Our Blog | August 2012

Guest Post - M.- The View from the AIP Class Week Six

by: EJ on 08/31/2012
Posted in: Guest Posts

M. is back and as busy as ever with a beautiful two week old baby boy!  Here is her post from week six of Sharon Astyks' Adapting in Place class. 

My week 4 update was simply labor, labor and more labor. We finally had the baby!  We are home and healthy. And I get to brag that he was born in a bathtub (it was a water birth)! Do you think he will …

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Guest Post - Bob Willard - New Sustainability DVD Increases my Ripple Effect

by: EJ on 08/21/2012
Posted in: Guest Posts

How many talks could you do in a year? 50? 60?  Bob Willard was giving 80-100 talks a year when he asked himself this question. The following article appeared on Bob Willard's Sustainability Advantage blog August 21, 2012, and is reprinted here with permission.

How many talks can I give in a year without killing myself?

I asked myself that question …

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Al Gore to Host Author Mike Lewis

by: EJ on 08/15/2012
Posted in: Author Events

 Michael Lewis, co-author of The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy  and Executive Director of the Canadian Center for Community Renewal,  joins 114 Canadians who were nominated to take part in a formal training offered by the Honourable Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States, and Nobel Prize …

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The Permaculture Handbook Reviewed in Transition Voice

by: EJ on 08/10/2012
Posted in: Reviews

Vicki Lipski wrote an excellent review of Peter Bane's recently released book The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country.  Originally posted on Transition Voice, July 26th it is reprinted here with permission.


Peter Bane’s handbook, while not quite encyclopedic, is nothing if not authoritative. I can honestly say, without …

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"Rhetoric for Radicals" Author Launches New Website

by: EJ on 08/09/2012
Posted in: Activism

Jason del Gandio, author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for Twenty-First Century Activists, has launched a new website that highlights his work in philosophy, rhetoric and social change. His bio (reprinted below with permission) gives a good overview of what inspired him to embark on the path of social activism. 

Raised in a working class …

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