Don Orkoskey's Blog
On Don Orkoskey's blog you'll find articles I've write mostly about design, photography, ecological issues, social issues, and warnings about terrible companies. Read at your own risk. For questions, comments, or complaints write to me via the contact page.
Building More Economically Resilient Communities
July 21, 2021: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about building more economically resilient communities through better design.
Batteries Not Included: The Movie America Needs Right Now
January 28, 2017: Batteries Not Included: The Movie America Needs Right Now The story of a villainous greed driven New York land developer, vulnerable people banding together, and intelligent machines performing jobs typically done by people sounds incredibly contemporary for a film that came out in 1987 and in many ways it’s the perfect film to explain where we are and what we need to do.
What Do We Do Now
November 9, 2016: At a certain point last night I went from shock to mourning to asking myself, what do we do now?Now, a few hours later, I’m starting to piece that together. One thing has become painfully clear. We can’t move America forward in a progressive direction without moving all of America forward
Small Engineered Wetland & Climate Change
October 25, 2013: Photographer, artist, and designer Don Orkoskey talks about small engineered wetland & climate change mitigation.
Permaculture and relocation
July 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer, designer, and artist Don Orkoskey discusses permaculture and relocation. As a species we move.
Straw Bale Workshop
May 27, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey recaps his experience at a Strawbale.com Straw Bale Workshop in West Virginia.
Energy Loan Program
November 30, 2011: Designer Don Orkoskey proposes a new energy loan program that could reduce fossil fuel dependence and give families control over their bills.
The Occupy Movement: One Half of the Equation
October 18, 2011: Don Orkoskey argues that the Occupy Movement is just one half of the equation. We need to free ourselves from our other bonds too.
Pittsburgh Cob Home Building Update
August 16, 2011: Another Pittsburgh cob home building update from designer Don Orkoskey who is planning to build a natural home in Pittsburgh, PA.
Designing a Low Cost Home
August 9, 2011: Pittsburgh designer Don Orkoskey talks about designing a low cost home. Don is planning to build a cob house in Pittsburgh, PA.
Cob Building Missed-Adventures
July 21, 2011: Don Orkoskey details his cob building missed-adventures on his journey to meet more natural home builders in the Pittsburgh area.