"Are you hippie proof?"
Get Down at the Laytonville, CA EcoVillage!
"An ecovillage is the intersection of community and sustainability.
It’s a place where people can live a green lifestyle and share an
intentional community. Sound like a 60’s pipe dream? Hardly!"
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 30, 2009 at 9:13pm —
Call for a Publisher:
Green, Web-based, Scalable, Multi-Media Project for All Ages from Willi Paul
“PlanetShifter.com’s Survival Guide for a Sustainable Future: Curriculum Plans, Thought Leader Interviews and Big Green Ideas.”
Content based on the posted PlanetShifter.com GreenSource Knowledge Paper Series:
• Intro: Willi's Green Box: New… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 29, 2009 at 10:00am —
HOWARD ZINN –“THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A GENERATION” – is an American historian and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University.
The author of more than 20 books, including -- A Peoples’ History of the United States,
Zinn has been a stand out activist in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States. He has written compellingly on all three subjects. He has… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 29, 2009 at 3:23am —
Communication is the lifeblood of a democracy and healthy society. The existence of democracy and society is threatened when the tools of mass communication are increasingly out of touch with the reality of the world around us. Currently, the public’s airwaves are being programmed for commercial success (for the TV stations) and evolutionary failure (for the community) as climate change, peak oil, and more are largely ignored. However, in the United States, as towns work to make the transition… Continue
Added by Duane Elgin on November 28, 2009 at 11:30am —
The EnergyWire Building and Community Transfer Station:
Defining Zero Waste in the Green Building Age, version 1.0.
by Willi Paul, Executive Producer, PlanetShifter.com
+ Internet Marketing Engine –
Driving customers to your web site for education and sales.
Community building – the zero waste philosophy - starts… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 28, 2009 at 11:00am —
“The GreenLife Flame:” GreenSource Knowledge Paper #8 based on the
Event Circle Interviews on PlanetShifter.com by Willi Paul
+ Create a rain water harvesting for your garden
+ Support Social Justice projects and educate about a specific issue
+ Dumpster dive
+ Shop and barter at the farmers market
+ Reduce our consumption that enables… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 27, 2009 at 11:09am —
American Municipal Power (AMP) has cancelled plans for a Meigs County coal fired power plant in Ohio!
Cleveland Plain Dealer informs us: American Municipal Power (AMP) will not build coal fired power plant
Excerpt from Cleveland Plain Dealer article:
The decision is good news… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on November 25, 2009 at 4:17pm —
We Used to Have Grave Yards (a little holiday glue)
Commentary by Willi Paul
WP: "Zoos traverse our old city cores, guilty 'cause we are killing off
the African herds, the rain forest feathers; the Arctic bear.
We need to give the whales back to the whales and the monkeys
back to the jungle. Plant a community garden at the SF Prison for… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
"Meditation Domes, Mayan Moons and the Adobe Mama!"
Interview with Miguel Elliott from Living Earth Structures
ME: "The condor represents civilizations which are more
spiritually oriented, connected to indigenous wisdom,
and are more nature based."
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 24, 2009 at 11:11am —
: Top 25 reasons to give a damn about climate change
For some people, climate change is a tough cause to rally ‘round—even those who understand that it’s happening and that it’s human-caused get distracted by things like eating, working, having sex, watching TV, or watching people on TV have… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on November 24, 2009 at 10:34am —
"Kiss a Frog: Save a Planet:"
Interview with FrogsAreGreen.com
by Willi Paul
"We are in the midst of what ecologists and conservation biologists
warn might be the early phase of the sixth great extinction episode
in Earth's history. Over one-third of amphibians are on the brink of extinction."
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 23, 2009 at 8:13pm —
Here's a new editorial by Bill McKibben in the Washington Post -- Bill explores the possibilities of what an Obama administration that led on climate change might look like, inspired by Maldives President Nasheed. This is the kind of imagined leadership we can help make a reality by organizing for climate action in our communities -- and leading ourselves. Are you organizing a… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on November 23, 2009 at 8:00am —
REMEMBERING ROBERT RODALE-- PIONEER ADVOCATE OF ORGANIC FARMING AND FAMILY HEALTH
Robert Rodale, an exponent of organic farming and the head of a publishing empire whose magazines offered the world the very best information in gardening, health and fitness, died in 1990 at the age of 60
“What can be more valuable now than a small garden, free of synthetic fertilizers and pesticide poisons, yielding food that tastes as… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 23, 2009 at 5:00am —
Added by Damon Clinch on November 22, 2009 at 8:57pm —
COLORADO “HOME GROWN HERO” AND PIONEER OF SOCIAL NETWORKING AND THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT: MARILYN FERGUSON
Marilyn Ferguson was born in 1938 in Grand Junction Colorado. She died on October 19, 2008.
An influential American author, editor and public speaker, she is best known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy
A founding. Member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, Ferguson published and edited… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 22, 2009 at 4:00pm —
A TRIBUTE TO THOMAS BERRY
Father Thomas Berry, a member of the Passionist order, died June 1, 2009 at the age of 94. The author of eight books and countless essays, Berry liked to be known as a cultural historian and “Earth scholar.”
The Dream of the Earth
, published in 1998, fundamentally changed the entire conversation about environmentalism and eco-psychology. One of the best-selling books in the entire history of the… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 22, 2009 at 1:30am —
Designing the New Grid: Resilience Village, El Cerrito, CA
"Oil scarcity and the shit storm it will bring may or may not be
something you see happening. Nevertheless, being able to survive
independently of such forces is easily doable with no loss of
happiness or comfort. Dependency comes from crappy design, bad laws,
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 21, 2009 at 6:52pm —
"Green Symbols and Myth Making in the Sustainability Age"
GreenSource Knowledge Paper #7
Based on the Event Circle Interviews by Willi Paul
"We have the power to change our reality if we first
have a dream, or vision or even intention."
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 21, 2009 at 12:21pm —
Over on hyperlocavore.com we are starting a book club. We are considering 4 books to read, one is the Transition Handbook. Please feel free to join and participate, but if you would refrain from voting on the book we read I would appreciate that unless you are a member of hyperlocavore.com. (Don't want to tip the scales to much) That said - TH is very much in the lead at this time.
Come on by!… Continue
Added by EA on November 19, 2009 at 2:10pm —
“The Shaman in Our Musical Universe:” GreenSource Knowledge Paper #6.
Based on the Event Circle Interviews on PlanetShifter.com by Willi Paul
La Forza: "In today's culture, though, we assert that everyone can be a shaman.
I agree that everyone can (and should) explore their own spirituality,
but I would consider a shaman to be a protector of a divine… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on November 19, 2009 at 11:00am —