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Connecting over Soil

Most people know that there's a huge wealth gap between the industrialized and so-called 'developing' worlds. But there's another gap, one that's rarely discussed in the media, or even by NGOs. It involves changing attitudes to farming, to the land and the soil.

Carbon Markets Have Failed

In theory, the world has the solution to soaring emissions – it’s called carbon pricing.

Resilience in the face of Climate Change   

Resilience is a common principal of permaculture, says Dave Boehnlein, co-author of the book Practical Permaculture.

Fairness in Transition

What is Fairness? Could we agree on a definition? And is it something that’s learnt or instinctive?

Resilience Roundup - Sep 4

Will California redouble its push for clean energy? It all rides on this upcoming vote. | How Extreme Energy Leads to Extreme Politics | New Study Shows How Climate Change Is Already Reshaping The Earth | The Refugee Crisis That Isn't...

Legal Innovations in Beating the Bounds

The point of this section is to identify specific initiatives that are trying to transform the legal paradigm or carve out new “protected zones” of enforceable rights within existing legal frameworks.

Take the Money and Burn: How CEO Pay Accelerates Climate Change

Perverse Pay Incentives Reward Fossil Fuel CEOs for Putting Planet at Risk

Food Justice Truck Serves Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Asylum Seekers

A mobile fresh food market, the truck offers locally sourced fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, tea, and bread to asylum seekers at a 75% discount.

What Goes Around Comes Around at the Bicycle ReCyclery     

ReCyclery founder Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear and Board President Kees Kolff explain how opportunities exploded when the Recylery became a non-profit organization.

Cities are Finally Treating Water as a Resource, not a Nuisance

Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue.

Peak Oil Notes - Sep 2

The last ten days have been among the most volatile for the oil markets since Iraq invaded Kuwait 25 years ago.

Little Normals

Resilience means seeking out the little normals – the constants in human nature, including the behaviors, institutions, and durable scales, that have stood the test of time – and reengaging with them meaningfully.

Retrotopia: The View from a Moving Window

From the window beside me, the Steubenville station looked like a scene out of an old Bogart vid.

Hundreds Rally in Alaska to Tell Obama ‘Climate Leaders Don’t Drill the Arctic’

Climate groups rallied in Anchorage, Alaska to demand that the U.S. government, President Obama and Alaskan leaders take the urgent action needed to stop climate change. The “Rally to Confront the Glacial Pace of Political Action” took place as President Obama met with ministers from …

Reinventing Law for the Commons: Introduction

Although it is customary for mainstream economists and politicians to consider the commons a failed management regime – the “tragedy of the commons” – it is in fact a pervasive and highly generative system for meeting people’s needs.

Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

Underlying so much of the economic and ecological turmoil unfolding before us is a slow collision between the operating practices of the resource-wasting, vertically-managed 20th century and the much more crowded, polluted, and dangerous ecological and economic conditions of the 21st century.

The Simpler Way: Economics of Happiness   

The full length interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge from the upcoming documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

The Dearth of Grass

Just three grass family plants – wheat, rice and maize – furnish about half the energy we eat worldwide.

Why Not Start Today: Backyard Carbon Sequestration Is Something Nearly Everyone Can Do

To make it simple as a crayon sketch, there are two ways to mitigate climate change that, in tandem, could work.

Community is Created by Filling the Cup: Talking Resilience with Lynn Benander

I think that if you haven't built connections with other people when good things are happening, they probably won't be there when bad things are happening. Community is created by filling the cup that you share with other people...

New Report Outlines Strategies for Community Wealth Building

A new Democracy Collaborative report summarizes lessons learned from 11 case studies of organizations including the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.

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