The Resilience Handbook: How to Survive in the 21st Century

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Sustainability expert Elizabeth J Walker unlocks the secrets to managing the complexities of a modern world to create a future with less energy use, and a better quality of life. Her invaluable guide is 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 on this resilience to become a self-sufficient nation but many chose instead 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.

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Elizabeth J Walker is a teacher and writer with an Honours degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University. She has many years of experience living 'off the grid'With this lifestyle, it was rare to have access to mains services. Water had to be carried from a standing tap, sometimes over a mile away. She used solar panels in the days when you had to solder your own diodes, and cooked with bottled gas. Elizabeth has lived with gipsy tribes, fairground showmen and has taught children from travelling cultures; specialising in landscape myths and astrology, she created learning materials and stories on her old Brother typewriter.

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A welcome addition to the literature on how we can all successfully transition from a lifestyle based on fossil fuels and consumerism to living sustainably within the finite resources of our planet. The book's strengths are present in the 'Resilience Wheel' and very practical 'Resilience Plans' which provide detailed guidance and summarisation for transforming our lives and all the elements involved in achieving personal and community resilience. An excellent complementary text to earlier literature on this theme such as the Transition Handbook, the Resilience Handbook, gives the increasing population now engaging in 'green' issues, campaigns and politics a very timely aide memoire. I can thoroughly recommend 'The Resilience Handbook.';Peter Barton, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for West Dorset

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