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I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

Created by James Hoggan

The most pressing environmental problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda and polarization stifles …
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Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism’s inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our …
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climate change
alternative economics
Anthropocene

The Economics of Local Food Systems

A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices
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Local Food Shift
building resilient food systems

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

 During the year of 2015 a small community formed on an emerging ecovillage in Gippsland, Australia, and challenged themselves to explore a radically ‘simpler way’ of life based on material sufficiency, frugality, permaculture, …
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Simplicity
voluntary simplicity
simple living
permaculture
ecovillages
building resilient communities

Grass-Fed Nation: Getting Back the Food We Deserve

Modern agriculture has locked us into an unhealthy, vicious circle, with degraded foods pouring from an overstretched, impoverished landscape. There’s a simple remedy: the grass-fed movement. 
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Health
grass-fed livestock

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

From the author of Foodopoly, a major new critique of fracking, including an anatomy of the industry and how we can stop its dangerous, widespread practices.
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Fracking
Pollution
oil industry
Shale Oil & Gas

Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy

In Our Renewable Future, energy expert Richard Heinberg and scientist David Fridley explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy.
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Renewable Energy
Our Renewable Future

Fossil Fuels on Trial

A resource offered in the spirit of raising awareness on the global climate crisis that did not have to be – fostered by the fossil fuel industry’s deliberate deception in the name of financial gain.
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Fossil Fuels
climate change
fossil fuel companies
faith responses to climate change
climate justice

The Untold Success Story: Agroecology in Africa

The success stories from all over the African continent have farmers—including many women farmers—in the driver's seat of their own development. Agroecology is not a one-size-fits-all set of practices. Rather, its techniques are …
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sustainable agriculture
agroecology
African agriculture

The Land for our Food: Movie

The Land for our Food is a documentary movie produced by the Access to Land network and directed by Julio Molina. The video takes us on the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of Farnham Local Food …
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accessing agricultural land
access to land

Resilience and Resistance: Building Sustainable Communities for a Post Oil Age

Resilience and Resistance: Building Sustainable Communities for a Post Oil Age, is a collection of original, as well as previously-published essays that center around the author’s perspective on what communities need to do in order to both …
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relocalization
community resilience.
big oil
post oil future

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

Leading political and environmental commentator George Monbiot on where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it.
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Politics
climate change
economics
environmental degradation

PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM: Challenging the Corporate Sharing Economy

Platform cooperativism is possible, and it is necessary, but it is by no means inevitable. The current owners of online platforms are willing to offer us seemingly everything except ownership. It is time for us to instead create an online economy …
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Technology
sharing economy
alternative economy
cooperativism
platform cooperativism

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 …
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Shale gas
Fracking
tight oil
Snake Oil

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known.
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Culture & Behavior
climate change

Vacant Lots to Vibrant Plots: A Review of the Benefits and Limitations of Urban Agriculture

This review provides an overview of the documented sociocultural, health, environmental, and economic development outcomes of urban agriculture.
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urban food systems
urban food policy

Living With The Land - Part 9 - 21st Century Foraging

By following the traditions of foraging for wild foods, medicinals and building materials, we can reconnect with our landscapes, learning to live in tune with nature.
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permaculture
foraging

How to Transition to a Just Monetary System

This webinar with Scott Morris of Ithacash and Chong Kee Tan of Bay Bucks, will cover what the presenters argue are the essential characteristics of a just and sustainable monetary system for everyday transactions, and outlines the practical …
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local economies
Alternative Currencies
alternative economics
monetary reform

Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy

Surviving the Future lays out a compelling and powerfully different new economics for a post-growth world. One that relies not on taut competitiveness and eternally increasing productivity—“putting the grim into …
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Culture & Behavior
new economics
alternative economics

Closed loop agriculture for environmental enhancement: returning biomass nutrients from humanure and urine to agriculture

Closed loop agriculture is farming practice that recycles all nutrients and organic matter material back to the soil that it grew in. This forms part of an agricultural practice that preserves the nutrient and carbon levels within the soil and …
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climate change
biodiversity
carbon sequestration
nitrogen fertilizer
closed loop agriculture

The Climate Change Playbook

22 Systems Thinking Games for More Effective Communication about Climate Change
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climate change
children
climate change communication
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