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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.

A New Movement for Health and Happiness

Researchers have discovered a “wonder drug” for many of today’s most common medical problems, says Dr. Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana, California.

How Sustainable is Transition, Really?

I’ve been thinking a lot in the past months about the question of sustainability in the long and short term – not of our society, or the planet but of people and groups within the Transition movement itself.

Fertile Health: Parallels between Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Medicine

The future of health care...involves...returning to the commons of care.

Is the Sharing Economy Here Yet?

Living quietly alongside the Industrial Growth Economy is another economy, an ancient one.

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