The Azimuth Project is taking off! Today I woke up and found two new articles full of cool stuff I hadn’t known. Check them out:
• EROEI, about the idea of Energy Returned on Energy Invested.
• Peak phosphorus, about the crucial role of phosphorus as a fertilizer, and how the moment of peak phosphorus production may have already passed.
Both were initiated by David Tweed, but they’ve both already been polished by other people — Eric Forgy and Graham Jones, so far. So, it’s working!
Here’s the easiest way for you to help save the planet today:
1) Think of the most important book or article you’ve read about environmental problems, how to solve them, or some closely related topic.
2) Go to the Recommended reading page on Azimuth.
3) Click the button that says “Edit” at the bottom left.
4) Add your recommended reading! You’ll see items that look sort of like this:
### _The Necessary Revolution_
* Authors: Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley
* Publisher: Random House, New York, 2008
* Recommended by: [[Moneesha Mehta]]
**Summary:** I confess, I haven’t read the book, but I’ve listened to the abridged version on CD many times as I drive between Toronto and Ottawa. It never fails to inspire me. Peter Senge et al discuss how organizations, private, public, and non-profit, can all work together and build on their organizational strengths to create more sustainable operations.
Copy this format and add:
## _the name of your favorite article or book_
* Author(s): the author(s) name(s)
* Publisher: publisher and date
* Recommended by: [[your name]]
* [Link](a URL to help people find more information)
**Summary:** A little summary.
5) Type your name in the little box at the bottom of the page, and hit the Submit button.
And if step 4 seems too complicated, don’t worry! Just enter the information in a paragraph of text — we’ll fix up the formatting.
Our ultimate goal is not a huge unsorted list of important articles and books about environmental issues. We’re trying to build a structure where it’s easy to find information — in fact, wisdom — on specific topics!
But right now we’re just getting started. We need, among other things, to rapidly accumulate relevant data. So — take 5 minutes today to help us out. And find out what other people think you’d enjoy reading!