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"Without Celebration, We Wither Away"

I see celebration as one of those things that nourishes us psychologically, emotionally, spiritually. I was thinking about this also in terms of how important celebration is in keeping us going.

Permaculture and the 8 Forms of Capital

How can the permaculture approach can be applied to creating value -- aka, capital -- across the full spectrum of our lives?

Stand up and be counted! Join the Community Resilience Challenge!

If you’re anything like me, your laundry list of things to do gets a little crazy about this time of year.

Food, energy, finance: A solutions movement takes root in northern California

Something is stirring in northern California and it feels a lot like the future...

The ultimate guide to organizing a skillshare

In the spirit of encouraging the spread of skillshares in as many places as possible, I’ve written down some of the most critical, ordered steps we took to create Somerville Skillshare from scratch...

Why the world needs transition

There are many approaches to the three main crises threatening civilization today, namely, climate change, peak oil and economic crisis. The problem is that most of them won’t work.

Edge Dwelling: A Social Ecology For Our Time, Part 2: Wild Grapes

“If everyone disenchanted with this culture decided to wander off into the lonesome wilderness, it would have absolutely no effect on its workings,” writes Miles Olson, in his book Unlearn-Rewild.

Doria Robinson on scaling up community resilience in the shadow of Chevron

How can you even think about creating community resilience in a neighbourhood that suffers from poverty, gangs and guns, and which has, at its centre, a huge Chevron refinery which last year exploded, resulting in 15,000 people seeking hospital treatement of breathing difficulties? That's what …

The Fire This Time

But there is time to imagine potential future scenarios and how we might react to them, to increase our resilience to the large-scale changes to our way of living it will bring, and to prepare ourselves for them (intellectually, emotionally, and capacity-wise that is — for the coming Long …

Upskilling for Post Growth Futures, Together

I still feel that childlike thrill each time I learn something new.

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