WATCH: Mat Stein's 10 Steps to Saving Ourselves Before It's Too Late
Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, sits down with the folks at Sustainability Television to talk about his book, which has been described as the bible of emergency preparedness and green and healthy living.
When I first wrote the book, it was pre-9/11 and pre-Hurricane Katrina. The world was a very different place…. Really, things couldn’t be much better in the short run, and this sort of bomb got dropped in my lap, the inspiration to write this book about dealing with a world where things are changing and shifting, and what we take for granted may not always be there so consistently.
As the ‘poison cartel’ creeps relentlessly across food systems, there is overwhelming evidence that something must be done to stop them. The small town of Mals, Italy took a stand and started a revolution to stop the corruption and pave the way for a pesticide-free future. The following excerpt is the foreword by Dr. Vandana…Read More
If you’re anything like us, this might be one of your favorite days of the year. To help you celebrate as only a book-lover can (with a stack of tomes in your favorite reading nook), we’ve rounded up a few Chelsea Green faves – from bestsellers to staff favorites to brand new, just hit the…Read More
If you’ve been following our blog recently, you’ve probably read about the myriad abilities beavers have. With the ingenuity to help with things like water conservation, flood damage, and wildfires beavers are one of the few species capable of cleaning up after the ecological destruction caused by humans. If you’re not a Beaver Believer yet,…Read More
In the following Q&A, Martin Lee Mueller, author of Being Salmon, Being Human, discusses the importance of rethinking the human-Earth relationship, why salmon are the perfect creatures to start the conversation, and what we can do to give back. The Wild in Us and Us in the Wild Q: Part of your inspiration to write…Read More
Authors Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas discuss Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind—a “most delectable potpourri of tales about a whole host of nonhuman animals”—with writer and friend Marc Bekoff. Q: Why did you write Tamed and Untamed ? Liz: Tamed and Untamed is a collection of columns we wrote for…Read More