Jacob Haust

With a passion for design, electric vehicles, engineering and the environment, Jacob is combining his interests to help make the world a more sustainable place for generations to come. He went to University for Industrial Design where he understood materials, processes and manufacturing. This is a key part as a designer in order to understand what can and can't be done when manufacturing with certain materials and what materials to choose when designing for specific applications. So he has a fairly deep understanding of materials used in everyday products and the processes used to make them. As a kid he also lived in Iceland for years where he toured geothermal power plants and gained an appreciation for the engineering and sustainability of this energy source.

Articles by Jacob Haust

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy

Thermal energy is one of the most abundant energies in the Universe. Other than the Sun, the Earth produces the most reliable form of thermal ...

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Comparing Geothermal Energy to Nuclear Energy

Billions have been put into the development of nuclear energy while geothermal energy has been overlooked. What if we were wrong?

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Why I Chose To Drive an Electric Car & My Regrets

In 2015 when I was making a decision to buy a new car I was coming back into the car market from a completely fresh perspective. I had been ...

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Top 7 Electric Car Myths

Over the years we’ve all heard multiple myths about electric cars and even believed that some of these might be true. Some of these ...

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Geothermal Energy for Plan B Survival of Comet or Asteroid Impacts

In the event of a cataclysm, when a comet or asteroid strike happens on Earth again, society would essentially be reset. Thousands of years of ...

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Indoor Gardening Growing Food for Beginners

Indoor gardening can be one of the most rewarding ways to make food. It can be easy but there are a few common mistakes people make.

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How Mushrooms Can Save the Planet & Civilization

Paul Stamets, one of the world’s leading mycologists and innovators has stated numerous times there are a variety of ways that mushrooms ...

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7 Affordable Used Electric Vehicles for 2022

Affordable used electric vehicle list for 2022. Most of these EVs are under $20k and you'll never have to pay for gas.

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Tarform Electric Motorcycles Taking Shape Through Sustainability

Minimalism is without a doubt one of the most intuitive design languages. The stripped down necessities in their simplest form. Its often great ...

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4 Day Workweek More Sustainable for Companies & Employees

Four day workweek schedules have been tested on countries like Iceland with sustainable results. Four day workweeks often results in happier ...

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How BC Clear Cut Logging is Connected to Canada’s Heat Waves

In June and July of 2021 record heat waves shattered previous records recorded in British Columbia and not just by a few degrees. To put into ...


What is Biochar & How to Make it

Biochar is a carbon rich material that we can make to use as a fertilizer and help fight climate change.

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Is Nuclear Energy Sustainable?

Is nuclear energy sustainable? Due to construction materials, operation waste and safety, nuclear energy is not sustainable.

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Tesla Model Y Crossover SUV Review

The Tesla Model Y was the most anticipated electric SUV crossover release and is set to be the world top selling electric vehicle surpassing ...

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Electric Car Maker Rimac Buying Bugatti from Volkswagen

The Buggatti brand with be owned by electric supercar manufacturer by stake ownership. Where VW will have a larger stake in Rimac through ...

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VW Strategy Behind Selling Bugatti to Rimac is Genius

The strategy and structure of VW buying more stake in Rimac through handover of Bugatti brand. It make sense to turn V12 supercars electric in 2021.

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Green Beard Grooming is Planting Trees & Helping Save the Planet

Green Beard Grooming, a sustainable beard care company looking to make the world a greener place.

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Tesla Cybertruck Details

The Tesla Cybertruck may be one of the boldest truck let alon eelectric truck every made. As they build the Cybertruck plant in Austin Texas we ...

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Zero Waste Coffee Brewing Methods

Zero waste coffee is easier to make and can be done using cold brew, french press, pour over and espresso machine brewing methods.

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Used Nissan Leaf Review After 8 Years of Ownership

Reviewing the Nissan Leaf reliability, range, battery life, charging and maintenance after owning a used Nissan leaf for 8 years.

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Complete Zero Waste Grocery Shopping Guide

Complete zero waste guide to grocery shopping with tips on how to do it.

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Zero Waste on Granville Island Vancouver BC

Granville Island has created innovative zero waste methods to produce artisanal goods in a sustainable way.

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Sustainable Forestry Brings Trees Back to Iceland

Iceland once covered by forests from the mountains to the ocean shores recently had less than %1 of the island covered by forests. Learn what ...

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2021 Cars That Would Make Great Electric Vehicles

With the future of the auto industry being electric vehicles, many automakers seem to be missing opportunities to make some truly great electric ...

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Future Electric Nissan 370Z Potential

There has been talk about an electric Nissan 370Z. Will Nissan take tech from the Nissan Leaf and make an electric 2 door 370Z coupe we've all ...

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2021 Rivian R1S All Electric SUV

The Rivian R1S is an all electric SUV designed for road trips and off roading adventures. Discover why this electric SUV will dominate the market ...

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2021 Rivian R1T All Electric Pickup Truck

The all electric pickup truck Rivian R1T, coming out in late 2020, is one of the most anticipated electric cars to be released this year with ...

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The Green Majority Radio Podcast

The Green Majority Radio podcast based in Toronto Ontario discussed environmental justice every Friday at 12pm.

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How to Drive Electric Cars in Winter

Electric Vehicles see battery range drop significantly in winter but there are things you can do to improve it. Learn how to drive electric cars ...

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Australian Forest Fires Heading into 2020

With global temperatures rising and some climates becoming drier, Australia's forest fires are an example of things to come if we do nothing to ...

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Tesla Model 3 Winter Performance & Range in Snow

The Tesla Model 3's winter range and performance make it one of the most exceptional EVs on the market today. Winter tests give it an average ...

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Why is Portland Oregon Called Stumptown?

Portland Oregon is also known as "Stumptown". Learn the dark but interesting side to the founding of Portland and it's effects on the environment.