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Self Leadership: Practices for Hosting Yourself and Growing Personal and Community Resilience

Created by Teresa Posakony

Uncertainty, Complexity, and Vulnerability are huge! The typical human response to such realities in our lives is often FEAR and stress/anxiety. It takes a lot of personal mastery and self …
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Backyard Biodiesel

Make your own fuel, for a fraction of what you would pay at the pump
waste to energy

The Winning of The Carbon War

Humanity is in a race, a kind of civil war. Believers in a safe future fuelled by endless sunlight and related forms of clean energy combat defenders of finite carbon fuels careless of the impact they have on the world by clinging to coal, oil, …
climate change
Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

The Great Transition details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. As many countries become less enamored with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies. Whereas solar energy projects were …
Energy Policy
energy transition
Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy

Wasting Away: Four states’ failure to manage oil and gas waste in the Marcellus and Utica Shale

This report examines how oil and gas field waste is tracked, regulated, and managed in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region, which is one of the centers of the current expansion of domestic natural gas production.
water pollution
Water Supplies

Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action

Agroecology brings communities together in the creation of their own solutions to produce healthy food and conserve soil and water. Agroecology is based on communities having access to and control of local resources like land, water and seeds and …
food sovereignty
La Via Campesina

Guía del movimiento de transición

Este libro es una invitación a explorar el porqué, el qué, el para qué y el cómo del proceso de transición hacia una vida más sostenible, justa y feliz. Una muestra de que vivimos en momentos de …
building community resilience

How Jamaica Plain is Building Working-Class Leadership in the New Economy

How can potential leaders from underprivileged backgrounds tackle economic inequality and climate change when they spend most of their time trying to earn a decent living? Learn from community organizer Carlos Espinoza-Toro about Jamaica Plain …
alternative economics
Social justice

Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

Packed with valuable, firsthand information from visionaries in the field, Earth Repair empowers communities and individuals to take action and heal contaminated and damaged land.
toxic landscapes

A New Alignment of Movements?

alternative economics
Collaborative commons
the commons

The Lexicon of Sustainability

A multi platform project giving people the tools to live more sustainably by helping them understand the most basic terms and principles that will define the next economy. Books, films, art, pop-up shows...
art as social change
Local Food Shift

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (“OVER”) moves beyond insider debates and tired arguments (human numbers and overconsumption are both responsible for the crisis of population overshoot). Anchored by a series of provocative …

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit …
low impact living

After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

Progress is the God of the modern world; what happens when God is dead?
decline of industrial civilization
religion of progress

Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Afterburn offers cutting-edge perspectives and insights that challenge conventional thinking about our present, our future, and the choices in our hands.
building resilience
energy descent
limits to growth

Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California

A must read for anyone interested in the myriad of benefits (jobs, lower prices, energy security, sustainability, economic development) that can be derived from local decentralized electricity generation.
Community energy
decentralized energy
Renewable Energy

Sustainable Economies Law Centre: eResource Libraries

Did you know that SELC has five free online legal resource libraries? Each eResource library is stocked with legal guidelines, FAQs, and templates to help navigate complex regulatory landscapes for urban farming, cooperatives, small and …
sharing economy
social enterprise
urban agriculture

Seeds of Time: The Movie

With a passion few possess, Cary set out to build the world’s first global seed vault – a seed collection on a scale larger than any other.
climate change
seed banks
Seed Libraries
seed saving
sustainable agriculture

Re-Weaving Local: Transition Towns & Timebanking

This TeleSeminar with Marie Goodwin of Timebank Media and Transition Town Media, PA will help you imagine “the more beautiful world your heart tells you is possible” through the lens of both transition and time banking.
alternative economics

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

 'The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money' is a friendly guide to taking on the world's most powerful system.

Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

Whoever controls the seeds controls the food supply. By empowering communities to preserve and protect the genetic diversity of their harvest Seed Libraries is the first step towards reclaiming our self-reliance while enhancing food security and …
seed diversity
Seed Libraries
seed saving