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The presented definition of sustainable development by those who are misleading you is: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of "needs", in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and the future needs. (Brundtland Commission, 1987). ...” This popular phrase (above) is a political statement wrapped in a blanket of environmentalism.
John Vidal Guardian.co.uk October 14, 2012 (photo: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives) World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned.
The North American beaver ( Castor canadensis ) is one of the two beaver species . It is found in the Americas , native to North America and introduced to South America . In the United States and Canada , where no other species of beaver occurs, it is usually simply referred to as "beaver".
Pages: Home | About | Designers & Builders | Media | Membership | Plans | Resources Links: Facebook | Newsletter | Store | Twitter | Yahoo Group “Better Living Through Simplicity.” The Small House Society is an outreach of the ResourcesForLife.com Housing Resources Group . We are a cooperatively managed organization dedicated to the promotion of smaller housing alternatives which can be more affordable and ecological.
By Nick Weston Modern day Robinson Crusoe: Nick Westonbuilding and living in a treehouse in the woods of southern England, foraging for food, in a six-month experiment to see if it was possible to live as a 21stcentury hunter-gatherer. It's a dream many of us have cherished at one time or another - the primitive desire to escape to a simple, idealistic existence, living off the land - where Mother Nature, rather than Tesco, satisfies our stomachs. Daydreams and adventure novels aside, most of us would never contemplate doing what author Nick Weston, a latter-day Robinson Crusoe, actually did - building and living in a treehouse in the woods of southern England, foraging for food, in a six-month experiment to see if it was possible to live as a 21stcentury hunter-gatherer.
We wish to learn: Is the world food supply keeping pace with population growth? What are the means of increasing the world's food supply?
Global warming is a serious problem, and we're working to decrease carbon emissions in Canada. On the national level, we are developing a clean, renewable energy plan for Canada through the Trottier Energy Futures Project . On the provincial level, we're encouraging friendly competition to see which province can adopt the best climate policies through our Race to the Top campaign. For individuals, we offer resources on how to go carbon neutral at home and at work. Together, we can turn back climate change. Get the government to end tax breaks to dirty fuels!
The following list of recycling facts are among some of the most thought provoking that I have found. These recycling facts have been compiled from various sources including the National Recycling Coalition, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Earth911.org. While I make every effort to provide accurate information, I make no warranty or guarantee that the facts presented here are exact. We welcome all polite corrections to our information. Please also feel free to contact us if you have additional recycling facts to share. Links to our web site are always welcome.
There are several companies that make all-season yurts that can be turned into permanent homes. Yurts cost less than stick-built homes, and even with "all the fixins," they are often less money than even manufactured homes. They can also be assembled quickly in comparison to stick built and even modular homes. And while you might think of a yurt as something small and temporary, some of the larger models are quite spacious. With many you can opt for "tall walls," which leave space to build a full or partial loft above.