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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 …
alternative economics
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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

Self Organisation Beyond Hierachy: Effective Groups Training

A series of videos which explain the six areas of group life that need attention for a group to be healthy, effective and successful.
Building Community
effective groups
working with groups

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 …

People, planet, power: towards a new social settlement

In this report we set out proposals for a new social settlement. It defends and builds on the best of Britain’s welfare state but calls for urgent changes, because there are new risks that threaten our well-being and our future: widening …
alternative economics
people and planet
social settlement

Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time

A short, practical guide for those considering worker owned cooperatives.
alternative economics
worker co-operatives

Perforando Más y Más - Resumen Ejecutivo

Este informe proporciona un análisis exhaustivo de los datos reales de producción de los siete principales campos de gas y petróleo de lutitas de los Estados Unidos.
US shale gas production
US tight oil production

Building Regenerative Communities: Strength in Collaboration

A Conversation and Resource Guide to assist community groups to shape vital conversations and discuss resource sharing to address community renewal.
building resilient communities
effective groups

Building a Tiny House

The tiny house movement arose in the USA after many people lost their houses in the wake of the subprime mortgage scam. This particular design arose from my views regarding the drawbacks of living aboard a boat or a standard caravan, while …
sustainable buildings
tiny house movement
tiny houses

The World After Cheap Oil

The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also …
energy descent
peak oil

Man in the Maze

Throughout the U.S. borderlands, a diverse group of people come up with innovative solutions to mend our broken food system. Winner of the Sundance Short Film Challenge.
building a resilient food system
food waste
grassroots movements

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties focuses on some of …
building a resilient food system
vegetable gardening

The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse?

The Age of Consequences: A Chronicle of Concern and Hope

Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions- or inaction - …
climate change
environmental warnings
limits to growth

Deepening Food Democracy

There are already many precedents and frameworks for linking food sustainability with social justice and a reassertion of political power—from prison inmates growing food for themselves and others, to hundreds of food policy councils and …
community food projects
deep democracy

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 …

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

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 traumatic stories. We compiled Testimonies from ten …

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.