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From Occupation To Reconstruction: This Movement Is Just Beginning

Ever since I wrote a book about Occupy Wall Street, I’ve often found myself on the receiving end of people asking, “What happened to Occupy, anyway?”

Taking Resilience to the Streets

Transition Streets brings together small groups of neighbors and supports …

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, …

Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, …

Community Action and Science Help Restore New Zealand Lakes

A community group, the LakesWater Quality Society (LWQS), successfully initiated action to restore water quality in a major group of lakes in the …

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.
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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.

'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 …

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 …

Bright Were The Halls Then

Arnold Toynbee, whose magisterial writings on history have been a recurring source of inspiration for this blog, has pointed out an intriguing difference between the way civilizations rise and the way they fall.

On the farm at Marin Roots

Securing land is difficult for young farmers, particularly in Marin County, where farms often pass from one generation to the next without going …

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.

The Rolling Rebellion: People Declare Independence from Corporate Rule

For more than 10 years, Backbone Campaign has built, painted, sculpted, …

Towards an Energy Standard of 'Local'

In other essays I presented data showing that small-scale, local farms …

Debt: Eight Reasons This Time is Different

Academic researchers Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have become famous …

Quakers Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Eco-Justice Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has announced …

An inspiring taste of Transition in Germany

A roundup from Rob about what Transition in Germany is up to these days...

5 Shocking Places Where Fracking Is Taking Off

From scenic coastal waters to vital agricultural land, here are five places …
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