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Politics in a full world

We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which we can safely ignore or abuse the nonhuman beings and objects in it with minimal consequences. Rather we live in a full world, cheek by jowl …

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 …

Baucis and Philemon in the 21st Century: Notes on Living Small

I live in the nation with the highest rates of personal consumption and …

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of …

It's not Rocket Surgery: Choosing an Indoor Mini Wood stove for a Tiny House

This article will focus on one item which can keep you comfortable in cold weather, especially when faced with the inevitable fossil fuel …

A Farmers' Guide to the Senses

 A celebration of farming through the senses.
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The Transition Movement in Global Perspective

The importance to Transition of both community and cultural commons is deep-seated.

The Climate and the Commons

The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that …

Does your City have a Future?

In the past, as in the future, local ecosystem resources were the key to the …

Peak Oil Review - Feb 8

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global …

If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?

Farming as an occupation has been graying steadily for more than …

Cake, Anyone?

For people of wealth and conscience, impact investing offers a compelling and convenient promise—that money can be a force for good even as …

The World's Forest Will Collapse if we Don't Learn to Say No

An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core …

Welcoming Night

These are people who found a tiny and overcrowded raft, floating on the open …

The unstoppable rise of 'Demain'

The film 'Demain' ('Tomorrow') is proving to be one of the most remarkable …

How Breaking Down Government Silos Empowers Placemaking

At PPS, we often say, “When you focus on place, you do everything …

Carbon Tax: The Low Oil Price Opportunity

Carbon taxes constitute a widely discussed policy tool for reducing …

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

The environmental crisis, provoked by human activity, is of much bigger …

California Offshore Oil Fracking Permits Halted While Federal Government Performs Environmental Review

The U.S. federal government will stop approving offshore oil fracking …

Small Scale Farming Really Isn’t Small

Economists sanctify expansion in agriculture as the way farmers survive but …

How Impact Investing is Saving Nicaragua's Coffee Industry

About half of coffee producers—mostly family farmers—live below …

Peak Oil Review - a Midweek Update - Feb 4

 A midweek update. Price volatility increased this week with oil …
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