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Resilience

Building a Resilient Tomorrow How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

While squarely confronting the scale of the risks the world faces because of climate change, this pragmatic guide focuses on solutions—some gradual and some more revolutionary—currently being deployed around the globe.

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Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption

Real hope comes from looking unflinchingly at our current circumstances and then committing wholeheartedly to creative action. Never has that been more urgently needed than right now, with the climate crisis looming larger every day.

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Desert Rain House: Resilient Building, Sustainable Living in the High Desert

Desert Rain House is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes and to harvest all the water needed from the snow and rain that falls on its roofs. It is also the first residential project in the world to reach for full certification under the Living Building Challenge.

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Prepared Neighborhoods: Creating Resilience One Street at a Time

How to build strength into our lives as citizens? And into our towns? According to author Scott James, the answer lies within our neighborhoods, where sustainability meets preparedness. Prepared Neighborhoods will walk you step by step through creating a more resilient - and enjoyable - neighborhood and community.

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The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

The book covers nearly every strategy Falk and his team have been testing at the Whole Systems Research Farm over the past decade, as well as experiments from other sites Falk has designed through his off-farm consulting business.

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How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos

In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead.

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Green Buildings

Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builders Guide) Paperback

In direct response to the growing demand for sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes, David Johnston and Scott Gibson present the most forward-thinking theories and the best proven methods of new and remodeled green construction.

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Building Green: A Complete How To Guide to Alternative Building Methods

Clarke Snell and Timothy L. Callahan, whose popular Good House Book helped environmentally-minded readers create an earth-friendly home, have returned with a photo-packed, amazingly complete, start-to-finish guide to green housebuilding.

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Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of green homes.

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Building a Sustainable Home: Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health, Wealth, and Soul

Melisssa Rappaport Schifman shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials, and more.

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The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it’s net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design’s new frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral.

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Sustainability

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS: INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, and the TEACHINGS of PLANTS

Robin Wall Kimmerer poetically teaches us to love and respect the land as it loves us. The mind-changing indigenous wisdom and stories remind us of the connection between Earth and its residents.

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