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Energy Corps member Michael Daniel explains how to build a Biochar Retort Kiln. He presents the benefits to using biochar as a soil amendment in a garden as well as various materials you can obtain on a budget.


“Captain Carbon”

Read about Caroline’s daily inspirations as an Energy Corps member; “Did you save the world today, Captain Carbon?” asks my housemate. “Not quite,” I sheepishly respond. This has become a fairly common end of the day question from my housemate, Continue reading →

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“Cyc”ology 101: Why I Prefer Active Transportation

Read about what attracted Elyse to join BikeNet as a service member; Almost from the day that I got my license, I disliked driving. It made me both bored and nervous at the same time. Every time I got in Continue reading →


Sticking with Sustainability in the South

Throughout my time at the University of Tennessee, my academic advisor would have conversations with me about my post graduate plans. During these talks, something would always come up about which area of the country I planned on going to Continue reading →


Getting to Know Wild Missoula

Read about Darcy’s introduction to the Missoula community and her project work for the service year: A herd of antelope meanders alongside US-287, their stately grace silhouetted against the rough cliffs of Vedauwoo, Wyoming. I slow down, hoping they won’t Continue reading →

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Coming up for air

Read about Kris’s realizations during her first few weeks of service: One month into my service term, I feel inspired, tired and determined. Ten more months to go and I wonder, will I get it all done? Almost everyday at Continue reading →

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