Those of you who follow my blog know that I am into DIY. I believe that everyone should increase their own personal resilience by expanding their DIY skills, preferably to help reduce their carbon footprint by avoiding use of fossil fuels. I recently built a passive solar hot water heater out of recycled materials. See http://sustliving.blogspot.com/2009/06/simple-recycled-materials-passive-solar.html.
Here's a video from Green Power Science showing the construction of a solar oven. I especially like the creative use of mirrors.
What have you done today to lower your impact?
We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.
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