Practical Ways to Create Sustainability
By (author) Jan Martin Bang
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Growing Eco-communities by Jan Martin Bang
Book DescriptionIn his first book "Ecovillages", Jan Bang explained at the principles and practice of setting up a sustainable community, including difficult decisions about management, design and architecture, farming and food, water, sewage, energy sources and economics. "Growing Eco-Communities" looks at what comes next. Groups aren't fixed by those earlier decisions and directions: they grow and develop, and not always in expected directions. Jan Bang here provides a comprehensive overview of the different changes that groups can undergo and offers experienced advice on how to handle particular situations. As in "Ecovillages", the book is anchored by numerous case studies of real-life communities and how they've dealt with change. There are sections on The Pioneering Phase (including 'everybody does everything' and 'decisions over dinner'); through the Maturity and Stability Phase (including 'Procedures for new members and the rule of law' and 'I want my own room'); to Old Age (including 'the professionals take over', 'the next generation' and 'dynasty!'). Throughout, the author addresses practical issues of flexibility, self-sufficiency, neighbours, technology, spirituality and money, among others. This is a candid, inspiring and practical book which should be essential reading for anyone involved in a community or non-residential group, club or association.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863155970
(244mm x 188mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Floris Books
Publisher: Floris Books
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jan Martin Bang
Permaculture, Paperback (June 2015)
An in-depth look at the permaculture components Earthshare, Fairshare and Peoplecare with, for the first time ever, a specific emphasis on the spiritual aspects of Permaculture design.
Portrait of Camphill, Paperback (June 2010)
A joyful celebration in pictures and words of the story of Camphill.
Sakhnin, Paperback (July 2009)
Sakhnin is an Arab city in Northern Israel. There, a remarkable project is underway, run by a group of dedicated Arabs and Jews, to teach environmental awareness to local school and university students. This work offers a portrait of Sakhnin based on interviews with local people.
Ecovillages, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Jan Martin Bang
Explores the background and history of the Ecovillages movement and goes on to provide a comprehensive manual for planning establishing and maintaining a sustainable community. Issues discusses include leadership and conflict management, house design, building techniques, farming, food production and much more.
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Author Biography - Jan Martin Bang
Jan Martin Bang has spent a lifetime working in alternative communities, ranging from Kibbutz in Israel to his present home in the Camphill community of Solborg in Norway. He leads training and development for new Ecovillage projects around the world.
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