In economics as in other professions, it takes vision and courage to break with consensus practice.
How can communities take hold of their food destiny? How can people-in-community even understand themselves as part of a food system (a permanent culture) they might care about – and reclaim?
A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East and North Africa, China, Ukraine, Quote of the week, The Briefs.
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Can our societies distribute knowledge to enable healthy forms of production and consumption as a template for a decentralized and equitable post-growth economy? On Extraenvironmentalist #78 we discuss the FLOK Society Project with Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation & John Restakis, author of Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital.
"What is the change we want to see in the world, and how will that change happen?"
Behind the millions of solar panels and wind turbines and electric cars, Germany has a dirty secret: its addiction to lignite, also known as brown coal.
Mondragón and the Madrid co-ops had some lessons to share about about how to create a culture of democratic participation.
“Localization stands, at best, at the limits of practical possibility, but it has the decisive argument in its favour that there will be no alternative.”
Hacia la regeneración de la tierra y las comunidades.
ShareFests are the perfect opportunity to celebrate the city commons and to connect activists excited to create a sharing city together.
Most climate activists believe that talking about limitations on fossil fuel supplies hurts their argument for swift, decisive action on climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth.
It began in Guatemala, and now a South African town is using recycling bottles as building material as part of an inspirational and regenerative campaign against rubbish
The ongoing legal tussle between Chevron and Ecuador over allegations of illegally dumping waste in the Amazon exposes the nefarious effects of massive communications campaigns have had in discrediting the legal system of Ecuador.
Putting well-being first instead of GDP doesn’t mean you don’t care about people’s living standards – on the contrary, a decent standard of living is a basic prerequisite for a flourishing life.
Without soil, and the overlying atmosphere, with its 20% oxygen content, life on the surface of the earth could not exist. Certainly there would be no humans.
Hopes of a shale bonanza to replace dwindling conventional resources took a battering this week.