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Why Cities Can (and Should) Lead the Sustainable Consumption Movement

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 11:46pm

Cities may be our best hope for making meaningful progress in the area of sustainability.

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How Liberal Democracy Promotes Inequality

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 11:43pm

...Rates of global inequality are simply unprecedented. And neoliberalism is to blame.

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The Cooperative Principles, The Common Good, and Solidarity

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 11:39pm

There is a special beauty and power about co-operatives—worker, consumer, and producer.

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You don't need money to buy a farm

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

How do you get into farming when land is so expensive? It's easier than you might think. Let's take a look.

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Debate heats up on risk of frozen fossil fuel assets

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 4:18am

In a move that’s likely to cause consternation in some of the world’s most powerful corporate boardrooms, the Bank of England has disclosed that it is launching an inquiry into the risks fossil fuel companies pose to overall financial stability.

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Reframing Progress

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 4:17am

Progress acts as a kind of meta-narrative, an incredibly potent and pervasive trope that is woven through stories ancient and contemporary, and forms a core part of our culture.

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Policing Justice Requires Economic Justice

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 2:31am

One way to make the apathy of privileged whites irrelevant is to build institutions that guarantee material economic justice.

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An Insurance Policy for Climate Change? How Seed Banks Are Protecting the Future of Food

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 2:06am

More than 75 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that humans once consumed have already gone the way of the wooly mammoth...

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Fibershed’s Colorado Hemp Research Project

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 1:47am

Fiber systems are best designed to minimize detrimental impacts on the biosphere, and to enhance ecosystem function where possible. Fibershed has chosen to research the use of industrial hemp as a fiber crop because it fits both of these criteria.

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Running Out of Future

Resilience.org - December 10, 2014 - 12:00am

Super scientist Kevin Trenberth on why oceans now hottest in recorded history, why that can make Europe colder. Stephen Leahy: we bankrupt water supplies with consumer purchases. Rob Aldrich on a generation with Nature Deficit Disorder.

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Knowing what 'just enough' is

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 5:03am

One of the most extraordinary books I have read in recent years is Just Enough: lessons in living green from traditional Japan by Azby Brown.

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The Environment: Increasing Waste

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 4:30am

The other disheartening part of the story of the environment concerns the things we put back into it and the impact they have on the ecosystems that support all of life, ours included.

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Wild Seeds

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 4:11am

 For a decade now, I have been a seed saver.

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7 Things You Should Know About Permaculture

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 3:58am

What is permaculture? For those of you who’ve only heard of the term in passing, and ever for you seasoned “permies” who struggle to explain this exciting (and sometimes life-changing) idea to others, here’s the gist in 7 points.

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Fossil Fuels: Are we on the Edge of the Seneca Cliff?

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 3:57am

It is a well known tenet of people working in system dynamics that there exist plenty of cases of solutions worsening the problem.

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From dismal science to language of beauty – Towards a new story of economics

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 3:31am

Humans are storytelling beings. In fact one could argue that it is impossible to make sense of the world without story.

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Ten Reasons Why a Severe Drop in Oil Prices is a Problem

Resilience.org - December 9, 2014 - 2:47am

Not long ago, I wrote Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem. If high oil prices can be a problem, how can low oil prices also be a problem? In particular, how can the steep drop in oil prices we have recently been experiencing also be a problem?

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At Lima Talks, Nations Worst Hit by Global Warming Say Climate Aid Isn’t Charity, But Reparations

Resilience.org - December 8, 2014 - 12:04pm

Negotiators from 190 nations are working on a global deal to limit climate change, due to be agreed on in Paris next year.

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What is Community Wealth Building and Why is it Important?

Resilience.org - December 8, 2014 - 11:33am

CWB builds on local talents, capacities and institutions, rebuilding capital to strengthen and create locally-owned family and community owned businesses.

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Market Match: Making Fresh and Healthy Food Affordable

Resilience.org - December 8, 2014 - 4:15am

Started by Roots of Change in 2009 and now administered by the Berkeley-based Ecology Center, Market Match is a statewide healthy food incentive program that aims to improve the health of low-income communities by incentivizing shoppers to buy produce at farmers markets.

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