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

Created by Natasha Bowens

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 …
Culture & Behavior
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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

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

Tiny House Build and Tour video

Rethinking what a house is could change your life, and perhaps the world.
tiny houses

Le Climat Après La Croissance

Pourquoi les écologists doivent comprendre et accompagner l’économie post croissance et la résilience locale.
climate change
limits to growth

Climate After Growth report

In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in …
alternative economics
Building Community
climate change
community resilience

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

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?

Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change

In the twenty-first century, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, and a changing climate. Short-term, community-based projects—from pop-up parks to open …
City Planning
tactical urbanism

Building a More Effective Core Team

Join Chris Corrigan, Art of Hosting trainer and facilitator extraordinaire, for an important conversation around the art of Working With Core Teams.
resilience teams
working with groups

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

Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century?

In this groundbreaking report, geoscientist David Hughes (formerly of Geological Survey of Canada) shatters the myth that U.S. natural gas can be a "bridge fuel" from high-carbon sources of energy like coal and oil to a renewable energy …

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

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center
Renewable Energy