George Hunt spent more than fifty years as a community planner and landscape architect. This included hands-on work in impoverished and low-income areas which helped him understand the dynamics that hold us back from achieving self-sufficiency. In this book, he outlines a sustainable community project that seeks to solve social problems that most community planners overlook. The pilot project includes numerous ways to make communities self-sufficient, and while it’s geared for those in middle- and lower-income brackets, anyone can use its concepts. He explains how multiple-purpose buildings can be used to house a diversity of people, ways to launch a business within the community by collaborating and sharing with others, how to obtain a vocational work/study program offered on site, and more. The book is also a reference manual on transition community design, creating a purpose, the meaning of happiness, sustainable agricultural practices, how to live without stuff, and how to reduce anxiety and depression.
Release on 1987 | by Western Literature Association (U.S.),Western Literature Association Staff
Author: Western Literature Association (U.S.),Western Literature Association Staff
Pubpsher: TCU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige, and chose to write honestly about the American West, believing that experiences long knowns to be of historical importance are also experiences that need and deserve a literature of importance.
Release on 2020-04-07 | by GABRIELE DÜRBECK,PHILIP HÜPKES
The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age
Author: GABRIELE DÜRBECK,PHILIP HÜPKES
Category: Literary Criticism
This interdisciplinary volume discusses whether the increasing salience of the Anthropocene concept in the humanities and the social sciences constitutes an "Anthropocenic turn." The Anthropocene discourse creates novel conceptual configurations and enables scholars to re-negotiate and re-contextualize long-established paradigms, premises, theories and methodologies. These innovative constellations stimulate fresh research in many areas of thought and practice. The contributors to this volume respond to the proposition of an "Anthropocene turn" from the perspective of diverse research fields, including history of science, philosophy, environmental humanities and political science as well as literary, art and media studies. Altogether, the collection reveals to which extent the Anthropocene concept challenges deep-seated assumptions across disciplines. It invites readers to explore the wealth of scholarly perspectives on the Anthropocene as well as unexpected inter- and transdisciplinary connections.
The book describes mechanisms whereby the Earth naturally thrives towards energy and resources abundance and how unsustainable industrial practices alter this trend. The role of technology in addressing sustainably mankindã€€demand for affluence reversing the environmental damage are illustrated along with the feasibility of the related economics.
Release on 2005-11-15 | by Tony Hope,Vicki Wilson,Markus Hart
Breakthrough to Enlightenment
Author: Tony Hope,Vicki Wilson,Markus Hart
The authors of Fresh Wisdom show no mercy as they expose and obliterate commonly accepted deceptions and delusions.This controversial manuscript, 30 years in the making, is timely advice for those who realize 'things are not as they seem'. Fresh Wisdom provides powerful principles and strategies for making sense of life in a senseless world, enabling you to find your life purpose. This book is not for the faint-hearted.