Category: COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Sustainability tales from the Klondike

You might expect the Yukon gold rush town of Dawson City to be the last place to look for innovations in sustainability. But its surprising resilience has lots to teach us about the nature of sustainable community. Read More >> MNN

Craft – Learning Traditional Folk Skills

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School has been keeping traditional folk skills alive since 1925.  They offer hundreds of weeklong and weekend classes, year-round, for adults in: craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies,…

Epistle to the Ecotopians

A final message of hope from Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (via Red Green & Blue) Epistle to the Ecotopians By Ernest Callenbach [This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.] To all…

PERMACULTURE & PEAK OIL:

PERMACULTURE & PEAK OIL: Beyond ‘Sustainability’ (via http://www.occupymonsanto360.org) David Holmgren is co-originator (with Bill Mollison) of the permaculture concept and author of the recent book, PERMACULTURE: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. He talks about the need to move beyond the…

Earth’s Water Cycle Intensifying

Earth’s Water Cycle Is Intensifying, Dry Is Getting Drier and Wet Is Getting Wetter (via Planetsave)   The Earth’s water cycle is intensifying, leading to more evaporation in dry climates and more rain in wet climates. “A clear change in…

New Solarize Community Guidebook

Solarize Your Community (Learn How from New Solarize Guidebook) (via Clean Technica)   Want to solarize your community? Like, really solarize it? The Solarize campaign in Portland, Oregon and its many spin-offs is a great example of how, and now…

Free Online Video Permaculture Course – 40 Hours

Introduction to Permaculture – 40 hours of Free video lectures (via http://www.occupymonsanto360.org) Permaculture means ‘permanent culture,’ (or ‘permanent agriculture’) and …’is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.’ (Bill…