Free Geek — Reviving Computers, Empowering People (228)

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Take a whirlwind tour of Free Geek, powered almost entirely by volunteers. Free Geek keeps electronic stuff out of the landfill while refurbishing computers. "Volunteer for 24 hours, and you get a free computer, a class on how to use it, and a year of free tech support," … [Read more...]

“Your Environmental Road Trip” – a film festival in one movie

"YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip" is an entire environmental film festival wrapped up in an absorbing and entertaining, fast-paced two-hour documentary that's both personal and planetary. Friends Mark, Julie and Ben pack themselves into a Prius to tour all 50 states in … [Read more...]

The Wealth in Waste

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Creating a Home Graywater System, Trathen Heckman Saving the Good Stuff - "The Exchange" at Orcas Island Dump, George Post RE Store - A Second Life for Building Materials, Nate Moore, Erin Marden, Robin du Pre The Pee and Poo Show, Laura Allen Four conversations, about … [Read more...]

Free Geek – Computers for the Community

Wednesday, August 18, 2010. When our friend Daniel Lerch said we just had to get a tour of Free Geek, I wasn't sure this was Peak Moment show material. After the tour, I was sure. A few days later, Reuse Program Coordinator Alison Briggs gave us a tour of the huge busy … [Read more...]

The Pee and Poo Show (172)

Laura Allen gives an intimate tour of a home-built composting toilet in her Bay Area urban home. The nutrient-rich composted "humanure" is used to enrich the lush, edible landscape, and doesn't waste precious drinking water like flush toilets. The co-founder of Greywater … [Read more...]

Award winner! Creating a Home Graywater System (141)

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News! Winner of 2009 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Award in the category "Talk Show--Issues, Professional Producer."  WAVE is sponsored by The Alliance for Community Media, Western Region, to support and encourage community-access television show … [Read more...]

Saving the Good Stuff – “The Exchange” at Orcas Island Dump

When you go to the "dump" on Orcas Island, you get a bonus. Along with dropping off your recyclables and trash, you can leave your re-usables and pick up what you need at The Exchange.  This thrift + building materials + appliance + home furnishings + sporting goods store … [Read more...]

RE Store – A Second Life for Building Materials

Tour a fascinating used building materials store with retail store manager Nate Moore and building deconstruction manager Erin Marden. It's one of many projects discussed by Robyn duPre of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. Episode 32. [re-sources.org] Watch video … [Read more...]

MagneGas: From Sewage to Fuel Tank

Watch Ron Cole demonstrate converting any water-based liquid to a gas similar to natural gas--and then drive off in the compressed-gas vehicle so fueled! He envisions its use in sewage treatment and neighborhood "gas production" units that could plug into the natural gas … [Read more...]