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Learning from Failure: A Modest Introduction

The other day, one of the readers over at the other blog asked a question as sensible as it is timely: why do so many sane people start foaming at the mouth when the subject of this year’s US presidential election comes up? It’s a fair question.

A Way to Reach Our Renewable Future?: Review

Now perhaps one need is for a citizen's movement based on the idea of a transition to a renewable energy system. That's what Heinberg and Fridley are offering.

A Higher Calling for Higher Education

We need a new conception of human progress that recognizes the interdependence of the economic, social, political, and environmental spheres.

Systems Thinking for Social Change: Review

A strong message throughout this book is the idea that we are the ones who unintentionally perpetuate the very systems we wish to change

Does Art Sense Social Change Before Science Does?

Artists rely on emotion to evoke the real raw truths of life.

Creating Social Change Through Alternative Institutions

For activists committed to building a more democratic, open, and sustainable world, one question looms larger than all others: How do we create social change?

Farming art for change

Futurefarmers is a diverse group of practitioners: artists, researchers, designers, architects, scientists and farmers.

Time to take ownership of the Anthropocene

Maybe you, too, know that feeling of despair that comes when learning of some catastrophic impact of climate change...

George Marshall on communicating climate change following extreme weather events

How should Transition initiatives in communities hit by extreme weather talk about climate change with their neighbours?

Turning the herd

We might think of these as “seed” experiments — complimentary currencies, ecovillages, “cool” stoves, and non-violent methods of conflict transformation — as the fringe of society but they are actually the leading edge of our inevitable future, if we are to …

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