Food & agriculture - Oct 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Michael Pollan Interview
The Local Grain Revolution II (audio)
Soil health 'threatens farming' (text & audio)
Chinese Farms A Growing Challenge

archived October 24, 2008

Relocalization - Oct 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Thesis on peak oil and potential solutions
Transition Towns: Ecotopia Emerging?
Economic crisis indicates critical need for relocalization

archived October 23, 2008

Here we go a 'blogging - Oct 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

On the Spot
Sustainable Energy Transition
Society's downward spiral must play out first
Speculation: Inept Idiots or Wise Fools

archived October 23, 2008

Peak oil focus of Michigan conference in November

Staff, Local Future

Over 30 speakers including Richard Heinberg, Ellen Hodgson Brown, Albert Bates, Stephanie Mills, Kurt Cobb, Richard Gilbert, John Richter, Tim Hudson, Bill Wilson, Tony Earley, Jerry Norcia, Paul Murray and Aaron Wissner explore the challenges and possibilities for Michigan's future at a three day solution oriented conference in November.

archived October 9, 2008

Solutions & sustainability - Oct 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Sharon Astyk and hard times
Buy local and help Main Street
What to Do with Your Money During Tough Times
Middle Class Lifeboat: Careers and Life Choices for Staying Afloat (video and audio)
A Sympathetic Critique of Localisation by Peter North

archived October 3, 2008

How to create change In your community: finding or forming a local group

Melinda Briana Epler, One Green Generation

When we live locally and strengthen our communities, we become stronger and better able to adapt to changes in the economy, climate, and energy availability. But we discuss much about how to go about this. So... how do you create change in your community? And how do you form a group of people who can tackle these community needs?

archived October 2, 2008

Food & agriculture - Oct 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Food shortage catastrophe creeping up on the world
Dr. Abby Gold on Local Foods and Food Deserts in North Dakota and Minnesota (audio)
A School Garden Brings Learning to Life (video and audio)

archived October 1, 2008

Review: 'Depletion and Abundance’ by Sharon Astyk

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness

Why are so few peak oil authors women? There’s been much debate about this, and no one has yet arrived at a definitive answer. But whatever the reason, Sharon Astyk has established herself as a true rarity within the peak oil community by virtue of being a woman who has chosen to write about peak oil. The perspective that she offers is thus both uncommon and vital.

archived September 30, 2008

United Kingdom - Sept 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Mayor wants to close Heathrow
British public 'unwilling' to pay for climate change bill
It needn't cost the earth

archived September 24, 2008

America’s self-inflicted societal collapse

Chris Clugston, Energy Bulletin

I have argued elsewhere that our American way of life is not sustainable, and I have presented compelling evidence to demonstrate that America is on the verge of imminent societal collapse. The purpose of the following paper is to make the case that we — all Americans — through our distorted worldview and resulting dysfunctional resource utilization behavior, are responsible for our “predicament”, and that we lack the collective will to take meaningful action to mitigate its catastrophic consequences.

archived September 17, 2008