The Salvation of Less

In life there are objects. And there is space. I am currently rediscovering a fascination and attraction to the space between objects. Periodically, as time permits, we return to a space of creating space. The selling continues as we reduce the items surrounding us. Gradually we whittle down the list of possessions and still there … Continue reading The Salvation of Less

Generation Waste

  We are not our stuff. We are more than our possessions. Our memories are within us, not our things. Our stuff weighs on us emotionally and mentally. Old photographs can be scanned. You can take pictures of items you want to remember. Items sentimental to us can be useful to others. Letting go is … Continue reading Generation Waste

Changes to Lifestyle

"... we have found that basic personal habits and behaviours are some of the most difficult and sensitive to deal with, and yet they are at the heart of the ecologically dysfunctional nature of modern society."                        David Holmgren This post will probably be more … Continue reading Changes to Lifestyle

Ecological Debt Day 2017

Ecological Debt Day or Earth Overshoot Day arrived. Yesterday. Each year someone that is better with numbers than I works out a calendar date on which humanity's resource consumption for the year reaches a deficit. We cannot regenerate renewable resources quick enough within the same year. The actual science and calculations behind the day are … Continue reading Ecological Debt Day 2017

Tillellan – Solar Hot Water System

Finally, we’ve made a decision on how we will be heating our water once the house is renovated After much research and asking friends about their experiences, some consultation with our local renewable energy guru and some logical thinking, we settled on a Solahart system. The benefits are that the storage and heating collection is … Continue reading Tillellan – Solar Hot Water System