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Posted January 06, 2010 by Pamela O'Malley Chang on YES! Magazine

Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community. Catherine Sutton, as a British teenager in the 60s, frightened her sister with dire predictions of nuclear catastrophe. Today, as the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile...

Posted January 05, 2010 by Josh Petray on Pasa Robles Press

Liberty High School [LHS] students and the class of John Semenick recently joined the handful of volunteers that got their hands dirty preparing the first phase of a "Food Forest" project dubbed Lawn-to-Garden at Centennial Park in last December. Located in a now fenced off section of the Centennial Park lawn and approved by the Paso Robles City Council in Fall 2009 under a one-year contract...

Posted January 01, 2010 by Ted Trainer on Pacific Ecologist

Posted November 01, 2009 by Michael Brownlee on Permaculture Activist

“I believe there is a course of action that is appropriate to what we face, and is actually inevitable, whether we go there voluntarily or have to be dragged kicking and screaming into that future: the comprehensive downscaling, rescaling, downsizing, and relocalizing of all our activities, a radical reorganization of the way we live in the most fundamental particulars.” –James...

Posted October 08, 2009 by Steve Rypka on Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted September 17, 2009 by Tara Lohan on AlterNet

Could you get by without your car, food from outside your community, your job? There's a bunch of folks who want to show you how. Do you know how to make shoes? Can you build a house? How about grow food? Do you have a doctor and a dentist in your circle of friends? These are the questions that Andre Angelantoni thinks you should be able to answer in order to plan for the next 10 to 15 years....

Posted August 01, 2009 by Shaktari Belew on Sentient Times

The distinguished man slowly traversed the room with a methodical gait. Every eye fixed on his entrance, surprise washing over each face. He sat down quietly, as though ready to work—yet caught somehow in a spell of confusion. Why was he here? Our inquiring gazes were met by a fumbling for words, though none could begin to express the grief and shock of the moment. His grandson had been...

Posted July 28, 2009 by By Joel Warner on Denver Westword Blogs

Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. Check out the full series here. While Denver's urban homesteading community has of late been growing...

Posted July 21, 2009 by Heide Brandes on OKC Biz

Oklahoma City has an addiction. It’s one that the rest of the nation shares, one that’s hard to shake and one that, as with other addictions, may be assisted by a structured, 12-step program. This particular problem invades a resident’s life when that person is traveling, dressing, working in the garden, cooking or exercising – basically, doing anything. “More and...

Posted July 15, 2009 by Lacy Boggs on YellowScene Magazine

  Transition Louisville: Guerilla Environmentalism Even if we’d wanted to, we couldn’t have singled out a green person from this group to feature. First of all, they call themselves a headless organization; everyone participates, and everyone has an equal share of the decision-making process, so there’s no one person to pick on as the leader of the group. Secondly, every...

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