New book: The Resilience Handbook by Elizabeth J Walker 17th August 2015 – Tags: Ariel Pimentel, eco, Elizabeth J Walker, Izzy Robertson, resilience, sustainability, Tracey West
We are truly delighted to announce the safe arrival of The Resilience Handbook: how to survive in the 21st century.
For want of a better line to describe it, it’s precisely what it says on the tin!
Elizabeth is a teacher and writer with an Honours degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University with countless years of experience living ‘off the grid’. Her new book unlocks the secrets of how to manage the complexities of a modern world to create a future with less energy use, and a better quality of life.
This invaluable guide is absolutely jam-packed with easy to follow advice on every aspect of simple, green living, from honing key skills through to disaster survival.
Our current lifestyle in Britain is entirely dependent on non-renewable energy, such as fossil fuels and nuclear power. Without substantial food imports, we cannot support 70 million people on this tiny island.
Seventy years ago, just after the self-sufficiency campaigns of the Second World War, we could have fed our entire population. Craftspeople ran small businesses in every High Street; we could have built upon this resilience to become a self-sufficient nation but instead, many chose to pursue mass consumerism.
Now our High Streets are occupied by chain stores who remove money from the local environment as soon as it passes over their counters. The population has almost doubled and resources are depleting across the globe to meet demand.
However impossible a solution appears to be, we must remember that this happened slowly, one shopping trip at a time.
While we still have access to fossil fuel energy, we should be using it to rebuild a resilient culture and secure a sustainable future for the whole planet. Elizabeth’s Resilience Handbook is a positive guiding light which will help you reclaim power and make better choices; there’s no time to lose.
Peter Barton, West Dorset’s Green Party candidate says, the book is, ‘A welcome addition on how to make a successful transition from a lifestyle based on fossil fuels and consumerism, to living sustainably within the finite resources of our planet. The book’s ‘Resilience Wheel’ brings together all the elements required to achieve personal and community resilience. The guidance for transforming our lives is a real strength.’
He concludes that The Resilience Handbook is an excellent complementary text to books such as The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, which is an enormous compliment.
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The (sustainable) Team