Dave Pollard, author of Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work, wants to help you take control of your worklife. In this article he published in Ode Magazine he argues that this recession is exactly the right time to make that leap into your post-employee life. He suggests we […]Read More..
Naomi Wolf, author of our New York Times bestseller The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, posted an article this morning to one of our favorite news outlets, Alternet. As we all know, Obama’s administration recently released terrifying secret memos that circulated through the Bush camp. They revealed that Naomi Wolf’s […]Read More..
As The Oil Drum pointed out last week, oil has peaked. We have officially entered the post-oil age in which the transition to lower energy lives is inevitable. (No doubt, pundits and policy wonks will debate this ad nauseum for the far too long, and to them I say, “AAAAAAAAAAAARGH!”) This energy transition can happen […]Read More..
Riki Ott appeared today on BuzzFlash.com in an interview with Meg White. They speak about the lasting devastation the Exxon Valdez oil spill has had on the people along the Prince William Sound. Often, when we talk about the 20-year-old disaster, we focus too closely on the environmental devastation and forget to consider that thousands […]Read More..
Dr. Riki Ott, an Exxon Valdez survivor, marine toxicologist, fisherma’am, and author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill sits with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of the Exxon Valdez twenty years after the disaster. Here is a partial transcript: Amy: Where […]Read More..
The following is an op-ed from Dr. Riki Ott—marine toxicologist, Exxon Valdez survivor, and author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Cordova, Alaska. The loud, urgent banging on my door early on the morning of March 24, 1989, signaled an emergency. I raced downstairs and […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements by Sandor Katz. It has been adapted for the web. Can any action avert humanity’s technological downfall? I try to remain hopeful and cast my lot with the possibility of change, but our situation and prospects both appear […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community by Heather Flores. It has been adapted for the web. As my personal health and eating habits improved I became convinced that food-the source of our energy and, often, the root of […]Read More..
The following is the foreword to Dave Pollard’s Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work by Dave Smith—and entrepreneur and co-founder of Smith & Hawken’s. It has been adapted for the web. During the seventies—when high unemployment and energy shortages were a daily fact of life—some friends and I started […]Read More..
Lynn Margulis, author of Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love and Mind, Life, and Universe: Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time, recently sat for an interview with Suzan Mazur at Scoop, an independent news site from New Zealand. Here’s an excerpt. Suzan Mazur: Can you shed some light on what’s going on regarding […]Read More..