About this project:
In October 2008 I purchased a 4-plex in the Spenard/Midtown region of Anchorage, Alaska. I’ve turned it into a very wee little eco-village. A bit dictatorial because I own it. See very early posts on this blog for more on my mission and justifications. This blog follows my adventures in greening a conventional, 1960’s era apartment building, and, in the process, those of us who live there. I intend it to be a reference to others who might want to do the same thing, a way to let my friends and family know what I am up to, and a way to find advice and help for myself about things I am not too sure of. I talk about remodeling, upgrading the energy efficiency, gardening the land, being a landlord, money, energy, plants, animals, and so much more. Thanks for reading!!
I live in Anchorage with my young son. In the last few years I have worked as a geologist for engineers, an energy efficiency coordinator for non-profits, an office manager at a chiropractic clinic, the manager of the state’s energy efficiency website – akenergyefficiency.org, and a gardening coordinator with a non-profit. Looking for right livelihood and a balanced life has been a of a crooked path! I am a semi-active participant in the local permaculture group and volunteer with the Bike Commuters of Anchorage. I like pursuing personal and local solutions to our climate and resource extraction/environmental degradation problems. I commute by bike, bus and foot – fairly exclusively. I get a bunch of my produce from local farmers and my own garden and can and freeze some for winter. I compost, I recycle, I think a lot about my consumption, energy use, and waste. I plant my trees, I kill my bees, I go to the lava-t’ry (composting). All this and more makes me very happy.
You can email me at katmainomad at gmail dot com.