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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 If you can get past the outdated T. Boone Pickens reference (my man T. Boone is actually pretty green these days), it’s informative and fun.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.


Q&A with Kate Raworth about her radical new book, DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS

Q: First things first: Why did you want to write this book? A: I studied economics at university 25 years ago because I wanted to make a difference in the world and believed that economics – the mother tongue of public policy – would best equip me to do that. Instead, its theories left me […] Read More

Revisiting Naomi Wolf’s Call to Patriots–10 Years Later

Reading Naomi Wolf’s book The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot today is an eerie experience. Written in 2007, it detailed the ways in which the Bush administration was beginning to chip away at the freedoms of American citizens. It outlined the ten steps dictators or would-be dictators take when their […] Read More

Yes, America We Can Make It … Really

Uncertainty got you down? The political world may seem like it’s crumbling around us, but this we know: We can make it, America. Literally, we can make things. Houses. Gardens. Food. Below we’ve selected some of our classic how-to and DIY books (and some new favorites) to help you sustain your self, family, and community. […] Read More

Chelsea Green on Instagram: Our Most Popular Photos of 2016

What a year for Chelsea Green on Instagram! We began the year with 500 followers and are now fast approaching 4,000 photo-loving brewers, gardeners, cheesemakers, permaculturists, foodies, seed-savers, homesteaders, foragers, and more. Our most popular posts of 2016 say a lot about what makes you happy: mushrooms, innovative garden designs and techniques, tiny cabins, and […] Read More

Slack and Taut: Defining a System’s Resilience

A resilient future (or a resilient present, for that matter) needs to be slack, not taut. What do we mean? Core to the concept of a Lean Economy is understanding the need to move toward a “slack” market rather than one that is “taut.” When British economist David Fleming died unexpectedly in 2010, he left […] Read More
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