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The True Cost - Movie

Created by Andrew Morgan Produced by Michael Ross

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
sustainable fashion
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The Transformative Power of Climate Truth: Our Manifesto

We believe that the climate movement’s greatest and most underutilized strategic asset is the truth: that we are now in a planet-wide climate crisis that threatens civilization and requires an immediate, all-out emergency response.
climate change
climate change action

Counting Values: Food Hub Financial Benchmarking Study

New financial data from the emerging local food sector provides an in-depth look at the growth—and growing pains—of wholesale intermediaries called food hubs. These social enterprises combine food aggregation/distribution business …
community food hubs

Tight Oil Reality Check

In this update, David Hughes explores how the EIA’s projections and assumptions regarding tight oil have changed over the last year, and assesses the AEO2015 against both Drilling Deeper and up-to-date production data from key tight oil plays.
Shale Oil
US oil production
tight oil

Grazers: A Cooperative Story - A Movie

With interest in a farm-to-table food on the rise, a small band of upstate New York farmers sees an opportunity to hold on to their endangered farms by raising and selling grass-fed beef. Forming a cooperative, they soon discover that the …
farm to table

Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

Permaculture's principles are simple: take care of the earth, and the earth will take care of you. Ecological landscape designer Jessi Bloom and permaculture expert Dave Boehnlein provide all the tools you need for this holistic approach to …

The Activist Class Cultures Kit

Working for social justice goes better when you understand class cultures.
working with groups
effective groups

Soil & Nature Toolkit

Check out our new collection of resources for leaders interested in holistic land management techniques, public and renewable utilities, living building standards, and increasing investments in soil and nature-based industries.
sustainable farming
healthy soil

Sustainability: A History

Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate …

New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City

Bill Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries, rooftop gardening and beekeeping. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an …
urban sustainability
simple life

Health & Fracking: The impacts & opportunity costs

This report reviews fracking and its associated activities through a comprehensive public health lens. It examines the direct and immediate effects of fracking on health; the adequacy and capacity of the regulatory system; and the relationship …
Shale gas
public health
UK energy policies
public health effects of fracking

How To Thrive In The Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today

Drawing on a lifetime of travel in search of real-world alternatives that work, How To Thrive In The Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today describes how communities the world over are creating a replacement, leave-things-better …
alternative economics

Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.
history of co-operatives
civil rights
Cooperative movement

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

The Wild Edge of Sorrow explains that grief has always been communal and illustrates how we need the healing touch of others, an atmosphere of compassion, and the comfort of ritual in order to fully metabolize our grief.
grieving process

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your …
mushroom cultivation
pollution remediation

Educate and Empower: Tools For Building Community Wealth

How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Our new report Educate and Empower draws on case studies of 11 different community economic development initiatives from across the United States to highlight a …
skill building
economic justice
community empowerment

Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense

Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense profiles 28 local investment tools for grassroots investors, businesses, finance professionals, and others--with examples of how these ideas are being realized today in Vermont, the state with the strongest …
local investing
local economy
alternative economy

Sufficiency Economy: Enough, For Everyone, Forever

In this second volume of collected essays, Samuel Alexander develops the provocative ideas contained in Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits.
voluntary simplicity
alternative economics
sufficiency economy

The People's Pilgrimage

The People's Pilgrimage is an open source response from the human heart to the climate crisis. It's a way for everyone – of all faiths and none – to share our hopes and fears, and call for action on climate this year.
climate change activism

Living With The Land Part 5 - No-Dig Gardening

Growing organic vegetables commercially for over 30 years, Charles Dowding has developed a no-dig method of cultivation for temperate climate gardening.
permaculture gardening
soil conservation

Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on …
Fossil Fuels
Culture & Behavior