" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.



Surviving Progress

The complexity of modern civilization has obscured an ecological crisis through a finely crafted system of markets and trade. Local environmental problems can be exported across the world with modern technologies while placing the global economic ladder on ever shakier ground. Is our species capable of sparking a widespread and intelligent discussion of our trajectory as a species before the problems of social inequity and ecological collapse take civilization down?

In Extraenvironmentalist #41 we speak with Ronald Wright about his book A Short History of Progress which chronicles the idea of progress through human history and has been adapted into a new film, Surviving Progress. Then we hear from Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks who directed and wrote Surviving Progress. We ask them about the challenges of adapting the story of our complex civilization into a succinct and slick film. Last of all, we report back from Montreal about the Maple Spring uprising and our interviews with numerous ecological economists at the Montreal Degrowth conference as our civilization attempts to redefine our economic priorities.

Be sure to view the Surviving Progress trailer.


What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.


This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.

Rob Hopkins report from COP21 in Paris: Day Two

It was a magical moment, which in spite of the Paris police's ban on …

Protest Ban? What Protest Ban?

The French government’s attempts to crack down on climate protesters …

Resilience Roundup - Nov 27

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the …

Book Review: Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-Porn Addicts

Phillips would have you believe that Transition/Degrowth/anti-consumerism …


As I step out on the porch before sunrise Thanksgiving morning, the air will …

The Shadows of the Cave

Some of us prefer sun and wind and depth and color to the play of shadows on …

Zarzalejo Futuro: future scenarios

What does it look like when Transition meets the 15M movement in the context …