Have some spare rims laying around that you aren't sure what to do with them? Upcyle them. DIY Wood Stove made from Tire Rims. Find out how here! We suggest using the high heat only on the outside - Rust-Oleum High Heat Paint should not come into direct c
SolTech Energy: Nothing says "afterthought" like a rectangle of solar panels slapped onto the roof of a house with no visual relationship with the rest of the structure. Swedish company SolTech Energy brings solar in a different direction with their roofing tiles, made from ordinary glass in the shape of (gasp) ordinary roofing tiles. The attractive tiles--which heat pockets of air that in turn heat water--were named "Hottest New Material 2010" by a Swedish construction industry magazine.
Build a Rocket Stove Step-by-Step. Building a rocket stove is quick and easy. You will need one #10 can and four small cans (soup, corn, beans, etc.). Seeing how to build a rocket stove is much easier then explaining the process in writing. This is a great alternative heat source and cooking option for camping, emergency preparedness and to cook your food storage on. If you can cook it on a stove you can cook it on a rocket stove.