Heat your water… with the sun!

In this video you’ll see another example of how we can utilize the untapped power of the sun. I once saw a similar system for heating an in-ground pool without relying wholly on propane and thought it was quite clever. In this instance you’ll see how recycled materials and even something as simple as an aquarium water pump can be used to get amazing results. One of the things I liked most about this video is the section on improvements to the design. Watch at 2:38 to see these, and enjoy your freely heated water!

How can we reduce the ecological footprint of our meat? By 1 minute 13 you’ll be amazed at the beauty of this new system

I have heard a lot of talk about Carbon farming and mob grazing and all about how we can raise our meat in such a way that we are actually trapping carbon in the soil.  This is a huge and important change in how we raise meat, healing soils and reducing methane output.

One of the benefits of these methods is to strive to maintain constant green cover over all areas, which protects the soil and keeps the grass absorbing carbon.  This also prevents erosion and increases efficiency and output per area.  These systems are modified from natural observations of herbivores, so many like to call it working with nature; sure sounds better than the alternative, working against nature.

This is only one of the many solutions that we need in agriculture, but it does target a sore spot in our food systems.  We need to continue to improve upon our food production systems by increasing the sustainability of every calorie and reducing loss and degradation at every step.

 

An Ecological Twist on Building Swimming Pools! Prepare to take the plunge at 1:14!

If you’re looking to invest time and money in building a swimming pool, check this out first! David Pagan Butler showcases this beautiful do-it-yourself project: natural swimming pools. Using no chemicals, Butler uses plants and a simple 12-volt solar-powered filter to clean the water. These pools can cost only a fraction of the price of a commercial pool, you’ll leave less of an ecological footprint, and the kids are sure to love it. Prepare to take the plunge at 1:14!

View Butler’s FREE 30-page DIY manual HERE!!!