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Open Source and Sustainability

Jun 16, 2008, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Tiemann)

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"Last week I read the book small is possible. It's a great read, and I heartily recommend it to anyone who enjoyed books like The Tipping Point, The Wisdom of Crowds, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and other books that powerfully explain the world from a new perspective.

"From the back cover of the book:

"Forget homeland security--meet the folks from Chatham County, North Carolina, who have discovered the meaning of 'Hometown Security.' This fascinating, diverse group of people, unwilling to rely on government and big business, set about finding actual solutions to actual problems at their local level. They developed a thriving food co-op with sustainable farms to back it up, turned a backyard biodiesel venture into a full-tilt commercial plant, and created numerous enterprises, from music festivals to wireless networks along the way. The residents discovered it really is possible for a community to feed itself, fuel itself, heal itself and govern itself..."

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