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Building a Better World in Your Backyard kindle ´ eBook Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys Free ↠ randarenewables ☆ Luxuriant EnvironmentalismMake a huge positive global difference from your own home Prioritize comfort over sacrifice while saving thoLuxuriant EnvironmentalismMake a huge positive global difference from your own home Prioritize comfort over sacrifice while saving thousands of dollars Explore dozens of solutions and their impacts on carbon footprint petroleum footprint toxic footprint and other environmental issuesIf 20% of the population implemented half the solutions in this book it would FIVE STARS? That's a lot of stars Well this book deserves it It's a uick entertaining and informative read but none of that is terribly unusual for a book No I gave this thing five big honking stars because this book actually has a modest chance of creating POSITIVE CHANGE in the world which is than I can say for most books even books that I really likeThis book is not just another book for permaculture obsessed garden hipsters although they will surely love it Nor is it a comprehensive intro to permaculture that goes into zones and food forests although I do think those things are great No although you could call this a permaculture related book this book is a bit different This book is a bridge to help people discover and apply permaculture principles when they otherwise might be too overwhelmed or lost to make any changes Paul and Shawn provide tons of little things and some big things you can do things that will actually make an impact on your carbon and toxic footprints They also correct uite a few misconceptions about what the media tells us we should do to be green offering explanations for why those things are either ineffective or even actively harmful Building a Better World is ambitious but not TOO ambitious and so it manages to completely succeed I simply have no criticisms Because this book is a uick read with pretty pictures it goes down smoothly Because it has a wealth of references and footnotes it provides an effective gateway to information for people who are interested in learning Because it provides many options across many areas readers are likely to find at least one change they can make And because the book focuses on the positive rather than instilling shame and anger it energizes you rather than draining youLook the climate situation is a complete mess Increasingly it looks our industrial civilization is headed for inevitable collapse But what if there's an alternative to sudden collapse? What if YOU can help make that shift gentle and perhaps help save the world? That's what this book is offering Don't you want to help save the world? Yes yes you do Read this book

Building a Better World in Your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys Luxuriant EnvironmentalismMake a huge positive global difference from your own home Prioritize comfort over sacrifice while saving thousands of dollars Explore dozens of solutions and their impacts on carbon footprint petroleum footprint toxic footprint and other environmental issuesIf 20% of the population implemented half the solutions in this book it would FIVE STARS? That's a lot of stars Well this book deserves it It's a uick entertaining and informative read but none of that is terribly unusual for a book No I gave this thing five big honking stars because this book actually has a modest chance of creating POSITIVE CHANGE in the world which is than I can say for most books even books that I really likeThis book is not just another book for permaculture obsessed garden hipsters although they will surely love it Nor is it a comprehensive intro to permaculture that goes into zones and food forests although I do think those things are great No although you could call this a permaculture related book this book is a bit different This book is a bridge to help people discover and apply permaculture principles when they otherwise might be too overwhelmed or lost to make any changes Paul and Shawn provide tons of little things and some big things you can do things that will actually make an impact on your carbon and toxic footprints They also correct uite a few misconceptions about what the media tells us we should do to be green offering explanations for why those things are either ineffective or even actively harmful Building a Better World is ambitious but not TOO ambitious and so it manages to completely succeed I simply have no criticisms Because this book is a uick read with pretty pictures it goes down smoothly Because it has a wealth of references and footnotes it provides an effective gateway to information for people who are interested in learning Because it provides many options across many areas readers are likely to find at least one change they can make And because the book focuses on the positive rather than instilling shame and anger it energizes you rather than draining youLook the climate situation is a complete mess Increasingly it looks our industrial civilization is headed for inevitable collapse But what if there's an alternative to sudden collapse? What if YOU can help make that shift gentle and perhaps help save the world? That's what this book is offering Don't you want to help save the world? Yes yes you do Read this book

