Creating a Sense of Place is an important and eloquent exploration of humanity’s limits to growth and addresses the problems arising from climate change, habitat destruction, population growth and resource depletion. This is not a book of theoretical ideas but an anthology of solutions, of experience, tried and tested, from experts all over the world. The designs and practices included in this book present a vision for the future, already tested out in ecovillages, sustainable communities and projects in many countries. These are practical low carbon solutions which provide significant improvements in the quality of life. By understanding the process of creating integrated ecological designs, we also make explicit the process of creating integrated social and economic systems. We reconnect with the true meaning of ecology that comes from the Greek word oikos, meaning ‘home’ or ‘a place to live’. Humanity’s greatest challenge is to ensure that planet Earth can support human life far into future centuries by not only adapting to climate change but also by mitigating it.
From the Foreword by Mark Richmond Director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development UNESCO Education Sector. Designing Ecological Habitats – Creating a Sense of Place is the third volume in Gaia Education’s Four Keys to Sustainable Community series
Living Well within Planetary Limits – This is the second volume in Gaia Education’s Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series. It is a core text for Ecovillage Design Education, is endorse by UNESCO and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The first volume is Beyond You & Me edited by Kosha Joubert & Robin Alfred.
“The challenge that lies before us today as a global civilization is to find a way of living well within our means. This will require us to reorientate our values away from consumerism and towards life-affirming sustainability; to make do with less and to make much better and more efficient use of what we have; and to create systems that help us live and stay in harmony with our planet.
“This publication provides a wealth of views and perspectives. Containing contributions from some of today’s most eminent theorists and most effective activists, it represents an overview of cutting edge thinking and practice in the evolution of an economy that serves the needs of people and planet. We hope that this reader will both inspire and empower people to learn their way to sustainability.”
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A practical people care anthology for anyone seeking to rebuild existing fragmented villages and communities, establish new group enterprises and ecovillages, and heal the wounds of conflict and social division. Written by an international group of social and ecological pioneers, this is the first volume of Gaia Education’s Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series is a core text for their Ecovillage Design Education and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
Song of the Earth brings together the voices of leading visionaries in science, spirituality, indigenous wisdom, innovative community, and social activism to paint a powerful portrait of new possibilities for the human family. People across the globe yearn for a new civilization of harmony and vibrant cooperation among all peoples – living in balance with the Earth. This vision is not a dreamy fantasy; it is the birthright of humanity.
Song of the Earth helps us to make this vision a reality. An insightful book that carries a message full of hope.
1. Assign prosperity funds to develop, produce, distribute and install free energy technology in all personal vehicles around the world.
2. Dedicate land and crops for any plant-based energy sources that can be used for transportation or industrial production needs.
3. Implement clean, free energy and technologies based on work from the Keshe Foundation.
4. Implement clean energy like Andre Rossi’s E-CAT, that require a one-time charge for heating and cooling, enjoying a lifetime of freedom from monthly utility charges.
5. Build incentives into the energy transformation process to provoke a faster shift to new energy sources.
6. Integrate new clean energy education immediately in all levels of schools and encourage our youth to innovate the “very best” products with high quality elements that are earth friendly – look for passion in energy and encourage these enlightened beings to bring forth the treasure of our Golden Age.
7. Educate the masses immediately following the Event, through television and the
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internet, with instruction programs about how to acquire, install, and transition to free energy technology in the home and use for personal transportation.
8. Integrate new recycling technologies into clean energy production – utilize a closed loop system.
9. Build charging stations along transportation networks, utilizing clean, free energy via generators similar to those in the home but make it accessible and useable by a large number of vehicles at any given time – like service stations only retrofitted with new energy sources that are free.
10. Build cellulosic biofuel facilities and use fast growing plants to provide sustainable harvests of cellulosic biomass. Biofuel will be stored in and distributed from biodomes.
11. Produce energy with wind technology. Create jobs through the building of windmills and other wind technology.
12. Localize new, clean energy infrastructure through cooperatives.
13. Implement high efficiency electric heating and cooling systems created by companies such as Mitsubishi Electric. Once home-based electric generators become a reality, new factories must be opened to produce these units as well as electric motors for retrofitting automobiles and ground transportation.
14. Build Tesla-type power sources to sustain the needs of the household electrical devices and for travel.
15. Release all suppressed clean, free energy technologies and scientific data and promote small business creation of free energy products, services and resources.
1. Declaring “the rights of nature” as equally as important as human rights.
2. The use of all technologies should be sustainable and using free natural resources and removing all damage to the environment and people.
3. The elimination of all GMO crops and seeds and the practice of them.
4. Stop chemtrails
5. Release suppressed existing technologies to clean pollutants in the air land and sea.
6. Creating sustainable systems that respect and honor the planet.
7. Creating educational courses for the people on safeguarding the world.
8. Replacing toxic household chemicals with natural products.
9. Introduction of indoor cultivation, hydroponics, and aeroponics to the people in mass.
10. Replacing fossil fuels with alternative sources of energy.
11. Giving easy access to clean free water to the people. Stop putting fluoride and other chemicals into the public water supply. Use natural alternatives to clean water for drinking such as UV and natural living filter systems.
12. Closing the oil companies that negatively affect the earth and help them transition into green renewable energies. Stop the drilling. Buy out all the investors.
13. Introduction of re-stocking ocean’s programs.
14. Rewarding people who live organically and I harmony with the environment.
15. Introducing a worldwide, environmental educational program to the people, including teaching people how to recycle.
16. Creating and refurbishing homes that leave no carbon footprint or waste.
Educate people on how central and fractional reserve banking has eroded the fabric of community values.
A Summary of Solutions for the Problems in Our World Of, By and For the Inhabitants of the Earth
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A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr. Max Gerson’s claims of a diet that can cure cancer as his first assignment for home-schooling in this documentary from filmmaker Steve Kroschel (Avalanche, Dying to Have Known)