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The Curse of the Modern Office

The information society promises to dematerialise society and make it more sustainable, but modern office and knowledge work has itself become a large and rapidly growing consumer of energy and other resources.

New Zine Highlights the Solidarity Economy in St. Louis

It's hard to convey what the sharing movement is about without describing …

The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the …

Howling at the USGS’s Wolfcamp Announcement

The recent USGS announcement about the Wolfcamp play may inspire …

Sustainable Agriculture Institute Arms Returning Veterans with Tools to Become Farmers of the Future

Returning military often find themselves struggling to return to normality after serving overseas.

Decolonisation in Europe: Sámi Musician Sofia Jannok Points to Life beyond Colonialism

I was able to interview Sofia Jannok to explore the connection between her music, the decolonisation of Sámi Indigenous land and of Europe, …
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The Beginning is Near: The Deep North, Evictions and Pipeline Deadlines

Standing Rock is an unpredicted history lesson for all of us.

Water, History, and Finance Converge As Sioux Nation Mounts Storied Battle Over Oil Pipeline

Heavy snow and winter cold settled this month on thousands of Native …

Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win

State representative Joyce McCreight never thought she would run for office.

Five Ways the Paris Agreement can Address Oversupply of Fossil Fuels

The World Energy Outlook 2016, released last week, is just one among an …

Transition in Ireland  

Ireland is one of the most advanced countries in energy …

Patterns of Commoning: Can Commoners Become Self-Aware of Their Collective Potential?

As the idea of patterns of commoning suggests, commons are not objects, but actions.

What Would it Take to Mainstream "Alternative Agriculture"

The industrialized food system, studies have shown, is linked to greenhouse gas emissions, algal blooms, pesticide pollution, soil erosion and …

Moving Slowly and Deliberately at Standing Rock: A Report on Life in the Camp

I am moving slowly and deliberately and thinking about the world we need to …

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline As Part of Canada’s ‘Climate Plan’

Justin Trudeau announced the approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain …

Trudeau’s Six Unanswered Questions on Kinder Morgan Expansion

In early November, the Trudeau government tabled a ministerial panel report …

The Centre-Left’s Narrative on Climate Change has Convinced No One

The election of Donald Trump reflects the unraveling of the centre-left …

Getting to Yay!

I promised to do a few newsletters on helpful points about how to be more …

Rise of Trump and Trudeau haven’t changed need for radical climate action

The entire system must be put into question, not just who joins the new …

Money for Everybody

The Netherlands will kick off the year 2017 by launching an experiment with …

Portugal Announces World’s First Nationwide Participatory Budgeting Project

Participatory budgeting is becoming increasingly popular, with more than …

Barcelona's Brave Struggle to Advance the Commons

On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s …
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