By Natalie Côté, économiesetcie.com
They’re talking about us, and with us. There are a lot of really good initiatives happening in our Quebec these days. Thanks very much to Mme Côté for a lovely experience.
French article: http://economiesetcie.com/2016/12/maison-verte-imprimable-3d/
Home gardening for anyone, at any scale. And how about including them in our homes?
From their site:
“OSE is currently developing a set of open source blueprints for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of the 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. In the process of creating the GVCS, OSE intends to develop a modular, scalable platform for documenting and developing open source, libre hardware – including blueprints for both physical artifacts and for related open enterprises.”
English link: http://opensourceecology.org/about-overview/
Leur page en français: http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Main_Page/fr
Harvard Business Review co-opting consensus governance for the mainstream, and explaining it as a bridge for MBA students and other administrators.
En français : http://www.revuegestion.ca/agir/votre-entreprise-est-elle-horizontale-ou-verticale/
In English: https://hbr.org/2013/11/hierarchy-is-overrated&cm_sp=Article-_-Links-_-End%20of%20Page%20Recirculation
Here’s our take on it: Self-Management.
By C Perry & T Mackenzie
Sustainable building means using materials that are healthy, affordable, local, and as little transformed as possible. It might sound daunting, but most of these solutions are the simpler ways, and the older ways. They are frequently healthier and local by nature.
Please consider sharing this among your Francophone contacts: these architectural and passive solar design principles reduce the energy costs of a home enough to nearly eliminate heating and cooling costs, even here in Quebec. People should know, and insist that their developers know, too.
Article en français: http://www.mamunicipaliteefficace.ca/76-efficacite-energetique-ges-l-architecture-bioclimatique.html
Here is an English link: http://www.ecohome.net/guide/passive-solar-home-design
A look at how non-profit models in Canada will shape the economy and provide stability in the 21st century:
English article: https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/08/26/Flourishing-in-a-Not-for-Profit-World/
Une initiative majeure du gouvernement du Québec vers la création d’une économie sociale et d’une stabilité pour le 21ème siècle :
PDF en français : https://www.economie.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/contenu/publications/administratives/plans_action/plan_action_economie_sociale_2015-2020.pdf
Material selection becomes simpler with this 3d printing geometry developed by MIT, a bit by accident. See the video for the likely structure of our walls. 🙂
« The same geometry could even be applied to large-scale structural materials, they suggest. For example, concrete for a structure such a bridge might be made with this porous geometry, providing comparable strength with a fraction of the weight. This approach would have the additional benefit of providing good insulation because of the large amount of enclosed airspace within it.”