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The Oil Depletion Protocol (PDF)

The Oil Depletion Protocol (PDF)

A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse

Since oil is the primary fuel of global industrial civilization, its imminent depletion is a problem that will have profound impact on every aspect of modern life. Without international agreement on how to manage the decline of this vital resource, …

related subjects: New Economies
Rural Renaissance (PDF)

Rural Renaissance (PDF)

Renewing the Quest for the Good Life

by Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko
foreword by Bill McKibben

In the '60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings' day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today?

Blending …

related subjects: New Economies
The Natural Step for Communities

The Natural Step for Communities

How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices

Sustainability may seem like one more buzzword, and cities and towns like the last places to change, but The Natural Step for Communities provides inspiring examples of communities that have made dramatic changes toward sustainability, and explains …

related subjects: New Economies
Superbia! (PDF)

Superbia! (PDF)

31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods

Superbia! is a book of practical ideas for creating more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. It is about remaking suburban and urban neighborhoods to serve people better and to reduce human impact on the …

related subjects: New Economies
The Natural Step for Business

The Natural Step for Business

Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation

The Natural Step for Business examines how four very successful "evolutionary" corporations in Sweden and the United States - including IKEA and Scandic Hotels in Sweden, and Collins Pine and Interface in the U.S. - are positioning themselves for …

related subjects: New Economies
Ripples from the Zambezi

Ripples from the Zambezi

Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies

After six years of economic development work in Africa, Ernesto Sirolli witnessed how little most foreign aid programs were actually doing for the people they hoped to help-from creating a communal tomato field on the banks of the Zambezi river …

related subjects: New Economies