Tag Archives: economy

“Resilience Circles” help people adapt to a changing world

Joblessness has increased to 9.2 percent. But a new strategy has emerged to adapt to unemployment and hard economic times: groups of people helping each other.

US UNCUT

A grassroots movement taking direct action against corporate tax cheats and unnecessary and unfair public service cuts across the U.S.

Video: We’re Not Broke, Just Twisted

Extreme Wealth Inequality in America Via inequality.org

Homework for Session 2: The Story of Stuff (Optional)

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.

Homework for Session 5: Crash Course in Resilience, by Sarah Van Gelder (Optional)

From YES! Magazine, Fall 2010 We can strengthen our communities and ourselves to prepare for the uncertain world of failing economies, climate change, and oil depletion. To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. —Wendell Berry When we are no longer able to change a […]

Homework for Session 6: Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, by Juliet Schor

“Plenitude is about transition.  Change doesn’t happen overnight.  Creating a sustainable economy will take decades, and this is a strategy for prospering during that shift.  The beauty of the approach is that it is available right now.” – Juliet Schor I. THE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES WE FACE Juliet Schor argues in her book Plenitude that a […]

Video: Smart Security, Not War

This video describes out of control military spending that gobbles up most of our tax revenues and fails to create jobs or real security.

Take Heart. Take Action. Take the 350 Home and Gardening Challenge!

What will you do this May 14 and 15? Choose an action in the areas of food, water, energy, or community building. Register your action with Transition US and see what others around the world will be doing!

Video: The Spirit Level – Income Inequality & Social Justice

The correlation between income inequality and social problems in the 23 richest nations on earth is portrayed in this video. Studies show that the richest nation in the world, the United States, has the widest range of income inequality and ranks highest in social problems. What has happened to our declaration that “all (men) are […]

Videos: Peak Moment TV

Peak Moment Television online offers a wealth of examples of real action in community.

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