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Backyard Biodiesel

‣ Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this unique renewable fuel is economical, fun to make, better for the environment, and will help you reduce your dependence on Big Oil. And getting started is easier than you think.

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Backyard Biodiesel

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Afterburn

‣ From climate change, resource wars, to the collapse of consumerism, we are in for a wild ride. Afterburn is a thoughtful exploration of the vital issues confronting humanity—and us as individuals—as the fossil fuel era draws to a close and we prepare for a "civilization reboot" similar in scale to the agricultural and industrial revolutions.

Afterburn

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Seed Libraries

‣ Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in different cultivars than a company based in the Southeast. However the absorption of ...

Seed Libraries

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The Joy of Missing Out

The Joy of Missing Out examines the implications of a technologically focused life and suggests options to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, this makes a case for increasing intentionality and being more present in our daily lives.

The Joy of Missing Out

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Common Threads

‣ Disposing of unwanted natural materials can be expensive and time-consuming, or it can present a tremendous opportunity for creating collaborative eco-art. Invasive species control, green waste management, urban gardening and traditional crafts can all be brought together to strengthen community relationships and foster responsible ...

Common Threads

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Coming Back to Life

Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time. This new, completely updated edition repositions the classic work within the context of deepening global crises and the cognitive, spiritual and perceptual revolutions occurring all around us.

Coming Back to Life

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Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook is the definitive guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, alternative transportation, natural and green building, homesteading, energy conservation and off-grid living. This revised 14th edition contains expanded information on permaculture, biodynamics, and emergency preparedness.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

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The Emergent Agriculture

‣ Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening the very earth and water on which we depend. However, this dominant system, from which ...

The Emergent Agriculture

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Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition

‣ Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human wellbeing.

From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy House takes ...

Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition

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Eat Your Greens

‣ Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other crops, especially vitamins and minerals commonly lacking in the North American diet. ...

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Why I Walk

‣ A recent survey shows that members of Gen Y are walking 37 percent more than they were a decade ago, biking 122 percent more and taking public transit 100 percent more. Still, the legacy of the car culture persists. Raised on the notion that driving equals freedom, too many of us just don't realize that a personally rewarding alternative ...

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Green Home Building

‣ According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals.

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Green Home Building

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Educating for Action

‣ The pursuit of freedom and justice is a timeless effort, but new activists may not know where to begin, while more experienced ones often become jaded or fatigued. The task of constructing a new society free from oppression and inequality can be overwhelming. Tools for facilitating motivation, engagement and communication can mean ...

Educating for Action

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Conceiving Healthy Babies

‣ Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental toxins are rampant-we must take responsibility for what we put into and onto our bodies ...

Conceiving Healthy Babies

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The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated

‣ The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as strawbale construction, cob or timber framing, few other resources introduce the reader to the ...

The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated

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Seeing Red

‣ Anger is a natural human emotion, but if it isn't managed properly its effects can be devastating. Seeing Red is a curriculum designed to help elementary and middle-school aged students better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices and build strong relationships. This completely revised and updated ...

Seeing Red

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Field Exercises

‣ There are nearly 25 million veterans and active-duty soldiers in North America. Some experts estimate that more than one quarter of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic distress, and many other military personnel experience difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. While conventionally prescribed treatments primarily ...

Field Exercises

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The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

‣ Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate and humane as it gets. And aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of awareness, wildness, life and death that as a culture we have lost connection to.

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Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

‣ Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time.

Beginning with an intimate account of unearthing the heritage of the commons ...

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

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Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals is the source for information on the production and sale of shade-loving medicinal herbs. This handbook is a complete guide to cultivation with best-management and business practices, case studies, references and a new section for the home shade gardener.

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

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Think Like a Commoner

‣ One of the great scandals of our time is the theft of our shared wealth by elites feasting on our broken market-state. Fortunately, the surging paradigm of the commons is pioneering bold, practical responses. Think Like a Commoner introduces the people, projects and vision now spawning a global movement.

Think Like a Commoner

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The Farm Then and Now

‣ In the Summer of Love in San Francisco's Haight-Asbury, a charismatic young hippie by the name of Stephen Gaskin launched "Monday Night Class"-a weekly event which drew together an eclectic mix of truth-seekers and flower children. Soon the class became a caravan, and after touring the country this colorful crew decided to seek ...

The Farm Then and Now

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Earthen Floors

‣ This fully-illustrated manual covers the history, use and maintenance of earthen floors and features a guide to installing this durable, cost-effective alternative from scratch. Constructed natural materials, this beautiful, sealed, nontoxic flooring option is suitable for nearly any home and makes a perfect project for the DIY enthusiast.

Earthen Floors

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Decline and Fall

"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."

Although he was writing nearly a century ago, Yeats could just as easily be describing the United States today. The decline and fall of America's global empire is the central feature of today's geopolitical landscape, and the nature of our response ...

Decline and Fall

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The Market Gardener

‣ As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, a cohort of young professional growers are leading the way with innovative ideas about farming. The Market Gardener provides hands-on information about growing for CSA and farmers markets. Based on low-tech, high-yield methods of production, this is a modern, micro-scale farming handbook.

The Market Gardener

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Making Better Buildings

‣ Making Better Buildings systematically describes the real-world implications of the most popular green and natural building materials and techniques, objectively presenting the pros, cons and overall viability of each. An indispensable resource.

