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Moving Stories report: The voices of people who move in the context of environmental change

Created by Alex Randall, Jo Salsbury, Zach White

The voices of people who move in the context of environmental change are absent from the debate about how we addresses the issue. Moving Stories highlights these powerful, inspiring and often …
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Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth

Is it time to embrace the so-called "Anthropocene"--the age of human dominion--and to abandon tried-and-true conservation tools such as parks and wilderness areas? Is the future of Earth to be fully domesticated, an engineered global …

Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment

A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world.
connection to nature

Cuba's "Technological disobedience"

In 1991, Cuba's economy began to implode. "The Special Period in the Time of Peace" was the government's euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. Ernesto Oroza, a designer and artist, studied the innovations …

An Introduction to Ecological Economics

Ecological economics explores new ways of thinking about how we manage our lives and our planet to achieve a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.

Policies for Shareable Cities: How to Catalyze Just and Resilient Local Economies

Join us for a TeleSeminar where explore what is the sharing economy, and a sharing city are? How can the principles of the grassroots sharing economy be applied to towns and cities in ways that strengthen local economies, empower the underserved, …
alternative economics
grassroots movements
local economies
shareable cities
shareable economy

Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to …
climate change

Sustainable Happiness

This book argues that true happiness is sustainable not only for individuals but also for society and the planet. With contributions by writers like Annie Leonard, Matthieu Ricard, and Vandana Shiva, this book features some of the most …


Explores the sea change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the call for dam removal as awareness grows that our own future is bound to the health of our rivers.

The Sharing Cities Toolkit

To meet this need we’ve created the Sharing Cities Toolkit; an evolving compilation of resources with a mix of how-to’s, project guides, sample policies, advice and more.
shareable cities
Shareable Cities Toolkit
sharing economy

PLASTIC PARADISE: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In PLASTIC PARADISE: The …
ocean plastic pollution

Passive House: A Building Revolution

In 'Passive House: A Building Revolution' leading-edge architects and builders take viewers on a journey deep inside the design and construction of buildings that use 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling--a reduction far …
Energy conservation
energy efficient buildings
Green building
Passive House

Urgent Recall - Our Food System Under Review

What makes a food system successful? Historically, the criteria have been high output, low prices, and eradication of deficiency diseases. This understanding is outdated and needs redefining.
Food System
sustainable food policy

Corporations Are Not People (2nd Edition)

Americans are using new strategies and tools to renew democracy and curb unbalanced corporate power.
Citizens United
corporate personhood
corporate spending
social movements

Drilling Deeper Briefing - webinar

Using the same data as Energy Department forecasters, David Hughes (the analyst who accurately predicted the 90% downgrade of California’s Monterey Shale) debunks their overly optimistic forecasts for shale development – the same …
Shale gas
tight oil

Community Currency Knowledge Gateway is a gateway to online resources, literature and general knowledge on community and complementary currencies. It is launched by the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) EU Interreg project in 2014 and maintained by …
alterantive currencies
alternative economics

Seeds of Change: Sustainable Agriculture as a Path to Prosperity for the Western Balkans

'Seeds of Change: Sustainable Agriculture as a Path to Prosperity for the Western Balkans' is a study undertaken to try to assess the environmental and economic consequences of a shift to “sustainable” agriculture in the four Western …
sustainable agriculture

Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green From Traditional Japan

In Just Enough, author Azby Brown turned to the history of Japan, where he finds a number of lessons on living in a sustainable society that translate beyond place and time.
Edo period
zero waste

A Guide to Climate Resiliency & The Community College

A guide that offers a framework for helping community college and community leaders take action on local and regional resiliency and initiatives and workforce development programs.
climate change

VIDEO: FRACKING AMERICA: Visualizing the Virus (Is it Worth It?)

In the past decade, we've fracked 80,000+ wells in the United States. WE AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET.
Shale gas
tight oil

Eat Your Greens

Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security.
building a resilient food system
Leaf crops