Greywater Action Installers Course

Digging up a mulch basin to prevent the Greywater from running off.

Greywateraction‘s Installers Course (2017 edition) recently came to a close. As part of the collaborative of educators, I decided to share some photos and insights from this past installation day. We, at GreywaterAction, believe in building systems for a sustainable water culture. Heck, that’s our slogan! With that in mind, we talk (and teach) about…

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Book Shelf: Ecotopia

I recently finished reading Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach. Been hearing about this book for a while now, mostly from people deep in the trenches of the sustainability movement. Now I see why there was so much talk about it. Ecotopia’s namesake is a fictional country formed, in 1980, after America’s Northwest secedes from the United…

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Rainwater Harvesting With IBC Tanks

Recently, I helped a friend design and install his rainwater harvesting system. This was made much easier by my recent experience in Tucson, Arizona. The water harvesting certification from Watershed Management Group was filled to the brim with knowledge, and math. But I digress… Rainwater Harvesting System: So, my friend Mike contacts me and asks…

Westy Roadtrip

Just got back from a 1,300 mile trip on our 1983.5 Westy (Rusty). The trip took us up the West coast from Topanga Canyon, to Russian River, East through Yosemite, and South on highway 395 through Mammoth. Reason for the trip, you ask? It’s been 5 years since I married the most loving and creative…