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July 2011

Environmental Activist Diane Wilson on The Rag Radio

Listen to Diane Wilson, eco-activist extraordinaire, on The Rag Radio. The Rag was an underground paper from Austin, Texas that was published for eleven years starting in 1966. It lives on as The Rag Blog, and the radio show. For more about this fascinating, fertile little instance of resistance, go here: From their site: […]

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Chewing it Over

This is reposted from The Australian, where you can read the original. WE’RE told we could solve many of the world’s environmental problems if we stop eating meat. But is it true? That’s the question Simon Fairlie — a self-described “agricultural worker, smallholder, environmentalist journalist and hippie” in the UK — sets out to answer […]

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Guess What? We Won!

We’re thumping our chests with pride to announce the awards and recognition that Chelsea Green authors have received so far this year. It’s edifying to know that the important work our authors do is being appreciated out in the world. It’s more inspiration for them to keep it up, and for us to keep up […]

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Even Birds Have Withdrawn from Afghanistan

This September marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11/2001. That’s probably when you first started thinking about Afghanistan, but the longer history of the troubled nation reveals much more than the influence of Al Qaeda. Edward Girardet’s fascinating new book Killing the Cranes is a crash course in Afghan history. Read the book’s first review, from […]

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The End of Cheap Oil: An Opportunity to Create a Better World

Here at Chelsea Green we spend half our time worrying about what’s going to happen when the resources our society depends upon become so scarce we can’t afford them anymore…and the other half getting excited about the unreal opportunity that kind of scarcity represents! Authors like Rob Hopkins of the Transition movement are favorites because […]

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VIDEO: Fermenting Vegetables with Sandor Katz

Here’s a video from our friends at Natural Health Solutions — Learn how easy it is to make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, and other vegetables at home from Sandor Elli Katz aka Sandorkraut, author of Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods. Video directed and edited by Matthew Feliss. Click here to […]

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‘Permaculture,’ ‘organic’ and Felder all provide surprises

The article below appeared originally online at Clarion Ledger about Felder Rushing’s newest book Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Season. A reader asked, “What you do, this ‘deep or pure organic,’ is more like permaculture, isn’t it?” I’d have to say that’s a pretty good stab at an explanation, but […]

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The Transition Movement – Preparing for a World After Peak Oil

The article  below appeared originally online at ThomasNet News about The Transition Movement.  Make sure to check out Rob Hopkins’ – co-founder of the Transition Network – book The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience.   How will the world function if fossil fuels become scarcer and their consumption becomes increasingly regulated to […]

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Diane Wilson, Accidental Activist and Eco-Outlaw

The article  below appeared originally online at OpEdNews by Joan Brunwasser about Diane Wilson’s newest book Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth. My guest today is accidental activist, Diane Wilson.  Welcome to OpEdNews, Diane. Your new book is now out: Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks […]

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Join an Online Conversation with Transition Co-Founder Rob Hopkins

Join Rob Hopkins for a conversation on Monday, July 18th. Rob needs no introduction, but if you are new to the concept of ‘Transition,’ then this is a great opportunity to learn from the source of this important movement to build community resilience in the face of major societal challenges confronting usfrom climate change and shrinking supplies […]

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