Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday talk topic by author Kellogg: Do-it-yourself community sustainability tips

WILLAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Scott Kellogg, co-author of "Toolbox for Sustainable City Living," will speak Wednesday (Sept. 22) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Log on Spring Street, in Williamstown. His talked is sponsored by Northern Berkshire Transition. The presentation is free and public.
Among Kellogg's topics will be: aquaculture, microlivestock, rainwater harvesting, low-tech bioremediation, constructed wetlands, greywater, autonomous energy, biofuels, land gentrification, floating islands and asphalt removal.
The Zilhka Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College is a co-sponsor of the talk. Preview more details of the subjects Scott will cover in his talk:
About the book:
Kellog describes his book as a DIY guide for creating locally-based, ecologically sustainable communities in today's cities. Its straightforward text, vibrant illustrations and accessible diagrams explain how urbanites can have local access and control over life's essential resources: food production, water security, waste management, autonomous energy, and bioremediation of toxic soils. Written for people with limited financial means, the book emphasizes building these systems with cheap, salvaged and recycled materials when possible. This book will be an essential tool for transitioning into a sustainable future threatened by the converging trends of global warming and energy depletion.
Besides co-authoring the book, Kellogg is developing a new organization in Albany, New York named the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center. It is planned to be a demonstration of environmental technologies and sustainable micro industries applicable in today’s urban environment. He is simultaneously developing a low-impact integrated agroforestry operation in Northern New York as well. Scott has also been active in building a community based bioremediation program in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Scott Kellogg:
Preview the book:
Scott's book: "Toolbox for Sustainable City Living"
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