The Solar Living Institute

The Solar Living Institute is a 12-acre renewable energy, and sustainable living, demonstration site in California that is visited by 200,000 people annually. SLI teach sustainable living through their many and varied courses including constructing natural buildings, and sustainable ethical food production, as well as courses on energy efficiency, solar photovoltaics, wind and hydro systems, passive solar design, water development, gardening and composting.

The Institute was founded by John Schaeffer, the creator of the Real Goods Trading Company – a group setup, as it says on their website, “to serve a clientele of back-to-the-landers who had made the urban exodus to the hills of Mendocino for a simpler lifestyle communing with nature”.

About psyft

Ps-y-ft (si-fu-t) v. 1. Something a little bit different, 2. Random interest 3. To dredge through and extract 4. To pan for digital trinkets 5. Trawling the internet's seabed for whatever web-based plankton we can find. 5. Perusing the internet's shelves 5. Looking sideways.
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