By Pamela Boyce Simms, Dan Miner, Grassroots Economic Organizing
Global society has come unhinged from its political, socioeconomic, and ecological reality-moorings as we've known them. We're in the whitewater rapids of what could be a downward spiral toward system collapse, and/or the brink of an unprecedented opportunity for the evolution of human consciousness. In both cases we're headed into uncharted waters.
By Dan Miner, BeyondOilNYC
As Rob Hopkins explained to a small NYC audience, the Transition movement is increasingly focused on local economic development. Reports on localizing food production, energy conservation and renewable energy capacity set out next steps toward a new green economy.
By Dan Miner, Beyond Oil NYC
A sustainable world that works for the 99% is possible, if we can respond to climate change, economic injustice and resource depletion at the same time. The transition to a renewable energy economy can be a valuable frame for that discussion. Just as the financial elites brought about the economic crisis, they are blocking the renewable energy transition to reap more profit from their fossil fuel investments. Because of fuel depletion as well as climate change, further delay may prevent a successful transition. Social justice and sustainability advocates can blow the whistle on the 1% for this issue too, and collaborate to speed up the transition locally.
By Dan Miner, Beyond Oil - New York City
How creation of an Energy Shortage Plan will prepare New York City for energy price volatility and accelerate the long-term transition to energy sustainability. (50-page report)