conserving resourcesConservation at CTP

The need to reduce consumption indicated by impact of the rising level of atmospheric carbon is matched by an inner need to live more simply for the sake of greater personal contentment and sanity. In this way, with regards to simplification, the modern American is subject to a double mandate.  

CTP efforts to reduce energy consumption include: solar hot water, growing and preserving a portion of our food, heating with wood, reducing travel and using bicycle and foot transport when possible, hanging clothes to dry, super insulation, environmentally conscious building materials, re-purposing gray water and using energy efficient appliances. The net result of these measures is to cut the average American carbon footprint approximately in half. Future energy savings may include a home energy audit and harvesting a greater portion of our food and heating fuel from the land.