Living “off the grid” may conjure images of counter-culture hippies or the old-fashioned ways of the Amish, but there’s a growing movement of people who generate their own electricity and live in the lap of luxury without ever paying a utility bill. Correspondent Patty Kim meets some of the estimated 180,000 families across North America using clean energy technology to become self-sufficient and enjoy all the comforts of modern life, off the grid.
Solutions by NOOR is the second part of our climate change project. We focused on human stories about alternative power sources, renewable energies, and attempts to alleviate, adjust or cope with the rise of global temperatures. [NOOR in this installation showcases the brilliant solutions being practiced globally to fuel energy demand.]
VIDEO: THE FARM Their idealism gave rise to the local and organic food movement. Some stayed, most left. It’s been forty years since busloads of hippies caravanned to Tennessee to go “back to the land,” and create a commune — The Farm. The seeds they planted helped give rise to today’s organics movement.
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/8029815 w=600&h=350] From the Transition Culture Website: ‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement [...]