People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: September 22, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The LOG- Williamstown
Street: 78 Spring Street
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Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Northern Berkshire Transition
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2010
Sustainable City Living
Ecologically Regenerative Technologies Presentation
Scott Kellogg, Author of “Toolbox for Sustainable City Living” will present an overview of his book and upcoming workshop.
Topics that will be covered include:
• Aquaculture: ponds, plants, fish and algae
• Microlivestock and city chickens
• Rainwater Harvesting
• Low-tech bioremediation: cleaning contaminated soils using plants, fungi and bacteria
• Constructed Wetlands/ Greywater
• Autonomous energy: bicycle windmills, passive solar
• Biofuels: veggie oil vehicles, methane digesters
• Struggles for land and gentrification
• Humanure and worm composting
• Floating Islands to clean stormwater
• Asphalt removal and air purification
• And much more!
This presentation is FREE and open to the general public.
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Go to the link here and print out the flyer and post is somewhere, at work, school the bulletin board you check for other local events.
Where: The Log, 78 Spring Street, Williamstown MA
When: Wednesday September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Organized by: Northern Berkshire Transition
Sponsored by: Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College
Preview more details of the subjects Scott will cover in his talk:
About the book:
The Toolbox for Sustainable City Living is a DIY guide for creating locally-based, ecologically sustainable communities in today's cities. Its straightforward text, vibrant illustrations and accessible diagrams explain how urbanites can have local access and control over life's essential resources: food production, water security, waste management, autonomous energy, and bioremediation of toxic soils. Written for people with limited financial means, the book emphasizes building these systems with cheap, salvaged and recycled materials when possible. This book will be an essential tool for transitioning into a sustainable future threatened by the converging trends of global warming and energy depletion.
Scott Kellogg is the co-author of the book “Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A Do-it-Ourselves Guide” (South End Press) and the primary teacher of R.U.S.T. – The Radical Urban Sustainability Training, an intensive weekend workshop in urban ecological survival skills.
Currently, Scott is developing a new organization in Albany, New York named the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center. It is planned to be a demonstration of environmental technologies and sustainable micro industries applicable in today’s urban environment. He is simultaneously developing a low-impact integrated agroforestry operation in Northern New York as well.
Scott has also been active in building a community based bioremediation program in post-Katrina New Orleans.
They also created and host RUST (Radical Urban Sustainability Training), an intensive weekend seminar in urban ecological survival skills. The next RUST Workshop will be held on October 2-3, 2010 in Albany.
For workshop details see: http://radixcenter.org/workshops/
Preview the book:
Scott's book: "Toolbox for Sustainable City Living"
You can buy his book @: http://radicalsustainability.org/rust/toolbox