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Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement Report

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement: Voices and Reflections from the Field is a snapshot of an emerging movement. This movement is a sign of the growing recognition that what …
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Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future

This book is framed by the realisation that consumerism – that is, the high consumption way of life which defines the most ‘developed’ industrial societies – has no future.
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resilient communities
simple living
social history

Petrolify®: Don't Just Seize the Day, Seize Life

Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Well, guess what? You’re already taking it. And it’s called …
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limits to growth
peak oil
Pollution
resource constraints

Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale …
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Fracking
Shale gas
Snake Oil
tight oil

Low Impact Living: A Field Guide to Ecological, Affordable Community Building

This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co‐founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), explains how a group of people …
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Building Community
Cohousing
Shelter

Dangerous climate change: Myths and reality

Few would disagree that the world should avoid "dangerous" (or unsafe) climate warming, but what does that term mean? What does climate safety mean? Is climate change already dangerous? Are greenhouse gas levels already too high? This …
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climate change
climate change policy

CARBON: Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

CARBON is the first film in the Green World Rising Series. “Carbon” is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, presented by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners.
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climate change
Fossil Fuels

Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities

This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture.
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urban agriculture
urban food growing

People's Climate March Mobilisation

Now is the time we get everyone, everywhere onboard to bend the course of history.
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climate change
climate change activism
protest movements

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence

This report presents an overview, literature review, and critical analysis of the Transition Movement.
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Diversity
economic inequality
grassroots movements
relocalisation
social movements
Transition movement

A New Social Settlement for People and Planet

This paper sets out the distinctive and essential premise of NEF’s work on a new social settlement: that the goals of social justice and environmental sustainability are profoundly connected and interdependent. It examines why they are …
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building resilient communities
Creating Sustainable Societies
Social justice
Sustainability

State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability

Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.’s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments’ progress has been lackluster. …
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building resilient communities
environmental issues
governance
policy
social movements

Integrated Forest Gardening

Permaculture is a movement that is coming into its own, and the concept of creating plant guilds in permaculture is at the forefront of every farmer’s and gardener’s practice.
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forest gardening
permaculture
permaculture design
plant guilds
polycultures

The Wastewater Gardener

Mark Nelson, PhD, takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world’s dwindling supplies of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes! A founding director of the Institute of …
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artificial wetlands
humanure
resilient food systems
wastewater

Rebuilding America's Communities

A Comprehensive Community Wealth Building Federal Policy Proposal. The following report draws upon practical experience accumulated over the years in many areas and proposes a strategic approach to integrate, expand, and coordinate a …
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anchor institutions
community wealth building
new economy

The Natural Cook

The Natural Cook is an inspirational book for the way we eat now. It puts fresh, flavoursome, vegetable-focused food centre-stage, and features recipes that make use of every ounce of an ingredient.
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cook books
resilient food systems
seasonal eating

Systems Learning - Systems Thinking for a sustainable future

Systems Learning is an online learning resource, designed so you can quickly browse, or deeply absorb.
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systems thinking

Building the Blue Economy

This report from PUSH Buffalo and The Partnership for the Public Good identifies sources of funding and advocacy strategies to advance green infrastructure social enterprises. Intended for community-based organizations, policy makers, and funders …
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green infrastructure
new economy
policy
social enterprises

The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic

The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a feature-length educational film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale.
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fruit production
permaculture

New Farm to Childcare curriculum connects youngest eaters with fresh local fruits and vegetables

The Farm to Childcare Curriculum Package gives childcare providers a roadmap to start their own Farm to Childcare programs in order to connect young children with locally grown, minimally processed foods and the farmers who grow them. The …
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Education
healthy school food
local food systems
resilient food systems

Growing a Food System for the Future: a manual for co-operative enterprise development

This is an exciting time for the co-operative movement, and particularly for New England’s agricultural, fishery and food co-ops, some of which are profiled in this manual. In the wake of the financial meltdown of 2008 and the resulting …
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building resilient food systems
cooperatives
food business cooperatives
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