Lindsay Curren

Lindsay Curren is Editor-in-Chief of Transition Voice, the online magazine on peak oil. She also writes Lindsay’s List, the women’s conservation blog. She’s the co-founder of Transition Staunton Augusta for which she leads a community garden. Lindsay is the mother of two daughters.


Five Things Americans Don’t Understand about Politics

At the height of America’s most bizarre presidential election campaign in decades, a careening spectacle largely due to the nutcase ramblings of an epic uber-narcissist, a contemporary, real-world He Who Can’t Be Named, I’ve come to realize just how little the American people understand about politics in its nuts and bolts.

August 23, 2016

How Pope Francis’s climate encyclical is liberating the world

In my life there are two things that have the effect of at least somewhat isolating me from others. The first is being a writer on climate change, peak oil, and the economic crises bound up with those modern predicaments. The other is being a Christian environmentalist.

June 24, 2015


Get ready for farms in cities, from skyscrapers to vacant lots

With all cultivation, it’s like the old Buddhist saying, “Chop wood, carry water.” Or maybe in this case it’s “Seed, weed, and carry water.”

September 8, 2014


Transition to a world made by hand

In the spirit of the old saying that “My meat is in my brother’s belly,” I’m trying to prepare my household for tough times ahead by working with my neighbors to make my whole town more resilient.

August 5, 2014


Fear for Free!

The big brouhaha over former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s whistle-blowing revelation that his bosses are tuning in to every last thing We The People are doing has resulted in exactly the effect that an authoritarian government would most want to achieve: leaving us all quaking in fear and paranoia.

June 21, 2013


Our local eco swap

I’ve written before about the merits of swapping clothes and accessories you no longer want for “new-to-you” items instead. The three top benefits are:

  • Saving money — one of the the keys to prosperity is spending less/saving more.
  • Eco-friendly — reusing stuff helps avoid adding to the landfill.
  • Fun! — getting together with others for a good time beats solo shopping zombiedom.

January 30, 2013

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