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Collapse, The Documentary is Now Available

“Collapse is the type of doom-and-gloom documentary that should have audiences running, but it’s so masterfully made and riveting that it’s impossible to look away.” –Kimber Myers, AllMovie.com

Inspired by Michael C. Ruppert’s book Confronting Collapse, the documentary Collapse is now available in our bookstore. Director Chris Smith, whose 2004 film The Yes Men chronicled an infamous group of tricksters and their attempts to embarrass big corporations, brings us this beautifully shot long-form interview with Ruppert. The film covers the seriously scary and deeply connected issues of peak oil and global financial instability–issues about which Ruppert has made eerily prescient predictions for the past decade.

Watch a trailer:

And get a copy of the book here.


What’s a Carbon Sink?

World leaders met in Marrakech this month as part of COP22, to discuss the next steps to reducing global climate emissions. One of the solutions being discussed is carbon farming. Author Eric Toensmeier participated in COP22, in part, because he literally wrote a book on it. First off – what is carbon farming? It’s a […] Read More

The Seven-Point Protocol for a Lean Economy

In the future, what will our local economies look like? How will they function if there is little, to no, state or national support? The late David Fleming envisioned a post-capitalistic society that we could call “deep local” — in which all needs are met at the local level — from income to social capital […] Read More

Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

Today we kick off our Holiday Sale — with 35% off every purchase at our online bookstore. Simply use the code CGS16 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we are offering free shipping on any order over $100*. Are there homesteaders or organic gardeners on your […] Read More

Sex, Violence, and Figs

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are the fig trees. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilization. They feature in every major religion, starring alongside Adam and Eve, Krishna and Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. This is no coincidence – fig […] Read More

10 Fascinating Fig Facts

“As our planet’s climate changes and reminds us that nature really does matter, the story [of fig trees] has important lessons for us all.” –Mike Shanahan In short, fig trees are awesome. They have been around for 80 million years and during that time they have shaped our world and impacted humanity in profound but […] Read More
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