Greater depressions: social and behavioral trends of economic collapse

Kathy McMahon, Peak Oil Blues

First, I look at similarities in unemployment, eviction and homelessness during the 1930’s and today. But in the second section, I was surprised to learn how similar the psychological, social and emotional impacts are between our Great Depression and theirs.

archived June 27, 2009

Green shoots or rotten tomatoes: what are we "recovering" anyway?

Staff, Energy Bulletin

World Bank: Whoops!
Economic Recovery: Are Happy Days Here Again?
Toward a New Sustainable Economy

archived June 26, 2009

Transition - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition movement vs post-carbonistas
The Transition Initiative: changing the scale of change, from The Orion magazine
Transition Hohenwald: Rural Community Targets Energy Efficiency

archived June 26, 2009

Food & agriculture - June 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Adventures in Urban Farming
Lettuce From the Garden, With Worms
Experimental Farm Increases Ecosystem Services - Study

archived June 25, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - June 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transitioning to a post-peak oil world
What Can Happen When a Transition Initiative and its Local Government Work Together: the Stroud Story
A Look at Peak Oil Preparation Plans from Around the World
Thinking Local Part I: Bringing the Sheep Back
Recession generation? Young adults brace for simpler lifestyle

archived June 25, 2009

The history of Canada's first grain CSA - as told through the voices of its people

Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner (via Global Public Media)

Since March 2008, Deconstructing Dinner has featured The Local Grain Revolution - a series tracking the evolution of Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain.

archived June 23, 2009

Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile

Alastair Bland, North Bay Bohemian

Localized efforts have sprouted from the ground up in Santa Cruz, Cotati, Sebastopol, San Francisco and many other towns worldwide, where residents and neighbors are putting their heads together and collaborating on ways to relocalize themselves, bolster self-sufficiency and build the resilience that communities will need to absorb the shock of peak oil.

archived June 23, 2009

Cap and trade: unexpected friend to gas industry

Craig Severance, Energy Economy Online

You can see it in the faces of those gathered to hear the latest news on the natural gas industry: Anxiety. Anger. Fear of losing everything they have. Frustration that there seems nothing anyone can do.

archived June 22, 2009

Lighting a candle - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile
Permaculture for humanity (Larry Santoyo)
WeCommune: tech support for communes
The promise of the future: Voided by our cleverness (Transition in Salem, Oregon)
Ecocities Emerging - June issue
Peak oil taskforce says PO could cause food shortages in S.F.

archived June 21, 2009

Movement - June 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Santa Cruz group gears up for life after cheap oil (Transition)
From crisis comes hope (can a weary Left come up with new ideas?)
Newfoundland/Labrador premier captures the flag from the oil patch
Greenpeace hands out fake copies of International Herald Tribune
Blowing the green whistle on sports

archived June 20, 2009