Stephen Hren takes a holistic view towards how our lives need to be rearranged to create a sustainable and empowering existence. He has rehabbed homes to wean them from fossil fuels, built an off-grid house out of cob, installed solar air heating equipment, worked to establish a worker -- and community-owned cooperative grocery, been a member of an edible landscaping collective, coauthored two books on renewable energy and written articles for Homepower and Backwoods magazines, and is currently employed at a restaurant in downtown Durham focusing on local foods. Visit his Website to see more and read more, including more photos and video of folks profiled in this book. Or send him an email and tell him your crazy sustainable adventure at

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