Keyword: resilience

    The Permaculture Handbook

    The Permaculture Handbook

    Garden Farming for Town and Country

    by Peter Bane
    foreword by David Holmgren

    The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply …

    The Resilience Imperative

    The Resilience Imperative

    Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

    We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place compelled by the intertwining forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (Social, …

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    Reinventing Collapse

    Reinventing Collapse

    The Soviet Experience and American Prospects – Revised & Updated

    The United States is in steep decline. Plagued by runaway debt, a shrinking economy and environmental catastrophes to rival Chernobyl, the US has been retracing the trajectory of the Soviet Union in the early 1980's toward national bankruptcy and …

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    Peak Everything

    Peak Everything

    Waking Up to the Century of Declines

    by Richard Heinberg
    foreword by James Howard Kunstler

    The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically.

    The 21st century ushered in an era of declines, …

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    Thriving Beyond Sustainability

    Thriving Beyond Sustainability

    Pathways to a Resilient Society

    Every 15 seconds on our Earth Island, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume 85 million barrels of oil and pump 23 million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming …

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    The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

    The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

    The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City is a comprehensive guide to achieving a completely sustainable urban lifestyle by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and …

    Depletion & Abundance

    Depletion & Abundance

    Life on the New Home Front

    Climate change, peak oil and economic instability aren't just future social problems -- they jeopardize our homes and families right now. Our once-abundant food supply is being threatened by toxic chemical agriculture, rising food prices and crop …

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    The Power of Community

    The Power of Community

    How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food imports cut by 80 percent, people were desperate. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled …

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