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Inner Transition sans frontières!

About a year ago I started hosting on line conversations for people involved with Inner Transition in different countries.

Resilient Urban Systems: Where We Stand Now and Where We Need to Go

This paper draws on case studies from across the globe to assess the current innovative approaches that cities are undertaking to make their infrastructure systems more resilient in order to better cope with future uncertainties.

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about the stunning increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and what can be done about it.

On the Commodification of Human Discovery

Free Knowledge is a welcome survey of alarming impacts of IP law and also valuable introduction to some salutary alternatives.

Tossing and Turning: Our Disturbed Soils and Troubled Sleep

Missing from our understanding has been how the deep dreams of the soil ultimately nourish our own, and how our reckless pattern of disturbing our soils eventually disrupts our ability to sleep as well as the capacity of our sleeping bodies to dream themselves anew.

Our Renewable Future   

How we use energy is as important as how we get it.

Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses

A program that helps low-income families and local farmers.

A Community Resilience Take on The Great Transition

A review of Bounding the Planetary Future: Why We Need a Great Transition.

Resilience Roundup - Apr 24

 Strategy of oil companies is doomed to failure.

Creating the food systems of tomorrow: A guide for cooks

We challengers need ammunition: cookbooks of facts and arguments to commandeer in discussions about the future of food.

Inner Transition in Japan

Hide Enomoto, co-founder of Transition Japan, speaks to Michelle Denton about Inner Transition in the Japanese context. We also introduce the next two new videos in our Inner Transition series.

Bounding the Planetary Future: Why We Need a Great Transition

We need an integrated approach, one that reconnects human development with the biosphere.

New Lives for Old Objects

In Montreuil, the Collecterie resource center is fighting waste by recycling trash—and generating jobs.

Growing Calls for Sharing and Justice

The STWR report ‘Sharing as our common cause’ explains how a call for sharing is consistently at the heart of civil society demands for a better world, even though this mutual concern is generally understood and couched in tacit terms.

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 23

Industry leaders are warning that the $114 billion cut in capital expenditures for producing new oil is likely to end up in lower production and much higher prices in the years ahead as the demand for oil continues to grow.

A Field Guide to Negative Progress

In an age of contraction and decline—or, shall we say, negative expansion?—most dependencies are problematic, and some are lethal.

Reading I.F. Stone on Earth Day: Why we still won’t get anywhere unless we connect the dots

It is in this joyous and self-congratulatory atmosphere [of the first Earth Day] that a curmudgeonly I.F. Stone, by now a full-fledged icon on the left, takes the stage. And he unapologetically rains on the parade, accusing Earth Day of providing cover for escalating war and calling for a …

From the Arctic to Deepwater Horizon, our Politicians are Failing us

You try to raise a voice because you have nothing but your voice. A voice to speak up for something which cannot speak up for itself.

Moving Beyond Carbon Pricing to Tradable Energy Quotas

A proposal for reconciling climate reality with political realities.

Climate change: can the Seneca effect save us?

A Seneca shaped production curve would considerably reduce the amount of fossil carbon that can be burned in the future.

Food Security: The Urban Food Hubs Solution

Food security demands a diversified food system that includes urban communities as locations for food production, food preparation, food distribution, and waste reduction/reuse.

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