STRIVING TO BE GLOCAL

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STRIVING TO BE GLOCAL The Optimal Worldshift Strategy in Light of Complex Systems Theory Ervin Laszlo   The relative importance and functional weight of local self-reliance and sustainability versus global connection and coordination is one of the most immediate and

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Permaculture as a Way of Gardening and A Way of Living

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The word “permaculture” didn’t exist before 1959, when Bill Mollison of Australia coined it to refer to a way of restoring damaged land ecologically, the way Nature does it. His premise was that monoculture, row crops, the clearing of forests,

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Ecocide – A crime against the planet?

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Ecocide – A crime against the planet? A Report by Sam Burcher Ending up in court was probably the last thing on BP’s former CEO Tony Hayward’s mind when he made the insensitive statement that he wanted his life back

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How ‘agroecology’ offers real solutions to world hunger

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La Via Campesina (the Peasants’ Way) is emerging as a potentially powerful international movement (www.viacampesina.org), mobilizing resistance against the GM corporations, which have consolidated their agro-chemical companies into just five major global players; Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Syngenta and Dupont. A

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Resilience Circles

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Resilience Circles are small groups where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support…Explore a few of the tools we provide to help you find or start a circle, including facilitator

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The Slow Money Principles

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In order to enhance food security, food safety and food access; improve nutrition and health; promote cultural, ecological and economic diversity; and accelerate the transition from an economy based on extraction and consumption to an economy based on preservation and

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Growing Your Own Potatoes

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Why Grow Your Own Potatoes? We can improve resiliency, health, and quality of life by growing our own vegetables locally. Many of the vegetables commonly grown in backyard gardens, such as lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots ,are great sources of vitamins

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Rainwater Harvesting

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Water is essential to life, for we cannot exist without it. We are running short of fresh, clean water in many parts of the USA. That is also the case in many other countries. Those who live in the northeastern

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Geopolitical Implications of “Peak Everything”

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From competition among hunter-gatherers for wild game to imperialist wars over precious minerals, resource wars have been fought throughout history; today, however, the competition appears set to enter a new—and perhaps unprecedented—phase. As natural resources deplete, and as the Earth’s

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Over Half of Germany’s Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies

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Germany’s promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled out for its effectiveness, most often by me as an example of how to do things well versus the fits and starts method of promotion common in the US. Over at Wind-Works,

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