Monday, May 24, 2010

Earthcare Books

Earthcare Books is a Kolkata based publisher and distributor of books on environmental issues and just and sustainable development.

Via Earthcare Books
We believe that an understanding of our problems and their roots must be supplemented with a vision of what needs to be done or is being done.

The areas we emphasise are:
Care of Natural Resources (soil, water, forests, biodiversity),
Ecological Agriculture and Traditional Systems,
Indigenous and other Appropriate Technologies,
Non-Formal Education,
Natural Health,
Alternative Lifestyles, Cultures & World Views

We welcome feedback from readers who are involved in, or are aware of similar individual or group initiatives exploring saner alternatives, whether related to natural regeneration, aforestation, organic farming, non-formal learning, natural health and indigenous technologies. We would be happy to include publications on such initiatives in our catalogue. Please keep us informed and preferably send us a sample copy of each title you would like mentioned in the catalogue.

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Also found the book 'The Green Sprout Journey' on their website. The book explores home based ecological activities with children.
‘The Green Sprout Journey’ is the story of a mother trying to stimulate environmental awareness in her two children. Satoko Chatterjee launched on this journey and pleasantly discovered that when she initiated ecological activities within the space of her home, her children came up with their own ideas on how one could go about doing them. Some were very rewarding, and some less so. All in all, the children received a great foundation to become ecologically conscious citizens, so vitally needed in our times. The book outlines in detail the various activities Satoko and her children immersed themselves in: composting and organic gardening; clay jewellery and other eco-crafts; book-making, soap making, homemade solar cooker, etc.; and occasional ‘discovery’ trips in their locality. This is a useful resource book for anyone desiring to initiate meaningful ecological activities within the home, or at the school level. While it offers interesting ideas and information for parents and teachers who want to make environmental education an important part of the upbringing of children, the book can also be independently read and enjoyed.
And we know that many of the people who visit our blog are going to absolutely love the books in their 'Vision of Education and Non-Formal Education' category.

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