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."
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.
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
A tale of two depressions
The new economy of tomorrow (Jeff Rubin)
Nobelist Daniel Kahneman on Behavioral Economics
Money worries: town prints its own
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.
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.
A Green-Powered Trip Through Ecotopia
Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
Pedaling Produce for Village Building Convergence, Portland
Chicken a la Carte (true story)
Like an eager vine, urban garden sharing spreads its roots
Australian scientist fights establishment over biological farming
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.
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?
Fighting for the right to grow food in L.A.