These are some of the best books for getting a big inspirational kick in the pants when it comes to creative and eco home-building.
Author: Guest Contributor
- DOWNSIZE + RIGHT SIZE
- FOOD + FARMING
- KEEP YOUR TECH ALIVE
- OFF THE GRID
- SOLAR ENERGY
- URBAN SURVIVAL
- ZOMBIES, ETC.
Reposted from Ecolocalizer.com:
The popularity of heirloom fruits and vegetables is much deserved; their flavor, variety, and beauty are clearly superior. But there are also other compelling reasons to preserve heirloom edibles, and they have serious implications for our future.
Pysicist-turned-farmer-turned-social entrepreneur Marcin Jakubowski is finally starting to get some wider recognition for his incredibly innovative, ambitious, and potentially disruptive Open Source Ecology project. I first met him when he presented the still-nascent idea at Noisebridge in SF some months ago, and I’m incredibly impressed at how polished his message has become. Take a look […]
We all feel the weight of our financial and economic system, and most of us feel helpless to do anything about it. John Robb has a prescription for an insurgency: the open source venture. And Robb knows about insurgency. An Air Force special ops veteran, he gained notoriety for predicting the current wave of popular […]
Nothing says self-sufficiency like taking a whole community off the grid, and there’s no better way to learn about the pleasures and challenges of an independent lifestyle than to experience it for yourself in a hands-on way. Over at Sustainablog, Jeff has a great post up about Environmental Engineering Internships at Dancing Rabbit Eco-Village in Missouri. […]