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In a two short weeks Town Hall Seattle will be hosting Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption. Paul will be discussing the now unavoidable consequences of climate change and the challenges humanity will face. But in the face of such great challenges Paul envisions it will bring out the best of us: compassion, innovation, […]

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Enough Is Here

by Joshua on October 16, 2010 · 0 comments

Jeremy over at Make Wealth History just posted a video by Conspiracy of Freedom, a Christian response to consumerism from the Breathe Network. The recent video, Home, questions our fragmentation of community and the importance of local. This let me to their previous video, Enough Is Here that questions growth and the mysteriously forgotten concept […]

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Out of the Old Economy of big-business, inequality, wall street over main street, oil & gas, environmental destruction and social degradation will rise the New Economy of small business, fair distribution, local systems, renewable energy, environmental restoration and protection, social renewal and strong communities.

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Today is Park(ing) day, a day where hundreds of parking spaces in cities around the world will be overtaken by the people, turned into public, park space. This is a wonderful idea – taking back car space for the people and the planet. As the campaign website states it, “PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide […]

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Resiliency & Peak Oil

by Joshua on July 19, 2010 · 8 comments

Something I have been thinking a lot about lately is resiliency, both personal and communal. It’s a main topic in the book of the month, The Transition Handbook, too. What is resilience? It is the ability of a system to absorb or adapt to external changes and shocks. Essentially, it’s the ability to roll with […]

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This appeared in my inbox this morning, from CASSE Executive Director Rob Dietz. I’m the first official monthly donor to CASSE, and I suggest you think about doing the same thing – for the price of a couple lattes a month you can help support the fight for a sustainable, socially just economy. What a […]

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I might be amongst a rare few who believe that the real worth of a person is based outside of material possessions and economic status. Perhaps our society is right to place value in material wealth and pull away from centuries of teachings valuing integrity, ethics, and community (see valuing what matters). There is strong argument that this […]

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The Money Fix

by Joshua on December 12, 2009 · 0 comments

Money. We use it everyday yet our concept of it is limited. When we talk about money, we talk in terms of what it does, not what it is. Despite our ignorance of money it rules most of our lives. I recently finished a great documentary about money that I would like to share with […]

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