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Peak Meaninglessness

Last week’s discussion of externalities—costs of doing business that get dumped onto the economy, the community, or the environment, so that those doing the dumping can make a bigger profit—is, I’m glad to say, not the first time this issue has been raised recently.

Sustainability for Whom?

Is eco-business leading us to ecological sustainability?

Who Controls Our Food?

A new report from Global Justice Now, From The Roots Up, shows that not only can small-scale organically produced food feed the world, but it can do so better than intensive, corporate-controlled agriculture.

To Drill or Not to Drill: That is the Question

Think of drilling in the Arctic as a future catastrophe in a single enticing package.

Peak Oil Notes - Mar 5

A midweek update. Oil prices have been volatile this week as traders attempt to fathom whether prices are stabilizing due to increasing demand, and eventually falling production, or will undergo another significant drop before rising next summer.

Reflections on the future of the sharing economy

What does the future hold for the sharing economy movement unless it mobilises to reform government policies that are the root cause of climate change and socio-economic exclusion?

The Paradox of Oil: The Cheaper it is, the More it Costs

While the exact timing of the current fall in prices may have come as a surprise...the phenomenon itself is quite comprehensible when one recognises the intimate connection between energy...and economics.

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.

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