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        Center for Sustainability at Penn State University Tour

        This interactive a guide to the Hybrid Homestead introduces "ecological footprint" or how big an impact humans make on the ecosystem. Because Americans use more than their equitable share of earth's resources, the Hybrid Homestead was designed to study and measure how to reduce energy needs. A graduate student in residence explains how alternative energy sources, like a windmill, photovoltaic array, and solar panels, heat and power his living spaces, as well as modern conveniences like a cell phone and a computer. He picks food from an indoor and outdoor garden and pedals to campus on a bicycle.

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