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The Original Green: Unlocking The Mystery Of True Sustainability

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The Original Green is the sustainability our ancestors knew by heart. Originally (before the Thermostat Age) they had no choice but to build green, otherwise people would not survive very long. The Original Green aggregates and distributes the wisdom of sustainability through the operating system of living traditions, producing sustainable places in which it is meaningful ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 31st 2010 by The Guild Foundation Press
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Greg
Dec 19, 2010 rated it liked it
What does it really mean to be "green" or "sustainable"? This book strips away all of the gadgets and products that claim to help us lead greener lives and focuses on practices and actions that should be at the core of the green movement. Everyone should understand the concepts in this book. It's a quick read with lots of pictures.

My primary concern with this book is that Mouzon is preaching to the choir. Most of the people who will read this book already know and might practice most of the
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Grant Humphreys
Aug 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
In typical Mouzon fashion, Steve invites the reader to consider an original perspective of sustainability, the built environment, consumerism, human habitation and settlement patterns. His approach is fresh, sensible and compelling. Unfortunately for the world as we know it, it is currently completely counter cultural. Hopefully more people will allow Steve Mouzon, who uses his guise of architect as a platform for being a cultural Johnny Appleseed, to affect the public opinion and show a new way ...more
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