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[MAREA] Book Discussion: Growing a Revolution, Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

  Growing a Revolution, Bringing Our Soil Back to Life by David R. Montgomery (W.W. Norton and Company, 2017) Modern agriculture has taught us how to use up our land. MacArthur Fellow, David Montgomery shares thriving examples of how regenerative farming can bring it back and, in the process, increase food production and slow climate change. After any of the […]

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[MAREA] Book Discussion: Drawdown (Proposed Plan to Reverse Global Warming)

            BOOK DISCUSSION: DRAWDOWN, Edited by Paul Hawken New York Times best seller Drawdown “is perhaps the most unexpected and hopeful development in the critical effort to reverse global warming” (Omega Institute). Action teams around the world are using this book as a guide and lightning rod, much like Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. While […]

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[MAREA] Book Discussion: The Grid

“The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke, PhD (Bloomsbury, 2016) “The grid is not just something we built, but something that grew with America, changed as our values changed, and gained its form as we developed as a nation. It is a machine, an infrastructure, a cultural artifact, a set of business practices, and an ecology.” The electric grid could be the […]

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[MAREA] Book Discussion: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (North Point Press, 2002) Author: Michael Braungart and William McDonough “According to some accounts more than 90% of materials extracted to make durable goods in the US become waste almost immediately”* We have been designing our products for cradle to a premature grave. What if we designed more like nature, where […]

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