Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

Boulder House Treads Lightly

April 11th, 2012 No comments

It’s one thing to leave a small footprint by shunning the McMansions of the 90s and early 2000s by occupying a smaller dwelling. But one Boulder couple took the small-house trend to the extreme.

Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller built a 125-square-foot home.

Not only is the size environmentally friendly, the couple built it using reclaimed windows, beetle-kill lumber, solar power and a composting toilet that contains peat moss and saw dust.

“You’d be surprised how well it works and how much it doesn’t smell,” Mr. Smith told Denver’s ABC 7 News.

So what can you fit in a space that 19-feet long, wall-to-wall? A sitting area, a kitchen, a bathroom and a sleeping loft that can accommodate a queen-size mattress.

The Boulder couple is part of a growing movement of small-home dwellers. The web site

features the tiny homes of other environmentally-conscious people like a man who built a 400-square-foot cabin for less than $2,000. Roof-top solar panels and a small wind turbine provide all the electricity, including the water pump, lights and computer. A propane tank that provides back-up energy for the furnace and stove saves money. His water comes from a well he drilled himself, while rainwater that he collects provides water for gardening. He raises chickens, rabbits and tends fruit trees. He has no house payments or utility bills.

A documentary called “Tiny: A Story About Living Small“, scheduled for release this spring, will feature the Boulder couple’s home and others like it.

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Pages that will help people learn more about recycling and being green

May 12th, 2010 1 comment

Below are some pages that will help people learn more about recycling and being green. Topics covered are “how to recycle,” “sustainability” and “making money recycling” and the pages go give an overview on how to earn money by recycling, how to give away recyclables to others who want to earn money and how to live a greener lifestyle. Enjoy!

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Sustainable Future for the Community of Missoula

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

Come learn more about a Sustainable Future for the Community of Missoula, November 4, 2009 in Missoula, Montana.

This educational event features presentations, information and networking opportunities, all designed to advance the community’s understanding of “going green”. Local businesses, non-profits and community members will provide practical advice on how to recycle, be environmentally friendly consumers and create a sustainable future.

The event will take place Wednesday November 4, 2009 at the University of Montana. The event will open its doors at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Raffle drawings will take place every hour. Admission is free and the public is welcome to interact with several sustainable businesses, non-profits and local recycling resources (including

Come participate in an event aimed at helping us sustain the community, create recycling awareness and learn how to make lifestyle changes that will make a difference. In an effort to sustain our community for generations to come, the community is invited to join local leaders who are like minded and able to assist and educate them on ways to go green.

University of Montana
University Center – South Ballroom
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812

If you are in the neighborhood on Wednesday, come check us out!

Download the event flyer: Missoula-Sustainable-Future


The event was a big success with over 75 participants (more than expected). ecycler received several comments including: was very interesting, I would be interested in using this service when I begin to live in an apartment or house. I may recommend it to my family members.


ecycler…I’ve always said Missoula should have curb side recycling.

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