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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.
From Plenitude Economics to transition initiatives to community-owned clean energy, people the world over are already beginning to surf the disruption they see before them. Building Design Principles. 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. To address these needed changes in building design and construction strategies and techniques, we propose the following building design principles for designing and constructing buildings in a post-carbon, climate responsive building environment: 1. Use low carbon-input materials and systems: 2. Buildings should be designed to be highly energy efficient and include the use of highly insulated building envelopes, triple insulated glazing, and, where possible, passive solar heating with thermal mass storage systems.
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A DIY aeroponics system has to be cheap, use readily available parts, and be aesthetically pleasing. It should be exceedingly simple to build and require minimal tools. Sharing Knowlege... Feeding Nations. Russian Village’s Self-Defense Underlines Failures of Police. 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.
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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'.
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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. Please use the version that suits your purposes. ____________________________________ The Sokal Affair; A note. Get Your Community Resilience Toolkit Today! Our Toolkit is FREE. Please complete the short form at the bottom of this page and click submit to download.
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