The theory is, less stuff coming in means less stuff going out.
Articles: powering down (19)
Who now lives fully integrated with a clan, tribe, or other group ‘emplaced’ for many generations in a particular location and fully integrated into the ecology of that place?
More than an agricultural technology, permaculture is a vision of the societies of tomorrow, ours, which will be confronted with the evolution of energy and climate systems.
FULL engagement with transitioning asks us to recognize the power of goodness in others, our neighbors and most difficultly, to accept it in ourselves!
Unity is found in diversity, or so the popular saying goes.
What I learned when I resolved to mow our entire lawn with a human-powered reel lawn mower.
How much energy is too much energy?
The modern city has been shaped by the availability of cheap oil and resources, and plentiful credit.
Our future will involve a lot of just "muddling through" as our complex society starts to fall apart, and we must stay away from the "strong men" who will offer appealingly simple answers to complex problems.
For an anthropologist like myself raised on stories of the Nuer and Dinka (and the other tribes in the region), the latest news from the Sudan is jarring.