Another Newsletter
Vol. 2, No.1

Publisher:  The IS FIVE Foundation, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX439

The newsletter reports current activities of the IS FIVE people in Toronto, especially in the areas of recycling of garbage and paper, creative ideas for gathering solar energy, and education. Besides this, there is also an insert which explains the objectives of the foundation.


Abstract:  The newsletter reports current activities of the IS FIVE people in Toronto, especially in the areas of recycling of garbage and paper, creative ideas for gathering solar energy, and education. Besides this, there is also an insert which explains the objectives of the foundation.

The formula "two plus two is five" (taken from E.E. Cummings) provides the background for the name. "It illustrates the concept of synergy, in which the whole is greater than would be predicted by studying the individual parts." They are concerned with solid waste management and resource recovery (in a very practical way), with research and action about food and gardening, fitness and nutrition, energy, housing, education (both formal and informal), community development, and, finally, the component of a sane enviroment for people in a conserver society so that our whole social environment may be humane.

In the area of housing, they have concentrated on existing housing in urban centres. They have developed and constructed prototype heating systems suitable for installation in existing homes and have acted as consultants with residents to explain what insulation will pay for itself through lower fuel bills.

Periodical profile published 1977


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