The End of Growth

The End of Growth - Richard Heinberg " The central assertion of this book is both simple and startling: Economic growth as we have known it is over and done with.      … we are seeing a perfect storm of converging crises that together...

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Art, Activism and Permaculture

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, known for instigating the famous bicycle protest at Copenhagen, explain how permaculture influences their approach to activism and civil disobedience - this interview with the Laboratory's co-founders Isa Fremeaux and...

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Peak energy, climate change

Peak energy, climate change, and the collapse of global civilisation: the current peak oil crisis "This paper was written to empower people and societies to prepare themselves for the radical changes in the world ahead with the information presented in this analysis"...

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Design for the Human Lifecycle

It seems to be a common failing in a society that is so peer-oriented, that people rarely seem to design and plan for the changing needs of the full human life cycle. It is easy to relate to the here and now, and the needs of our immediate, short-term future. As...

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Harvesting the Suburbs

Micro Eden Series: Making the most of small spaces to reduce food miles to meters with Robyn Francis Anyone can have a garden. "Small is beautiful" and the discovery of small space sufficiency can yield surprising results, not only as produce for the table, but as a...

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Going Potty Permaculture Style

Container gardens - making the most of small spaces to reduce food miles to meters Anywhere there is light and space plants will grow  - you don't need to have a lot of space to create a micro edible landscape.  Robyn Francis explores the productive potential of...

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Slaves to Convenience or Conscious Consumer?

Robyn Francis writes on the art of being a conscious consumer to reduce your eco-footprint, save money and enjoy better health. Wendell Berry once said that it’s not an environmental crisis we face but a crisis of character. He was referring to the fact that the...

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