Making Better Buildings

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Grow a Sustainable Diet

‣ It's not just how you grow – what you grow and where you grow are the root of truly sustainable food production. Develop a garden plan based on biointensive techniques and permaculture principles to produce the maximum amount of calories and nutrients in the space you have, while cultivating cover and compost crops to enhance soil fertility.

Grow a Sustainable Diet

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Catch the Fire

‣ Community, youth, non-profit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deep level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and empowerment techniques to bring greater vitality and depth to working with groups of youth ...

Catch the Fire

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Bokashi Composting

‣ Bokashi composting relies on anaerobic fermentation in a closed system to recycle food waste in your kitchen, garage or apartment. The bokashi method is quick and easy, pest-free, and results in a nutrient rich finished product. From scraps to soil, Bokashi Composting is a complete, do-it-yourself guide to this amazing process.

Bokashi Composting

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Uprisings

‣ If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. In many North American communities, the instrument of change is ... grain. Grain is the perfect metaphor for how we've lost control of our food supply, and with it the skills and tools to feed ...

Uprisings

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Sharing is Good

‣ Society is at a crossroads. We can either continue on the path of consumption at any cost, or we can make new choices that will lead to a happier, more rewarding life, while helping to preserve the planet for future generations. Unfortunately, we can't all afford to install solar panels or buy a Prius. Does this mean we are doomed ...

Sharing is Good

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Pure Poultry

‣ Houdan. Nankin. Indian Runner. Narragansett. These may sound like exotic place names or unusual varieties of produce, but each actually refers to one of the many hundreds of lesser-known poultry breeds which tempt the livestock owner who's prepared to venture into less familiar territory. Providing an alternative to commercial breeds ...

Pure Poultry

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American Exodus

‣ Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts, and droughts and heat events will be annual threats. All this will occur as population grows, and declining water resources ...

American Exodus

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Living in the Shadow of the Cross

‣ Over the centuries, Christianity has accomplished much which is deserving of praise. Its institutions have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and advocated for the poor. Christian faith has sustained people through crisis and inspired many to work for social justice.

Yet, although the word "Christian" connotes the epitome ...

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Browsing Nature's Aisles

‣ When most of us think of self-sufficiency, we think of growing a large garden, and maybe keeping a few chickens for eggs or meat. While this is certainly part of the picture, unless you live on a large acreage or happen to be a permaculture god or goddess, it is unlikely that it will be enough to allow you to completely break free ...

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Underminers

‣ To undermine something is to weaken its very foundation in order to bring about its eventual collapse.

Underminers is a radical guide to dismantling the industrial machine. The first section of the book deconstructs the Tools of Disconnection-the subtle and seemingly innocuous methods by which we are manipulated into artificial separation ...

Underminers

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Green Wizardry

‣ Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort-these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was good advice, supported by a thorough education in agriculture, navigation, political ...

Green Wizardry

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The Five Stages of Collapse

‣ In the face of political impotence, looming resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a severe and prolonged recession," to James Howard Kunstler's "Long Emergency", to ...

The Five Stages of Collapse

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The Art of Social Enterprise

‣ The current business-for-profit model rewards short-term thinking, narrow self-interest, and a social-and-environmental-costs-be-damned attitude. Non-profits, while more focused on the greater good, tend to be inherently resource-challenged and rely on increasingly scarce grants and donations to sustain their existence. Social enterprise ...

The Art of Social Enterprise

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Earth Repair

‣ Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our watersheds, and land that could otherwise be used to grow healthy local food and medicines. ...

Earth Repair

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Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

‣ Conventional wisdom has North America entering a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. But has industry been honest? Cold, Hungry and in the Dark argues that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to skyrocket, damage the economy and have a profound impact on ...

Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

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Supply Shock

‣ Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Supply Shock debunks these widely accepted myths and demonstrates that we are in fact navigating the end of the era of economic ...

Supply Shock

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Small Stories, Big Changes

‣ A remarkable cast of characters inhabit the pages of this book. Meet Tim Toben, who developed a high rise with the lowest energy consumption of any building in the southeastern United States, was foreclosed upon, and lost millions in the process. Gary Phillips held the line against real estate developers in Chatham County and was ...

Small Stories, Big Changes

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Living Room Revolution

‣ Every man for himself! For too long we have lived in a competitive, consumer-oriented culture, destroying the well-being of people and the planet. We believe that money brings happiness, yet all too often, the opposite is true. The pursuit of wealth at any cost corrupts our values and diminishes our lives. The resulting inequality ...

Living Room Revolution

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Financing our Foodshed

‣ In towns and cities across North America, a quiet revolution is underway. Fed up with sending their money off to make a fast buck in faraway markets, people are putting their money to work where they live, in markets they trust and understand-starting with food.

Financing Our Foodshed is a collection of real life stories of these ...

Financing our Foodshed

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EAT UP

‣ Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for local food has reached new heights, ...

EAT UP

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Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

‣ In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, one of the most pressing problems facing urban theorists today is determining how to ...

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Hollyhock

‣ Hollyhock-renowned the world over as an unparalleled centre of learning and connection-exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. At the heart of this unique institution, located on beautiful Cortes Island, is Hollyhock's spectacular organic garden, just steps away from the ocean view kitchen. ...

Hollyhock

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