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The New Farmer’s Almanac

Like the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the New Farmer’s Almanac offers long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, sunrise and sunset times, best planting dates, crop advice, tides tables, riddles, games, recipes, songs, and folk wisdom.

Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.

Zero Waste: Closer than You Think

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time by Paul Connett (Chelsea Green 2013) is about 100% waste recovery and reuse, the new gold standard in recycling.

Bringing decision making back home

Clark and Teachout see three alarming trends occurring in industrial society. Both public resources and governance decisions are moving towards increasing centralization and privatization.

How Whales Become Hazardous Waste

The main theme of a new documentary, Trashed: No Place for Waste...is the major health danger posed by the 7 billion tons of garbage we discard every year.

A Roadmap to Redesigning Civilization

Toby Hemenway, host of the video Redesigning Civilization — with Permaculture, defines permaculture as a branch of ecological design that employs natural ecosystems as a model.

Collapse: Revisiting the Adam and Eve Myth

In fact, homo sapiens hasn’t evolved culturally or intellectually since our ancestors failed to confront resource scarcity in a way conducive to their survival.

Upcycling: Saving the Planet By Design

A fundamental precept of C2C design is its emphasis on biomimicry, i.e. copying the genius of nature’s design principles.

The role of ideology in inspiring change

Crossroads is an exciting and surprisingly uplifting new documentary about the role of ideology in finding solutions to the urgent global crises humankind faces in the 21st century. In bringing an evolutionary perspective to these urgent economic and ecological crises, the film offers a uniquely optimistic view of political and social change.

Growthbusters the movie (review)

Growthbusters is the inspiring story of Dave Gardner’s efforts to challenge conservative Colorado Springs’ failed growth promotion policies. The film begins by focusing on the insanity of local councils cutting essential public services to “jump start” growth. However it also takes a broader theoretical look at the overall failure of economic growth to solve the global economic crisis. More …
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