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Sustainable Economies Law Center eResources

Did you know that SELC has five free online legal resource libraries?

Stranded Assets in Oil and Gas a Reality

Though climate change will no doubt prove to be one aspect of stranded assets, others will include a simple but powerful realization that there are simply better places to put your investment dollars…or euros…or yuan.

Australia and Africa Search Pre-colonial Past to Manage Climate Future

Although located on opposite sides of the world, Australia and southern African countries share colonial histories in which newcomers prevented indigenous people from employing age-old practices of using fire to manage their lands.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

One of the most exciting new economy efforts in the US is the New Economy Coalition (NEC), made up of more than one hundred organizations (including Transition US)...

Ending austerity in Greece: time for plan B?

Syriza’s “head-long retreat” in the standoff with its creditors hails the failure of Tsipras’ pro-euro strategy. It’s time to start preparing for Grexit.

Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots

Streets are our most fundamental shared public spaces, but they are also one of the most contested and overlooked.

Can Civil Society Change Food?

In an age of disruptive change, where trends in global politics shift at an unprecedented rate, civil society organisations could be the only solution capable of grounding the debate on sustainable food and pushing for the change so urgently needed.

Debunking the Myth of “Peak Farmers Market”

Following the release of a new USDA report titled “Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems,” food blogs erupted earlier this month with provocative headlines like “Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking?” and “Has the Farmers Market Movement Peaked?”

Climate Change is Likely Factor in Syria's Conflict

Researchers say climate change probably caused the savage drought that affected Syria nearly a decade ago − and helped to spark the country’s current civil war.

Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

Agroecology means that we stand together in the circle of life, and this implies that we must also stand together in the circle of struggle against land grabbing and the criminalization of our movements.

IEA report: US shale oil growth practically zero in 2017

US growth is seen to decline to a meagre 160 kb/d by 2017. That is plausible given the high decline rates in tight oil fields.

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn’t there more of it?

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn't there more of it?

"When Transition forgets what it's called": the Arts and Social Change

When we started Transition, I imagined it as an environmental process. Now I see it as a cultural process.

The City as Commons

A commons-based economy cannot thrive without appropriate institutions, especially those that represent a "partner state" approach.

Richard Heinberg on Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.

Don’t Come Back In Until Dinner

Understanding our land begins with engagement, even if it is just a kid rambling along on an idle afternoon across a pasture and a wooded hill.

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends.

Beyond the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Mondragón University and 1930s CUNY

University governance is approaching a critical juncture.

Peak Oil Review - Mar 2

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs

Building Urban Food Resilience

Central to Permaculture is the idea of creating resilient systems.

Laboratory for Microclimates

Under what circumstances would we become mindful stewards of living systems, not just their expoiters?

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