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Waking the Frog: Solutions for our Climate Change Paralysis

Created by Tom Rand

Waking the Frog is as much about solutions as it is an account of our present paralysis. Our ingenuity, technology, capital, and policy can work together to turn down the heat and at the same time …
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Transitions towards New Economies?: A Transformative Social Innovation Perspective

This paper highlights four prominent strands of new economy thinking in state-of-the-art discussions: degrowth, collaborative economy, solidarity economy, and social entrepreneurship. Taking a perspective of transformative social innovation, the …
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alternative economics

Ecovillage Pioneers – A Journey Into Low-Impact Living

Take a journey following the pioneers of low impact living as a young mother journeys through Australia, Spain, the UK, and Ireland, in search of a more sustainable way of life.
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ecovillages

The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

The Earth has entered a new age—the Anthropocene—in which humans are the most powerful influence on global ecology. Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth …
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Fossil Fuels
climate change
Anthropocene

Unseen City

The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness.
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connection to nature
nature

Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition

Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced. In this groundbreaking book, Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet – both globally and using Scotland as a local case study.
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climate change

E.O. Wilson—Of Ants and Men

EO Wilson- Of Ants and Men is a two-hour film about the life and extraordinary scientific odyssey of one of America’s greatest living thinkers, E.O Wilson.
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community
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Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It

Lean Logic is David Fleming’s masterpiece, the product of more than thirty years’ work and a testament to the creative brilliance of one of Britain’s most important intellectuals. A dictionary unlike any other, it leads readers …
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Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power

In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious.
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Food Worth Fighting For

This book takes a look at some of the food riots of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and other food related social conflict in the UK and tells the story of those involved. Using words and verse from contemporary broadside ballads and folk …
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Culture & Behavior
food justice
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Restoring Heritage Grains

 The Culture, Biodiversity, Resilience, and Cuisine of Ancient Wheats
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sustainable agriculture
heritage wheat varieties

Farming for the Future: Organic and Agroecological Solutions to Feed the World

How many scientists does it take to debunk the myth that we need more food to feed the world? In the past decade, hundreds of scientists and experts have made it clear: Feeding the world is not about increasing how many bushels of grain we can …
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sustainable agriculture
organic farming
agroecology
building sustainable food systems

Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA

Visionary American urban planner Robert Simon believed that building community is more important than creating buildings.
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Building Community
reimagining cities
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Foundations of Restoration Ecology

The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate …
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ecology
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Beyond the War on Invasive Species

A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration
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permaculture
invasive species
ecological restoration

Rising to the Challenge: the Transition Movement and People of Faith

"Beautifully written, personal and inspiring, the book points a way forward out of despair to connection and action rooted in deep connection to the sacredness of Earth." Starhawk.
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Transition
community resilience
faith based sustainability
faith responses to climate change

America’s Walking Renaissance

America’s Walking Renaissance is a journey across the US, taking a look at walkable cities of all shapes and sizes and providing resources and information on the growing walking movement. The book highlights the hard work being done by …
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Health
walking
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Teleseminar: Just Transition with Mateo Nube of Movement Generation

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Social justice
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Soil Culture: bringing the Arts down to earth

A richly illustrated 120-page book encompassing all aspects of this extraordinarily ambitious 3-year project is now available.
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soil
art as social change

I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

The most pressing environmental problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and …
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Culture & Behavior
Discourse

Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism’s inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our …
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climate change
alternative economics
Anthropocene
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