“Paolo Lugari and his team at Las Gaviotas in Colombia started regenerating the rainforest in 1984. Gunter and Paolo met for the first time that same year. This video offers some insights and background with exclusive video footage presenting the case of Gaviotas by Gunter. This is a prime case of The Blue Economy, zero emissions and social development, working only with what is locally available, generating social capital.” For info please look at www.zeri.org Read more from > Las Gaviotas – A Village to Reinvent the World
“A team of folks in africa make some 7.3m long ferrocement roof channels for placement on top of a CSEB (cement stabized compressed earth brick) house.” Read more from > Making Ferrocement Roof Channels
This video covers the history of compost heat recovery and the state of the art science, by Gaelen Brown of Living Web Farms. Read more from > Compost-Heat Recovery for Greenhouses: Free Heat and Compost
Christopher Day is a veteran of the world of architecture in Britain. In his new book, The Eco-Home Design Guide: Principles and practice for new-build and retrofit, he has condensed his considerable experience of both designing and hands-on building into a set of guiding principles for how to go about your own ecological building project.
The book is well organized into primary divisions that deal with the major issues that confront anyone who undertakes such a journey. These what, where, how and when issues are each examined in turn, so that by the time you complete the book, you should have a good understanding of all of the issues that need to be addressed. Each chapter is summarized at the end with a listing of the key points covered and a chart of the main choices that need to be made. With this approach, you can quickly thumb through the book to review the basic information presented. Read more from > The Eco-Home Design Guide
“Sepp Holzer’s son Josef walks us through his family farm called the Krameterhof. Fish ponds, productive terraces, fruit trees and grazing animals characterize the lush landscape in one of Europe’s oldest and most well established permaculture farms.” Read more from > Sepp Holzer’s Mountain Permaculture Farm
“In 2003, the local government in Kamikatsu, Japan decided to require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program – perhaps the most rigorous in the world. Read more from > How This Town Produces No Trash