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The Converging World How One Community's Path to Zero Waste is Helping Save Our Planet

Out of Print
By: John Pontin
230 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Piatkus Books
The Converging World
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  • The Converging World ISBN: 9780749929596 Paperback Mar 2010 Out of Print #185913
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This book tells the incredible story of one community's attempt to change their world for the better.

Faced with the challenge of making the English village of Chew Magna a 'zero waste' society, the author developed a groundbreaking non-profit scheme that twinned it with a rural area of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. He helped set up a system of wind turbines for India that would not only reduce the community's reliance on fossil fuels but also provided a local source of sustainable income. The carbon credits produced through this scheme were then sold in Chew Magna to individuals and businesses to offset emissions they cannot yet reduce - all part of a larger local zero-waste effort.

The effects of this scheme have been dramatic and exhilarating - while Chew Magna gets closer to zero waste, the Tamil Nadu community's carbon emissions and poverty levels are diminishing accordingly.

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John Pontin OBE is the founder of the JT Group, a non-profit urban renewal social enterprise which has been engaged in socially enlightened property development for over 40 years.

Out of Print
By: John Pontin
230 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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