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Video: Fake Plastic Trees, and Sarah Palin’s Green Cred

This video comes to us from ZapRoot, another partner in our effort to paint the internet Green (yes, capital “G”). Jessica Williamson, quick cuts, and groovy graphics helpfully illustrate Alaska senator and V.P. candidate Sarah Palin’s green credentials (spoiler alert: she doesn’t have any).

But before we get to that, Christmas is just around the corner—what better time to start thinking about environmentally-friendly plastic trees?

(Hm? What’s that? Oh, my bad.)

My editor tells me these aren’t actually those kinds of trees. They’re a new kind of artificial CO2 scrubber that filter the CO2 out of the air a thousand times more efficiently than a real tree (alas, they’re not as fun to sit under with your sweetie). If you can get past the outdated T. Boone Pickens reference (my man T. Boone is actually pretty green these days), it’s informative and fun.

Watch to the end for tips on reducing your junk mail.


A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, And What the Majority Can Do

What’s next for the majority of voters who didn’t vote for Donald Trump? There are plenty of takeaways from the 2016 presidential election, but here is perhaps the most thorough examination of why the polls failed, why Hillary Clinton’s campaign failed, and what the majority of voters can do going forward. George Lakoff is the […] Read More

Prehistory of the Next American Revolution

What now? A new Revolution? If we are to counter the dangers both of corporate domination and of traditional forms of socialist statism, decentralization is essential—both of economic institutions and of political structure. We are at a point in our nation’s history that could, decades from now, be taught as the prehistory of the next […] 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

You won’t have a revolution if you don’t ask for one. So, what are you waiting for?

Get ready for the era of Big Organizing. In Rules for Revolutionaries, authors Becky Bond and Zack Exley lay out the 22 Rules the fueled the Bernie Sanders campaign and which provide a way forward for activists looking for ways to move forward post-Election Day. This model, which the authors call “Big Organizing” is the […] Read More
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