In zero net energy buildings, electricity is 'free'
July 30, 2009, 12:42 p.m. by S.A. Rogers
Ultra-efficient homes that produce their own power and are carbon-neutral may become common in the coming years as builders embrace the concept.
Truck farm takes love of veggies to New York City streets
July 29, 2009, 3:09 p.m. by S.A. Rogers
The filmmaking duo behind 'King Corn' turned the bed of a pickup truck into a veggie garden, filmed the process and set it to a quirky original soundtrack.
A year without spending: One woman's anxieties, missteps and insights
July 27, 2009, 3:35 p.m. by S.A. Rogers
Angela Barton blogs about her experiences after joining 'The Compact' to buy nothing new for a whole year.
Composting toilets can help cities meet tight water restrictions
July 7, 2009, 2:09 p.m. by S.A. Rogers
Waterless toilets are gaining popularity, but city officials are still hesitant about implementing them on a wide scale.