Permaculture

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ISBN: 185623052X
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 286
Author: David Holmgren
Publisher:

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Permakultur

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ISBN: 3927369764
Release Date: 2015-04
Number of pages: 400
Author: David Holmgren
Publisher:

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Wei bauchpapageien

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ISBN: 3980611477
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 123
Author: Rosemary Low
Publisher:

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Beyond the War on Invasive Species

Filename: beyond-the-war-on-invasive-species.pdf
ISBN: 9781603585644
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Number of pages: 272
Author: Tao Orion
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online Beyond the War on Invasive Species in PDF and EPUB Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems that they depend on. Concerns that invasive species represent significant threats to global biodiversity and ecological integrity permeate conversations from schoolrooms to board rooms, and concerned citizens grapple with how to rapidly and efficiently manage their populations. These worries have culminated in an ongoing “war on invasive species,” where the arsenal is stocked with bulldozers, chainsaws, and herbicides put to the task of their immediate eradication. In Hawaii, mangrove trees (Avicennia spp.) are sprayed with glyphosate and left to decompose on the sandy shorelines where they grow, and in Washington, helicopters apply the herbicide Imazapyr to smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) growing in estuaries. The “war on invasive species” is in full swing, but given the scope of such potentially dangerous and ecologically degrading eradication practices, it is necessary to question the very nature of the battle. Beyond the War on Invasive Species offers a much-needed alternative perspective on invasive species and the best practices for their management based on a holistic, permaculture-inspired framework. Utilizing the latest research and thinking on the changing nature of ecological systems, Beyond the War on Invasive Species closely examines the factors that are largely missing from the common conceptions of invasive species, including how the colliding effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and changes in land use and management contribute to their proliferation. Beyond the War on Invasive Species demonstrates that there is more to the story of invasive species than is commonly conceived, and offers ways of understanding their presence and ecosystem effects in order to make more ecologically responsible choices in land restoration and biodiversity conservation that address the root of the invasion phenomenon. The choices we make on a daily basis—the ways we procure food, shelter, water, medicine, and transportation—are the major drivers of contemporary changes in ecosystem structure and function; therefore, deep and long-lasting ecological restoration outcomes will come not just from eliminating invasive species, but through conscientious redesign of these production systems.



The Permaculture Handbook

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ISBN: 9781550924855
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Number of pages: 480
Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers

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The Basics of Permaculture Design

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ISBN: 9781603581257
Release Date: 2005-03-30
Number of pages: 170
Author: Ross Mars
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online The Basics of Permaculture Design in PDF and EPUB The Basics of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, is an excellent introduction to the principles of permaculture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities. Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of experience, it guides you through designs for gardens, urban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages. This is both a do-ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference for permaculture designers.


Future Scenarios

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ISBN: 9781603582063
Release Date: 2012-04-04
Number of pages: 136
Author: David Holmgren
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online Future Scenarios in PDF and EPUB In Future Scenarios, permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of “energy descent” that faces us. “Scenario planning,” Holmgren explains, “allows us to use stories about the future as a reference point for imagining how particular strategies and structures might thrive, fail, or be transformed.” Future Scenarios depicts four very different futures. Each is a permutation of mild or destructive climate change, combined with either slow or severe energy declines. Probable futures, explains Holmgren, range from the relatively benign Green Tech scenario to the near catastrophic Lifeboats scenario. As Adam Grubb, founder of the influential Energy Bulletin website, says, “These aren’t two-dimensional nightmarish scenarios designed to scare people into environmental action. They are compellingly fleshed-out visions of quite plausible alternative futures, which delve into energy, politics, agriculture, social, and even spiritual trends. What they do help make clear are the best strategies for preparing for and adapting to these possible futures.” Future Scenarios provides brilliant and balanced consideration of the world’s options and will prove to be one of the most important books of the year.


Warum eigentlich genug Geld f r alle da ist

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ISBN: 9783446447110
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Number of pages: 304
Author: Stefan Mekiffer
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

Download and read online Warum eigentlich genug Geld f r alle da ist in PDF and EPUB Reichen 20 Stunden Arbeit pro Woche aus? Ist es wirtschaftlicher, zu teilen als zu sparen? Ja, sagt der junge Ökonom Stefan Mekiffer und spricht für eine ganze Generation. Wir müssen weg von der Vorstellung einer Wirtschaft, wie sie uns von Ökonomen eingeimpft wird; weg vom Bild einer Maschine, deren Stellschrauben die Politik dreht, hin zu dem eines organischen Systems. Mekiffer zeigt uns, wie wir in Zukunft leben werden – mit Grundeinkommen, lokalen Währungen und Negativzinsen. Um das zu schaffen, müssen wir jedoch die Rolle des Geldes neu definieren: von einem Instrument, das uns einengt, zu einem Mittel der Freiheit. Ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer für eine neue Form der Ökonomie.


