Chelsea Green Publishing

Solviva

Pages:232 pages
Book Art:Color photos and illustrations throughout
Size: 8.5 x 10 inch
Publisher:Trailblazer Press
Paperback: 9780966234909
Pub. Date July 30, 2004

Solviva

How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre, and Peace on Earth

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July 30, 2004

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This book is about one woman's vision and commitment to learning to live sustainably and in harmony with life on Earth. Since 1976 Anna Edey has made one astonishing discovery after another, developing methods of sustainable living under the name Solviva Solar-Dynamic, Bio-Benign Design. The results of her experiments and methods have again and again exceeded highest hopes and expectations.

Solviva describes the exciting trials and triumphs of her journey and offers convincing proof that we can, with today's technology and knowledge, live in ways that reduce pollution and depletion of resources by 80 percent or more, and at the same time reduce the cost of living and improve the quality of life in urban and rural locations. Solviva contains 155 color illustrations and detailed instructions and recommendations to help others along their own journeys toward living sustainably.

REVIEWS AND PRAISE

"Your book Solviva is magnificent! I am always pleased to see someone carrying on good and true environmental and "right living" work. You're one of the best!"--John Shuttleworth, founder of Mother Earth News

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anna Edey

Anna Edey lives on her Solviva farm in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard, where she is still learning, practicing, teaching, and advocating the art of living well while causing near-zero harm. Anna has lectured and taught across the US and Scandinavia, and her work has been praised in print and on television and radio across the world. She is the author of Solviva: How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre . . . and Peace on Earth.

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Green Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Heat, electricity, transportation, food, wastewater, and solid-waste management—in ways that cause near-zero harm, reduce cost of living, increase security, freedom, and quality of life.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the way we are living is not sustainable. We perceive that our high-consumption lifestyles are contributing to ever more pollution of our air, water, and soil; ever more destruction of rain forests and mountains; more devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and drought; and the depletion of soils and aquifers. Even our planet’s vast oceans are being degraded by overfishing, acidification from fossil fuels, and millions of tons of toxic trash.

Green Light at the End of the Tunnel contains some stunning information about the harm we caused by how we live, and some even more stunning information about solutions that are available today: truly sustainable, reliable solutions that can reduce harm and cost to nearly zero.

Anna Edey, author of Solviva, shows how homeowners can reduce by up to eighty percent the cost of electricity, driving, comfort, hot water and wastewater management, and produce or procure much of their food without the use of fossil fuels or pesticides—all while increasing food security and creating stronger local economies. It also contains fifty pages of unique Solviva designs drawn to scale and many more pages of conceptual drawings.

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