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Demands for the People's Climate March and Beyond: Introducing the Pledge To Mobilize

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 5:51am

The lack of demands at the People's Climate March is a golden opportunity. We, the marchers, will determine the demands.

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Technological Superstitions

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 3:51am

Mutatis mutandis, that’s what happened to most of the other grand visions of transformative technological progress that were proclaimed so enthusiastically over the last century or so.

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Peak oil notes - Sept 11

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 3:38am

A mid-week update. So far this week, oil prices in New York and London continued the collapse that has been going on since mid-June.

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The "Upstream" Story that Hasn't Been Told

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 3:31am

We changed our name to emphasize that critical environmental solutions to reducing environmental impacts of products – manufactured goods and food – lie “upstream” of consumers, before purchase.

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Mass. Judge Proclaims Climate Urgency in Ruling that Frees Lobster Boat Blockade Activists

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:38am

A pair of climate activists prepared to invoke climate change as their defense were spared the effort Monday when the prosecuting district attorney did it for them.

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Power Hungry

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:35am

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known as a 'big thinker' when it comes to energy. But in his country's case, could thinking big be a huge mistake?

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Public Art Foundation Turns 1

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:33am

These action-oriented folks bring “artists, funders, and dreamers” together to turn eastside Indianapolis neighborhoods (such as mine!) into public art havens.

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Five steps for a high well-being society

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:31am

It’s now eight years since David Cameron first declared that “it's time we focused not just on GDP, but on GWB - general well-being” and in that time the UK has become a global leader by measuring national well-being – but we have yet to make the leap from measurement to action.

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The Power of Asset-based Approaches

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:29am

From the moment you were born, you have been accumulating an incredible array of assets.

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McKibben to Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 2:30am

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin.

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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 2:27am

The goal now is to direct that energy toward protecting seed libraries, which are a cornerstone in efforts to foster the genetic diversity of food and strengthen food security.

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Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 3:26pm

We're really starting to see a shift in consciousness and best practices among major non-profits like hospitals and universities.

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Voices and Reflections of the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 9:32am

This week PCI launches a new report, Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement, based on a series of interviews and conversations with visionary leaders who are bringing to life a new economic vision with thriving, resilient communities at its heart.

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Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 4:32am

In recent years, people have applied the CSA idea to other types of goods and services such as dining out, microbrews, and even fish. It’s a system that works for both producers and consumers.

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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 4:29am

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks.

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To Cook or Not To Cook: The Question of Acrylamide

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 1:51am

Acrylamide is produced in food when the amino acid asparagine reacts with sugar, particularly glucose, when heated above 248 degrees Fahrenheit...

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Quite Possibly the Dumbest Thing the Mustache Ever Wrote

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 11:21am

Over the weekend The New York Times published what could very well be the dumbest column Thomas Friedman has ever written.

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Tada! 10-Day Local Food Challenge Begins

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 6:08am

Simply put, in October you’re invited to join an experiment: can you, for just 10 days, eat only what grows within 100 miles of your home?

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Peak Oil Review - Sept 8

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 5:34am

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

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"We crackle to life in nature"

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 5:25am
I don’t think we’re so powerful that we could wipe out nature, but I think we’re powerful enough to wipe ourselves out.
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