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One Community

Community organization
One Community’s purpose is to help people create a better world by creating a solution model that creates solution-creating models for The Highest Good of All. One Community is creating open-source blueprints for a sustainable civilization. These plans...

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World

Ecology book
Harmony, a book by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly, focuses on the environment and interconnections between climate change, architecture and agriculture.

Living Future Institute

Housing & structures organization
The Living Future institute is an international organization based in Seattle, USA with a wide range of programs focused on social justice and ecological regeneration — including their Living Building Certification and Living Product Certification.

David Holmgren

Food knowledge holder
Co-originator (1978) of Permaculture design system for sustainable living and land use, ecological builder and farmer, author, teacher and activist.

A Home Building Revolution - The Harmless Home

Housing & structures video
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...

A Pattern Language

Housing & structures book
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...

Nudie Jeans

Housing & structures company
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.

Albert Bates

Food knowledge holder
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...

Place Design principles

Housing & structures website
Some basic principles for designing great homes and neighbourhoods


Continental housing & structures company
EcoNest provides resources and training for building natural homes using timber frame and clay-straw. EcoNests are designed to be long lasting sustainable and ecological homes incorporating timber-frame, straw-clay walls, earth plasters, and natural...

The Contrary Farmer

Food book
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...

Arctic Acres

Housing & structures company
Arctic Acres was founded to foster self-sufficient and sustainable living across Canada. Growing Domes® are state-of-the-art geodesic greenhouses designed for year-round growing - even in Canada. Growing Domes are an innovative progression of both...


Housing & structures company
IndiNature makes bio-based construction products, namely a zero waste natural fiber insulation that captures carbon, and is made from local hemp crops.

Building Energy Optimization Tool

Housing & structures app
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...


Housing & structures website
The aim of WikiHouse is to put the knowledge & tools to build beautiful, zero-carbon buildings into the hands of every citizen, community and business. WikiHouse is a manufactured building system for houses and small buildings. It uses structural...

The NeoHouse Institute

Regional housing & structures company
A non-profit organization supporting greenbuilding and ecolifestyle.

Yarrow Ecovillage

Local housing & structures organization
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.

Cortes Community Housing

Local housing & structures organization
The mandate of the Cortes Community Housing Society (CHS) is to provide and operate affordable housing and incidental facilities for low to modest-income households on Cortes Island, BC. This includes the creation of year-round homes for singles, couples,...

Inhabitant Magazine

Local housing & structures company
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,...

Worlds Advance Saving Project

Local housing & structures website
3D printing is WASP’s heart since a small and fast printer that materialises objects made of bio-plastic, clay, silicone and biocompatible materials, which mills wood and aluminium, makes it easy to start mini-productions. The revenue from the sales...

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