Toolbox for Sustainable City Living A Do-It-Ourselves Guide

ISBN-10: 0896087808
ISBN-13: 9780896087804
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"The Rhizome Collective is a force that gets stuff done. . . . A surprisingly effective model for connecting people with dreams to the resources they need."-Austin Chronicle What does it take to live in a city? Are urban centers merely giant sinkholes sucking in food, water, and energy and shipping out waste? Or can cities be affordable, sustainable places to live? With half the world's population now living in cities and that number rising, they have to be-and we need to start transforming them now! That's where A Do-It-Ourselves Guide for Sustainable City Living comes in. Stacy Pettigrew and Scott Kellogg, two founders of the Rhizome Collective, have been experimenting with transforming cheap, salvaged, and recycled material into the building blocks of sustainable urban communities. In easy to recreate examples, they describe the hows and whys of sustainable urban living. From microlivestock and aquaculture to wastewater recycling and bioremediation of the soil, readers learn how to implement these technologies in their own lives. The instructions are accompanied throughout by illustrations in the uniquely recognizable Beehive Collective style. Stacy Pettigrew and Scott Kellogg are co-founders of the Rhizome Collective, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas (www.rhizomecollective.org). Over the past six years and on a shoestring budget, they have transformed a burnt-out warehouse into a thriving educational center for community organizing and urban sustainability. This book developed out of R.U.S.T., the intensive weekend seminar in urban ecological survival skills they present. The Rhizome Collective has also received a $200,000 EPA grant to transform a ten-acre brownfield into an ecological justice park. Stacy and Scott publish frequently and give workshops on radical sustainability at universities and political gatherings across the country.

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