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Growing the Open Food Revolution

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:14

The open food movement has been developing at a pace in recent months through projects like the Australian-based Open Food Network, a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local sustainable food.

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California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:12

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

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Farming peace for Palestine

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:11

Olive trees in the Holy Land are a renowned symbol of peace.

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Lessons of DIY Urbanism in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:09

Perhaps DIY refugee camps like Zaatari will eventually teach municipal governments around the world a few things about unleashing the cooperative capacities of people and making their cities more robust, productive and liveable

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Oil Abundance? Not So Fast- A Risk Checklist

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:08

Understanding how we use oil and where it comes from provides many reasons why Americans should be worried about the future of oil supplies.

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Breaching the monetary Matrix: Five exercises to help you understand money

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:07

Like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch, a prison for your mind.

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Return on Investment

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:06

We all make decisions on what to spend our money - or other resources like time and effort - and I think we'd all do well to explore the many non-monetary costs and benefits that accompany this spending.

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Peak Oil Review - July 21

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:42

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.

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Milwaukee sees the light

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:16

How one rust belt city found the key to its rebirth: bringing nature and people closer together.

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"Pollinators of Native Plants" is a Great Resource for Creating Pollinator Habitat

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:54

A whole range of people will find Heather Holm's book useful, from gardeners, organic farmers, and permaculturalists, to garden and landscape designers, as well as those restoring and managing natural areas.

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The Rising Global Movement that calls for #noTTIP

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:44

TTIP is the latest bid to capture policymaking by the profit-making interests of the 1%, with dire implications for anyone who upholds a vision of a more equitable and sustainable economic order.

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Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:42

For too long cities tried to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand tears that fabric apart.

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How to Build Trust in Transition

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:24

Trust makes Transitioning “stick.” Trust in people, trust in a nonhierarchical process, trust that we can joyously cope with uncertainty and the unknown, is the “stuff” of Transitioning to resilience.

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Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:20

With Australia’s standing as the world’s highest per-capita emitter of carbon dioxide, one would think the country would be the last to repeal a pollution tax.. Think again.

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Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:18

The people who agreed to spend their days digging coal from the underside of mountains produced enough power to industrialize the nation: They're owed something back.

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Resilience Roundup - July 17

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:43

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere. Click on the headline link to see the full article.

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Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit in Housing Crisis

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:54

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme.

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Agrivoltism

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:37

What is the best way to utilize sunlight: grow food or to produce fuel?

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Organic Food Is Healthier Confirms New Analysis

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:35

More nutritional antioxidants, far fewer toxic pesticides; those are the results of a comprehensive meta-analysis on organic foods published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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Working for a Shareable Future

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:29

This interview with Mira Luna of Shareable offers important lessons from connecting and scaling up the sharing economy movement.

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