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Action Alert - Vote Solar

Don't Let Congress Pull the Plug on Solar Energy, Jobs and Economic Growth.

Local Renewable Energy creates three times more jobs than fossil fuel or energy imported from other regions.

Keep Our Country strong Like a Rock.
The final 2007 Energy Bill is taking shape right now in Washington, with House and Senate negotiators determining what will stay in the final package. Your help is critically needed to ensure important solar provisions stay in this legislation.

TAKE ACTION - 4 Easy Steps:

1) Call the local offices of your U.S. Senators and Representative today. You can find their phone numbers at:
 http://www.vote-smart.org

find your representative by YOUR ZIP CODE or state
 http://www.house.gov

KEY MESSAGES:
Urge them to support extending the solar energy tax credit
This will help strengthen the economy, generate jobs, and reduce energy costs

2) Also, email your elected representatives
 link to www.democracyinaction.org

3) Tell your friends and colleagues about this important opportunity to support solar and encourage them to contact their members of Congress as well.

4) Print the ASES Action Alert and post in the break area at work or on a community board
 http://www.ases.org/solar_action/2007_energy_bill.pdf

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Take Action Now Resources
 http://www.votesolar.org/itc.html
 http://www.seia.org/takeaction.php
 http://www.solar-nation.org

Learn more about the bill:
 http://www.ases.org/solar_action/factsheet.pdf
 http://seia.org/ITC_Conference_Factsheet.pdf

MORE INFORMATION
Vote Solar:  http://votesolar.org
SEIA:  http://www.seia.org
Solar Nation:  http://www.solar-nation.org
Solar Today:  http://www.solartoday.org
Home Power:  http://www.homepower.com

MORE JOBS and ECONOMIC GROWTH
Per the Wisconsin Energy Bureau, Locally generated renewable energy (solar water heating, solar pool heating, solar building heating, passive solar buildings, solar daylighting, solar electric, wind energy, micro-hydro, earth energy, organic vegetable diesel fuel, solar-hydrogen fuel cells, wind-hydrogen fuel cells, wave-hydrogen fuel cells, tidal power, Geothermal Hydronic heating and cooling, organic farming and gardening), creates THREE TIMES more jobs and economic growth in local economies than using imported fossil fuel or energy from other regions.
 http://www.ases.org/press/2007_jobs_report.htm
 http://www.ases.org/ASES-JobsReport-Final.pdf
 http://www.solartoday.org/2007/sept_oct07/green_jobs_USA.htm
 http://www.ases.org/solar2007
 link to www.environmentmichigan.org

RENEWABLE ENERGY - ENERGY CONSERVATION
Three Times More JOBS - Real Economic Progress
solar energy, wind energy, micro-hydro, ocean energy, tidal energy, river energy, energy conservation, earth energy
 http://worcester.indymedia.org/node/138
 http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/198675/index.php
 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/18/18378731.php
 http://sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/125432.shtml

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING for WOMEN
 http://solarenergy.org  http://www.solarliving.org  http://www.vestas.com
 http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/programs/nc_solar_in_schools.cfm
 http://www.fsec.ucf.edu  http://www.slosustainability.com  http://www.journeytoforever.org
 http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.grisb.org  http://www.cat.org.uk  http://www.permaculture.org.uk
 http://www.strawbalefutures.org.uk  http://www.ecologicalsolutions.com.au
 http://www.greenhomebuilding.com  http://www.cobcottage.com  http://www.networkearth.org
 http://skytube.net.nz  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.daylightingtraining.org  http://solaskylights.com.au  http://bomin-solar.de  http://www.naturallightsolutions.co.nz
 http://www.adobebuilder.com  http://www.hybridadobe.com  http://www.adobebuilding.com
 http://www.eartharchitecture.org  http://www.adobeasw.com  http://www.gadhiasolar.net
 link to www.calearth.org
 http://www.hlf.org.np  http://www.solare-bruecke.org  http://www.barefootcollege.org  http://www.aidg.net  http://www.appropedia.org  http://web.mit.edu/d-lab
 http://thealgebraproject.org  http://thealgebraproject.org  link to azsuzuki.org
 http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25107
 link to www.yesmagazine.com
 http://phillyimc.org/en/2007/02/36740.shtml
Organic Farming Training:  http://www.wwoof.org
book: Super Power Breathing for Super Energy and Longevity; by Paul C. Bragg  http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com  http://www.refineryreform.org  http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com  http://www.refineryreform.org  link to www.cleartheair.org
Free organic gardening-farming Catalog:  http://www.acresusa.com/other/freesample.htm
Free SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY Journal  http://www.homepower.com

LEAGUE of CONSERVATION VOTERS
Please help set up and support
LOCAL community and city Chapters where you live.
Thank you.
USA:  http://www.lcv.org
 http://www.voteenvironment.org
AL:  http://www.alaleavs.org
AK:  http://www.acvoters.org
AZ:  http://www.azlcv.org
CA:  http://www.ecovote.org
CO:  http://www.coloradoconservationvoters.org
CT:  http://www.ctlcv.org
FL:  http://www.floridalcv.org
GA:  http://www.protectgeorgia.org
ID:  http://www.conservationvotersforidaho.org
IL:  http://www.lcvillinois.org
ME:  http://www.mlcv.org
MD:  http://www.mdlcv.org
MA:  http://www.mlev.org
MI:  http://www.michiganlcv.org
MN:  http://www.mnlcv.org
MO:  http://www.movotesconservation.org
MT:  http://www.mtvoters.org
NV:  http://www.nevadaconservationleague.org
NH:  http://www.voteconservation.org
NM:  http://www.cvnm.org
NY:  http://www.nylcv.org
NC:  http://www.conservationcouncilnc.org
OH:  http://www.ohiolcv.org
OR:  http://www.olcv.org
PA:  http://www.palcv.org
SC:  http://www.conservationvotersofsc.org
TN:  http://www.tnconservationvoters.org
TX:  http://www.tlcv.org
VT:  http://www.vacv.org
VA:  http://www.valcv.org
WA:  http://www.wcvoters.org
WI:  http://www.conservationvoters.org
WY:  http://www.wyovoters.org

PERMACULTURE - Going Beyond Sustainability into the Future
 http://www.seedinternational.com.au  http://www.tagari.com  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za  http://www.permacultureinternational.org  http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com  http://www.permacultura-es.org  http://www.permacultureactivist.net  http://www.permaculture.org.au  http://www.permacult.com.au  http://www.permacultura.org  http://permakultur.dk  http://www.permaculture-steve.net  http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au  http://www.permaculture.biz  http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura  http://permaculturevisions.com  http://www.permaculture.net  http://www.openpermaculture.com  http://www.permaculture.org.nz  http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br  http://www.permacultura-montsant.org  http://www.permacultura.org.br  http://www.tierramor.org  http://www.ecohabitar.org  http://www.ecocentro.org  http://permacultura.freeservers.com  http://www.permacultura.cl  http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt  http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm  http://www.vidasana.org  http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura  http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html  http://www.permaculture.org.uk  http://www.permacultura.it  http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br  http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk  http://www.torri-superiore.org  http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura  http://www.seedinternational.com.au  http://www.tagari.com  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za  http://www.permacultureinternational.org  http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com  http://www.permacultura-es.org  http://www.permacultureactivist.net  http://www.permaculture.org.au  http://www.permacult.com.au  http://www.permacultura.org  http://permakultur.dk  http://www.permaculture-steve.net  http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au  http://www.permaculture.biz  http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura  http://permaculturevisions.com  http://www.permaculture.net  http://www.openpermaculture.com  http://www.permaculture.org.nz  http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br  http://www.permacultura-montsant.org  http://www.permacultura.org.br  http://www.tierramor.org  http://www.ecohabitar.org  http://www.ecocentro.org  http://permacultura.freeservers.com  http://www.permacultura.cl  http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt  http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm  http://www.vidasana.org  http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura  http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html  http://www.permaculture.org.uk  http://www.permacultura.it  http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br  http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk  http://www.torri-superiore.org  http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura  link to www.ybytucatu.com.br
book: Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability; by David Holmgren
book: Small Is Beautiful; by E. F. Schumacher
book: Gaviotas, A Village to Reinvent the World; by Alan Weisman  http://dharma-haven.org/five-havens/gaviotas.htm
journal: Permaculture Activist  http://www.permacultureactivist.net
journal: Permaculture Magazine  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk
journal: Permaculture Drylands Journal  http://www.permaculture.net
Permaculture Store:  http://green-shopping.co.uk  http://eco-logicbooks.com  http://acresusa.com
Earth Renewal, Regenerative Designs and Whole Systems Designs:  http://www.regenesisgroup.com  http://www.integrativedesign.net  http://www.sustainabilityed.org  http://ecodesign.org  http://www.regenesisgroup.com  http://www.integrativedesign.net  http://www.sustainabilityed.org  http://ecodesign.org  link to www.revitalizationinstitute.org
journal: Solar Today; article: Progressing Beyond Sustainable to Regenerative DesignBy Bill Reed, AIA; Nov/Dec 2007; issue: vol. 21, no. 6  http://www.solartoday.org
 http://www.solartoday.org/2007/nov_dec07/regenerative_design.htm

