This guide to permaculture can be read online or downloaded. Written by Bill Mollison, one of the leading teachers and practitioners of permaculture, this is used as the textbook and curriculum for the 72-hour certificate in Permaculture Design. It is appropriate for designers, teachers and students. Read the manual.
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This article provides an overview of green bonds as a new investment option. These bonds are generally offered by governments agencies or banks, and support a wide range of sustainable development, renewable energy, and restoration projects. See article.
This report by the Institute for Self Reliance profiles 31 successful programs that range from rural to urban. Programs highlighted are diverse, including community gardens, farms, schools and universities, demonstration sites, etc. Many are non-profit, and all focus on keeping their program as local as possible. The website also includes the results of a survey of community composters. Read the report.
Green bonds offerings, from governments and corporate players, have become a rapidly growing way to raise capital to finance initiatives to fight climate change and foster sustainable development and restoration. Learn more.
Green Pastures Farm in Missouri is an example of a farm using a rotational grazing system and holistic land management methods. Visit website.
The Quivira Coalition is dedicated to improving land health on working landscapes in the west. Working with ranchers, conservationists, scientists, and public land managers, Quivera focuses on progressive cattle management, collaboration and information sharing, and restoring riparian and upland environments. Visit website.
The Savory institute promotes holistic land management and grazing techniques, rotating herds of domestic livestock in a way that mimics the movement of wild herds. In addition to increasing soil fertility and water storages, these techniques can sequester thousands of tons of carbon in the soil. Learn more at their website.
NatureVest is a joint venture between Nature Conservancy and JP Morgan Chase that is creating new investment opportunities in conservation projects for private and philanthropic capital. Visit website.
Ecotrust is a Portland-based organization that has been a leader in rethinking finance for nearly a quarter century. Its regionally-focused initiatives have attracted investors from around the country and created innovative models for others to replicate elsewhere. Visit the website.
This visual presentation by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) includes new research showing how composting and compost use created new jobs in Maryland. When communities are able to convert yard trimmings and food scraps into compost, and then used locally, new jobs are created; 1400 new full-time jobs for every 1 million tons converted, according to the ILSR. See the presentation.
This primer by the Case Foundation provides an introduction to impact investing for the newcomer. It includes several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors.