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We used to think investing in fossil fuel was okay, but the new science has convinced us, and we don't think that way any longer.

Noelle Gaberman — A life of alpaca artistry

On the edge of the Laguna Watershed in Sonoma County, at the end of a narrow …

The Great Promise of Social Co-operatives

The austerity agenda is often presented as inevitable, which is really just …

Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, …

Taking Resilience to the Streets

Transition Streets brings together small groups of neighbors and supports them in taking effective, practical, money-saving and carbon reduction …

The End of Sustainability

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability.
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Review: The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fortier

For some years now, author and farmer Jean-Martin Fortier has lived rather comfortably with his family entirely off the proceeds of their market garden in Québec, Canada.

Why Energy?

Perhaps the biggest reason why I focus on energy is that it mediates …

Double Jeopardy: Thousands of fracked gas wells over an active coal mine

Greene County is the second largest coal producing county in the country and …

Renewable Energy Provided One-Third Of Germany’s Power In The First Half Of 2014

Thanks to favorable weather and record production from solar and wind power, …

Community Action and Science Help Restore New Zealand Lakes

A community group, the LakesWater Quality Society (LWQS), …

Resilience Roundup - July 10

A roundup of the latest news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere. Click on the headline link to see the full article.

'Fracking' our food and farming system: "Extreme agriculture" and the politics of denial

It might seem a bit of a jump – talking about "fracking" and food production in the same article. However, when we look at what's …

From Occupation To Reconstruction: This Movement Is Just Beginning

Ever since I wrote a book about Occupy Wall Street, I’ve often found …

How to make bad wine into good vinegar

If you buy your booze from a store, “wine” refers only to …

Iraq and the Military-Industrial Complex versus a True Cost Economy

A true cost or steady state economy can never be reached in a society …

How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike

You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from …

Bright Were The Halls Then

Arnold Toynbee, whose magisterial writings on history have been a recurring …

On the farm at Marin Roots

Securing land is difficult for young farmers, particularly in Marin County, …

Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: …

Creating Swales

Swales are simply ditches on contour (contour is a level line across the …

Facing The Looming Foreclosure Crisis

As the Fed runs out of bullets, local governments are stepping in.
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