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"THE SOLUTION TO THE ENERGY CRISIS turns out to be, in part, mood lighting. You go with one gentle bulb, a 10-watt number that shoos away enough of the darkness to keep everyone at the table identifiable. We're having a delicious, if arguably dim, meal on a pleasant summer evening at a place called Earthaven. It's an "ecovillage." It's in western North Carolina, east of Asheville, in a notch in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We're off the grid, and deep inside one version of the human future."<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/14/AR2006111400979.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...111400979.html</a>
 

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And they still eat animals. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
I read the whole article, and it was disappointing.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">FOR A PLACE DEDICATED TO BEING SUSTAINABLE,<br><br>
Earthaven has a fundamental problem: It's not. Not even close. No one pretends otherwise. There's not enough money, not enough labor.</div>
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At least they're making small changes, I guess.
 

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Yeah, I've read about them from several sources and I was very disappointed to learn they grow almost none of their own food and actually buy meat at the store.....<br><br><br><br>
But, they are trying to do something different from the mainstream, and I give them credit for that. They're one of the more successful attempts of this kind.
 

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I read a really awesome book (Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life) about a sustainable bed and breakfast in Wisconsin, called the Inn Seredipity.<br><br><br><br>
Link to their website:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.innserendipity.com/" target="_blank">http://www.innserendipity.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
Link to the book:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRural-Renaissance-Renewing-Quest-Good%2Fdp%2F0865715041%2Fsr%3D11-1%2Fqid%3D1163972415%2Fref%3Dsr_11_1%2F102-1394683-6372113" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Rural-Renaissa...394683-6372113</a>
 
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