Posts tagged with

P2P Foundation

A meeting place for people who think that “technology reflects a change of consciousness towards participation”

Skill up, party down

Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process

In striving for the simple life, how far should we go?

Life among the Amish or the “Minimites” can help us all figure out when technology has gone too far

Can businesses be too small to fail?

“Localwash” may be the new greenwash, but still there’s an important trend backing local goods

Read: “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers

A concrete example of how no disaster is really a natural disaster

Intentional Communities

“‘Intentional Community’ is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, alternative communities, cooperative living, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision,” says the site for the Fellowship of Intentional Communities. “This web site serves the growing communities’ movement, providing resources […]

Post Carbon Institute

covers the “interrelated economic, energy, and environmental crises that define the 21st century”

We must turn “our energies toward building sustainable communities to weather the coming crisis, since we will be unable to survive and resist without a cooperative effort.”

—Chris Hedges, in Adbusters

Transition Culture

Rob Hopkins’ site about resilient communities and “energy descent”

Radical Relocalization

site by Andrew MacDonald in Canada


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »