The New Village Green: Living Light, Living Local, Living Large [NOOK Book]

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The village green is the focal point of any community, a gathering place where the best ideas take root and the brightest voices are heard. The New Village Green gathers some of the best ideas and brightest voices of the green community, some famous and familiar, others fresh and unknown. Each tells an absorbing story, and collectively they comprise a powerful chorus that profiles the current state of the environment.

This remarkable book gathers wisdom and insight from a ...

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The New Village Green: Living Light, Living Local, Living Large

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Overview


The village green is the focal point of any community, a gathering place where the best ideas take root and the brightest voices are heard. The New Village Green gathers some of the best ideas and brightest voices of the green community, some famous and familiar, others fresh and unknown. Each tells an absorbing story, and collectively they comprise a powerful chorus that profiles the current state of the environment.

This remarkable book gathers wisdom and insight from a compelling and thought-provoking virtual community. Each contributor brings a unique perspective that mingles reverence for the environment with provocative thoughts for the future. Topics range from spirituality to solar panels and, just like a real village green, are juxtaposed with opinions from “the new village people,” including:

  • Writers Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan
  • Scientists James Lovelock and Donella Meadows
  • Spiritual leaders Gandhi and Buddha

And practical, homespun topics are given equal time:

  • Good reasons to embrace alternative currencies
  • Tips for growing great garlic

Meant to be devoured in one sitting or sipped a little at a time, this book springboards the green movement into the future by acknowledging its roots in the past. Rachel Carson, Paul Ehrlich, and Helen and Scott Nearing are as relevant today as the Slow Food Movement and Peak Oil. This book will touch the heart of anyone who lives with conscience and hope.

Stephen Morris is editor and publisher of Green Living Magazine and co-founder of The Public Press.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550923445
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,176,075
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Stephen Morris is Editor and Publisher of Green Living Magazine, "A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment," and founder of The Public Press, an alternative to the traditional trade publishing model. For over ten years, he was President and Publisher at Chelsea Green, an independent book publisher based in Vermont.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: My Friend the Beast   Stephen Morris     ix
Preface     xiii
Foreword: The New Village Green   Paul Freundlich     xv
Foreword: The New Village People     xix
Foreword: The New Village Library     xix
The Gaia Hypothesis
Above All, Be Kind   Zoe Weil     3
Sine Quammen Non   David Quammen     6
New Corn Moon   Jessica Prentice     11
The Germs of Life   Lynn Margulis   Emily Case     15
How Insects Hunker Down for Winter   Madeline Bodin     18
Off-Map Nuggets   Chellis Glendinning     21
Silent Spring
Next Year in the Garden   Stephen Morris     32
Conservation and the Economics of Solar Water Heating   Bob Ramlow     35
Agriculture: Civilization's "Great Mistake"   Kirkpatrick Sale     37
The Truthdig Interview: Michael Pollan     40
The Home Energy Diet   Paul Scheckel     43
Magical Flocks of Birds   Carrie Chandler     46
The Limits to Growth
The Birth of a Currency$dSalt Spring Island Monetary Fund     56
Eight Things You Need to Know about the Shaky US Economy     59
My Saudi Arabian Breakfast   Chad Heeter     63
How Close to Catastrophe?   Bill McKibben     67
The End of Nature
Stow Food Movement Has Global Outreach     81
Review of Look Homeward, America   Bill Kaufmann     84
Swami Calls for an Up-Wising   Swami Beyondanada     86
Float Like a Butterfly   Julia Butterfly Hill     91
One-Straw Revolution
Clean the Air in your Home with Houseplants   Bill Wolverton     103
Too Good to Throw Away   Josh Wachtel     107
The Rise and Fall of Raw Milk   Ron Schmid     117
Small is Beautiful
What is Community Supported Agriculture   Robyn Van En     129
Communit Supported Energy 101   Greg Pahl     132
Friends Meeting   Dave Smith     135
Memoirs of a Moderator   John McClaughry     138
Think Clean, Think Green   Cara Matthews     141
Neighborhood into an Eco-Hood!$dLinda Buzzell-Saltzman     144
Think Globally, Eat Locally$dBennett & Massa-Gooch     147
Why Bike to Work   Alexander Asper-Nelson      149
Whole Earth Catalog
On Biophilia and Houses   Alex Wilson     157
Your Green Home   Alex Wilson     160
The Earth Roof Factor   Rob Roy     163
The Precautionary Principle   Stephen Morris     166
A Book for the Generations   Davis Hollender   Doyle Hollender     167
Try a Solar Water Heater   Andrew Korfhage     171
The Scoop on Dirt   Tamsyn Jones     174
Why Dry?   Eben Fodor     187
Green Weddings   Tracy Fernandez Rysavy     191
Safe Substitutes: Non-toxic Household Products$dDavis & Turner     196
The Good Life
Sun, Fun, and Diversion   Sam Wilder     213
Jason and the Laundronauts   Jason Wentworth     217
Gardening When it Counts   Steve Solomon     221
Beyond Organic: Investing In Local Food   George Schenk     223
Timber Framing   Rob Roy     227
The Plowboy Interview: Euell Gibbons     229
The Bonds that Tie   Dan Chiras     246
Financial Independence - For Us Common Folk   Jane Dwinell     249
Colophon    Michael Potts     255
How The New Village Green was created     261
People Index     262
About Green Living Journal     265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2007

    MANY THANKS

    It is a unique occasion when one feels they are making a connection with our planet¿s current heroes. For that I say many thanks to Stephen Morris and the Editors of the Green Living Journal. By including writings by or on Rachel Carson, Euell Gibbons, Lynn Margulis, and Dan Chiras, The New Village Green has the beginnings of a new kind of encyclopedia. Drawn from wisdom already in print and requiring only reprint rights, its¿ essays will challenge you, enlighten you, and remind you: we are all in this together. Whatever area of our cosmos you inhabit, caring for it and yourself is our best bet for not making the ¿what became extinct in the 21st century¿ list. Arrived at after viewing pictures of the Earth from space, concepts like James Lovelock¿s Gaia Theory, Masanobu Fukuoka¿s One Straw Revolution, and Bill McKibben¿s book The End of Nature, which explained climate change to a mass audience, have been around awhile. Presenting them along with the new thoughts of Tamsyn Jones on the importance of soil and Eben Fodor¿s ideas on solar food drying shows the wide variety of essayists and brilliant choices by the editors. And while you are also learning about corn moons, magical flocks, Salt Spring Island dollars, and eco-hoods, begin to think of all the places that could use a copy of this book. It¿s one of the cheapest ways out there to get those around us excited about the possibilities it puts forth about regaining the balance we once enjoyed on our planet.

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