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The One Way Forward

As the conventional wisdom of flat-earth cornucopians crashes and burns around us, it's time for some real heresy.

$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison

I have to say that of all the different political and social organizations that I have been involved with recently, the co-op groups are easily the …

Where Do the Transition Environmental Movement and The Social Justice Movement Intersect?

Resource depletion and climate change effects various demographic groups in vastly different ways.

Turn Off the Lights on the Way Out

I started this blog with a longing familiar to many: stop the world, I wanna get off!

Homeless Garden Project: Cultivating Community Through Urban Farming

The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, California is one of the many community garden projects in the area, yet is unique in its mission and its …

The Precariat and the Basic Income: Part 2

“The 20th century system of economic distribution lasted for 60 years and it’s gone. The 21st century is the century of economic rights.”

On Convening Faith Groups

It behoves us as Transitioners to try to diffuse a message to invite people to consider how we’re moving towns and villages and hamlets towards resilience to create that space, because we …

The Precariat and the Basic Income

The concept of the precariat, from Wiktionary: “People suffering from precarity, especially as a social class; people living a precarious existence, …

Cooperatives and the Next Clothing Industry

Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...

Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 2

Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.

Ptolemaic Environmentalism

Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the rightfulness or inevitability of a human-governed planet.
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