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Pulling the plug, part 1

We all play the domination / submission game. But another game is afoot. The partnership game. The more you learn to play it, the less beholden you will be to the con-games of Babylon.

The power of community - Feb 28

 Mondragon / Linux / Syriza / Little libraries

Real Food Media Contest Features Oyster Men of Long Island Sound

The Oyster Men features the daily lives of baymen who handpick oysters from wild populations on the Long Island Sound.

The Great Game in the Holy Land

Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat...

North Dakota Considers Weakening Standards on Radioactive Drilling Waste as Oil Prices Collapse

As the collapse of oil prices threatens North Dakota's shale drilling rush, state regulators are considering a move they say could save the oil industry millions of dollars: weakening the state's laws on disposing of radioactive waste.

Ancient Landscapes Point to Dramatic Climate Change

Scientists believe Chinese civilisation could have been founded by climate refugees after the collapse of an Inner Mongolian culture over 4,000 years ago.

Amsterdam is Now Europe's First Named "Sharing City"

As of February 2nd, Amsterdam is Europe's first named "Sharing City."

Resilience Roundup - Feb 27

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future

What's the difference between "public space" and "place"?

Peak Oil Notes - Feb 26

A mid-week update. Oil prices fell on Monday and Tuesday this week on expectations that US crude stocks will continue to grow.

Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl?

“Being invisible does two things: You think you don’t have any responsibilities [and] you’re just left out.”

Slow Money 2014 Highlights

SLOW MONEY 2014 was our largest event to date, with over 850 attendees from 46 states, Canada and France, and 6,000 watching via live stream.

5 Reasons Cargo Bikes Are the Perfect Mode of Transportation

With Americans driving less and more cities encouraging people to bike, the humble cargo bike has quietly gained traction in the U.S.

If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do

If pollinator health is made a priority, to be successful much current policy and practice must change.

Is the US Overplaying Its Energy Hand?

The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair of jacks in its hand, but betting as if it had four aces.

The Externality Trap, or, How Progress Commits Suicide

Economic life in the industrial world these days can be described, without too much inaccuracy, as an arrangement set up to allow a privileged minority to externalize nearly all their costs onto the rest of society while pocketing as much as possible the benefits themselves.

Get Growing Breightmet: Bolton’s food growing revolution begins here!

If you have a fairly spacious garden like many of the people we work with have, growing your own food in times of extreme economic uncertainty is a practical and direct solution that many people are just opening their eyes to...

Labour and Nature: Power in Numbers

I’m incredibly excited to see the growing linkages between the environmental movement and the labour movement.

Mali: Agroecology Is in our Hands!

"I decided to come here because we are building a necessary movement, that will claim back what was always ours: our peasant knowledge of doing agriculture", said a woman farmer from Mali, as she was running to attend the women caucus, this afternoon.

Obama's Veto of Keystone XL Bittersweet for Texans Forced to Allow the Pipeline on Their Land

As expected, President Obama today vetoed the Republican bill attempting to allow TransCanada to finish constructing the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.

Have You Done the Transition Health Check Yet?

Interestingly the similarities between a healthy human body and a healthy Transition group are both about taking an holistic view of what is happening in order to prevent problems by checking that all the different parts are working well.

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