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Ecological Design for Drought & more with Art Ludwig

April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ecological designer Art Ludwig consults internationally on the design of water, wastewater and solar energy systems, as well as efficient fixtures, and edible landscapes. He has designed four new types of greywater systems, and formulated the first plant and soil biocompatible cleaners.¬†We’ll cover the following, along with plenty of bigger picture context:
The historic opportunity posed by this drought
Water budgets and infographics
How you can dramatically improve the water budget on your land and community
Rainwater infiltration
Outdoor and indoor residential water efficiency
Water reuse
Greywater systems
The impact of transportation choices on the water cycle
Sustainability policy
What you can do
Discussion with audience

Check out http://oasisdesign.net/

This talk will be technical but accessible. There will be something here for people at all levels of familiarity with these concepts.¬†Audience: Permaculturalists, Landscape professionals, policy makers, homeowners, students…

It would be helpful to do a bit of preparation. Below are resources and thoughts to ponder:

Can a 4000 ft2 Home be Green?
Principles of Ecological Design (article)
Laundry to Landscape
Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book)
Common grey water mistakes

Resources mentioned in the talks

Fruit tree chart(xls, PDF)
How to measure Perk
Eco Home Checklist (pdf)
Water quality testing (download)
Laundry to landscape parts
Laundry to landscape installers
Water Calculations Spreadsheet
Mulch Basins Flyer
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (book)
Laundry to Landscape (DVD)
Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book)
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (book)
Greywater site assessment/ system checklist (PDF)
Stub outs
What does driving cost?
Legalize Sustainability
Grey water policy center
California greywater policy center
More books, downloads and other information in our Catalog.


April 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th St,
Oakland, CA , 94608
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