10/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

DIY Environmentalism: The Green Guy Next Door

If anxieties about flood and famine make you want to stake out a piece of land up Bella Coola way and hunker down with your veggie patch and marijuana plants till climate change is over -- well, you're not alone.

But during these uncertain times, "dropping out of society is not an option," says Almost Green author James Glave. In fact, he argues, you're better off in a city.

Easy for him to say. When Glave, a freelance writer and former senior editor at Outside magazine, and his wife moved north from New Mexico five years ago, they were searching for their very own private green space.

They found it, within commuting distance from her big city job and walking distance from an organic market, on Bowen Island. Unable to afford to build the uber-sustainable home to match their rural, rainforested lot, Glave settled on a project called the Eco-Shed.

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