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Building a Better World in Your Backyard - Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys ☆ T 2 tons But if you live in a cold climate and you switch from electric heat to a rocket mass heater you will cut 27 tonsJoin Paul and Shawn on a journey featuring simple alternatives that you may have never heard of alternatives which are about building a symbiotic relationship with nature so we can all be even lazier Nurture nature and nature nurtures us al It is derived from the hope that was left in Pandora's boxA calm calming voice in the stampede of chickens running around without their heads The immediacy and urgency of modernity is helping to distract from the perspective we so desperately need to properly effect our future in positive ways Some simple some not so easy steps to build a better world to get to a sustainable and productive life Building a better world in your backyard even works when you don't yet? have a back yard to work int eBook Ù Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys ç Paul Wheaton

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Paul Wheaton ç Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys kindle Solve the biggest global problems All without writing to politicians joining protests signing petitions or being angry at the people that are causing the problemsGood solutions are often different from conventional environmental wisdom The average American adult has a carbon footprint of 30 tons per year Replacing a petroleum car with an electric car will cu PREMISEWhen I heard that Paul Wheaton is self publishing a book on Kickstarter I was excited and apprehensive at the same timePaul has been getting his hands dirty for years in Permaculture and sharing information in rambling podcasts and forum posts and it was about time his knowledge and experience was condensed into a bookOn the other hand I was apprehensive because having taken part in some of his previous Kickstarter campaigns the end product never lived up to the hype on top of massive delays and not so subtle unprofessionalismNonetheless I was very happy that the campaign killed it with the funding It’s nice to see thinly disguised Permaculture books coughRichard Perkinscough doing so well in the crowdfunding spaceHowever I skipped all that and just got the ebook after the campaign was overREVIEWWhile promising to not shake angry fists at bad guys Paul spares no amount of space identifying them throughout the book The biggest bad guy seems to be toxinstoxicity and a uick search for “tox” brings up 114 hits So this pretty much sets the theme for the book Any techniue not used by Paul is brushed aside as toxic This classification is dubious at bestReferences are provided throughout the book all of which point to an online forum where rambling opinions and further unreferenced armchair “research” all clearly show that the truth is dispensed by the Gospel of Paul there are barely any references that don’t originate with himWhich leads me to the biggest problem I have with this book it's one big opinion If you're looking for an Eco Guru to follow Paul is the one His experience is based on communal living on sloped land surrounded by conifer trees in Montana and if this is not your conext well I’m sorry but you just won’t be able to build a better world The solutions provided for his very specific circumstances will translate poorly when applied to most other locationsSome specific ideas that I don’t think would translate well elsewhere include light bulbs for heating people heating with RMH there are good reasons why interest in them is still relatively low “just do it with conifers” composting poop on a hill Wofati building seeding fruit treesIt’s also unclear how many ideas have been realized outside of the author’s head? There’s not a single photo in the book and no real demonstration of any of his concepts in practice Going down the rabbit hole of rambling forum references doesn’t elucidate this either I can imagine his Wofati house design having massive problems in various scenarios I wonder if any people actually live in Wofatis year round? Seems to me a rushed way to present this as the housing solution that will save the planet as it’s completely untestedI’m all for testing new ideas and experimenting if only the presentation wasn’t so pompous and obnoxious “My hypothetical brainstorms clearly trump other people’s real life applied solutions that have been working for years and decades” is the style employed throughout the bookThis might seem like harsh criticism but I think it’s about damn time for Paul to go on a diet of humble pie and provide substance in the content he releases Overpromising and under delivering has come to be closely associated with the Wheaton brand in Permaculture circles I say all this in the hope of providing candid feedback for improvement and I wish that all of his future crowdfunding projects are as or successful as this oneOn a positive note I think Paul does an excellent job of introducing people to Permaculture thinking and demystifing some of the superficial “environmental” high profile approaches including energy heating diet and CONCLUSIONVery easy and entertaining read with some excellent starting points for people who are looking to reduce their environmental footprint I would recommend using this book as a book of ideas instead of tried and tested techniues and experimenting your way into methods that fit with your specific context