Food & agriculture - June 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Advanced Worm Composting
Agriculture Offsets -- a Savior or a Boondoggle?
Reality Report: Michael Bomford Interview: Do We Need Fossil Fuels to Feed Ourselves?
Crop to Cuisine: Food & Wine Magazine Celebrates Sustainable Food in Aspen

archived June 18, 2009

Maintaining Our Prosperity

Lionel Orford, Lionel Orford

Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.

archived June 15, 2009

Survival isn't cost-effective

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

If industrial civilization perishes, this will most likely happen because the steps needed to save it weren't considered cost-effective. In this first of a series of posts on the economics of the deindustrial future, the Archdruid explores the economic limits -- some real, others conjured into being by mistaken ideologies -- that stand in the way of constructive responses to the crisis of our time.

archived June 18, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - June 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Worldchanging Interview: Bill McKibben
Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono urge meat-free Mondays
Town sets off on healthy path practicing 4 keys to longevity
Queen turns corner of palace backyard into an allotment (text and video)
Nearly Naked Riders Protest Oil Dependency

archived June 17, 2009

Housing & urban design - June 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Dynamic Design, Dynamic Cities
White Rooftops May Help Slow Warming
US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive
Suburban dream lives on in Australia

archived June 16, 2009

Transport - June 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Too Stupid To Survive
How Canada fell from leader to laggard in high-speed rail... and why that needs to change
This Woman Is Redefining Public Transportation

archived June 16, 2009

Transition - June 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Online screening of ‘In Transition’ for 72 hours
Financial crisis: high noon on the high street
Transition culture: Pushing back to a greener future
Transitioning Tampa Bay into sustainable communities

archived June 13, 2009

Sacred Demise (review)

Kristin Sponsler, Energy Bulletin

If you are familiar with author and ecopsychologist Carolyn Baker’s previous work, you know she makes no apologies for the doomer stance she developed since becoming aware of "the invasion and occupation of Iraq, Peak Oil, a fraudulent 2004 election, global warming, and at this writing, what appears to be full-blown economic meltdown."

archived June 12, 2009

Humanity’s Choice: A Series of Exits—Not a Fork in the Road

Chris Clugston, Energy Bulletin

The ecological and economic prognosticators who warn of a potentially unpleasant future for the human enterprise typically portray humanity as being at a fork in the road on our evolutionary journey. They contend that we are at a pivotal decision point at which we must make an “either/or” choice between a positive future outcome and a negative future outcome.

archived June 11, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - June 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition film to be available for 48 hours Friday and Saturday
Daryl Hannah: the joy of living 'on the edge of civilisation'
Rebooting urban watersheds
The eco evangelist
Post-consumerism: emerging needs and market opportunities

archived June 11, 2009