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One Cheer for the Commons

A recent article on Resilience.org proclaimed that ‘the commons is the future’, so let me state my thesis plainly at the outset: no it isn’t...

A Good Move for Flint: Relocating Public Market Improves Food Access

As the city of Flint, Michigan is still mired in the aftermath of the …

Beyond Paris: Avoiding the Trap of Carbon Metrics

Until recently terms like “carbon accounting,” “carbon …

Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern

The signs of oil's madcap price collapse are everywhere.

Sandra Postel: Repairing the Water Cycle

El Niño has been dropping much-needed rain this winter on a parched American West. But it’s making little difference to the greater …

People Are Not Disposable: 'Zero Waste' and Ecological Justice

Join Mateo Nube from Movement Generation, as he lays out a Just Transition Framework for Action.
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Lessons from a Young Food Forest: Taking Stock of My 12-year Permaculture Adventure

How many humans does it take to re-invent agriculture?  Just one…you!  Or me!  So that’s what I’m trying to do.  Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the past 12 years.

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update 11th Feb

A midweek update. Oil prices continued to fall this week with New York …

Renewables: The Next Fracking?

As a general rule, in fact, the less direct experience a given person has …

IEA in Davos 2016 Warns of Higher Oil Prices in a Few Years’ Time

This recent forum was about how to transition away from fossil fuels, after …

What Makes a Good Export?

By choosing to live more simply, more kindly, more …

Branding Tradition: A Bittersweet Tale of Capitalism at Work

The image on a gallon of maple syrup reflects a way of life – slower and less high-tech, more localized and neighborly – that many …

City as a Commons: Flint to Bologna

The disaster with Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, incited by political leaders more devoted to fiscal austerity than the common good, …

How to Plan a Food Snowball

One of many problems caused by global warming is that fewer people know what …

Recognizing the Rights of Nature and the Living Forest

“The message our Living Forest proposal delivers is aimed at the …

Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program

The combination of BK Rot’s many aspects—creating green jobs for …

If the World’s Soils Keep Drying Out that’s Bad News for Microbes (and People)

Deep beneath our feet, out of sight and out of mind, millions of tiny …

The Deep and Discomforting Point of Populism (and Socialism, and Certain Sorts of Conservatism too)

What would it mean for the Wall Street system (or, again, mainly the one …

Learning from the Life of Murray Bookchin

Ten years ago, American radical Murray Bookchin drew his last breath in the …

The Empire of Lies

In those times, just as in ours, a dying empire could be kept together for a …

The Path Ahead from Paris

We need to work together to create a “biosphere smart” economy

The Physics of Energy and the Economy

I approach the subject of the physics of energy and the economy with some …
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