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Symphony of the Soil: Documentary

Created by Deborah Koons Garcia

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s …
soil conservation
soil farming
soil fertility
soil remediation
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The Social Profit Handbook

 The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations.
alternative business models

Urban Transport without the hot air: Volume 1: Sustainable solutions for UK cities

The UK population will reach 70 million by 2027. How will all these people get around? Is building more, wider roads really the solution?
urban transport solutions

Victory Gardens Edible Feast TV

The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast is a re-launch of the classic PBS series combined with the deep local knowledge of Edible Magazines. From Minnesota to Memphis, New York to New Orleans, we'll learn about everything from crab trapping and …

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 …
Shale gas
Snake Oil
tight oil

Searching for a Miracle: "Net Energy" Limits and the Fate of Industrial Society

Perhaps the most significant limit to future energy supplies is the ìnet energyî factoróthe requirement that energy systems yield more energy than is invested in their construction and operation. There is a strong likelihood …
energy constraints
Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy

En La Espiral de la Energía

Historia de la humanidad desde el papel de la energía (pero no solo).
energy constraints
energy descent

Transition Streets - Stories From the Field

Listen to this free TeleSeminar and learn how to roll-out the Transition Streets Project in your neighborhood! Hear from those who have already done this successfully in communities across the country.
building resilient communities
Transition Streets

Divesment from fossil fuels: Resources

Divestment is the opposite of investment: you can think of it like “uninvesting.”
climate change activism
fossil fuel divestment

Credo – Economic beliefs in a world in crisis

Originally part of moral philosophy, economics is a 'gospel' that human problems can be traced back to 'scarcity', with salvation in efficiency, competitive markets, specialisation, technology and growth. In the contemporary world this guiding …
alternative economics

A Community-Based Resilience Framework: Poster

A poster describing the five stages, from inner work to community-based actions, that can prepare you for energy, economic or ecological crises and collapse.
building community resilience

Bounce Forward: Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change

In an era rocked by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient in order to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? What is known about urban resilience, and what remains to be explored? And how …
building urban resilience
urban resilience

The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

The Color of Food teaches us that the food and farm movement is about more than buying local and protecting our soil. It is about preserving culture and community, digging deeply into the places we've overlooked, and honoring those who have come …
Culture & Behavior

The Local Economy Solution

How Innovative, Self-Financing 'Pollinator' Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity.
community financing
local economy

Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living

'Better' explores the intersection of sustainability and art, showing how each of us can reinvent our lives as our greatest artistic achievement
sustainable lifestyle

Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate

Resilient Agriculture recognizes the critical role that sustainable agriculture will play in the coming decades and beyond. The latest science on climate risk, resilience and climate change adaptation is blended with the personal experience of …
climate change adaptation
resilient agriculture

REconomy: Practical guides for community economic change

A trio of ‘how to guides’ has been launched by the REconomy Project. Focusing on running events, starting enterprise and resourcing core activities, these booklets have been designed for use by Transition Initiatives and other groups …
alternative economics
event planning

Framespotting: Changing How You Look at Things Changes How You See Them

Framespotting is empowering and liberating. And you’ll never look at sprinklers or economists the same way again.
Culture & Behavior
framing messages

Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to create local, sustainable, and secure food systems

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to home—and they are crying out …
local food systems
resilient food systems
sustainable food systems

Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale

Written by Post Carbon Institute Fellow J. David Hughes and published in partnership by Post Carbon Institute and Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, this report provides the first publicly available empirical analysis of …
tight oil

Reinventing Soil: Building with Mud

An investigation on building with mud, one of human kind's oldest building methods, that is still present all around the world. The film starts from the University research and visits places where this tradition is alive, in Bolivia, Peru and Rio …
natural building