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Turning Waste into Wine: A Pilgrimage to the Composted Land

It seems pretty obvious that recycling, reusing, and repurposing materials we no longer need makes a lot more sense than burning or burying them, not just from an environmental, but an economic perspective.

Green Dreams - Future or Fantasy?  

David Fridley on alternative energy, what it can do, and what it can't.

Turn Off the Lights on the Way Out

I started this blog with a longing familiar to many: stop the world, I wanna …

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy

The State of our Soil

Without fertile soil, we risk failing to ensure that everyone has the right to adequate food.

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

Community Land Trusts, JAK, CoopHab and the WiR Co-operative Bank demonstrate today that there are viable ways to deliver access to land and money …
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The Journey of Setting up a Reuse and Repair Centre – a Solution for a Circular economy

As consumers, we are taught to be dissatisfied with what we have.

Climate Change Mitigation's Best-Kept Secret

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas — but there’s a lot we can do …

Homeless Garden Project: Cultivating Community Through Urban Farming

The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, California is one of the many …

On Convening Faith Groups

It behoves us as Transitioners to try to diffuse a message to invite people …

The Precariat and the Basic Income: Part 2

“The 20th century system of economic distribution lasted for …

A Year Without the Colorado River, as Seen by Economists

Imagine if each tap that delivered water from the Colorado River – whether to a farm, a factory, or a home – suddenly went dry for a …

Tight Oil Production Will Fade Quickly: The Truth About Rig Counts

U.S tight oil production from shale plays will fall more quickly than most assume.  

The Precariat and the Basic Income

The concept of the precariat, from Wiktionary: “People suffering from …

Cooperatives and the Next Clothing Industry

Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an …

SOS: Save our Seeds

Have you ever saved seeds, joined a local seed swap or contributed to a seed …

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where …

Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 2

Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.

Peak Oil Review - Jan 26

 A weekly update on peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global …

The most important thing to understand about the coming oil production cutbacks

What the current oil price slump means for world oil supply is starting to …

Energy Crunch: Clean energy gains ground

Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper …

Ptolemaic Environmentalism

Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the …
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