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Why buy sustainability products from Green Trust? We live what we preach! We have lived off grid, designed our own off grid power system, raised our own food, and practice many other steps to become more self sufficient, more independent. We use these products and technologies in our own personal journey. We support you, before and after the sale, in your own quest. See "About Us" for more details!

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DIY Berkey Water Filter

Build a DIY Berkey / British Berkefeld type water filter. You provide two plastic buckets (4-6 gallon preferred), we include two high quality silver/ceramic/carbon water purifier elements and a faucet. Now includes "DIY Water Systems eBook Package" $125 - (eBook package delivered electronically)

See the build at at http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Berkey-Water-Purifiier/

DIY Rain Barrel Kit

Everything you need to connect your rain gutter down downspout to a plastic drum (55 gallon recommended).
2x3 and 3x4 Rectangular Downspout Rain Barrel Kits Include:
Diverter Dam (Flexi-Fit Diverter), Winter Cover, Threaded Seal (2), Drain Assembly, Spigot - Shut Off, Hose Seal (2), 3pc Hole Saw Set, Fill Hose, Screws, Instructions, Do Not Drink Sticker (Can be used as drinking water with the above DIY Berkey Water Purifier).
Includes our $25 DIY Water Systems eBook package (download link emailed at time of order). $60 - Free Delivery

Discuss at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rainwater/

Video Overview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynLCAa2W5Xs

BioPod Plus BSFL Composter

While many compost bins can take 6-12 months to break down their contents into usable humus, the BioPodTM Plus eliminates most of your food scraps in as little as 1-2 days using a naturally occurring, beneficial organism traditionally found in many compost and worm bins. The BioPodô Plus optimizes the instinctual abilities of this species, rapidly creating a live feed (for fish, chickens, and herptiles (reptiles and amphibians)) more valuable than ordinary compost.

Discuss at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndoorGardening/

BioPod Plus BSFL Composter $170 - Free Shipping (lower 48 states)

BSF Larvae Starter Colony $65 - Free Shipping (lower 48 states)

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DIY Micro Hydro Power

Learn how to provide a reliable 24 hour power source from the fall of water through a turbine. If you have a good water source site with at least 10' of elevation, you may be able to take advantage of a never ending source of energy. The sun only shines on solar panels for a few hours each day, the wind only blows intermittently, but hydro can run 24 hours a day, requiring a smaller generator to produce a lot of energy.$20 - eBook (electronic delivery)
Discuss at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wastewatts/

Solar Powered Weather Station / HVAC Controller Instructional

We have built a Arduino powered temperature humidity module, and are adding barometric pressure, time/date functions, and relays for furnace and A/C control. We are including our build instructions, and numerous free Arduino instructionals and datasheets for various sensors. $10 - eBook (electronic delivery)
I work for a HVAC remanufacturer, and get to see the internal workings and failings of existing commercial equipment. I always ask the question, "How could I improve this?".

Discuss at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/arduinohome/

New DIY Solar plans - 2014 update (Includes Free Solar WiFi Networking for disaster areas)
NEW ADDITION, Solar Design Spreadsheet. Includes RV/ Camper Mobile Solar Guide, Battery Isolator guide and 3 case studies of our installations done in NY, SC, and the Caribbean island of Anguilla. Examples of 12v, 24v, and 48 volt systems. Includes instructions on panel siting and aiming, battery care, loads and design, and much more. $40 - eBook (electronic delivery).

Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/diysolar for discussion of DIY solar installation and use.

DIY Veggie Conversion plans
Learn how to convert diesels to run on waste vegetable oil, and how to collect and filter vegetable oil. Also includes info on biodiesel $25 - eBook (electronic delivery).

Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wastewatts for discussion.

DIY Water Systems

Now including documents on constructed wetlands
Learn how to capture rain water, filter it for drinking and cooking, use it for irrigation and laundry. Learn how to build your own filtration systems, and how to build water saving irrigation systems. Learn how to heat water with the sun! Now including constructed wetland documents for cleaning wastewater and making critter habitats. This is our master list of files on how to save, capture, use, and recycle rain water. Includes files on making and using compost toilets, self watering planters, worm composting and more. Much of this comes from personal experience, not just repackaging others ideas!$25 - eBook (electronic delivery)

Al Rutan
Methane Digester Video and eBooks- $40 - eBook (electronic delivery). A 3 hour video by Al Rutan, the Methane Man, along with a series of articles and associated files (New videos added including the ARTI food digester). Learn how to make, store, and use your own renewable propane/natural gas substitute.

Sept. Special: Free DIY Engine Alternator and DIY Methane / Propane Conversion eBooks included!

Discuss at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/AlRutanMethane/

Geodesic Quonset
Geodesic Quonset Plans- $40 (Electronic Download). The first (and only?) example of a linear geodesic structure. Very strong, light weight, and inexpensive structure, ideal for garages, workshops, greenhouses, even homes. Can take a very heavy snow load, and extremely resistant to wind.

Can be used to connect Geodesic dome structures, or freestanding on it's own. (Free preview)

Axial Flux Turbine
Axial Flux Alternator and Wind Turbine Plans - $40 (Electronic Download). Learn how to build the Green Trust / Woodhenge Axial Flux Alternator and Wind Turbine as seen on Invention Nation. Complete step by step plans for building the alternators (for wind, hydro, and engine powered), and the wind turbine.

Discuss at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/axialflux/

(Now Includes our latest 2014 DIY Solar / Generator / battery isolator eBooks for RV's) People who haven't read and applied the information in the two books, Living on 12 Volts with Ample Power, and Wiring 12 Volts for Ample Power have wasted millions of dollars. Purchasing the wrong batteries, or charging good batteries improperly are two expensive mistakes which can be avoided. Other costly mistakes include buying instruments which don't have the accuracy and resolution to be trusted, or buying multi-step regulators which taper charge Amps the same as standard automotive regulators. If you're going to pay a premium for a speciality regulator it should charge fast and full.

The Ample Power CD contains both books, the Ample Power Primer, installation and operation manuals, and product data sheets. Also included are articles from Power News and the FAQ. All the files are formatted in the popular PDF format for easy offline reading and searching. $45, delivered, lower 48 states.

More info can be found at 12vdc Power.

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