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March 2009

Chelsea Green: The Publisher of the Transition Movement

Are you living in a Transition Town? Does your community have a plan to begin the transition to a sustainable, localized future? Are you looking for resources to convince the undecideds in your area that you should? Chelsea Green has got you covered. Not only are we the publishers of the wildly popular The Transition […]

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Riki Ott: Exxon Represents a Fundamental Threat to Democracy

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, writes about Riki Ott‘s (Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill) efforts to introduce legislation towards passage of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strip corporations of personhood in this article for Truthdig. The power of ExxonMobil to […]

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Gail Straub: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine

Rather than trying to live her mother’s unlived life, says Gail Straub, a woman must try to strike a balance between freedom and responsibility. Author Gail Straub (Returning to My Mother’s House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine) considers the role of the modern woman—her feminine wisdom, power, and spirituality—in this interview with Justine […]

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LISTEN: Riki Ott Talks to Air America’s Lionel about Exxon Valdez’s Legacy

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the tragic Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, when the single-hulled supertanker ran aground, dumping somewhere between 11 million (Exxon’s estimate) and 38 million (independent estimate) gallons of crude into the water. It ruined lives, careers, communities, caused untold environmental devastation, and shined a glaring spotlight […]

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WATCH: Slow Food Heirloom Recipes from Italy with Heekin & Barber

Caleb Barber and Deirdre Heekin are the authors of In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love and Libation, a Bitter Alchemy. In this video, they discuss their books, the operation of their restaurant, Osteria Pane E Salute, using only local foods, and their mission to preserve heirloom Italian recipes that […]

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Call to Makers for the HOMEGROWN Village at Maker Faire Bay Area

The 4th Annual Maker Faire is May 30 and 31 at the San Mateo County Expo Center in California’s Bay Area. What you may think of as on open-air Junkyard Wars is actually a lot more inclusive than fireball-spewing catapult robots (though I assume they’ll have those, too). The world’s largest DIY Festival is a […]

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NY Set to Repeal Strict 70s-era Drug Laws

The state of New York—which is to say, Gov. David Paterson and the new Democratic legislative majority—is set to roll back a set of overly punitive laws known as the Rockefeller drug laws, which have been on the books since 1973 when the city was experiencing a spike in heroin abuse and property crimes. The […]

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Building Your Own Home: The Benefits of Rammed Earth

My girlfriend and I often toss around the idea of buying or building our own home. We often find ourselves talking in circles about the advantages and disadvantages of each. For example, we’d like to buy an old home and fix it up because we like the idea of recycling a house, but why put […]

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We Cannot Go Back: This Recession Must Lead To A Sustainable Economy

Robert Costanza, a professor at the University of Vermont, released the following paper—which was picked up on The Oil Drum—on our best path to a sustainable economy. He argues that this current financial recession is the result of an economic system that depends on perpetual growth boiling over. Perpetual growth is impossible. What’s needed now […]

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Collapse or Carbon-Free? The Case For Making a Decision…and Quick!

The following is an excerpt from The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit by Stephen and Rebekah Hren. It has been adapted for the web. Fossil fuels waited like buried treasure for millions of years until humanity had the technological capacity to exploit them. They allowed for the creation and […]

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