Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Reading Recommendations

Stewart Cairns for The New York Times

In today's New York Times, Joanne Kaufman writes about what some people are doing to reduce their energy use and consumption. Her article is Completely Unplugged, Fully Green.

We at Camp Ramshackle are far from perfect, but we enjoy putting one foot in front of the other as we move forward in leading a more simple life. Kaufman interviews a family in Knox, NY, where the four boys all sleep together to pool heat (pictured above). For the past week, we've been doing the same thing here...not that it gets so cold...and not that we've planned it...the kids have taken the lead on this one.


  1. Good read. The part about the boys huddling together is a great image. Why waste all that body heat to warm up four beds. There is an obvious reason for sleeping together. The suggestion that a big family is "un-eco" is an interesting one. Should ecologically minded people outwardly encourage small families and then reproduce a bunch of kids who care about their carbon footprint?

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