Issue 5: October/November 2009

Chasing Copenhagen

In search of climate consensus before the December 2009 summit By Bill Kovarik So this is the speed of light. We laugh as the solar-powered boat glides silently down the Spree River through the heart of Berlin, Germany. As monumental buildings drift past, our captain, Arno Paulus, points out a series of 64-year-old bullet holes […]

Dwellbox: Building Blocks for Sustainable Homes

By Jamie Goodman When you drive by the tiny red house on Hill Street near downtown Boone, it looks like any other college-student dwelling— a small, square, structure with an apartment perched atop a one car garage. Upon closer inspection, however—perhaps a casual rap of your knuckles against the siding—you will discover that the structure […]