Opinions reflect the philosophy of Shawn owner of Sol Green Energy home of mini SunChargers – a survival tool in a crisis that un-tethers adventures. Learn more at bestsunchargers.com At a time when it’s hard to look up and keep positive, I thought I would share some things we have to be proud of in
Category: Adventures in Sustainability
Sustainability has to start somewhere.
Seems like nobody can agree these days and that so many are overwhelmed with fear of what might happen years from now if we don’t change our ways. As a sustainability guy whose been at it since 2005 I sympathize with the feelings of impending doom, but we really should celebrate the amazing changes we
Fear won’t fix the weather
Climate change. 12 years ago I was just out of college and scared out of my mind. Everyone I looked up to told me in 12 years we would be living in mad max times. I did something with that fear and now if my fears then realized today I would have about 4 months
Where have all the good ideas gone?
Ideas are invisible tools. I’ve heard a lot of good ideas but so often I don’t see them implemented. Then later in my life, I remember something someone said, and the next thing I know that idea works for the situation I’m in. Then I wonder why others don’t use their own ideas, and that’s
Bootstrapping: Adaption Required
We started this year with the dream of becoming manufacturers of a system we developed last year. This system was designed to run a small entertainment system, an internet router, and some lights. We developed a manufacturing process and connected with skilled builders in the area. We had everything ready to make 3-8 systems at
How much power is enough?
That’s a great question and the answer is in understanding what you want to do with the power first If a tree fell in your neighborhood and took out the grid for a week in the middle of winter: what would you consider the right balance of necessity and luxury? When you’re in the dark