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Common Threads

Created by Sharon Kallis

Combining detailed, step-by-step instructions with tips for successful process and an overview of completed projects, Common Threads is a different kind of weaving book. This inspirational guide …
art as social change
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Delicious Development: The Powerful Role of Local Food in Job Creation

Michael Shuman, author of Local Dollars, Local Sense presents at the Sustainable Communities Workshop on October 29, 2014 in Sarasota, FL.
alternative economics
Local Food Shift
local investing

Oil and Water

Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to …

Re-thinking our Monetary System: Bay Bucks and the New Economy

Our monetary system is the operating system of our economy. Right now, it is impoverishing the majority of our population, and killing our ecosystem. It is past time for a re-think.
Alternative Currencies
community currencies

Food Systems Academy

This site aims to help you increase your understanding of our food systems – where they came from, how they change, what the challenges are and how to meet them.
building a resilient food system
food production

Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater

This is a very simple design for a batch-type solar water heater that uses a thermosiphon loop to move water between a solar thermal collector and a storage barrel.
solar hot water
Solar Thermal

More on Methane Part I: Taking a leak

Carbon dioxide may get most of the press when it comes to climate change, but methane is another important heat-trapping gas with a big pollution problem. Watch More on Methane Part I: Taking a Leak to see why!
climate change
methane emissions

Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check On U.S. Government Forecasts For a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom

Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reference case forecasts through …
EIA projections
Energy Policy
Shale gas
tight oil

Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate

Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer …
climate change
resilient agriculture

50 by 60 A New England Food Vision

A New England Food Vision is a collaborative report that considers the future of our region: a future in which food nourishes a social, economic and environmental landscape that supports a high quality of life for everyone, including generations …
local food systems
resilient food system

Kids Unbranded: Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture

Over the past few decades, the degree to which marketers have scaled up efforts to reach children is staggering. The purpose of this guide is to give adults a greater understanding of what children face today, and to offer resources to help …
commercial society
Culture & Behavior

The Emergent Agriculture

The Emergent Agriculture is a collection of fourteen thematic essays on sustainability viewed through the lens of farming.
food production
sustainable agriculture

This Changes Everything

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our …
climate change

Voices of Transition Movie

Enthusiastic, non lucrative documentary on farmers- and community-led responses to food insecurity.
Building Community
building resilience
grassroots movements

10-Day Local Food Challenge Launch - Web chat with Vicki Robin

The 10-Day Local Food Challenge is simple: For 10 days or more, eat food grown within 100 mile or less of your home. Include 10 exotics (from afar) - or less - like oil or salt. The 10-Day Local Food Challenge is a personally transformative …
Local Food Shift

Advantage Local – Why Local Energy Ownership Matters

 Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local!
Community energy

Sharing Cities Network online hub

The Sharing Cities Network connects local sharing activists in cities around the world for fun, mutual support, and sharing movement building
Sharing Cities network

Pathways to deep decarbonization - Interim 2014 Report

The interim 2014 report by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), coordinated and published by IDDRI and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), presents preliminary findings of the pathways developed by the DDPP Country …
climate change
climate change mitigation

Reshaping the food system: what cities can do

This talk explains what is wrong with the food system and how the consequences of continuing with ‘business as usual’ impact on cities; how action at a city level can influence positive change, taking Bristol as an example; and how …
resilient urban food systems


‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.
climate change

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 often are seen as separate …
alternative economies
Weaving the Movement