Issue 161


Find Issue #161, (Winter 2013) – “Renewable Energy” of Communities Magazine here!

Energy Efficiency in Cohousing

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Sustainability is embedded in community—even without a minus-$88-per-year electric bill.


Going For the Grid

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After three decades off-grid in Washington state, Walker Creek members decide on-grid living is more sustainable.


Community Makes Renewable Energy Work

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Living Energy Farm embodies the promise of renewable energy used cooperatively.


Putting Our Lives on the Line

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Jubilee Partners’ clothesline does more than dry clothes with solar power; it helps build community.


Climate Changes

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Intentional communities are in a unique position to respond to climate change.


Sustainability Is a Life Style Not a Solar Panel

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A 13-year-old indigenous environmental activist asks us to walk lightly and respect the Earth.


Burlington Cohousing’s Excellent Solar Adventures

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When community members want to place “private” panels on “public” roofs, don’t expect clear sailing.


Confessions of a Fallen Eco-Warrior

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A communitarian stops counting nanowatts, and starts counting blessings.


Strangely Warmed

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Home-scale geothermal in appropriate conditions promotes both community and energy savings.