I thought you might like to read this article written from a conference in Vancouver. The scientists say we have plenty of information about climate change and pending ecological disaster; what is lacking is imagination...Here are some key quotes:"We live in our heads. We live in storyland," agreed John Robinson of UBC's…See More
Gar Alperovitz, a (radical) political economist at U. Md., appears on Democracy Now talking, among other things, about North Dakota's state-owned bank, which doesn't speculate like a Wall Street bank. He says 14 other states are considering this.. He also talks about democratizing local economies..Discussion about banks starts at minute 3:15..Here's the link: …See More
Bill McKibben wrote a fascinating essay about what happened to Cuba when the Soviet Union collapsed and withdrew its support. He wrote: "Cuba became an island. Not just a real island, surrounded by water, but something much rarer: an island outside the international economic system, a moon base whose supply ships had suddenly stopped coming." The economy shut down because the electricity for the most part was turned off. But they couldn't "improvise" food, as McKibben writes. At first,…See More
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I'm concerned about what's happening with the planet and want to figure out how to deal with that....especially with like-minded people.
What skills or experience would you share? We need architects, artists, planners, scholars, farmers, web wizards, fundraisers, vintners, vegan chefs, grant writers, carpenters, beekeepers, scientists, dreamers, lobbyists - you get the idea ...
cooking (vegan)//writing/editing/ //going back to school (online) for certificate in environmental policy//
What are your areas of interest?
alternative commerce, clean energy, intentional community, organic food, permaculture, recycling, urban farming, zero carbon
What level of commitment to an intentional community would you consider at this point?
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