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The Revenge of the Circulating Fan

Cooling people by increasing local airflow is at least ten times more energy efficient than refrigerating the air in a given space, and it also adds the benefit of a personally controlled thermal environment.

Structuring our Beloved Communities?

In the early days of the US civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. …

Tiny Textiles’ Big Philosophy

...each Tiny Textiles piece embodies the fibershed, from the soil of the …

Voices and Reflections of the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

This week PCI launches a new report, Weaving the Community …

Resilience Roundup - Sept 11

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of …
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Get ready for farms in cities, from skyscrapers to vacant lots

With all cultivation, it’s like the old Buddhist saying, “Chop wood, carry water.” Or maybe in this case it’s “Seed, weed, and carry water.”

Peak oil notes - Sept 11

A mid-week update. So far this week, oil prices in New York and London …

A New Economy is Emerging

Sandy tells of localism, emergence, a new type of financial system, and more...

Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms

ALBA is one of a growing number of “incubator farms” across the …

Demands for the People's Climate March and Beyond: Introducing the Pledge To Mobilize

The lack of demands at the People's Climate March is a golden …

The "Upstream" Story that Hasn't Been Told

We changed our name to emphasize that critical environmental solutions to reducing environmental impacts of products – manufactured goods …

Technological Superstitions

Mutatis mutandis, that’s what happened to most of the other grand visions of transformative technological progress that were proclaimed so enthusiastically over the last century or so.

Mass. Judge Proclaims Climate Urgency in Ruling that Frees Lobster Boat Blockade Activists

A pair of climate activists prepared to invoke climate change as their …

Power Hungry

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known as a 'big thinker' when it …

Public Art Foundation Turns 1

These action-oriented folks bring “artists, funders, and …

Five steps for a high well-being society

It’s now eight years since David Cameron first declared that …

The Power of Asset-based Approaches

From the moment you were born, you have been accumulating an incredible …

McKibben to Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin.

US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

The goal now is to direct that energy toward protecting seed libraries, …

Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions

We're really starting to see a shift in consciousness and best practices …

Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

In recent years, people have applied the CSA idea to other types of goods …
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