Democracy Rising is a series of blog posts on deliberative democracy: what it is, why it’s powerful, why the time is right for it, how it works, and how to get it going in your community. Written by deliberation scholars and practitioners, the series originates in the United States but discusses principles and draws upon examples from around the world. (Views and opinions expressed in each post are those of the individual contributors only.)
Healthy soil plays a vital role in enabling resilient agriculture that produces abundant, secure, healthy food for a growing population. They prevent runoff, erosion, and air and water degradation, and have a direct impact on our changing climate by sequestering large amounts of carbon.
In The Dirt on Soil, we explore why soil health matters, how it’s related to our worsening climate crisis, and what individuals and communities can do to protect it.
Richard Heinberg’s 2021 book Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival traces how humans have come to overpower the earth’s natural systems and oppress one another—with catastrophic implications. We are proud to provide these excerpts in partnership with New Society Publishers.
An impressive, sweeping, and thought-provoking narrative.
—Dennis Meadows, coauthor, The Limits to Growth
What is community resilience? How can you know if your community is resilient? Is there a relationship between resilience and justice? What resources have proven particularly useful in actually building resilience?
In Talking Resilience, these are just a few of the questions we’re bringing to conversations with leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, organizations, and communities.