Tag Archives: environment

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 […]

From Field to Skyscraper: Tomorrow’s Farms

Imagine a world in which we could grow our food by sustainable methods, produce and distribute enough for everyone, and repair the heavy ecological damage inflicted by today’s farms. Can we realize this vision if we continue farming as we have for the past 10,000 years? Dr. Dickson Despommier, author of The Vertical Farm (https://www.verticalfarm.com/), […]

Petroleum-Based Products: A Partial List

plastic forks, plastic wrap, plastics, plywood adhesives, refrigerators, roller-skate wheels, …

Global Temperature Change Graphic

Graph of global annual surface temperatures relative to 1951-1980 mean temperature. Air and ocean data from weather stations, ships and satellites. The 2007 point is the 11-month anomaly. NASA GISS Image.

Video: Transition to a World Without Oil, a TED Talk with Rob Hopkins

What if Climate Change is a Big Hoax?

Videos: Peak Moment TV

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

Cookbook: Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley

A great cookbook for eating cheap and healthy in hard times

Small Group Guides: Northwest Earth Institute

The Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) is a national leader in the development of innovative programs that empower individuals and organizations to transform culture toward a sustainable and enriching future.  Today, NWEI offers nine discussion guides for small groups. NWEI’s self-guided discussion courses are suitable for workplaces, universities, homes, faith centers, neighborhoods, and community centers.  NWEI […]