SOLAR TAX CREDITS - GRANTS
 http://www.dsireusa.org  http://www.bergey.com

SOLAR LINKS and TOURS of Solar Homes and Buildings:
 http://www.ases.org/tour/2007_tour/california.htm
 http://www.homepower.com/events/index.cfm
 http://www.solarliving.org
 http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/8046.php
 http://utah.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/15788.php
INTERNATIONAL Solar Tours:
 http://www.solarhouseday.com/index01.shtml
 http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25168

ELIMINATING PHANTOM ELECTRICAL LOADS from APPLIANCES
This a cheap way to reduce energy use. For information:
 http://www.redwoodenergy.org/ContentPage.asp?ContentID=374
 http://www.positivenergy.com/reduceneeds.html
 http://www.windchasers.ca/new_page_7.htm
 http://www.greenmountainsolar.com/view.php/page/gotphantoms
 http://www.homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/96/960715.html
 http://www.coolcaledon.org/PDFs/Phantom_Electrical_Loads.pdf
 http://www.neutralexistence.com/Reduce-Phantom-Electrical-Loads.html
 http://www.builditsolar.com/References/Half/ProjectsConservation.htm
 http://www.econet.sk.ca/solutions/energy/cutting.html

SOLAR ENERGY INTELLIGENCE
Why be Stupid?
 http://valparaiso.indymedia.org/news/2006/09/8723.php
 http://thunderbay.indymedia.org/news/2006/09/24833.php
 http://pr.indymedia.org/news/2006/09/18295.php

GERMAN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY:
intelligent design
translate German = english:  http://babelfish.altavista.com
 http://www.bomin-solar.de  http://www.solarinfo.de  http://www.passivhaustagung.de  http://sunda.de  http://www.inn-plan.de  http://www.optigruen.de  http://www.sses.ch  http://www.orange-energy.de  http://www.firstsolar.com  http://www.thyssen-solartec.com  http://www.wind-energie.de  http://www.solarfoerderung.de  http://www.biocar.de  http://www.iwr.de  http://www.evt-scooter.de  http://www.intersolar.de  http://www.sunversy.de  http://www.solarwaterworld.de  http://www.aet.de  http://www.berger-biotechnik.de  http://www.biodieselverband.de  http://www.btec-rosenheim.de  http://www.campa-biodiesel.de  http://www.cleanenergy.de  http://www.dewind.de  http://www.eg-solar.de  http://www.elsbett.com  http://www.energiekontor.de  http://www.fmso.de  http://www.geothermie.de  http://www.rerorust.de  http://www.velomobile.de  http://www.optigruen.de  http://www.zinco.de  http://www.sunoven.de  http://www.mindquest.de/Zonnewater  http://www.energieteam-bvsg.de  http://www.tinox.de  http://www.bomin-solar.de  http://www.solarinfo.de  http://www.passivhaustagung.de  http://sunda.de  http://www.inn-plan.de  http://www.optigruen.de  http://www.sses.ch  http://www.orange-energy.de  http://www.firstsolar.com  http://www.thyssen-solartec.com  http://www.wind-energie.de  http://www.solarfoerderung.de  http://www.biocar.de  http://www.iwr.de  http://www.evt-scooter.de  http://www.intersolar.de  http://www.sunversy.de  http://www.solarwaterworld.de  http://www.aet.de  http://www.berger-biotechnik.de  http://www.biodieselverband.de  http://www.btec-rosenheim.de  http://www.campa-biodiesel.de  http://www.cleanenergy.de  http://www.dewind.de  http://www.eg-solar.de  http://www.elsbett.com  http://www.energiekontor.de  http://www.fmso.de  http://www.geothermie.de  http://www.rerorust.de  http://www.velomobile.de  http://www.optigruen.de  http://www.zinco.de  http://www.sunoven.de  http://www.mindquest.de/Zonnewater  http://www.energieteam-bvsg.de  http://www.tinox.de  link to www.bva-bielefeld.de

BUILD INTO THE FUTURE
Indestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes
(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof, Fire proof and Tidal Wave proof)
Reduces energy use by 40% to 80%
 http://www.monolithic.com  http://www.heliodyne.com  http://www.swisssolartech.com  http://www.ormat.com  http://radiantsolar.com  http://dsegroup.com  http://www.fraccaro.it  http://solargenix.com  http://plantdrive.com  http://sunda.de  http://www.microhydropower.com  http://www.powerlight.com  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.bomin-solar.de  http://www.isolite.com  http://magenn.com  http://teslamotors.com  http://www.solarthermal.com  http://www.sun-dome.com  http://www.sun-tek.com  http://www.skytube.net.nz  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.huvco.com  http://www.tubular-skylight.com  http://www.solarwall.com  http://www.greengridroofs.com  http://www.sunpower.com  http://www.cansolair.com  http://www.insuladd.com  http://www.vestas.com  http://www.sunfrost.com  http://www.staber.com  http://www.canadiansolartechnologies.ca  http://www.sloanled.com  http://www.carmanah.com  http://www.superbrightleds.com  http://www.sunutility.com  http://lorentzpumps.com  http://www.hlf.org.np  http://rainharvesting.co.uk  http://zeolite.com.au  http://grasscrete.com  http://www.ultimateair.com  http://www.tri-steel.com  http://harvesthomes.ca  http://meadowoodindustries.com  http://rammedearthworks.com  http://atlantium.com  http://www.calearth.org  http://www.sun-dome.com  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.sun-tek.com  http://maxisolar.co.uk  http://www.skytube.net.nz  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.solaskylights.com  http://www.huvco.com  http://www.tubular-skylight.com  http://www.solabright.co.uk  http://www.sunpipe.com  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.tru-lite.com  http://www.natural-light-skylights.com
 http://uruguay.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/42480.php

PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING of BUILDINGS
 http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome/technical/fs14.htm
 http://www.ourcoolhouse.com/phase2.htm
 http://www.sunplans.com  http://www.passivhaustagung.de  http://www.passiv.de  http://www.solardwellings.com.au  http://www.omsolar.net  http://www.poweredliving.co.nz  http://www.solarliving.org
 http://www.passivehouse.org.nz  http://www.sunpowerdesign.com.au
Passive House Planning Package 2007 Manual + CD-Rom (7th revised edition)  http://e-colab.org
 http://www.passivhaus.org.uk  http://passiefhuisplatform.be  http://pibp.pl  http://budynek-pasywny.pl  http://www.lamaisonpassive.fr  http://maison.passive.free.fr  http://www.lamaisonpassive.be  http://www.maison-passive.be  http://www.maisonpassive.be  http://www.passiefhuisplatform.be  http://www.batirbio.org  http://www.la-maison-ecologique.com  http://passive-aventure.vivao.be  http://maisonpassive.info  http://solares-bauen.fr  http://www.energieinstitut.at  http://www.hausderzukunft.at
book: Warm House, Cool House: Inspirational Designs for Low-Energy Housing; by Nick Hollo
 http://www.unireps.com.au/isbn/0947277226.htm
 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/environ/housedesign/moreinfo.shtml
 http://www.aseg.net/InTheNews.htm
 link to www.cfd.rmit.edu.au
 http://www.architext.com.au/Cat/environmental.htm
 http://www.facs.gov.au/indigenous/housing_guide2/b8.htm
 http://www.bookworm.com.au/bookworm/dw000013.htm
 http://www.theownerbuilder.com.au/Bookshop.pdf
book: Passive Solar House; by James Kachadorian  http://www.chelseagreen.com/2006/items/passivesolarhouse2  http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/passolhous.html  http://www.urbanharvest.org/permaculture/pclinks.html  http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/ow/bccde3d2434d17fba19afeb4da09e526.html  http://www.homesteadinginfo.com/books/chelseapublishing/passive_solar_house.html  http://store.sundancesolar.com/pasohoussode.html  http://www.chelseagreen.com/2006/items/passivesolarhouse2  http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/passolhous.html  http://www.urbanharvest.org/permaculture/pclinks.html  http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/ow/bccde3d2434d17fba19afeb4da09e526.html  http://www.homesteadinginfo.com/books/chelseapublishing/passive_solar_house.html  http://store.sundancesolar.com/pasohoussode.html  link to www.acresaustralia.com.au
book: Solar House, Passive Heating and Cooling; by Ph.D. Chiras  http://www.nesea.org/publications/NESun/review_chiras.html  http://store.altenergystore.com/Books-Videos/Solar/c457  https://www.oikos.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=160  https://www.naturalhomeandgarden.com/nhgecom/router.aspx?PageId=ProDetail&ItemNumber=1436  http://www.nesea.org/publications/NESun/review_chiras.html  http://store.altenergystore.com/Books-Videos/Solar/c457  https://www.oikos.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=160  https://www.naturalhomeandgarden.com/nhgecom/router.aspx?PageId=ProDetail&ItemNumber=1436  link to www.dynamiclist.com
book: Affordable Passive Solar Homes; by Richard Crowther  http://www.nesea.org/buildings/passive.html  http://www.ases.org/print_catalog/residential_design.htm  http://www.austinenergy.com/Energy%20Efficiency/Programs/Green%20Building/Sourcebook/passiveSolarDesign.htm  http://www.3sc.net/solarm/resources.htm  http://www.nesea.org/buildings/passive.html  http://www.ases.org/print_catalog/residential_design.htm  http://www.austinenergy.com/Energy%20Efficiency/Programs/Green%20Building/Sourcebook/passiveSolarDesign.htm  http://www.3sc.net/solarm/resources.htm  link to www.permacult.com.au
book: Sustainable Community; by Graham Meltzer  http://green-shopping.co.uk
book: Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook; by Michael J. Crosbie  http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471183083.html  http://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageId=492  http://www.cecer.army.mil/Sustdesign/SDRFavBooksPV.cfm  http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/solardesign.html  http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471183083.html  http://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageId=492  http://www.cecer.army.mil/Sustdesign/SDRFavBooksPV.cfm  http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/solardesign.html  link to www.greensage.com
book: The Passive Solar Energy Book: A Complete Guide to Passive Solar Home, Greenhouse, and Building Design; by Edward Mazria
book: Solar Projects for Under 500 Dollars; by Mary Twitchell
book: Passive Solar Construction Handbook; by Levy Emanuel
book: European Passive Solar Handbook; by Owen Lewis
book: Survey of European Passive Solar Buildings; by Commissariat a L'ene
book: Profiting from Sunshine - Passive Solar Building in the Mountains
book: Passive Solar Design Strategies; National Renewable Energy Lab  http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
book: Passive Solar Retrofit; by Darryl Strickler
book: Village Homes, Solar House Designs; by J. Corbett
book: California Passive Solar Handbook; California Energy Commission
book: Passive Solar Design Handbook (volumes I, II, III); by D. Balcomb
book: National Design Handbook Prototype on Passive Solar Heating and Natural Cooling of Buildings; United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
book: Erstes Mehrfamilien-Passivhaus im Altbau; author: A. Willensdorfer  http://www.hausderzukunft.at
book: Passivhaus Schulungunterlagen; author: P. Holzer
book: 1000 Passivhäuser in Österreich; author: G. Lang
book: Praxis- und Passivhaustaugliche Sanierungssysteme für Dach und Wandbauteile unter Verwendung von Hochleistungswärmedämmsystemen; author: A. Ferle
book: Wohnbausanierung mit Passivhaustechnologie; author: A. Prehal

HIGH PERFORMANCE PASSIVE HOUSES
 http://www.viking-house.net

PASSIVE SOLAR WATER WALLS AND WATER BAGS
Thermal Mass - Very Cost Effective
journal: Solar Today; article: Return of the Water Wall; by David Bainbridge; issue: vol. 21, no. 4; July/August 2007  http://www.solartoday.org  http://www.solar-components.com
 http://www.solartoday.org/2007/july_aug07/water_wall.htm
journal: Mother Earth News; article: Build a Water Wall Solar Home; by David Bainbridge; issue: Nov/Dec 1984  http://www.slosustainability.com
Water Wall Design Manual  http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/AWaterWallIntro.pdf
Polymax Water Wall Bag  http://www.growerssupply.com  http://www.solar-components.com  http://www.slosustainability.com

AIR RADIANT PASSIVE HEATING/COOLING SYSTEMS
very Energy Efficient Passive Solar - very cost effective
 http://www.radiantfloorsnw.com  http://www.airfloor.com

HOME FRESH AIR EXCHANGER and HUMIDITY CONTROL
 http://www.ultimateair.com

SAND MASS SOLAR HEAT STORAGE
-very cost effective for Cloudy Winter days
Some European manufactures use the floor for thermal mass heat storage. This can keep the building warm for three to seven days if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days in a row or if there is little daylight during the winter.
One method is to put a layer of insulation on the ground, using the same insulation that is used for the Monolithic Dome, see  http://www.monolithicdome.com. Then, a three foot (one meter) layer of sand is placed over the insulation. In the sand is placed the hydronic radiant floor heating system or hot water pipes. The sand is cover with aluminum foil. Then the flooring system is placed on top of the sand.
A deeper base of sand may be used to obtain more thermal mass for areas of extreme cold. The hot water heats up the thermal mass of sand allowing the retained heat to keep the building warm if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days.
An additional option for multi story buildings is to place one foot (1/3 meter) of sand between upper level floors and to place additional hydronic heating pipes in the sand. A floor systems is placed on top of the sand. The building has to be built extra strong to withstand the additional weight of the sand sub-flooring. Some manufactures use the steel framing method for homes and buildings to obtain the strength needed for the additional weight of the sand. See  http://www.tri-steel.com for steel homes and buildings.
journal: Solar Today; article: Warm Radiant Comfort in the Sand; by Bob Ramlow; Nov/Dec 2007; issue: vol. 21, no. 6; Nov/Dec 2007, page 42  http://www.solartoday.org
 http://www.solartoday.org/2007/nov_dec07/radiant_comfort.htm
 http://www.arthaonline.com  http://www.epsea.org/mass.html

