This Aztext Press blog is written by Cam Mather (with occasional guest posts by Michelle Mather).
Cam and his wife Michelle live off-the-electricity-grid north of Kingston, Ontario. His interest in sustainability started over 20 years ago when his first daughter was born and he has spoken to thousands of Canadians about lowering their impact on the planet. He has been featured in a number of newspaper, magazine and television profiles and the City of Burlington’s Sustainable Development Committee produced an educational video about the Mather family called “Changes: a low impact environmental lifestyle”, which won a number of awards.
He helped organize the “Wind World” seminar series in the winter of 2003 where 3,000 Canadians learned about renewable energy at 7 cities across Ontario. He and Michelle are the founding editors of “Private Power Magazine – Canada’s Renewable Energy Resource”. They are the publishers of the best selling books “The Renewable Energy Handbook”, “$mart Power: an urban guide to renewable energy and efficiency”, “Biodiesel: Basics and Beyond” and “The Zero-Carbon Car”. They have also produced four DVDs as part of their “Solutions for Sustainability Series; “Living With Renewable Energy”, “Biodiesel Basics”, “Home-Scale Wind Turbine Installation” and “Grow Your Own Vegetables”.
Cam’s first book “Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food and Financial Independence Handbook” was published in the fall of 2009. His second book “The All You Can Eat Gardening Handbook” was published in the spring of 2010.
Cam and Michelle run their publishing business on solar and wind power and provide workshops at community colleges and events on renewable energy and efficiency.