Archive for Resource

Are You Being Frugal, or just Cheap?

In today’s society, frugality can lead to accusations of “cheapness.” But there’s an important difference: Being frugal means finding the least expensive way to own a product or receive a service. Those of us on the path to plentitude, an economy based on sustainability, must be ethical as we do this. Being cheap refers to owning a product or […]

The World Designed by God, John Paul II

“The World designed by God cannot be a world in which some hoard immoderate wealth in their hands, while others suffer from destitution and poverty, and die of hunger. Love must inspire justice and the struggle for justice.” – Pope John Paul II, via JustFaith

The Sustainable World Sourcebook

Roadmap to a Healthy Future — the Essential Guidebook for the Concerned Citizen The SourceBook enables people to get up to speed quickly with what everyone needs to know, given what’s a stake now. It provides a sweeping overview of the major global issues we face, realistic solutions, and actions that we can take to […]

Time to Stop, by Wayne Muller

Sabbath is not dependent upon our readiness to stop. We do not stop when we are finished. We do not stop when we complete our phone calls, finish our project, get through this stack of messages, or get out this report that is due tomorrow. We stop because it is time to stop. Sabbath requires […]

Sustainable Art & Local Food Create Perfect Pairing in Oklahoma City

From Transition United States Website Sustainable Art & Local Food Create Perfect Pairing (Oklahoma City) May 26, 2011 – EVOLVE, a juried art exhibit and collaborative fundraiser exploring sustainability, resilience & community, closed in early May after a strong showing of community support for sustainability. The exhibit opened on Sat., April 23, at Individual Artists […]

Whatcom Folk School Launched

from the Transition United States website Bellingham, WA – Whatcom Folk School has printed its first free catalog of summer classes with about 65 classes and 50 instructors. First classes start in June and include topics such as Fermentation of Foods, Tree Climbing with Gear; Woodworking Skill Building for Women, Ayurvedic Medicine, Homebrewing of Beer, […]

Wall Street Reform: A Video about How to Cut Wall Street Down to Size

Thom Hartmann

The True Price of Gas: an eye opening video

The True Price of Gas With gas above $4 a gallon in many places, the Obama administration last week announced that it would tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to increase supply and ease prices. But the price we pay for gas already hides the real cost of of oil— costs we pay, not at the […]

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.

Should Unions Organize Common Security Clubs?

By Chuck Collins and Glenn Scott Davis Should unions organize Common Security Clubs?   Yes! The “small group organizing” approach demonstrated in the growth and experience of Common Security Clubs can be an effective tool for labor unions and their members in these hard times. Common Security Clubs are also known by other names such as […]