NATURAL DAY LIGHTING
Saves Money and Energy; increases health, productivity and positive attitudes
 http://www.daylightingtraining.org
 http://www.greeningschools.org/resources/view_cat_admin.cfm?id=7
 http://www.skytube.net.nz  http://www.solaskylights.com  http://www.slosustainability.com  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.solatube.com  http://www.naturallightsolutions.co.nz  http://www.bomin-solar.de  http://www.sun-tek.com  http://maxisolar.co.uk  http://www.sun-dome.com  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.huvco.com  http://www.tubular-skylight.com  http://www.solabright.co.uk  http://www.sunpipe.com  http://www.tru-lite.com  http://www.natural-light-skylights.com  http://www.skytube.net.nz  http://www.solaskylights.com  http://www.slosustainability.com  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.solatube.com  http://www.naturallightsolutions.co.nz  http://www.bomin-solar.de  http://www.sun-tek.com  http://maxisolar.co.uk  http://www.sun-dome.com  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.huvco.com  http://www.tubular-skylight.com  http://www.solabright.co.uk  http://www.sunpipe.com  http://www.tru-lite.com  http://www.natural-light-skylights.com  link to www.sunportdaylighting.com
 http://pride.uoregon.edu/point.php?id=2
 http://www.advancedbuildings.org/main_t_lighting_daylighting_controls.htm
 link to www.edfacilities.org
 http://www.pfisterenergy.com/daylighting.html
 http://www.southwall.com/southwall/Home/Commercial/Solutions/Daylighting.html
book: The Light Revolution, Health, Architecture, and the Sun; by Richard Hobday
book: Daylighting Performance and Design; by Gregg Ander

CONVERTING USED COOKING OIL into DIESEL FUEL
 http://plantdrive.com/Used_Cooking_Oil_Fuel_4_18_07.pdf
 http://plantdrive.com
 http://www.hawaii.indymedia.org/news/2006/06/5943.php
 http://www.goldenfuelsystems.com  http://www.mrfunnel.com

ORGANIC VEGETABLE DIESEL FUEL
 http://www.plantdrive.com  http://www.ca40g.com
 http://biodieselwarehouse.com
 http://www.joshuatickell.com/books_films.htm
BILLION DOLLAR crop-  http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/hemp.html
book: How to Make Biodiesel; by Dan Carter  http://www.lowimpact.org/manuals.htm
book: Biodiesel Power; by Lyle Estill  http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3898
oil seed press machine -  http://www.oilpress.com  http://www.biofuels-sa.com  http://www.ufop.de
 http://www.grownfuel.com  http://www.petrotec.de  http://www.rerorust.de

POLLUTION and RACISM, INJUSTICE
book: Confronting Environmental Racism; by Robert Bullard
book: Environmental Injustices; by David Camacho
book: Environmentalism and Economic Justice; by Laura Pulido
book: Pollution and the Death of Man; by Francis Schaeffer
book: From the Ground Up, Environmental Racism; by Luke Cole
book: Struggle for Ecological Democracy; by Daniel Faber
book: No Safe Place, Toxic Waste and Community Action; by Phil Brown
book: Taking on Power and Poison in America; by Mark Schapiro

REFINERY REFORM, POLLUTION and DEATH
Does Big Oil have a body bag with your name on it?
 http://www.refineryreform.org  http://www.refineryreform.org  link to www.cleartheair.org

STOP CLIMATE CHAOS and the DESTRUCTION of the POOR
 link to www.itdg.org

BIG OIL BRIBES CONGRESS
 http://www.campaignfinance.org/states

STOP ELECTION FRAUD
 http://www.blackboxvoting.org

FOOD SECURITY links
 http://www.foodsecurity.org/links.html

INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE COLLAPSE - correcting the problems
 http://www.energybulletin.net/22584.html
 http://www.acus.org/docs/051007-Hirsch_World_Oil_Production.pdf

FARMING INDUSTRY DESTROYED by GLOBAL WARMING
 link to chicago.indymedia.org
 link to scotland.indymedia.org

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
 http://www.zeri.org  http://www.effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk  http://www.oceanarks.org  http://www.bokashi.co.nz  http://www.elementgreen.com
 http://www.zerowastekovalam.org  http://zerowaste.co.nz  http://www.zerowaste.com  http://www.crns.org.uk
 http://www.powerefficiencycorp.com  http://www.1windowquilts.com  http://www.waterless.co.nz  http://waterrecycling.com  http://ecoflo.ie
book: Create an Oasis With Greywater; by A. Ludwig  http://www.oasisdesign.net  http://www.ecological-engineering.com  http://atlantium.com
book: Safe Rainwater Collection; by Charmaine Taylor  http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com  http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com
Greywater Heat Exchangers:  http://www.gfxtechnology.com
book: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof  http://www.wormwoman.com  http://www.vermico.com  http://elementgreen.com
book: Recycle With Earthworms; by Shelley Grossman  http://www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm

ADVANCED RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES:
 link to rogueimc.org
 link to santiago.indymedia.org

WATER BATTERY
economical energy storage for developing countries and for remote sites:
Use a Ram Pump to pump water to an elevated storage tank. Then use the gravity of the water in the storage tank to generate electricity by utilizing a Micro-Hydro generator.
 http://www.gpe-waterpumps.com  http://www.microhydropower.com  http://www.watermotor.net  http://www.windmills.biz  http://www.lorentzpumps.com  http://www.greenandcarter.com  http://www.hi-ram.co.uk  http://www.waterwheelfactory.com
book: Complete Hyraulic Ram Manual; author: Tom Moates  http://www.countrysidemag.com  http://www.countrysidemag.com  link to www.lehmans.com

WINTER FARMING AND GARDENING TECHNOLOGY
 http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouse.shtml  http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouseII.shtml  http://biointensiveforrussia.igc.org  http://www.fourseasonfarm.com  http://www.growerssupply.com  http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouse.shtml  http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouseII.shtml  http://biointensiveforrussia.igc.org  http://www.fourseasonfarm.com  http://www.growerssupply.com  link to www.growbiointensive.org
Passive Solar Greenhouse Workshop: design, construction and year round production:
contact:  sandcmoore@juno.com telephone: 717.225.2489 (USA) Steve and Carol Moore
book: Four Season Harvest; by Eliot Coleman  http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/main/books/books.html
book: Solar Gardening; by Leande Vogel Poisson  http://green-shopping.co.uk
book: Winter Harvest Manual; by Eliot Coleman  http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/main/books/books.html
book: Lasagna Gardening; by Patricia Lanza
bring sun light indoors to grow food:  http://www.sunpipe.com
energy efficient LED grow lights:  http://www.led-grow-master.com
Water Walls-Thermal Mass  http://www.slosustainability.com
Water Wall Design Manual  http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/AWaterWallIntro.pdf
Polymax Water Wall Bag  http://www.growerssupply.com  http://www.solar-components.com

HEATING GREEN HOUSES with SOLAR HOT WATER and radiant heating systems
(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS)
 http://www.radiantsolar.com  http://www.solargenix.com  http://www.radiantec.com  http://www.radiantcompany.com  http://www.wirsbo.ca  http://www.heliodyne.com  http://www.twapanels.ca  http://www.thermotechs.com  http://www.thermomax.com  http://www.orange-energy.de
Free Installation Manual:  http://www.radiantec.com/installation.htm
Solar Water Wall for Passive Solar Heating  http://www.solar-components.com  http://www.growerssupply.com
Water Wall Design Manual  http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/AWaterWallIntro.pdf
Polymax Water Wall Bag  http://www.growerssupply.com
book: Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses; by John Bartok  http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Biodynamic Greenhouse Management; by Heinz Grotzke
book: Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners; by John Bartok  http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Complete Greenhouse Book, Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold-Frames to Solar Structures; by Peter Clegg
book: Complete book of the Greenhouse; by Ian Walls  http://green-shopping.co.uk
book: Greener Greenhouses;  http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Greenhouse Gardener's Companion; by Shane Smith
book: Building Your Own Greenhouse; by Mark Freeman
book: Gardening Under Cover: A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames; by William Head
book: Building and Using Cold Frames
book: Polytunnel Companion; by Jayne Neville
book: Gardening Under Plastic: How to Use Fleece, Films, Cloches and Polytunnels; by Bernard Salt
book: Starting Early Flowering and Vegetable Plants Under Glass; by Charles Nissley
bring sun light indoors to grow food:  http://www.sunpipe.com  http://www.led-grow-master.com
Water Walls-Thermal Mass  http://www.slosustainability.com
Vertical indoor Garding:  http://207.155.2.70  http://www.vertigro.com  http://www.omegagarden.com
 http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=170320

