Posts Tagged "Food systems"

Searching for Optimism in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015

What inspired me to launch an organization to promote these and other aspects of resilient design, was the recognition that the safety aspects of these strategies might be a stronger motivation to get mainstream America on-board in achieving more sustainable, lower-carbon buildings and communities than simply “doing the right thing.”

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How the California Drought Will Affect All of Us

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014

The most important thing we can do to strengthen the resilience of our food systems is to diversity agricultural production.

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RDI and our “resilient home” profiled in The Guardian

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

“I want even climate change deniers to boost the energy performance of their homes. Doing so will keep their families safer during power outages and other disturbances, and it will benefit all of us,” Alex explains.

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Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

Rather than sitting back and waiting for the pendulum to swing back to the left, we need to find more examples of environmental gains that can be achieved in ways that deliver other benefits—in other words, that appeal not just to the left, but across the political spectrum.

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Resilience on the Home Front – Creating a Farm

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014

Two years ago, when I launched the Resilient Design Institute, was a time of transition. I was pulling back from BuildingGreen, the company that I had started in 1985, and my wife, Jerelyn, and I had just bought an old Vermont farm a third of a mile down the road from where we had lived for 30 years. We were beginning what would be a long process of figuring out what to do with the house and property. Indeed, the house planning, design, and reconstruction was a major undertaking. After having written about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building for more than 35 years, there...

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