Resilience

Handmade Tools Make Simple Work at Inspiration Farm

Resilience.org - July 8, 2014 - 3:24am

Watch Brian Kerkvliet cut thick grasses easily and quickly with his hand-built scythe — a far cry from a noisy weed whacker!

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Gross Domestic Problem: Don’t Shoot the Measurement

Resilience.org - July 8, 2014 - 2:56am

The realization is gradually spreading that GDP growth can’t continue forever. This reality is causing societal angst and discomfort.

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11 Affordable Housing Alternatives for City Dwellers

Resilience.org - July 8, 2014 - 2:40am

After World War II, white, middle-class Americans flocked to the suburbs from the city. Today, that trend is reversing.

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Free Farmers, Food Liberty: Local Growers Declare Independence

Resilience.org - July 8, 2014 - 2:21am

Can real change take root in the aisles of a grocery store?

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The Real Reasons behind the Nuclear Failure and what that means for Renewables

Resilience.org - July 8, 2014 - 2:18am

What are the lessons from the failed nuclear energy revolution? This story is worth retelling today because of the many points which are starting to appear surprisingly similar to the present situation with renewables.

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The right to cook

Resilience.org - July 7, 2014 - 3:53am

I want to suggest the creation of a new human right. That human right is the right to cook.

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The emerging power of microgrids

Resilience.org - July 7, 2014 - 3:12am

Prepare for the arrival of the renewable energy microgrid.

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Communities, not private companies, driving innovation

Resilience.org - July 7, 2014 - 3:03am

Attempting to force innovation by pitting providers against each other naturally breeds fragmentation and opposition between stakeholders.

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The Wealth Trap: The Rich and The Gilded Cage

Resilience.org - July 7, 2014 - 2:33am

The rich are trapped within a modern version of Plato's Cage, unable to see the reality of destruction around them.

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Mycoremediation (Bioremediation with Fungi) – Growing Mushrooms to Clean the Earth. A mini-review.

Resilience.org - July 7, 2014 - 2:27am

Fungi feature among Nature’s most vigorous agents for the decomposition of waste matter, and are an essential component of the soil food web, providing nourishment for the other biota that live in the soil.

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The Energy Cost of Local Food

Resilience.org - July 7, 2014 - 1:53am

Years back a pair of planners, Branden Born and Mark Purcell, warned that there's nothing about smaller scale enterprises that make them inherently more efficient than their larger counterparts. With respect to on-farm energy intensity, they're certainly right.

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Freedom in a full world

Resilience.org - July 6, 2014 - 8:13am

We are now living in a "full world." How must our ideas about human freedom change so that we can adapt and thrive?

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Resilience Roundup - July 4

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 1:09pm

A roundup of the latest 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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Neighborhood Plazas and the Power of Play

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 5:01am

While the need for thriving parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities in every neighborhood cannot be overstated, public plazas also play a unique role in the lives of children.

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Parecon: envisioning a life beyond capitalism

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 4:30am

...parecon is a proposal or vision for how to accomplish economic functions consistent with classlessness, self-management, solidarity, equity, diversity, and ecological good sense.

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It's all about the soil!

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 4:14am
Though the local food movement continues to make strides, there’s still a long way to go.
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US Cities Building Community Wealth and Cooperative Local Economies

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 3:32am

Exciting news from Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, Austin, Texas and Richmond, Virginia.

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How Brazil Has Dramatically Reduced Tropical Deforestation

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 3:24am
Over the past nine years, the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has dropped by 70 percent.
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In a Handful of Dust

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 3:13am

I want to review here some of the reasons why I expect an era of crisis to arrive sooner rather than later.

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Transcending Collapse

Resilience.org - July 3, 2014 - 3:12am

I predict the lineages of people alive 1,000 years from now will count among their ancestors people who transcended today’s collapse mythology and got to the real work of self and community development, inner work and adaptation.

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