Creative Culture Best practices for an enlightened and sustainable society. Architecture Planning and design from home to village and city scale. Building Materials Sustainable building/construction materials Materials
Housing & StructuresEfficient and responsible design, construction, and maintenance of buildings.
Manufacturing Responsible resource stewardship, manufacturing, and recycling.
Housing & Structures Resources
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
Harmony, a book by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly, focuses on the environment and interconnections between climate change, architecture and agriculture.
Co-originator (1978) of Permaculture design system for sustainable living and land use, ecological builder and farmer, author, teacher and activist.
A Pattern Language
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction is a 1977 book on architecture, urban design, and community livability The book first introduced the concept of people designing buildings for themselves, and guaranteeing the comfort and functionality...
A Swedish denim company that uses 100% organic cotton and offers free repairs for life. Nudie Jeans also resells second hand products, and recycles worn-out products.
Author of "The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change" , former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer. Board of directors member of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for...
A Home Building Revolution - The Harmless Home
A short documentary video featuring the first home in the world built with JustBiofiber blocks. A structure that is carbon negative, fireproof, soundproof, toxin free, earthquake, mold and pest resistant. Located in East Sooke on southern Vancouver...
The Contrary Farmer
By Gene Logsdon, this collection of essays recommends cottage farming, the small-scale, part-time growing that aims to reduce food expenses and increase pleasure in living in a "tone that combines pragmatism, idealism ("Measure the value of products in...
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Mountain Equipment Co-op sells outdoor gear. They use 100% organic cotton in all MEC-branded clothing, repair or replace defective products for a reasonable fee (or often free of charge), and have undertaken a number of environmental and social initiatives.
Building Energy Optimization Tool
BEopt (Building Energy Optimization Tool) is a free software application made by the USA National Renewable Energy Labratory designed to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal whole-house energy savings along the path to zero...
The NeoHouse Institute
A non-profit organization supporting greenbuilding and ecolifestyle.
Inhabitat® is a green design and lifestyle site that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design. The website is devoted to the future of design, innovative technology and architectural that emphasize energy efficiency,...
A 20 acre organic farm and multi-generational cohousing ecovillage in downtown Yarrow, B.C.. Units for sale, senior housing in the planning phase and farmland available for members.