SOLAR POWERED GREENHOUSES and passive solar heated greenhouses
 http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=170320
 http://www.growingspaces.co.uk
 http://www.scrupe.com/Collecting%20Details/collecting_details.htm
 http://www.solar.demokritos.gr/desabst/1981.htm
Solar Water Wall for Passive Solar Heating  http://www.solar-components.com
Water Wall Design Manual  http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/AWaterWallIntro.pdf
Polymax Water Wall Bag  http://www.growerssupply.com

Bringing Sun Light Indoors for Gardening inside your home
(recycling indoor air with plants, save energy, grow food indoors)
 http://www.sun-dome.com  http://www.sun-tek.com  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.skytube.net.nz  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.huvco.com
book: Daylight Design of Buildings; by Nick Baker  http://www.cat.org.uk
book: How To Grow Fresh Air; by B. C. Wolverton  http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com

PERMACULTURE - Going Beyond Sustainability into the Future
 http://www.seedinternational.com.au  http://www.tagari.com  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za  http://www.permacultureinternational.org  http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com  http://www.permacultura-es.org  http://www.permacultureactivist.net  http://www.permaculture.org.au  http://www.permacult.com.au  http://www.permacultura.org  http://permakultur.dk  http://www.permaculture-steve.net  http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au  http://www.permaculture.biz  http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura  http://permaculturevisions.com  http://www.permaculture.net  http://www.openpermaculture.com  http://www.permaculture.org.nz  http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br  http://www.permacultura-montsant.org  http://www.permacultura.org.br  http://www.tierramor.org  http://www.ecohabitar.org  http://www.ecocentro.org  http://permacultura.freeservers.com  http://www.permacultura.cl  http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt  http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm  http://www.vidasana.org  http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura  http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html  http://www.permaculture.org.uk  http://www.permacultura.it  http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br  http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk  http://www.torri-superiore.org  http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura  http://www.seedinternational.com.au  http://www.tagari.com  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za  http://www.permacultureinternational.org  http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com  http://www.permacultura-es.org  http://www.permacultureactivist.net  http://www.permaculture.org.au  http://www.permacult.com.au  http://www.permacultura.org  http://permakultur.dk  http://www.permaculture-steve.net  http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au  http://www.permaculture.biz  http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura  http://permaculturevisions.com  http://www.permaculture.net  http://www.openpermaculture.com  http://www.permaculture.org.nz  http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br  http://www.permacultura-montsant.org  http://www.permacultura.org.br  http://www.tierramor.org  http://www.ecohabitar.org  http://www.ecocentro.org  http://permacultura.freeservers.com  http://www.permacultura.cl  http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt  http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm  http://www.vidasana.org  http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura  http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html  http://www.permaculture.org.uk  http://www.permacultura.it  http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br  http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk  http://www.torri-superiore.org  http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura  link to www.ybytucatu.com.br
book: Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability; by David Holmgren
book: Small Is Beautiful; by E. F. Schumacher
book: Gaviotas, A Village to Reinvent the World; by Alan Weisman  http://dharma-haven.org/five-havens/gaviotas.htm
journal: Permaculture Activist  http://www.permacultureactivist.net
journal: Permaculture Magazine  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk
journal: Permaculture Drylands Journal  http://www.permaculture.net
Permaculture Store:  http://green-shopping.co.uk  http://eco-logicbooks.com  http://acresusa.com
Earth Renewal, Regenerative Designs and Whole Systems Designs:  http://www.regenesisgroup.com  http://www.integrativedesign.net  http://www.sustainabilityed.org  http://ecodesign.org  http://www.regenesisgroup.com  http://www.integrativedesign.net  http://www.sustainabilityed.org  http://ecodesign.org  link to www.revitalizationinstitute.org
journal: Solar Today; article: Progressing Beyond Sustainable to Regenerative DesignBy Bill Reed, AIA; Nov/Dec 2007; issue: vol. 21, no. 6  http://www.solartoday.org
 http://www.solartoday.org/2007/nov_dec07/regenerative_design.htm

VOLUNTEER to WORK on ORGANIC FARMS all over the World
 http://www.wwoof.org  http://www.wwoof.it  http://www.wwoof.dk  http://www.wwoof.de  http://www.wwoof.com.au  http://www.wwoof.ca

RAINWATER HARVESTING
 http://www.greengridroofs.com  http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk  http://www.greengridroofs.com  http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk  link to plants-for-people.org
Rainwater Filtering:  http://rainfilters.com  http://www.hydroscreen.com  http://www.oasisdesign.net
Rainwater Purification:  http://www.chlorfreeglobal.com  http://www.ecological-engineering.com  http://atlantium.com  http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com  http://www.chlorfreeglobal.com  http://www.ecological-engineering.com  http://atlantium.com  http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com  link to www.hlf.org.np
 http://www.rainwaterclub.org  http://www.eng.warwick.ac.uk/DTU/rwh/index.html  http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org  http://www.aboutrainwaterharvesting.com  http://www.rainman.ie  http://www.sustainable.com.au/rainwater.html  http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk  http://www.forgottenrain.com  http://www.lifewater.ca/rain.htm  http://www.rainwaterharvesting.net  http://www.raincentre.org  http://www.ne-design.net  http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/PI/rainbarrels.htm  http://www.rainharvesting.ie  http://www.freerain.co.uk  http://www.cseindia.org  http://www.rainwaterclub.org  http://www.eng.warwick.ac.uk/DTU/rwh/index.html  http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org  http://www.aboutrainwaterharvesting.com  http://www.rainman.ie  http://www.sustainable.com.au/rainwater.html  http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk  http://www.forgottenrain.com  http://www.lifewater.ca/rain.htm  http://www.rainwaterharvesting.net  http://www.raincentre.org  http://www.ne-design.net  http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/PI/rainbarrels.htm  http://www.rainharvesting.ie  http://www.freerain.co.uk  http://www.cseindia.org  link to www.ideorg.org
Online Book: Texas Guide to Rainwater Harvesting; by Wendy Price Todd
 link to www.twdb.state.tx.us
 http://www.geckodance.com/Family_Focus/Rainwater_Collection.html
 http://www.ircsa.org/7th.html
 http://home.btconnect.com/engindia/rainwaterharvesting.htm
 http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/resources/rainwater-harvesting-with-cisterns-resources
 http://www.newint.org/issue354/harvesting.htm
 http://www.selfhelpintl.ie/selfhelp/Files/20509%20Self%20Help%20Water%20Book.pdf
 http://www.p2pays.org/ref/18/17754.htm
 http://www.oneworld.ca/guides/water/harvesting
 http://www.solar783.com/rainharv.pdf
book: Rain Gardens; by Nigel Dunnett
book: Create an Oasis With Greywater; by A. Ludwig  http://www.oasisdesign.net
book: Safe Rainwater Collection; by Charmaine Taylor  http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com
book: Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls; by Nigel Dunnett
book: Green Roof Plants; by Edmund C. Snodgrass
book: Roof Gardens; by Theodore H. Osmundson

RECYCLING STORM WATER
(heat island mitigation, cleaning and filtering storm water)
Porous concrete vehicle parking areas and green parking lots
 http://www.grasscrete.com  http://www.ecocreto.com  http://www.nidaplast.nl  http://www.hexapath.com  http://www.perfo-uk.com  http://www.hoofmark.co.uk  http://www.netlon.co.uk/_turfsystems  http://www.heitonuk.com/ground1.htm  http://www.invisiblestructures.com.au  http://www.grasspave.com/GP2/grasspave.htm  http://www.ritter-technik.co.uk/grass.html  http://www.geoproducts.org  http://www.grasscrete.com  http://www.ecocreto.com  http://www.nidaplast.nl  http://www.hexapath.com  http://www.perfo-uk.com  http://www.hoofmark.co.uk  http://www.netlon.co.uk/_turfsystems  http://www.heitonuk.com/ground1.htm  http://www.invisiblestructures.com.au  http://www.grasspave.com/GP2/grasspave.htm  http://www.ritter-technik.co.uk/grass.html  http://www.geoproducts.org  link to www.geosyn.co.uk
 http://www.monolithic.com/construction/culverts/index.html

