Media Links: Click here for a full list of Eco-Sense in the media. http://ecosenseliving.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/media-list/General info:
Info Sheet on the Eco-Sense home: EcoSense general info sheet
Videos/articles we like (actually, “like” is not really the appropriate word):
- Video presentation by Guy McPherson. Link to video and Guy’s blog Nature Bats Last
- Radio talk on Guy McPherson’s presentation:
- Radio show with Paul Beckwith (climate scientist U. of Ottawa)
- Blog by Dave Pollard,
- blog by Carolyn Baker,
- And if you still have fragments of hope…here is a great exploration of how to share the message. Bill Moyers interview with Anthony Leiserowitz
- Fast paced lecture/presentation by Kevin Anderson, climate scientist. Keeping the earth below a 2 deg C rise in global temp. is not possible and the scientists all know it…they just wont say it.
Mitigation is not possible…but it gets worse…adaptation is not possible either. The only hope is for global human honesty and hoping we can come up with something WAY outside the box of current thinking. Link to presentation, link to radio show
- IEA (International Energy Agency) warns that we only have 5 years to make majors changes towards reducing greenhouse gases or we face runaway climate change http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/11/09/iea-world-energy-outlook-climate-change.html
- Inspiring and helpful video to make sense of our planets predicament. Joanna Macy here. Three ten minute parts from 2009 Bioneers conference.
- Excellent Ted talk by Paul Stamets on natures fungal internet. Even if you’re not a budding mycologist you will be inspired by what our partners the Fungi are doing to heal our world. Ted Talk here
- Earthrise. New online upbeat solutions documentary…each half hour episode has 3-4 inspirational stories/solutions. SIX episodes are out. Excellent! Our new favourite show.
- Greenhouse gases rise by record amount. Levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago. Article in the Guardian
- Posting this one again. Keynote by Gwynne Dyer to 2011 BC Power Smart convention.
Bill Reese lecture - A MUST WATCH (intro is about 5 minutes and then it gets good)
Joanna Macy speaks to uncertainty – this is really good
Vandana Shiva Amazingly wise woman. Physicist and Ecologist
Charles Eisenstein 49 minutes of brilliance…For years I have thought about a monetary system that mimics nature. This talk has had a profound impact upon me and it covers everything from ecology, economic collapse, finite resources, decaying currency, abundance, biomimicry, and spirituality. WOW!!! I am now excited about the future. What story are you living in?
Eco-Sense Links – people involved during the construction of Eco-Sense
Alternative Electric – Mike Isbrucker – Electrician – Sustainable Energy supplier
A-Tech Plumbing & Heating – Byron Merriam – Plumber and solar hot water installer
Building Alternatives – Kris Dick, Ph.D, P.Eng – Structural Engineer
Earthscape Homes – Ben Macklin – Natural building
Energy Alternatives – Kevin Pegg – Sustainable Energy supplier (store/online)
GBL LED Lighting – Ryan Edson – Supplier of LED lighting
Houses That Love You Back – Elke Cole – natural House Design and Consultation
ID2 Communications – Valerie Elliott and Stephan Jacob – Website design
Naturescape Deer Fencing. Almost invisible fencing used in our difficult terrain. Made from polypropylene. http://naturescapefencing.com/
Raincoast Homes – Cindy McCaugherty – Natural, Environment-based CAD design
Thermomax – Patrick Spearing – Solar Thermal Technologies – supplier
Websites and contacts: Other sites we know well
ASRi – Alternative Solutions Resource Initiative – www.asri.ca
BCSEA – BC Sustainable Energy Association – www.bcsea.org
Cascadia Chapter Green Building Council – www.cascadiagbc.org
Earth Future - Guy Dauncey – www.earthfuture.com
Goodvin Designs – Christina Goodvin (BEng, MASc, E.I.T., Mechanical Engineering)
www.goodvindesigns.com specializing in solar thermal heating
Gower Design Group – John Gower MA RD.AIBC – small, green and beautiful design
International Living Building Institute The Living Building Challenge – www.ilbi.org
Masonry Heaters - photos and contacts
Peak Moment Conversations – Local solutions – mini documentaries
Permaculture BC – Links to information, courses, and all kinds of great people.
The Natural Building Site – Steve Satow
WeGo Solar – Sustainable Energy Supplier (online)
BC Building blogs we follow:
Canadian Family Robinson – Blog for load bearing cob home (Gord helped in 2010) www.canadianfamilyrobinson.com
Darfield Earthship – blog for building an earthship in 2010 www.darfieldearthship.com
Stoltz Bluff – blog for building a load bearing cob home (Gord helped in 2010 www.stoltzbluffecoretreat.com/blog/
http://www.goert.ca/ Learn about the Garry Oak Ecosystem – Create one in your yard. Lots of how to info to get you started. We have created one on our living roof. BEAUTIFUL!!!