Der unendliche Augenblick

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ISBN: 9783644037410
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Number of pages: 320
Author: Natalie Knapp
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Der unendliche Augenblick in PDF and EPUB Im Leben jedes Einzelnen wie in der Entwicklung ganzer Gesellschaften gibt es immer wieder Phasen des Übergangs, zum Beispiel von der Kindheit zum Erwachsenenalter, von einer Epoche zur nächsten. Schleichend oder plötzlich löst sich die gewohnte Ordnung auf, eine neue muss erst gefunden werden. Solche Übergänge mögen beunruhigen, aber sie bieten auch Freiräume, in denen sich etwas entfalten kann, was später ungemein wertvoll sein wird. Wie wir mit ihnen umgehen, hat großen Einfluss auf unsere Lebensqualität. Natalie Knapp zeigt, was wir aus der Natur und den Schicksalen anderer Menschen lernen können, welche Einsichten sich aus Philosophie und Geschichte gewinnen lassen. Und sie identifiziert jene Kräfte, die uns in schweren Zeiten tragen.


Momente wahren Lebens

Filename: momente-wahren-lebens.pdf
ISBN: 9783842390645
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Number of pages: 92
Author: Bernd Gerken
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Download and read online Momente wahren Lebens in PDF and EPUB Geschichten aus einem Leben zwischen den Welten Mittel- und Südwesteuropas – über eine von Bränden heimgesuchte Landschaft und ausgemergelte Böden, über heiße, Regen-zehrende Winde und nasskalte Winter mit Regenfluten. Länder unter der Sonne, der Erosion preisgegeben. Und doch: es sind Länder wie schlafende Oasen, in denen eine grüne lebensvolle Landschaft steckt. – Iberia-Verde! – Dies ist ein kleines Buch für Menschen, die nach konkreten Wegen suchen, ihren Lebenswunsch zu verwirklichen und dies in wachsendem Einklang mit der sie tragenden Natur zu erreichen. Ein Buch für Siedler. In der Idee zunächst dem Lebenswunsch nachzuspüren, oder sogleich in Deine neue Wirklichkeit zu schreiten. 2. durchgesehene Auflage, mit feinen Skizzen und Fotos der Landschaft von Alentejo und Algarve


Zen oder die Kunst seine Privatsph re zu sch tzen

Filename: zen-oder-die-kunst-seine-privatsph-re-zu-sch-tzen.pdf
ISBN: 9783744844789
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Number of pages: 176
Author: Jens Glutsch
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Download and read online Zen oder die Kunst seine Privatsph re zu sch tzen in PDF and EPUB Privatsphäre? Was ist das? Wozu brauch ich das? Und was bringt mir das überhaupt? Kann ich nicht viel einfacher ohne Privatsphäre leben? In Zeiten in denen wir hin- und hergerissen sind zwischen unserem öffentlichen Leben auf (un)sozialen Medien, der Überwachung durch Geheimdienste und der Manipulation durch Internetkonzerne, helfen uns neue (alte!) Ideen wieder einen Raum für uns zurückzuerobern: Unsere Privatsphäre. Wie wir diese schützen und stärken zeigt dieses Buch. Denn - wir haben alle etwas zu verlieren - unsere Freiheit und unsere Privatsphäre. Tun wir etwas gegen diesen Verlust.


Packaging Sustainability

Filename: packaging-sustainability.pdf
ISBN: 9781119103868
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Number of pages: 368
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Packaging Sustainability in PDF and EPUB How to take the lead with sustainable packaging design solutions With initiatives like the Wal-Mart Scorecard in the U.S. and the E.U.'s Packaging Directive, delivering sustainable packaging is now an integral part of today's global competitive market. Written by experts from a wide variety of fields, here is a comprehensive, single source of actionable information that enables everyone involved in the design and development process to make smart, informed decisions, opening new possibilities for creating truly innovative solutions. Wendy Jedlicka, CPP (Roseville, MN) is President of Jedlicka Design Ltd. and a member of the faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design's groundbreaking Sustainable Design Certificate Program. A Certified Packaging Professional, she serves as Upper Midwest Chapter Chair (o2umw.org), as well as U.S. co-coordinator for the o2 Global Green Design Network (o2.org), and contributes frequently to Packaging Design magazine's "Sustainability Update" feature column.


Curating the Future

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ISBN: 9781317217961
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Number of pages: 322
Author: Jennifer Newell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online Curating the Future in PDF and EPUB "The museum sector has a moral obligation to use its collections and exhibitions and other events to explore some of the inequalities wrought by global warming. The book tackles the broad global issue of climate change through specific collections and in local places. It reflects the Pacific community at its core, but also embraces many other communities who will experience the adverse effects of climate change sooner or later. The book is rich with practical museum experience and detail, as well as critical, analytical and philosophical about where a museum can intervene to speak to this great conundrum of our times"--Provided by publisher.


Sustainable Graphic Design

Filename: sustainable-graphic-design.pdf
ISBN: 0470640278
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Number of pages: 528
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Sustainable Graphic Design in PDF and EPUB The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition