Today's post is an excerpt from Dmitry Orlov's book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies …
– 208 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 341 Grams
BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2011-11-01
Tales from the Sustainable Underground
A Wild Journey with People Who Care More about the Planet than the Law
by Stephen Hren
Activists striving for any type of social change often find themselves operating on the fringes of legal and social norms. Many experience difficulties when their innovative ideas run afoul of antiquated laws and regulations that favor a big business, energy- and material-intensive approach.Tales from the Sustainable underground is packed with the stories ofjust some of these pioneers – who care more for the planet than the rules – whether theyÂ’re engaged in natural building, permaculture, community development, or ecologically based art. Ride along and meet courageous and inspiring individuals such as:
- Solar guru Ed Eaton
- Radical urban permaculturalists Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew
- Artist, eco-architect and intuitive builder Matt Bua.
Equally entertaining and informative, the profiles in this highly original book provide a unique lens through which to view deeper questions about the societal structures that are preventing us from attaining a more sustainableworld. By examining such issues as the nature of property rights and the function of art in society, the author raises profound questions about how our social attitudes and mores have contributed to our current destructive paradigm.
Tales from the Sustainable Underground is a must-read for sustainability activists in any field, or for anyone who wants to learn about more radical forms of sustainability activities in an entertaining way.
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