Steps Toward a More Sustainable Life and Home

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2019

What do you do if you don't have a large piece of land or enough money to build your perfect home yet?

What if you don't have a home or site with enough southern exposure for a passive solar home?

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You Don't Have to Live Off-Grid to Improve Your Sustainability

passive solar Apr 16, 2019
 

There are many ways we can all move toward more sustainable and regenerative practices. 

We recently visited a friend who shared with us how he created his passive solar home in 1981! He...

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Greywater Gardening

greywater Apr 06, 2019

With spring approaching, but not quite here in the Colorado Rockies, many of us are getting the itch to get our hands dirty in the garden. When the winter still has a bit of a grip outside, I nurse...

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Transformation

 

Hi. Kristina Munroe here from Sustainable Home Resource with this week's blog.

This week I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with some dear friends. I have known Eric and Elizabeth since the days...

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Reflections and Lessons from the Storm of the Century

 

Now that I've had some time to catch my breath after the latest snowstorm, I'd like to share with you some reflections and some lessons from this unusual event.

If you aren't familiar with this...

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The Wonder of Thermal Mass

insulation thermal mass Jan 31, 2019
 

Every day I step out my front door, and I'm greeted by a cheerful snapdragon plant. This seemingly tender little flower jumped from my window box and reseeded herself at the base of our rock wall...

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Reflections on the Winter Sun

A series of snowstorms have left us with several feet of snow on the ground, and now we're delighting in a stretch of bright sunny days. 

I'm continuing to share with you what it is like to...

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Reflections After a Storm

 

We've weathered a series of storms and now the sun is shining clear and bright.

The forecast is for a few days of partly sunny skies, then one more day of snow and then a high-pressure system is...

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Part III - Create a Comfortable Home and Enjoy the View.

design Jan 15, 2019
 

I've talked a bunch about incorporating a significant amount of windows on the south side of the home. So how do we design houses with a view on the north, east or west side?

We must consider that...

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Reflections During a Winter Storm

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2019

Today we have a beautiful winter storm! This kind of flurry comes with free refills. Boot, dog, and ski tracks are quickly filled up with fluffy white snow!

A few weeks ago I shared my reflections...

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