Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Money & Energy at HomeReduce your home energy use with tips on insulation, weatherization, heating and more.
More then a glimpse into the life of Barbara George, this book tells the story of how the counter-culture and anti-war movements of the 1960's created in Barbara a life long dedication to accomplish some of the best ideals of that era.As an artist, environmentalist and writer, Barbara played a role in some of the most important issues of her time. She worked to educate about, engaged in action against, and played a role in the defeat of nuclear power plants, nuclear waste dumps and military bases; she helped set the stage to successfully convert military facilities to civilian uses.Barbara created Women's Energy Matters, a non-profit organization that helped free eleven communities from the grip of greedy utilities. Because of work Barbara did in the 1990's California utilities are today required to generate enough electricity from clean, safe, renewable energy to power the homes of many thousands of people. And a modified version of the California standard is slowly increasing the use of clean, safe, renewable energy across the nation. The next time you learn the percentage of clean, safe, renewable energy has increased, or the next time you amazed at the fuel efficiency of the latest hybrid car, smile and think of Barbara. She played a small role in bringing that about. This book tells some of that story.
50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius!Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the planet and saving money.Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, solar, wind, and hydro power, home insulation, construction, and more. The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex and are designed to optimize your time and simplify your life! 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius:Features step-by-step instructions for 50 environmentally friendly projects, complete with helpful illustrationsShows you how to design, build, and install your creationsAllows you to customize each project for your purposesRemoves the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the plans and schematics you need to:Dramatically improve the fuel efficiency of your carInsulate the windows in your homeBuild a worm compost binAudit your appliances with an energy meterBuild a water purifierSet up a rainwater collection systemCreate a solar water heaterConstruct a homopolar motorAssemble a solar module from PV cellsCreate a wind turbineAssemble your own weather-protected human-powered vehicleConvert your car to biodieselBuild a contained composite structure And more