GRAY WATER RECYCLING
 http://www.oasisdesign.net  http://www.ecoplay.nl  http://www.ecological-engineering.com  http://www.oceanarks.org  http://www.waterrecycling.com  http://www.waterrecycle.com.au  http://www.korte-organica.hu  http://www.livingmachines.com  http://www.cepp.cc  http://www.seacology.org  http://www.seaweb.org
book: Builder's Greywater Guide; author: Art Ludwig  http://www.oasisdesign.net
book: Sewage Solutions; author: Nick Grant  http://www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/book.tmpl?sku=ss
Greywater Heat Exchangers:  http://www.gfxtechnology.com

RECYCLING HEAT FROM WASTE WATER for heating and cooling buildings
 http://www.demarcoenergy.com  http://www.focus-solar.com

NO FLUSH COMPOSTING TOILET SYSTEMS
 http://www.compostingtoilet.com  http://www.waterless.co.nz  http://www.composttoilet.nl  http://www.ecosan.nl  http://www.sun-mar.com  http://www.riles.org  http://www.solartoilet.com  http://www.envirolet-europe.com  http://www.berger-biotechnik.de  http://www.aquatron.se
book: Composting Toilet System Book; author: David Del Porto  http://www.oasisdesign.net
book: Humanure Handbook; author: Joseph Jenkins  http://www.jenkinspublishing.com/humanure.html
book: Wastewater Recycling Manual  http://csestore.cse.org.in
book: The Toilet Papers: Designs to Recycle Human Waste; author: Sim Van Der Ryn  http://www.alibris.com
article: The Worm Composting Toilet  http://www.wormdigest.org
Compost-Zing for compost toilets  http://www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm
training for: building composting toilet systems  http://www.cepp.cc

PERMACULTURE - Going Beyond Sustainability into the Future
 http://www.seedinternational.com.au  http://www.tagari.com  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za  http://www.permacultureinternational.org  http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com  http://www.permacultura-es.org  http://www.permacultureactivist.net  http://www.permaculture.org.au  http://www.permacult.com.au  http://www.permacultura.org  http://permakultur.dk  http://www.permaculture-steve.net  http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au  http://www.permaculture.biz  http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura  http://permaculturevisions.com  http://www.permaculture.net  http://www.openpermaculture.com  http://www.permaculture.org.nz  http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br  http://www.permacultura-montsant.org  http://www.permacultura.org.br  http://www.tierramor.org  http://www.ecohabitar.org  http://www.ecocentro.org  http://permacultura.freeservers.com  http://www.permacultura.cl  http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt  http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm  http://www.vidasana.org  http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura  http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html  http://www.permaculture.org.uk  http://www.permacultura.it  http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br  http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk  http://www.torri-superiore.org  http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura  http://www.seedinternational.com.au  http://www.tagari.com  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk  http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za  http://www.permacultureinternational.org  http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com  http://www.permacultura-es.org  http://www.permacultureactivist.net  http://www.permaculture.org.au  http://www.permacult.com.au  http://www.permacultura.org  http://permakultur.dk  http://www.permaculture-steve.net  http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au  http://www.permaculture.biz  http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura  http://permaculturevisions.com  http://www.permaculture.net  http://www.openpermaculture.com  http://www.permaculture.org.nz  http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br  http://www.permacultura-montsant.org  http://www.permacultura.org.br  http://www.tierramor.org  http://www.ecohabitar.org  http://www.ecocentro.org  http://permacultura.freeservers.com  http://www.permacultura.cl  http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt  http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm  http://www.vidasana.org  http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura  http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html  http://www.permaculture.org.uk  http://www.permacultura.it  http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br  http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk  http://www.torri-superiore.org  http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura  link to www.ybytucatu.com.br
book: Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability; by David Holmgren
book: Small Is Beautiful; by E. F. Schumacher
book: Gaviotas, A Village to Reinvent the World; by Alan Weisman  http://dharma-haven.org/five-havens/gaviotas.htm
journal: Permaculture Activist  http://www.permacultureactivist.net
journal: Permaculture Magazine  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk
journal: Permaculture Drylands Journal  http://www.permaculture.net
Permaculture Store:  http://green-shopping.co.uk  http://eco-logicbooks.com  http://acresusa.com
Earth Renewal, Regenerative Designs and Whole Systems Designs:  http://www.regenesisgroup.com  http://www.integrativedesign.net  http://www.sustainabilityed.org  http://ecodesign.org  http://www.regenesisgroup.com  http://www.integrativedesign.net  http://www.sustainabilityed.org  http://ecodesign.org  link to www.revitalizationinstitute.org
journal: Solar Today; article: Progressing Beyond Sustainable to Regenerative DesignBy Bill Reed, AIA; Nov/Dec 2007; issue: vol. 21, no. 6  http://www.solartoday.org
 http://www.solartoday.org/2007/nov_dec07/regenerative_design.htm

CARBON SOILS
Adding CHARCOAL to soil ~  http://www.eprida.com ~ greatly increases crop production for very many years.
References: Solar Today journal, Nov/Dec 2006, article: Chair's Corner: Positive Charcoal equals Negative Carbon; by Roanl Larson  http://www.solartoday.org
Permaculture Magazine, #50, Winter 2006; article: The Magical Soils Of El Derado; by Terra Preta  http://www.permaculture-magazine.co.uk
 http://www.newfarm.org/columns/research_paul/2006/0106/charcoal.shtml
 http://terrapreta.bioenergylists.org
 http://iaiconference.org
 http://www.carbonnegative.info
 http://www.css.cornell.edu/faculty/lehmann/terra_preta/TerraPretahome.htm
 http://www.css.cornell.edu/faculty/lehmann/publications.htm
 http://deltafarmpress.com/news/051114-terra-preta
 link to www.dynamotive.com
CHARCOAL SOIL: Adaptation Strategies for Global Change:
 link to www.css.cornell.edu
 link to www.css.cornell.edu
book: Carbon Cycle; by Leonard Ridzon  http://www.acresusa.com
book: Lost Crops of the Incas  http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=140668

COMPOST TEA: INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTION
Compost Tea fights plant diseases, insects and increases plant growth.
 link to www.vermico.com
 http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/compost-tea-notes.html#soilfoodweb
book: Compost Tea Brewing Manual, 5th edition; by Elaine Ingham  http://www.earthfort.com/shopexd.asp?id=18  http://www.earthfort.com/shopexd.asp?id=18  link to www.vermico.com
book: An Introduction to the Soil Foodweb; by Elaine Ingham  http://www.soilfoodweb.com  http://www.earthfort.com/shopexd.asp?id=22
seminars:  http://www.soilfoodweb.com

WORM TEA: FIGHTS PLANT DISEASES - ORGANIC FERTILIZERS
 http://www.ourvitalearth.com/worm-tea.htm  http://www.ourvitalearth.com/worm-tea.htm  link to bristen.com

