02.20.2012 | The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift

Join us for this in-​​depth preview of the recently released book: “The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift.” Dr. Raymond De Young, co-​​editor of and con­trib­utor to the book, joined us in the studio to chat about the book’s content and process.

Raymond De Young is an Associate Professor in the School Natural Resources + Environment. His work in the Environmental Psychology lab centers around ques­tions of moti­vating envi­ron­mental stew­ard­ship, main­taining human well-​​being, and pro­moting positive local­iza­tion in the face of daunting envi­ron­mental challenges.

Find the book online here.

House Greening

Matt Grocoff and Joe Trumpey are were in the HOUSE today! Co-​​hosts Rebecca Hardin and Laura Smith conversed with Matt and Joe throughout the hour about their amazing homes in the Ann Arbor area.

Joe Trumpey, a professor in the School of Art & Design and the School of Natural Resources, built his off-​​grid home by hand. It is a mixture of straw­bale construction and stunning natural materials – surrounded by 40 acres of forests and pastures of cattle, a flock of sheep, and a solar panel that follows the sun. See this Michigan Daily feature on Joe’s Pad.

Matt Grocoff, a net energy home consultant and lecturer, has a green renovated home on Ann Arbor’s west side. Named one of USA Today’s Seven Best Green Houses of 2010, the Mission Zero House is America’s oldest and Michigan’s first net-​​zero energy home – meaning the home produces more than its owners consume. Check out his awesome websites at…

www​.mis​sionze​ro​house​.com

www​.green​o​va​tion​.TV