August 7, 2014
Composting toilets offer a sanitary and ecological solution to the flush toilet. (Did you know that around 890 billion gallons of untreated sewage flows into US waterways each year?) Learn about waterless composting toilets, reusing urine, and considerations for installing a system into your home. This presentation will cover homescale composting toilets from urban to rural applications, large scale systems, operation and maintenance needs, and common problems and solutions.
- Types of composting toilets
- Benefits of using urine as a fertilizer
- Maintenance requirements
- Common problems and solutions
- System costs
- Codes and regulations
- Artistic toilet designs
Come join this event, no RSVP required.
August 15, 2014
Environmental refugees are now more prevalent than political refugees. Sea level rise, floods, droughts, desertification, famine, and other climate change impacts are forcing people across the globe to abandon their homelands. They have no choice but to leave their homelands and the lives they know, even when they have no clear destination.
By the middle of the 21st Century, experts predict that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced by climate events. Where will they go? How will their basic needs, like health and safety, be met? How should the international community respond? Political instability is almost guaranteed.
Filmed in 10 different countries, from Bangladesh to the Maldives, and featuring interviews with leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures, Climate Refugees sheds light on the human face of climate change.
Join us for a screening of Climate Refugees, a Sundance Film Festival selection. Light refreshments will be provided.
September 25, 2014
Through pictures and discussion Jonathan will inspire attendees to experiment with Permaculture as an ethical and practical way to transition from climate destruction to climate regeneration. Jonathan is the contributing author of the book Paradise Lot: Two Plant geeks and 1/10th of an acre, and owner of FoodForestFarm.com. His edible forest garden, located in Holyoke, MA, is recognized around the world.