The Community Resilience Guides
More and more Americans acutely sense that the old way of doing things — investing their savings in Wall Street companies who care little about the well-being of our families and communities ... depending on polluting, increasingly costly, and non-renewable sources of energy ... eating food that makes us sick and is grown far away — is no longer working. Instead, we want to invest in own homes and our own neighborhoods. We want to be build more local self-reliance in the face of uncertainty. We want to be have a say in the future of our communities. But how? In partnership with Chelsea Green Publishing, Post Carbon Institute presents the Community Resilience Guides — a series of books exploring the newest and most promising examples of relocalization for uncertain times:
|Local Dollars, Local Sense, by Michael Shuman
Foreword by Peter Buffett. How can we shift trillions of dollars of regular Americans' investments away from the Wall Street casino and into local economies? Published January 2012.
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|Power From the People, by Greg Pahl
Foreword by Van Jones. How can we move away from centralized, highly polluting, wasteful and non-renewable sources of energy and empower local communities with their own energy sources? Published August 2012.
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|Rebuilding the Foodshed, by Philip Ackerman-Leist
How can individuals and local organizations and institutions build the food security of their communities? Published February 2013.
"End of Suburbia" director Greg Greene talks with Power from the People author Greg Pahl about the state of local power efforts in America.