It may be an exaggeration to say that the nation’s capital was built on a swamp, but being there with temperatures hovering at 90°F (32°C) and humidity at nearly 100%, you can see why that myth has persisted. It doesn’t help that the political climate makes the air feel that much more oppressive.
Speaking of myths, I was in Washington, D.C. last week with PCI Fellow David Hughes and Energy Policy Forum’s Deborah Rogers to help counter the prevailing (and delusional) view that Fracking Will Save America! Much of the debate over drilling for shale gas and tight oil has focused on the environmental and health impacts. These concerns can’t be underestimated, but our work in recent months—with the publication of “Drill, Baby, Drill?” in February and the launch of shalebubble.org, with our partners at Energy Policy Forum and Earthworks—has been focused on the geological and economic realities of fracking… Read more
WANT TO START A COMMUNITY-OWNED CAFE, SOLAR ARRAY, OR INVESTMENT FUND BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?…
Transition US, the Post Carbon Institute, and Chelsea Green Publishing are partnering to bring you a series of virtual book talks on the Community Resilience Guides, designed to provide community leaders with the tools they need to relocalize and transform our food, financial, and energy systems:
Join us for our first book talk with Rebuilding the Foodshed author Philip Ackerman-Leist on June 26th at 11am PST/2pm EST. Participants will receive a 35% discount on the book from Chelsea Green.Read an excerpt from Rebuilding the Foodshed here.
This month PCI welcomes a new Fellow.
Janelle Orsi Janelle Orsi is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable and localized economies through education, research, and advocacy to support practices such as barter… Read more
Read, watch or listen to the latest content by our Fellows, Board, Authors, Advisers and Staff anytime on our website. Here are some selections from the last month:
The Serious Challenge of Our Time Article by Wes Jackson • May 31, 2013 This is the text of Wes Jackson’s Commencement Address at University of Kansas, from Sunday, May 19, 2013. Chancellor Gray-Little, faculty, fellow honorees, members of the board of regents… Read more
Governance in the Long Emergency Post by David Orr • May 15, 2013 We have entered a “long emergency” in which a myriad of worsening ecological, social, and economic problems and dilemmas at different geographic and temporal scales are converging as a crisis of crises… Read more
Resilience.org supports you in building communityresilience by bringing you the latest news, thinking, tools, best practice and connections. Keep an eye on our ARTICLES, RESOURCES, and GROUPS sections. See below for some recent highlights.
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Lost in Transition by Nathan Baranowski, Iva Carrdus, Vala Publishing This is a story about Transition Bath, from the eyes of two Transitioners — Nathan and Iva — as they become lost in Transition: moved, inspired and empowered by the achievements and possibilities, but also confused and challenged… Read more
During the month of May, Transitioners across the country registered almost 6,500 actions as part of the Transition Challenge. Check out our Stories Roundup for a taste of some of these inspiring projects.