The book tells the inspiring stories of individual citizens, families and community groups that achieved unlikely victories in the fight to bring environmental sustainability and economic fairness to such vital areas as water management, food, toxics, urban renewal, clean energy, and local politics. For example, the book tells the story of LaDonna Redmond, a Chicago mother who, when confronted by her son's extreme food allergies, decided to create a system of urban farms in her neighborhood. We write about the residents of Norco, Louisiana, who fought a years-long battle to force Shell Oil to address the consequences of decades of toxic exposure.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.
Svarlamoen is a self-organized area in Trondheim, Norway, experimenting with new ways of building and living. In the centre back you see the low energy wooden high house. Far back are submarine bunkers from ww2.