Plugged into Nature’s Grid

Tooker Gomberg was not affected by the recent blackout, though
50 million people around him were. In this thoughtful essay,
written while sitting in his off-the-grid cabin, the Toronto
activist ruminates on the true meaning of energy independence.
‘Luckily, we have some juice. Our house is a power plant. We get
our wattage from the sun, 93 million miles away,’ he writes. ‘Much
of our energy comes from the food we grow on the farm, and the
energy to grow a tomato comes from the sun for free. We may not be
on the electricity grid, but surely we’re connected to nature’s
grid.’
Leif Utne

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