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BuildingGreen.com LIVE: Resilience: Designing Homes for More Intense Storms by Alex Wilson on 12/20/2011 Route 4 near Killington, Vermont was closed for more than a month due to flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Photo: Lars Gange and Mansfield Heliflight. Click on image to enlarge.
Exploring Community Resilience in Times of Rapid Change: Inspiring Animation (Video) Cultivate Center/Video screen capture "How do I make sure my community has the ability to cope in times of rapid change and is also a brilliant place to live." As we read the news about declining suburbs, rising energy prices and a dangerously unstable climate, we can be forgiven for reacting with denial, anger or a naive hope that "somebody will do something". According to this beautiful and timely animation from the Cultivate Center in Dublin, these are very normal responses to shock or disruption. But by understanding them, and by building resilience in ourselves, our social circles, our communities and our global systems, we can learn to ride the waves of change, and even begin to see them as an opportunity.
Designing buildings to effectively meet the conditions and realities of a Post Carbon, Climate-Changed world will require a shift in our current understanding of what constitutes good building design and sound building practice. Many of the practices that we now take for granted, like cladding our buildings in curtain wall building envelopes, in future, may no longer be economically feasible. Building Design Principles
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The Hosting Partners for immersive and experiential learning | T2R Alliance Transition Towns, The Transition Network (UK), offer Training for Transition in an ever expanding list of countries. The Permakultur Institute. V. (Germany) offer both the Permaculture design certi ficate and a diploma course, which are also available throughout the world, partnering with Dragon Dreaming, empowered eco-project management design and implementation systems. The Center for Human Emergence (CHE) is a community, a movement and a company. It is an innovative and unique organization wherein people with different backgrounds from multiple disciplines combine their strengths and share their growing consciousness.
DIY Aeroponics System - Miiu.org From Miiu.org Back to Food Unimpressed with the wild costs associated with purchasing commercial aeroponics systems, I put together my own variant of a few different DIY models running around online. A DIY aeroponics system has to be cheap, use readily available parts, and be aesthetically pleasing.
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The Real Grass-roots Innovation by Indian wins Best Product Design! When I saw this low-cost low-tech simple yet extremely useful Product design – I was quite amazed as to why have we not seen it as yet. It would have saved back aches of thousands, if not millions of people who carry / push load on daily basis. In a contest arranged by Core77, the product – Load Carrier for Labor – designed & created by Vikram Dinubhai Panchal of The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad won in the product / equipment category! This winning product was made at a miniscule cost of Rs. 300 and has potential to affect lives of millions of people across the globe. “Load carrier for labor” project aims to improve the working condition of labourers and workers at many places globally like construction site, factories, ports, railway stations, etc The objective is to prevent various occupational hazards and demonstrating Product design and ergonomic consideration in welfare of human life. [A push cart as well as a backpack which can pick-up heavy loads]
Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment -- weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth -- plus a radio-controlled model truck his brother Ernie sent. The truck is not a toy to him. He says it just saved six soldiers' lives. Remote Controlled Truck Sent to Soldier in Afghanistan Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives
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THIS UGLY CIVILIZATION: CHAPTER XX HOME PAGE Sovereignty Library Catalog FIRST comes the economic barrier. We must secure food, clothing, shelter--all the essentials of comfort to which the progress of mankind entitles us.
Mormon Basic Four The most basic food plan is the Mormon Basic Four from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints'. You may want to use it as a starting point and build from there since it is the backbone of numerous other survival programs. Wheat Select hard red winter wheat packed in Nitrogen 200-365 pounds per person per year Keeps indefinitely Powdered Milk
untitled Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color. It provides step-by-step information on soil-improving practices as well as in-depth background—from what soil is to the importance of organic matter. Case studies of farmers from across the country provide inspiring examples of how soil—and whole farms—have been renewed through these techniques. A must-read for farmers, educators and students alike. Written by University of Vermont plant and soil science professor emeritus Fred Magdoff and Cornell University soil science professor Harold van Es. Produced by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
The Simpler Way - Main Intro Several of these documents overlap, and different versions of the same account (e.g., short and long) are sometimes given for use with different audiences.
Get Your Community Resilience Toolkit Today! | Bay Localize The Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0 brings out your best ideas for building resilience where you live, anywhere in the world. Since its launch in October 2012, users have picked it up in 38 states and 23 countries. To download the Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0 or our original Community Resilience Toolkit, please fill in the information below. The Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0 is a collection of online tools to help you understand local impacts of the climate and energy crisis in your region and what you can do about them. The tools are for individuals, community groups, teachers, and municipal planners.