Dan Chiras, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned speaker and author of 30 books and over 300 articles on renewable energy and green building. Dan's one of the nation's top green building and renewable energy experts and is a highly prized educator who is founder and and director of The Evergreen Institute (www.evergreeninstitute.org
). He is a fequent contributor to Mother Earth News, Home Power, Solar Today, and other publications. Dan lives on a 60-acre farm powered entirely with solar and wind energy where he raised grass-fed beef and organic vegetables. Dan is also a self-help guide and is author of a popular blog -- Dan Chiras on Loving Life" -- hosted by Mother Earth News.