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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
	

Age-old wisdom for the new economy

Sarah van Gelder and Rebecca Adamson, YES! Magazine

Indigenous peoples have known hard times. There are signs of drought, crop failure, and forced migration over the millennia, and of course these peoples survived centuries of colonialism. When we were looking for some wisdom on building a new economy, I immediately thought of Rebecca Adamson. Native peoples have developed societies that function within ecological limits and counter the tendency of societies to polarize between rich and poor, powerful and excluded.

archived June 12, 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
	

Economics - June 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A tale of two depressions
The new economy of tomorrow (Jeff Rubin)
Nobelist Daniel Kahneman on Behavioral Economics
Money worries: town prints its own

archived June 11, 2009
	

How To Boil A Frog (film review)

Amanda Kovattana, Energy Bulletin

A lively film promoting activism via video that is in itself a sophisticated example of the medium. With a personal narrative from author/activist Jon Cooksey, this is a rapid fire account of five problems that are bringing the human race to the brink of disaster due to ecological deterioration of the planet.

archived May 23, 2009
	

A Day in the Life - Part 3

Peak Oil Hausfrau, Blogspot

As our families are rocking away the evening under our kiwi arbor, my friend mentions that her sister is pregnant. After having one baby by C-section, she is worried about having another one at home, without drugs. Pregnancy and birth have changed a lot since the old economy failed and insurance and government stopped paying for epidurals and Cesareans. Of course, without insurance or government support, no one can afford them, and hospitals want payment up front now.

archived June 9, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - June 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A Green-Powered Trip Through Ecotopia
Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
Sustainability Toolkit
Pedaling Produce for Village Building Convergence, Portland

archived June 8, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - June 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Chicken a la Carte (true story)
Like an eager vine, urban garden sharing spreads its roots
Australian scientist fights establishment over biological farming

archived June 6, 2009
	

A Day in the Life - Part 2

Peak Oil Hausfrau, Blogspot

The continuing saga of a day in a life that might not be too far away... a life in a world of expensive energy and a contracting economy... a life filled with adjustments, sacrifices, and unexpected pleasures.

archived June 5, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - June 5

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Phosphorus Famine: The Threat to Our Food Supply
Revealed: The Bid to Corner World's Bluefin Tuna Market
Bob Shaw: Have you hugged your bag of NPK and S today?
Community Kitchens
Fighting for the right to grow food in L.A.
Frugal foods

archived June 5, 2009