Greg Pahl - Books for Sustainable Living

Biography

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Greg Pahl at home in Vermont.

Greg Pahl was born in Meriden, Connecticut and grew up in and around New York City. After graduating from high school, he moved to Vermont, and earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont in 1967. Greg subsequently served for about two years as a military intelligence officer in Germany. He returned to Vermont in 1970, and for many years was involved in a number of small businesses.

In the late 1970s, Greg began writing on a part-time basis for a wide range of publications, and eventually became a full-time freelance writer and journalist. Over the years, he has written hundreds of articles and commentaries on the arts, business, finance, farming, wind power, solar energy, electric cars, biodiesel, "green" appliances, home building materials, and sustainable forestry management in publications such as The Vermont Times, Vermont Magazine, Champlain Business Journal, Vermont History, Middlebury College Magazine, and Mother Earth News.

Greg has had a long-time interest in environmental issues in general, and renewable energy in particular. He lived for a number of years "off the grid" in a wood-heated home powered by a wind turbine atop an 80-foot steel tower. He is the author of six books on sustainable living. Greg lives in Weybridge, Vermont with his wife Joy. For a number of years they heated their home with a biodiesel fuel blend, and more recently with wood pellets. They also have installed a solar domestic hot water system on their garage roof and they drive a 2007 Toyota Prius hybrid-electric car.