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Simply Imperfect

Simply Imperfect

Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Wabi-sabi is about appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial – the perfect antidote for a society in recovery from a decades-long consumerist binge. In 2004 The Wabi-Sabi House helped popularize this ancient Japanese philosophy in …

Slow is Beautiful

Slow is Beautiful

New Visions of Community, Leisure, and Joie de Vivre

We're hammered, we're slammed, we're out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no-one seems to have a clue …

related subjects: Conscious Community
Small is Possible

Small is Possible

Life in a Local Economy

In an era when incomprehensibly complex issues like Peak Oil and Climate Change dominate headlines, practical solutions at a local level can seem somehow inadequate.

In response, Lyle Estill's Small is Possible introduces us to "hometown security," …

related subjects: Resilience
Small Stories, Big Changes (EPUB)

Small Stories, Big Changes (EPUB)

Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

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. …

Small Stories, Big Changes (PDF)

Small Stories, Big Changes (PDF)

Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

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. …

Soil Sisters

Soil Sisters

A Toolkit for Women Farmers

Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, …

Solar Electricity Basics

Solar Electricity Basics

A Green Energy Guide

Solar energy is an abundant resource. Once a curiosity, solar electric systems are becoming commonplace. As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity …

related subjects: Energy
The Solar Food Dryer

The Solar Food Dryer

How to Make Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator

The Solar Food Dryer describes how to use solar energy to dry your food instead of costly electricity. With your own solar-powered food dryer, you can quickly and efficiently dry all your extra garden veggies, fruits and herbs to preserve their …

related subjects: Food & Gardening