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Permaculture: the design arm of a paradigm shift

Permaculture is what we use to put into action our growing understanding that humans must fit into the web-work of the rest of life or we’ll make this planet uninhabitable for us and for countless other species. It gives us tools for social justice and for working together.

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.

Resilience Roundup - Apr 17

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

Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels.

The Great Burning   

What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end?

A DIY Tree Grafting Handout

I am pretty excited to be sharing some awesome homesteading skills with people who want to learn how to graft trees!

Looking for Some Answers

Jason Heppenstall looks for some ways to deal with the psychological aspects of collapse.

The Renewable Revolution

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm.

The Retro Future

Is it just me, or has the United States taken yet another great leap forward into the surreal over the last few days?

How Can Open Cooperatives Grow and Thrive: A Proposal

Unlike their traditional for-profit counterparts, Open Cooperatives are oriented towards the common good in their statutes.

Why We Need Local Food Systems and How to Get Them

The globalisation of food production has led to an industrial monopoly within the agricultural sector.

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 16

Oil prices surged this week.

The Store(e)-Keeper

Teacher Heinz Frey halted the demise of “mom-and-pop stores” by creating new village centres – first in his home village, then in other communities and urban districts.

Putting the Real Story of Energy and the Economy Together

 What is the real story of energy and the economy? We hear two predominant energy stories.  

Don't Go With the Flow, Go With the Wax

It's time we stop perpetuating the status quo of unhealthy, mechanistic beekeeping that the new Flow™ hive continues, and move towards more holistic practices that would allow the bees to show us the way it should be done.

"Art is about magic, and it's about change".

Art to me is about changing the way that I, or other people, experience or see the world or their place in the world.

Can Flooding Be Prevented by Rebuilding the Soil?

The floodplain does the job that ecology might expect it to, which is to take-up the excess water when the river is in flood.

John Michael Greer: The God Of Technological Progress May Well Be Dead

The stories running our heads influence everything from our beliefs to our values to our actions.

Making Every Drop Count

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order requiring urban centers to reduce their water consumption by 25%.

How Worker Co-ops are Moving Beyond Capitalism

The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking.

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