Sustainable Living in Alaksa


 sustainable living

Alaska is a 'living off the land' enthusiest's dream! Sustainable living or 'living off the land' is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's, or society's, use of the Earth's natural resources and personal resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology and cycles. 

 

 


shelter

Sustainable homes are built using sustainable methods, materials, and facilitate green practices, enabling a more sustainable lifestyle. Their construction and maintenance have neutral impacts on the Earth.This is by far the hardest part of getting off the grid. Never buy a piece of land sight unseen. There are lots of parcels available that seem too good to be true, because they are. You are going to be completely self-reliant, which means you need a piece of land that will supply your basic necessities. There are several points to consider when you are looking for land to go off grid in Alaska: Location, access to property, access to water, and tempeture. 

 


power

 There is opprutunity to producd yout own renewable energy in Alaska.

  • Solar
  • Biomass: wood burning
  • And many more...

Food

 It's no seceret Alaska is well know for it's plethera of hunting and fishing opprutunities. More little know: there is opprutunity for reducing meat consumption, organic farming, food preservation and storage. Basically, prepare to garden.

During the summer, you will need to grow food that you can preserve for the winter months. It will give you a purpose and really help get you in tune with Alaska. Obviously, gardening in Alaska is going to pose some challenges.

Investing in a greenhouse or building your own is a very good idea. It will extend the growing season and allow you to grow crops that are going to be very hard to come by in Alaska. You will find prices at the grocery store for fresh produce are much higher than you would find in the lower 48. Growing your own food will help cut down on the grocery bill.


transportation

With rising peak oil concerns, climate warming exacerbated by carbon emissions and high energy prices, the conventional automobile industry is becoming less and less feasible to the conversation of sustainability. Sustainable living in Alaska creates a self sustaing homestead, therefore less traveling to purchase necassary items.


waste

There are a number of ways to reduce waste in sustainable living: reusing and recycling are among a few. A natural example of recycling involves using food waste as compost to enrich the quality of soil, which can be carried out at home or locally with community composting. 


water

In sustainable living, one can use water more sustainably through a series of simple, everyday measures. These measures involve considering indoor home appliance efficiency, outdoor water use, and daily water use awareness.