As the Transition movement in the United States approaches its third year, and as it celebrates a growth spurt surpassing most social movements in recent history, individuals engaged in Transition are increasingly experiencing the more subtle nuances of its mission. Many are discovering that while awareness-raising and reskilling are deeply inspiring and rewarding, something is missing. That something is connected with the more profound reasons for embracing Transition in the first place—the… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on December 31, 2009 at 4:53pm —
I am trying to find folks from Minnesota and more specifically the Minneapolis/St.Paul area who are interested in start or already have transition groups going. Anyone there can contact me through here or at coultraguyatgmaildotcom
Added by Devin Quince on December 31, 2009 at 1:17pm —
Weed Wacking on Steriods: Hydromechanical Obliteration (H_M_O).
Interview with CameronColson.com by Willi Paul
CC: "There are many adapted methods which can take advantage of
this technology to improve the processing and extraction of natural oils
as well as adapted systems to integrate heat exchangers to scavenge heat
and phase finalize… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 31, 2009 at 10:56am —
Hire the French and Up-Nuke California! It's 2010! Love, Planetshifter.com
A prominent French engineering company will help develop a nuclear power
plant in California's Central Valley, even though state law forbids such facilities.
JH: "You're not going to address global warming by addressing cow flatulence,
" Hutson said. "You're going… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 30, 2009 at 3:30pm —
All links from this article may be viewed at Speaking Truth to Power
Ten years ago this moment, America was awaiting the inauguration of a new President. We knew that the new Bush administration would bring at least four years of darkness, but we had no idea how dark, nor that a second hijacked election would follow the first, nor the extent to which the influence of Bush II would extend into the future. Certainly, we… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on December 30, 2009 at 1:14pm —
PHOTO: Kathleen with Rhubarb, her backyard chicken
It's time to act with great intention. There's work aplenty to do in this weary world and people engaged in that work. Find those people.
Tim Bennett, "What A Way To Go: Life At The End of Empire"
To everything there is a season, the biblical bard says. There is a time to sit and be, and there is a time to act. Personally, I could not live without the balance of… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on December 28, 2009 at 7:42pm —
Tribal and Indigenous groups living in the forest areas are on the cusp of a phase in national development where they are being reached for getting the trappings and comfort of the non-renewable resource based developments in consumption and production with education, development and cultural policy that is getting challenged globally for being resource intensive, energy intensive, ecologically hostile, exploitation, destructive and most importantly there are now… Continue
Added by Muhammad Mukhtar Alam Ph.D on December 28, 2009 at 7:39am —
"Is that You, Tiger?"
JD: "Woods was the greatest huckster of the decade
because of his squeaky-clean image. It helped that
people who play golf are well-heeled, but it was
important that Woods seemed so perfect. Good-looking,
multiracial, soft-spoken (except for the petulant tantrums),
flawless in his personal life. And there was that… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 26, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Catching Up with Lane College’s Roger Ebbage:
Teaching Tomorrow’s Building Energy Managers!by Willi Paul
RE: "Really, its assessment and reduction strategies. If you don’t know
where you stand how will know where you need to go. If you don’t encourage
reduction through low cost – no cost strategies you will struggle to implement
projects be cause of first… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 26, 2009 at 11:30am —
EarthSpirit of the Year: Trathen Heckman.
Interview 2 with the Executive Director of
DailyActs.org and GreenSangha.org.
- Love Willi Paul + PlanetShifter.com.
TH: "As for new stories, it’s about focusing on the world
being born while carefully navigating the world that is dying
and coming undone. The language of “the Great Turning and… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 25, 2009 at 11:20am —
Love to You and Your Families this Holiday Season!
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 23, 2009 at 11:11am —
The sociologist Ulrich Beck once claimed that the effects of (smog) pollution were democratic (1). By this he meant that the world was flat in terms of the evenness with which the costs and risks borne by individuals from the effects of environmental degradation of the planet were democratically shared by all of its people. The Copenhagen conference on climate change that endedon saturday, finally nailed the lie to the proposition that the environmental and financial costs involved in helping… Continue
Added by Daniel Margrain on December 23, 2009 at 4:07am —
Adam and Eve in 3D: Avatar - James Cameron's Mythic Source.
Review by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com
WP: "...this science fiction in 3D but to stop learning, clap and wonder off
to the men’s room at this point, is to keep sleepwatching in the same
old Sunday AM prayer-football games -evening news mindlessness.
Cameron is trying to save our world. We need to… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 23, 2009 at 12:00am —
Interview with international green writer and
Space Debris guitarist Peter Asmus by Willi Paul
PA: "Nuclear power and coal companies should not be getting any government subsidies,
especially in these times of budget deficits. Copenhagen was also a major disappointment.
Perhaps the biggest enemy of green is society's tendency to not embrace the… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 22, 2009 at 10:30am —
John Muir once famously said, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to
everything in the universe." This interconnectedness of issues and topics is certainly no less so in the world of food. And so it is just silly and wrong to imagine that considerations of social and economic justice can be usefully or meaningfully -- or even honestly -- segregated or departmentalized away
from other values, e.g., sustainability.
Economic injustices are almost… Continue
Added by James Martin on December 21, 2009 at 3:29pm —
"Is that Bioplastic in your Solid Waste Stream?"
Interview with Robert Dombrowski, Nanoview Associates LLC by Willi Paul
RD: "My definition of environmentally friendly with respect to the biodegradation of bioplastics
based packaging is that the degradation process will have no detrimental effects on the
environment – no toxic breakdown… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 21, 2009 at 10:00am —
O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark.
The vacant interstellar spaces......
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the… Continue
Added by Carolyn Baker on December 20, 2009 at 9:00am —
Seeking Experts for Event Circle Interview Series on PlanetShifter.com - 2010
2010 brings a shift in our Event Circle Series toward youth, arts, innovation and sustainability.
If you are interested in being interviewed, please let me know.
Art and Sustainability Consultant
415-407-4688 | willipaul1… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 19, 2009 at 5:41pm —
Five Easy Questions for Ruta Stabina, Sustainability Leadership Program Coordinator:
At the University of Oregon by Willi Paul
RS: "All SLP workshops are of applied nature - very hands-on and tools-oriented,
usually consisting of a combination of lecture, discussions, guest speaker presentations,
and several individual and/or group exercises as… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on December 19, 2009 at 10:19am —
A Global Ritual Marking the Beginning of the End of the Fossil Fuel Era
~ Following Hopenhagen, 2009 ~
~ A Piece of Non-Fiction, A Meme, A Beginning, An Ending... ~
~ Translated into every language ~
~ Recieived by email by millions, having obscure origins -- sometimes retold by others and posted--and retold--all over the Web.
. . . .
They gathered in plazas and squares, in public places… Continue
Added by James Martin on December 18, 2009 at 4:40pm —