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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 …
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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

The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields — resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, …
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food growing
resilient food systems

Grow a Sustainable Diet: Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

Grow a Sustainable Diet will help you develop a comprehensive, customized garden plan to produce the maximum number of calories and nutrients from any available space.
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food growing

Restoration Agriculture

Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs …
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food growing
restoration agriculture

Worker Cooperatives: Pathways to Scale

Public interest in cooperatives has surged since the global financial crisis, as people cry out for an alternative to business-as-usual. In spite of their many benefits for individuals, businesses, and society, however, cooperatives are not well …
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cooperatives
new economy
worker cooperatives

Webinar: Stories of the Future - and Why They're Essential to Our Survival

In this talk Sophy looks at the four stories, at the psychological reasons why they’re all important, and the overarching process that links them all. Participants will be invited to explore and develop their own future story.
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cultural stories
Culture & Behavior
Inner Transition

A Primer on Global Economic Sharing

This primer outlines the extent of the interconnected global crises we face, and points the way towards an alternative approach to managing the world’s resources based upon international cooperation and economic sharing.
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alternative economics
sharing economy
sharing movement

Localization: For People and the Earth

The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide. These international voices from the 2014 Economics of Happiness conference in Bangalore, India, succinctly tell us why globalization is so damaging, why localization is the most …
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alternative economics
economics of happiness
relocalization

Local Food Shift

Attentive to recent trends like rising energy prices, Transition Colorado is leading a coalition of grassroots organizations to promote food localization in Boulder County.
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building resilient food systems
financing local food systems

Voices of Transition Movie

Enthusiastic, non lucrative documentary on farmers- and community-led responses to food insecurity.
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Transition

Climate Changed: a Personal Journey Through the Science

Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear in a feat of investigative journalism by artist …
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art
climate change
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The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change

"Stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman and award-winning illustrator Grady Klein have created the funniest overview of climate science, predictions, and policy that you’ll ever read. You’ll giggle, but you’ll also …
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art
climate change
Culture & Behavior
graphic art
humor

Solidarity Economy I: Building Alternatives for People and Planet

This book is about vision and hope. It provides many examples of real solutions in a wide array of sectors. These practices are currently too isolated from one another. The task of the solidarity economy is to bring these practices together to …
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new economy
solidarity economy

Designing a Resilient Community

Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
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Building Community
children
Education
resilience
resilient communities
young people

Honeycomb Kids

Including more than 300 practical ideas and activities, Honeycomb Kids is a book with two priceless benefits: not only does it help you prepare your children for an uncertain tomorrow, it also helps you shift to a better family life for today.
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children
Parenting
resilience families

Fed Up

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. 
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food culture
food industry
Health

A Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy

The Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy Project helps educational, health care and other institutional and commercial food buyers develop purchasing policies that support social and environmental responsibility in agriculture and the food industry.
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resilient food systems
sustainable food procurement

Edible Perennial Gardening: Growing Successful Polycultures in Small Spaces

Everything you need to know about getting started in growing your own food in a low maintenance perennial garden.
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Edible Perennial Gardening
food growing
growing in a small space
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