Keyword: environment

    The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems

    In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater …

    The Biology of Wonder

    The Biology of Wonder

    Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science

    The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps the most fundamental problem faced by our species today. The schism between us and the natural world is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unravelling around us. …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Dude Making a Difference

    Dude Making a Difference

    Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America

    You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride 4,700 miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost …

    related subjects: Social Responsibility
    Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi

    Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi

    More than ever, people are longing for deep and meaningful change. Another world is not only possible; it is essential. Yet despite our creative and determined efforts to attain social justice and ecological sustainability, our global crises …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Coming Back to Life

    Coming Back to Life

    The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

    Deepening global crises surround us. We are beset by climate change, fracking, tar sands extraction, GMOs, and mass extinctions of species, to say nothing of nuclear weapons proliferation and Fukushima, the worst nuclear disaster in history. Many of …

    related subjects: Progressive Leadership
    The Pet Poo Pocket Guide

    The Pet Poo Pocket Guide

    How to Safely Compost & Recycle Pet Waste

    Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the US home. Dogs alone produce enough waste to fill more than 1,091 football fields 1 foot deep in a single year. Add billions of plastic pick-up bags to the mix, and season well with tons …

    related subjects: Conservation & Ecology
    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark (EPUB)

    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark (EPUB)

    Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

    by Bill Powers
    foreword by Art Berman

    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 …

    related subjects: Energy
    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark (PDF)

    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark (PDF)

    Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

    by Bill Powers
    foreword by Art Berman

    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 …

    related subjects: Energy