paul wheaton wrote:Set the thermostat on your water heater to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This might seem counterintuitive, but lower temperatures lead to people getting sick. If your water heater ever needs to be replaced, maybe get a smaller one.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Learn how your building works. If all of the heat finds its way to the top floor, do something about that. Use the windows and doors along with curtains and blinds, to regulate temperature and air flow
Dale Hodgins wrote:Farm the boulevards and the back and front yards of agreeable home owners. Victoria has lots of gardens in unusual places.
Dave de Basque wrote:Make friends with your neighbors, interest and fascinate them with permie/eco stuff, and as a group find an undervalued enclosed space nearby (garage, under stairs...) where you can share stuff. And agree on smart, easy rules of the road for sharing, reserving, maintaining and replacing what you share. 1 or 2 powerdrills is more than enough for 20 or 40 families! Is there a roof where you could set up a greenhouse together? Etc. Or if you like being less organized, as Tobias said, be generous and lend and borrow things to/from each other a lot.
paul wheaton wrote:I just wanted the thread where we could have a giant list of all the things that people can do when they don't have soil to work with.