WORM COMPOSTING: RECYCLING - SOIL IMPROVEMENT - INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTION
Worm Composting rapidly converts organic waste into safe and very beneficial garden products.
 http://www.vermico.com  http://www.elementgreen.com  http://www.wormdigest.org  http://www.wormbooks.com  http://www.eco-ireland.com  http://www.wormwoman.com  http://www.earthworms.co.nz  http://vermitechnology.com  http://www.wonderwormsuk.com/recycling
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/topics.html?ssi=3&ti=6
 http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/Redwormsedit.htm
 http://www.homestead.org/Gardening/RaisingEarthworms.htm
book: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof  http://www.wormwoman.com  http://www.vermico.com
book: Recycle With Earthworms; by Shelley Grossman  http://www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm
book: Let An Earthworm Be Your Garbage Man  http://www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm
book: Composting With Worms; by G. Pilkington  http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: A Worm's Eye View of Recycling Rubbish  http://www.organicnz.org/page/organic-nz-book-club-children
book: The Farmer's Earthworm Handbook; by David Ernst  http://acresusa.com
article: The Worm Composting Toilet  http://www.wormdigest.org
book: The Worm Café: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes- A Manual for Schools resources for the Classroom  http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html
schools and univerities composting their organic waste  http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html
newsletters:  http://www.vermico.com/newsletter1.htm
training and seminars:  http://www.vermico.com/seminar.htm
Kitchen Worm Composter  http://www.elementgreen.com

E.M. COMPOSTING: RECYCLING - CLEANING POLLUTED SOILS - INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTION
Effective Microorganisms Composting converts animal waste into safe garden products and eliminates odors.
 http://www.effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk  http://bokashicenter.com  http://www.emshop.co.nz  http://www.emrousa.com/about.html  http://www.bokashi.co.nz  http://www.eminfo.info  http://www.agriton.nl/apnanman.html  http://www.emro.co.jp  http://www.emtrading.com  http://www.emnz.com  http://www.emrochina.com  http://www.multikraft.at  http://www.school-el.net  http://www.unet.or.jp  http://www.go-emco.co.jp  http://www.embiotech.org  http://www.chujosl.com  http://www.emgreen.pl  http://www.emhellas.com  http://www.emiko.de  http://www.effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk  http://bokashicenter.com  http://www.emshop.co.nz  http://www.emrousa.com/about.html  http://www.bokashi.co.nz  http://www.eminfo.info  http://www.agriton.nl/apnanman.html  http://www.emro.co.jp  http://www.emtrading.com  http://www.emnz.com  http://www.emrochina.com  http://www.multikraft.at  http://www.school-el.net  http://www.unet.or.jp  http://www.go-emco.co.jp  http://www.embiotech.org  http://www.chujosl.com  http://www.emgreen.pl  http://www.emhellas.com  http://www.emiko.de  link to www.lindros.co.za
 http://www.newfarm.org/depts/gleanings/0803/rutter.shtml
 http://www.hinduonnet.com/2005/01/01/stories/2005010117170300.htm
book: Beneficial and Effective Microorganisms for a Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; by Teruo Higa
book: An Earth Saving Revolution; by Teruo Higa  http://www.emshop.co.nz/em-products-books_videos.html
book: Eco Pure The Front Line of EM Kitchen Garbage Recycle; by EM Joho-shitsu
book: EM Teacher's Manual Transforming Waste  http://bokashicenter.com
Compost-Zing for Kitchen Waste Recycling  http://www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm
Bokashi Compost-Zing Systems  http://www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm
EM Kitchen and Garden Composters  http://www.emtrading.com/store1/emkc100104_700_26_15_3_261.html

OTHER COMPOSTING METHODS
book: Let it Rot; by Stu Campbell
 http://www.countrysidemag.com
book: Secret Life of Compost; by Malcom Beck
 link to www.acresusa.com
book: Fletcher Sims' Compost; by Charles Walters
 link to www.acresusa.com
book: Mulch It; by Stu Campbell
 http://www.countrysidemag.com
book: Field Guide to On-Farm Composting; by Mark Dougherty
 link to www.acresusa.com

CHILDREN
book: Nurtured by Love, The Classical Approach to Talent Education; by Shinichi Suzuki  http://azsuzuki.org/readlist.htm
Co-Operative Games  http://www.familypastimes.com
The Algebra Project
 http://thealgebraproject.org  http://www.chessintheschools.org  http://www.gokgs.com  http://www.msgo.org  http://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo
Academic Success
 http://www.advancedhealthplan.com/miracleschool.html
 http://www.organicconsumers.org/school/links.htm
 http://www.feingold.org/PF/wisconsin1.html
 link to www.moscowfood.coop
 http://india.indymedia.org/en/2006/01/211309.shtml
 http://www.chattanoogahealth.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ArticleID=2138
 http://www.rachel.org/bestPrac/detail.CFM?bestPrac_ID=3
Health
 link to www.wellbeingjournal.com
 link to www.wellbeingjournal.com
 link to carbs.com
 http://www.grist.org/advice/books/2000/08/24/agent/index.html?source=daily
 http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa6.cfm
book: The Mozart Effect for Children; by Don Campbell  link to growingyourmusician.com
book: Super Power Breathing; by Paul C. Bragg
book: Bragg Healthy Lifestyle; by Paul C. Bragg

VICTORY OVER ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER - ADHD
 http://victoryoveradhd.com
book: Victory over ADHD; by Deborah Merlin
 http://www.bibleplus.org/health/ms_lupus.htm
 http://ritalindeath.com
 http://www.feingold.org
 http://www.foodrevolution.org/askjohn/43.htm
 http://www.yesmagazine.com/article.asp?ID=576
Whole Body Nutrition:  http://designednutrition.com  http://designedclinicalnutrition.com
historical info - book: Back to Eden; by Jethro Kloss  http://www.lotuspress.com
book: Super Power Breathing; by Paul C. Bragg
book: Empty Harvest; by Bernard Jensen

Proverb: Good Food is Good Medicine. - Garbage in, garbage out.

AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 http://www.autism.com  http://www.autism.org

DIET DRINK POISON
 http://www.bibleplus.org/health/ms_lupus.htm
 http://www.foodrevolution.org/askjohn/43.htm
 http://www.killercoke.org
 http://www.organicconsumers.org/BTC/cocacola082405.cfm
 http://india.indymedia.org/en/feature/archive.shtml
Organic Diabetic Sweetener:  http://www.stevitastevia.com/product/product.html
book: Seeds of Deception; by Jeffrey Smith

