I am a musician, free-lance writer and high-school English teacher. A long-time traditional American music performer, I now write songs and perform with my partner Riely O'Connor. Also, I write articles - focusing on green living and healthy eating - for South Bend Tribune's IN Michiana Magazine. I drive a Prius. I shop at our long-standing Farmers Market and our nearly-new food co-op, The Purple Porch.
What are the environmental impacts of heating my home with wood
A standard wood-burning fireplace is only 5-10% efficient. It typically only provides heat directly in front of the fireplace and much of the heat is lost through the flue and rear wall. Because it’s inefficient, it [...]