinary tap water, and the bottled water industry’s profits run in the billions of dollars (USD) annually. Even if the bottling and shipping aspects […]

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