Lorraine Hughes was enjoying solar power long before it became mainstream, but since her retirement took herself back to university and has become an environmental educator. Now, she’d like an electric vehicle.
Balunu Foundation seeks $40,000 for off-grid solar + storage system that can slash diesel costs and help save lives of teenagers at risk.
Two young brothers use song and dance, and a YouTube video, to support fundraising campaign for a solar system that would power classrooms.
You’d think having a bunch of people you’ve never met before in your living room would be disconcerting. But when you’re with like-minded people, even strangers become friends very quickly. Emma Sutcliffe describes her experiences opening her sustainable house to the public.
Our recent story about Kerry Dawborn told the story of the build of her home in Cockatoo, Victoria. However, our interview with Kerry had so much more information we decided to publish it in full here. When did you go off grid and why? Was there a grid connection available at the time? My house is […]
Kerry Dawborn’s off grid house is a beautifully sculpted small home built to a passive solar design and which incorporates work by local artisans and artists, and uses locally sources recycled materials to reduce its carbon footprint.
When a neighbour refused to allow a power pole to be erected on their land, Helmut and Sue Woerner were unable to connect their rural property to the grid. But, with a bit of persistence and a lot of innovation, the couple were able to enjoy their country paradise with more than enough power.
With the energy requirements for a cremator, small cool room, air conditioners, mortuary and processing equipment all being run from a battery bank, the environmentally conscious can now protect the planet even after death.
The largest straw-bale home in the southern hemisphere has solar hydronic heating and excellent acoustics – a great asset for people in the audio and music business.
A home owner with a passion for sustainable living gathered good people around her to complete a energy efficient extension that is now a favourite space for family members to meet, eat and curl up with a good book.