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Resilience is about the capacity of a system to be able to respond to change.

Creating A Durable Local Economy: Lessons from the Burlington, VT model  

An interview with local activist named Bruce Seifer who co-authored the …

Beyond the Green Bin

“The value of an apple is much greater than the value of the compost …

The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy …

Finally: Open Source Broccoli and Kale

The past thirty years have seen a massive patent grab to control agricultural seeds and the crops that are grown, not just in the US but around …

Evaluating your community currency

From local currencies to time banks, more and more people and organisations are setting up new forms of exchange in a bid to tackle the social, …
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Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Why Degrowth?   

Bill Rees recorded in April at the Vancouver Degrowth Event on why …

Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands

This past week, Henry Red Cloud, a descendent of Chief Red Cloud and …

A Proposed Scar on Alaska’s Brooks Range – The Road to Ambler

If Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell gets his way, an industrial road through …

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 24

It has been an active week for the oil and gas markets as the …

The New Farmer’s Almanac

Like the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the New Farmer’s Almanac offers long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, sunrise and sunset …

Refusing the Call: A Tale Rewritten

I have been wondering for some time now how to talk about the weirdly autumnal note that sounds so often and so clearly in America these days.

Fracking - headlines

•Marcellus shale legacy wells showing increasing depletion rates …

Living in the Anthropocene?  

Richard Heinberg discusses the difference between what he has dubbed the …

Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in …

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

In its latest report, the IPCC makes a strong case for a sharp increase in …

Loosening the grip of oligarchy

...the next political phase of the campaign started by Occupy is now …

Thoughts on Land Reform Summits in San Francisco

It’s hard to conceive a more un-American activity than thinking about …

It’s Money that is Killing the Local Economy

A recent report on local currency and local economy from Sweden, complied by …

On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our …

Top 5 Earth Day Strategies for Agriculture

If Earth Day offers a moment to reflect on how we’re treating the …
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