utilizing ORGANIC GARDENING in SCHOOLS-UNIVERSITIES
for improving Academic Performance and social development
 http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicgardening/schools.php  http://www.schoollunchinitiative.org  http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/cla_lessons.html  http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicgardening/schools.php  http://www.schoollunchinitiative.org  http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/cla_lessons.html  link to www.ecoliteracy.org
 link to www.edibleschoolyard.org
 http://growinghope.net  http://www.communitygarden.org.au  http://seattletilth.org  http://urbanharvest.org  http://cityfarmer.org  http://farminthecity.org  http://csafarms.org
 http://www.ncfi.org.uk  http://www.seedinternational.com.au/Schools.html
 link to www.goodgrub.org
 http://www.communitygarden.org/learn  http://www.communitygarden.org/learn  link to www.jhsph.edu
 link to www.journeytoforever.org
 https://secure.bioneers.org/product/books/ecologicalliteracy  http://www.nwf.org/backyard/resourceconservation.cfm
Organic Farming Training:  http://www.wwoof.org
book: Growing Communities: How to Build Community Through Community Gardening; by Jeanette Abi-Nader  http://www.communitygarden.org  http://public.gripserver4.com/garden/html/learn
book: Learning About Lifecycles Using An Organic Garden; by Allan Randall  http://www.green-shopping.co.uk
book: How to Grow World Record Tomatoes; by Charles Wilber  http://www.acresusa.com
book: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof  http://www.wormwoman.com  http://www.vermico.com
book: Four Season Harvest; by Eliot Coleman  http://www.fourseasonfarm.com
book: Growing Naturally: A Teacher's Guide to Organic Gardening; by M. Brown
book: Let's Grow!: 72 Gardening Adventures with Children; by Linda Tilgner
book: Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World; by Michael Stone
book: Permaculture Teachers' Guide; by Andrew Goldring  http://www.green-shopping.co.uk
book: Manual For Teaching Permaculture Creatively; by Robin Clayfield  http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: A Child's Organic Garden, Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables; by Fryer Bradford
book: Digging Deeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrating Youth Gardens into School and Communities; by Kiefer and Kemple
book: Organic Gardening, The Natural No-Dig Way; by Charles Dowding  http://www.charlesdowding.co.uk
book: No-Did, No-Weed Gardening; by R. Pioncelot
book: The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden; by Ruth Stout  http://www.emilycompost.com/books.htm
book: Tips for the Lazy Gardener; by Linda Tilgner  http://www.countrysidemag.com
book: Heirloom Vegetable Gardening - Heritage Seeds; by William Weaver
book: An Earth Saving Revolution, Vol. 1, Vol 2; by Teruo Higa  http://www.emshop.co.nz/em-products-books_videos.html
book: Permaculture, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability; by David Holmgren
book: Gaia's Garden; by Toby Hemenway
book: The Natural Way of Farming; by Masanobu Fukuoka
book: Seaweed, A User's Guide; by Sonia Surrey-Gent  http://acresusa.com
book: Square Foot Gardening; by Mel Bartholomew  http://www.squarefootgardening.com
book: Cinder Block Gardens, book; by Lynn A. Gillespie
book: Practical Guide to Container Gardening; by Susan Berry
book: Soul of Soil; by Grace Gershuny
book: Great Garden Formulas; by Joan Benjamin
book: Super Nutrition Gardening; by William Peavy
book: Sprouts The Miracle Food; by Steve Meyerowitz
book: Windowsill Gardening, Year-Round Indoor Gardening Projects for Kids; by Klutz  http://eco-artware.com/books.shtml
Vertical indoor Garding:  http://www.vertigro.com  http://www.omegagarden.com  http://www.aerogrow.com
High School Science Garden, Solar Energy, Farmers Market:  http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=170320
Roof Top Gardening - Balcony Gardening:  http://www.rooftopgardens.org
book: Harnessing the Earthworm; by Thomas Barrett  http://www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm
book: Allergy-Free Gardening; by Thomas Ogren  http://www.allergyfree-gardening.com
book: Food Not Lawns; by Heather Flores  http://www.foodnotlawns.com
book: Designing And Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally; by Robert Kourik
book: Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; by Rosalind Creasy
book: Edible Flower Garden; by Rosalind Creasy  http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/edibleflowers.html  http://www.plantea.com/edibleland.htm  http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/edibleflowers.html  http://www.plantea.com/edibleland.htm  link to www.landofvos.com
book: Amaranth to Zai Holes: Ideas for Growing Food Under Difficult Conditions; by Laura Meitzner  http://echobooks.org
book: Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms; by Paul Stamets
book: New Seed Starter's Handbook; by Nancy Bubel
book: Autumn Nature Activities for Children; by Marie Louise Kreuter
book: Sharing Nature With Children; by Joseph Cornell
book: Earthwise: Environmental Crafts and Activities; by Carol Petrash
book: Bread from Stones; by Michael Olson  http://www.acresusa.com
book: Natural Soap Book; by Susan Miller Cavitch
book: Solar Food Dryer; by Eben Fodor
Solar Cooking:  http://www.solarcooking.org
bring sun light indoors to classrooms for growing food and plants:  http://www.sun-dome.com  http://www.sun-tek.com  http://www.kalwall.com  http://www.led-grow-master.com  http://www.skytube.net.nz  http://www.sunscope.com  http://www.huvco.com  http://www.tubular-skylight.com
Organic insect repellant - Garlic Barrier:  http://garlicbarrier.com  http://ghorganics.com  http://biconet.com  http://organiclandscape.com  http://foxfarmfertilizer.com
Organic Weed Killer - 25% Acetic Acid eliminates Weeds:  http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=468&bhcd2=1162226528
 link to www.milkyspore.com
 http://www.organiclandcare.org  http://www.mcs-global.org  http://www.panna.org
 link to maineindymedia.org
Free organic gardening-farming Catalog:  http://www.acresusa.com/other/freesample.htm
MORE INFO
 link to uruguay.indymedia.org
 http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/14175/index.php  http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/14175/index.php  link to india.indymedia.org

For more information, please contact local gardeners and farmers who specialize in Organic gardening, Permaculture gardening, Biodynamic gardening, Japanese Kyusei Nature gardening, Biointensive gardening, Heirloom gardening-Heritage Seeds, Agroforestry gardening, Organic Hydroponics gardening and Gardening Therapy. Gardening is micro-climate specific. These means that local gardeners might know of gardening techniques and resources which are helpful for the location you live in. Keep researching, reading, refining your gardening methods and experimenting with different growing techniques. Eco Gardening technology is changing and improving all the time. Also, as the climate changes, you may need to learn other gardening techniques for various climates.
 http://www.localharvest.org

To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves. Gandhi

School Gardening - Science and Academic Success
and school Farmer Markets GENERATING REVENUE or a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture
 http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=170320
solar school GRANTS:
 http://www.pge.com/about_us/community/solar_schools
How to set up a Farmers Market or a CSA  http://www.localharvest.org  http://www.acresusa.com
book: New Farmers' Market; by Vance Corum, Maurice
book: Backyard Market Gardening; by Andrew W. Lee
book: Sharing the Harvest; by Elizabeth Henderson  http://chelseagreen.com

ORGANIC GARDENING THERAPY
 http://www.growingcenter.org  http://www.growingcenter.org  link to www.plants-for-people.org
 link to www.kurisu.com
 http://www.sustland.umn.edu/design/healinggardens.html
 link to www.kinghorngardens.com
 http://www.djc.com/special/landscape98/10037844.htm
 http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/swt_0905p19.htm
 http://www.mhtachapter.org/resources.htm
 http://www.healthdesign.org/resources/pubs/books/books_gardens.php
book: Starting a Horticultural Therapy Program; by Cathedne Drew
book: Healing Gardens, Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations; by Clare Cooper Marcus  http://www.alibris.com
book: Healing Through Working; by D. Ketelaars  http://www.fellowshipcommunity.org/index.php?s=announce&id=5&t=healing-through-working
book: Accessible Gardening: Tips and Techniques for Seniors and the Disabled; by Joann Woy
book: Restorative Gardens; by Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs
book: Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population; by Suzanne Wells
book: Horticulture As Therapy, A Practical Guide to Using Horticulture As a Therapeutic Tool; by Mitchell Hewson

utilizing ORGANIC COMMUNITY GARDENS to feed the hungry
 http://www.communitygarden.org.au  http://www.growingpower.org
 http://growinghope.net  http://seattletilth.org  http://www.communitygarden.org
 link to www.ssawg.org
 http://www.hmk.on.ca/plantarow.html  http://www.hmk.on.ca/plantarow.html  link to garden.hortport.com
 http://www.seedinternational.com.au/community_food.html
 http://www.cityfarmer.org/booksales.html
 http://www.longbeachorganic.org/Site/englishstartupguide.PDF
 http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/articles/startup_guide.html
 link to www.ascribe.org
 http://news.ucanr.org/newsstorymain.cfm?story=476
 http://www.vegparadise.com/24carrot4.html
 http://www.lta.org/resources/index.html
 http://www.lta.org/publicpolicy/advocates.htm
Free book:  http://www.wasatchgardens.org/Library/CommunityGardenStart-upHandbook.PDF
book: Growing Communities: How to Build Community Through Community Gardening; by Jeanette Abi-Nader
book: Cultivating Community: Principles and Practices for Community Gardening as a Community-Building Tool; by Karen Payne
book: Community Planning Handbook; by N. Wates  http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Sustainable Communities; by H. Barton  http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Sustainable Community - A Practical Guide  http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Common Sense of Community; by D. Atkinson  http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Guerrilla Gardening; by David Tracey
book: Great Neighborhood Book; by Jay Walljasper
book: Do It Yourself; by Kim Bryan
book: Food Not Lawns; by Heather C. Flores
book: 21st-Century Smallholder; by Paul Waddington
book: Conservation Finance Handbook; by Kim Hopper  http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/conservationfinance
book: Doing Deals: A Guide to Buying Land for Conservation
book: In Gardens We Trust  http://www.tpl.org/tier2_kad.cfm?folder_id=1385

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