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The Story of Change

You Are Here: The Oil Journey, by Post Carbon Institute

Changes in the landscape of energy may well trigger a whole new journey for humanity. The legendary actor and narrator Peter Coyote tells the story of our oil journey.

Chris Martenson’s Crash Course

The Crash Course is an excellent resource which will provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that you can better appreciate the risks that we all face. Videos are broken into chapters; watch the 45-minute Intro with your Circle, and consider meeting to watch the rest together. Click here for the Crash Course: https://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

A Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornados? Never.

Check out and share this video mash-up of Bill McKibben’s Washington Post op-ed connecting extreme weather events around the globe.

Video: We’re Not Broke, Just Twisted

Extreme Wealth Inequality in America Via inequality.org

Homework for Sessions 1 and 2: Economic Meltdown Funnies (Optional)

Download a copy of the PDF Economic Meltdown Funnies here. To inquire about print copies, contact us.

Homework for Session 2: Inside Job (Optional)

The movie “Inside Job” tells the story of the Wall Street meltdown of 2008.

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 3: Toward a Vision of Security, by Linda Schmoldt

You get up in the morning to a house that is appropriately warm or cool. You can turn on the heat o air conditioning because you know you can afford it and that the earth can afford it since it is powered by a renewable source of energy.

Make > Shift: From Finding a Job to Crafting a Livelihood

Make > Shift is a collaborative learning process that shifts attention at this time of job scarcity to the abundance of possibilities for meaningful work that can generate both income and community benefits.  Meeting seven times over a four-month period, participants brainstorm ideas for products and services stemming from current demographic and market trends – such […]