Blind Spot rides currents of beauty and sadness, ultimately landing with a catharsis that comes when truth has been told.
~Jason Bradford, Willits Economic Localization~
The challenge is to make it through the transition. If we don't plan for it and engage ourselves with it and look at our way of life and begin to change it in meaningful ways, then nature is going to change it for… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on March 31, 2009 at 8:04am —
The 4th annual Zonta Foothills Authors' Luncheon raised $20,000 to support local and international nonprofit organizations dedicated to the health and welfare of women.
More than 215 supporters gathered at the Omni Hotel on March 14 to hear local authors Sybil Downing, Audrey Nelson and John Shors speak. Clay Evans was Master of Ceremonies for the luncheon and former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky was honored at the fundraising event.
The Zonta Foothills Club of… Continue
Added by Cate Lawrence on March 30, 2009 at 9:03am —
.6 of an acre with two 2x50 double walled greenhouses, a 30x30 insulated pole building/garage with concrete floor and electricity; two wells, one electric and one hand operated, lots of fruit trees and strawberrys, artichokes, etc. An older 2 bedroom single wide for living, nicely appointed; all fenced with 6 foot cedar fencing, lots of outdoor raised beds too. Sustainability on .6acre in Long Beach, WA. Contact me for more info and pics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Larkin Stentz on March 29, 2009 at 2:34pm —
Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse
is now available! ! Book foreword may be read at top of home page
. CLICK HERE
Sharon Astyk is the author of DEPLETION AND ABUNDANCE: Life On The New Home Front
and A NATION OF FARMERS: Defeating… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on March 29, 2009 at 12:30pm —
The National Garden Commission, in Partnership With Edible Gardens, is Planting Seeds to Grow One Million Backyard Food Gardens by 2012
In celebration of April being National Gardening Month, the National Garden Commission is offering backyard gardeners an opportunity to get a free assortment of heirloom seeds, as part of their One Million Gardens campaign. Get started growing your own food at http://www.onemilliongardens.com.
Santa Barbara, CA (yahoo.com) March 26, 2009… Continue
Added by edible gardens on March 29, 2009 at 9:30am —
Rebecca Hoskins marvelous film examining prospects for agriculture post-peak. Don't miss this.
Added by David Floyd on March 26, 2009 at 5:52pm —
GOT MONEY? WHERE TO PICK THE LOW-HANGING FRUIT
As your local transition movement builds, you will need money to rent space, produce large quantities of those recycled paper, soy bean ink flyers, give honorariums to highly skilled teachers from other regions of the country, etc...
The fastest, quickest money to raise is not from corporations or corporate, family, private, or community foundations. Where you can go to pick the low… Continue
Added by forrest craver on March 26, 2009 at 10:00am —
FOUR KEY DYNAMICS OF BUILDING THE TRANSITION MOVEMENT
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent over many decades by marketing consultants and nonprofit fund raising consultants, university development and endowment departments and charitable trade associations to glean the four indisputable truths of reaching the customer, the donor or the joiner of a movement and deepening that person’s commitment. The same four dynamical truths apply across… Continue
Added by forrest craver on March 26, 2009 at 9:00am —
Resources for sustainable living.
Added by Kathryn Blume on March 20, 2009 at 2:09pm —
The Hopi Elders Speak —The Elders, Oraibi Arizona Hopi Nation
We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your… Continue
Added by Kathryn Blume on March 20, 2009 at 9:01am —
Great article from Triple Pundit
Just when you thought that Big Oil was coming around, that maybe they thought it might be a good idea to invest in our collective future, not just oil futures, Royal Dutch Shell announces that it will focus its "renewable investment" portfolio on oil, gas and biofuels (ignoring solar, wind and other alternatives).
Never mind that oil and gas are hardly renewable resources by any stretch of the… Continue
Added by Kathryn Blume on March 19, 2009 at 9:00pm —
...without radical behavioral and organizational change that would threaten the foundations of our growth economy, greenhouse gas emissions along with other environmental impacts will not decline. Economic recession is the only proven mechanism for a rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and may now be the only real hope for maintaining the earth in a habitable state.
Taken together with the words of NASA climate… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on March 18, 2009 at 4:12pm —
Again I'm moved to write in response to a Boston Globe article that begins on the front page (3/18/09) and is not news. The title of this one is En route to greener life? You'll need a map
. The item is the typical collection of specialist sound bites supporting the paper's position. Readers learn that they are likely to choose poorly despite good intentions, that they should doubt themselves. Because they do not know enough, readers receive encouragement to limit their role, curtail… Continue
Added by David Eggleton on March 18, 2009 at 11:30am —
Show Your Carbon Footprint Competition
(CSRwire) - March 17, 2009 -
Added by Kathryn Blume on March 18, 2009 at 6:45am —
When Tom Friedman speaks, people listen.
We've been listening, too.
A few weeks ago, the popular New York Times columnist came to Boulder for a public appearance at the massive Mackey Auditorium. The event was sold out weeks in advance, which was okay with me because I had no interest in attending.
However, I noticed that a number of people had been recommending that I read Friedman's new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded
. My usual response, based… Continue
Added by Michael Brownlee on March 17, 2009 at 11:06pm —
Great article from Susan Strong, Executive Director of The Metaphor Project
The Grassroots Stimulus Story
As the wheels of D. C. slowly crank out top-down, compromise solutions for our problems, out in the grassroots some people are taking matters into their own hands. When Republicans decide to make life more miserable for the hardest hit Americans, who dares rely on D.C. alone? Some communities are getting more interested in urban… Continue
Added by Kathryn Blume on March 17, 2009 at 9:10pm —
Les, thanks for your warm welcome, yes as many Nighthawkers as possible.. I offer our 2 large garden boxes in our backyard as a community garden if anyone would like to partake!
Added by Ellie Dickson on March 16, 2009 at 10:02am —
2009 Our Daily Bread Prize: Sustainable Ventures Food System Contest
I just received the following information and thought it may be of interest to you.
I have also posted it in the Grants, Incentive Programs, related news discussion
on the… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on March 12, 2009 at 10:00am —
Reflections on the transition movement: Confessions of an activist Elder Facing Up to the Fierce Urgency of the Now!
I was sitting in a first of its kind meeting in the Louisville, Colorado library about six months ago when Michael Brownlee, the presenter, from Transition Boulder, began to talk about “The Long Emergency” and “The Energy Descent Plan.” He definitely got my attention and I squirmed uncomfortably in my chair. What I had felt intuitively for a couple of years was now… Continue
Added by forrest craver on March 12, 2009 at 7:35am —
Although this is an article from a non-altruistic site, the article, nevertheless, is revealing. Unrest is simply one more spoon in the mix of the disappearance/disruption of petroleum. Thought you might find it interesting.
Peace. We do the research.
Added by NeSS on March 11, 2009 at 3:51pm —