Our Blog | Environment & Economy

Announcing "Afterburn", Richard Heinberg's Greatest Hits

by: EJ on 03/12/2015

Richard Heinberg is our guest today announcing his most recent book, Afterburn:Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, which is now off press. 

The advent of fossil fuels changed the world profoundly (giving us everything from plastics and automobiles to global warming); the inevitable and rapidly approaching end of the oil-coal-and-gas era will likewise …

read full article

The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Help Stop Climate Change

by: Sara on 02/24/2015

Today's blog post comes to us from Carrie Saxifrage, the author of the compelling and unusual memoir, The Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift. Carrie is a journalist and author whose work on First Nations response to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline has garnered critical acclaim. In 2006, she committed herself to the most …

read full article

Permaculture Activist On-Line Resource Coming Soon

by: EJ on 02/20/2015

Peter Bane, publisher of The Permaculture Activist Magazine and author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country has decided the time has come for the magazine to get an upgrade. 

read full article

First Ever Global Divestment Day February 13 & 14th

by: EJ on 02/11/2015

Divestment Campaigners Tell Administration “Don’t Bank on Tar Sands”

Campuses around the world are joining together in the first ever Global Divestment Day. Students are calling on their campus administrators to drop dirty energy companies like those in Canada’s tar sands. Dozens of events are planned across Canada and hundreds around …

read full article

Las Encantadas, The Galapagos Islands

by: EJ on 01/16/2015

This past November, I traveled the Galapagos Islands with my son, mother, sister and brother-in-law on the Lindblad National Geographic Endeavor with guest naturalists Robert and Birgit Bateman.   It promised to be the trip of a lifetime and so it was.  Here is a photo essay conveying some of the highlights. (photo credits: Lindsay Richards)

read full article