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Optimising Energy - Cultivate Magazine

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Some highlights of the contents
In For a Shock
C. J. Campbell writes on the dawning of the Second Age of Oil

The Natural Step
Torbjörn Lahti on sustainability and the eco-municipality framework

Catch and Store Energy
Graham Strouts gives some permaculture solutions to the question of energy supply

An A or an F for Your House
Gavin Harte on the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and energy rating labels

Crude Awakening
High oil prices could mean an economic crisis for Ireland in the not-so-distant future. Now’s
the time to make some difficult choices, says economist Richard Douthwaite

The Last Chance Saloon
Dr. David Fleming writes on why Peak Oil may be delayed and what to do if the prices go down again

Tired of Being Tired
If your get up and go has got up and gone, nutrition expert Patrick Holford, founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, explains five simple ways to supercharge your energy

Breathe in...or Burn Out
Martin Giannini writes on cultivating your energy which will be the focus of the Art of Living course at the Cultivate Centre

Editorial Notes: Cultivate is a living and learning centre in Dublin that seeks to: • provide effective integral solutions to the issues of peak oil and climate change • inspire individuals to explore solutions to live in a more sustainable, creative and ultimately balanced way • answer questions about sustainability Check out for more. It's great to see these positive lifestyle articles regarding nutrition and health presented in the same magazine as articles dealing with the global fossil fuel situation. Yoga and meditation are two health promoting practices which have very little 'embodied' energy. I suspect that in a world with less material wealth knowing and practicing such arts will increase our quality of life ever more. -AF

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