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Welcome To a New Planet

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us all.

Highly Recommended: Capra & Mattei’s “The Ecology of Law”

An important new book offering a vision of commons-based law has just arrived!

Rallying Hip Hop Culture For A More Inclusive Climate Fight

For the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., hip hop culture may be the key to bringing together the movements for social and environmental justice.

Learning to Steer

Resilience includes the various skills that allow us to weather the storm, the inner strength to carry on despite ongoing challenges; the drive and inspiration to bounce back again!

Peak Oil Review - Oct 12

 A weekly update of peak oil news, including: Quote of the Week, Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East and North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, the Briefs

Paaduks: Shoes with Soul

What does it take to upcycle any waste material into a product that is beautiful, serves a basic function and will prevent that material from ending up in a landfill for a few more years?

Pioneering San Diego Business Builds Urban Edible Landscapes

Established in 2008, Urban Plantations was one of the nation’s first edible landscaping companies.

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past several decades, seducing the masses onto a path that leads to the destruction of nature and civilization.

Reclaiming our Place in the Planet's Ecology

Whether retired Herefordshire farmer’s meal-time ritual or recent fashion among middle-class foodies, determining the provenance of our food carries a meaning and historic significance belied by family frivolity.

Unstable world: Is it time to buy volatility?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes option sellers as people who are picking up nickels and dimes in front of a steamroller--and don't know it. They are selling options--sometimes for mere pennies--when they are risking dollars if they are wrong. Such events, they reason, are so rare that these …

A Landscape of Dreams

One of the core themes of the Retrotopia narrative I’ve been developing here over the last month or so is the yawning gap between the abstract notion of progress that we all have in our heads and the rather less pleasant realities to which this notion has been assigned.

The Oceans Are Becoming Too Hot for Coral, and Sooner than We Expected

This week, scientists registered their concern that super-warm conditions are building to a point where corals are severely threatened across the tropical Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who have been doing these collective survival strategies tell the story."

Oil and the Global Economy  

How important is oil to the future of the global economy?

Heart and Soul: Meet the UK Groups Changing Activism

Building movements that are truly liberating takes heart and soul.

The Persistence of the Peasantry: Further Notes on the Inverse Productivity Relationship

This post strikes to the heart of what Small Farm Future is all about, and raises some interesting agricultural issues – the fact that it also engages with the ecomodernism debate is almost incidental, really.

Report back: 2015 Transition Network conference & Gathering of National Hubs

It was sobering to be at the conference in its greenness and moisture yet know that my state along with much of the western US was peppered with blazing fires.

In Face of Harsh Austerity, Britain's Hunger Crisis Sparks First Student-led Food Bank

In 2015, this welcoming café-like sanctuary has offered warmth, a listening ear – and most importantly, it has handed out more than 2,700 food parcels to people of differing backgrounds and ages who are all part of the hunger crisis that is reshaping Britain.

Our new Support Offer Theme: Practical Projects

Practical projects show that change is possible and that Transition is a real thing that exists.

There’s No Single Right Path : Resilience Reflections with Chris Smaje

There’s no single right path and there’s a lot to be learned from people following different, even antithetical, paths to your own.

The Problem of Agriculture

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in agriculture—is taken from Wes Jackson, who points out that our species’ fundamental break with nature came roughly 10,000 years ago when we started farming.