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Gliding through the Arb

I love visiting Carleton’s Arb in any season, but have a particular fondness for the snowy months when I can ski to my heart’s content on the Arb’s many miles of beautiful, gently rolling trails. I’ve been cross country skiing in the Arb since about 1969, and never tire of the ever-changing mosaic of fields, [...]

Making wise home energy investments

For most people, their house is not only their home, it’s also their single largest investment. Investments in our homes have been taking a battering with falling home values the past couple of years, but there is another way to make a nearly sure-fire investment in your home: investing in home energy efficiency. Natural gas [...]

Sea Change

sea change –noun 1. a striking change, as in appearance, often for the better. 2. any major transformation or alteration. I could be eating crow on Wednesday morning, but I think the U.S. is on the verge of a political sea change. From my decidedly liberal point of view, if this happens, it could mark [...]

Getting It Built Cohousing Workshop early registration deadline extended

To give more people the opportunity to benefit from Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett’s cohousing expertise in these tumultuous, economically challenging times, the organizers of the November 8th-9th Getting It Built Workshop have decided to extend the early registration discounted fee through November 7th. We’d love to have you join us for what promises to [...]

ARTech PV celebration!

A good time was had by all at today’s ARTech solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) celebration. ARTech students Ryan Blankenberg and Kaya Lovestrand (right) led a student project in the 2007-2008 school year that culminated with the installation of a 2.08-kilowatt (kW) PV system this past July. The system provides electricity directly to the school, [...]