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I am running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to run an awards ceremony for transition towns and make a documentary on transition towns. The promotional video was shot in Temple Bar last night. I was wondering if any of you have nice transition town photos (high resolution) to add to the video. If you do could you please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by monday. I will send on the link to the video and website once it's finished. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,…Continue
Added by Elaine Doyle on May 30, 2013 at 19:41 — No Comments
New book of essays, projects and art inspired by ecosopher Joanna Macy,center around local actions, creativity and sustainability. Book was launched in Bristol on 17 April, 2013.
Alastair McIntosh has written in his review 'these essays show how people are digging where they stand, deepening inwardly where there might be little latitude…Continue
Added by Cathy Fitzgerald on April 21, 2013 at 20:38 — No Comments
Added by TINIreland on April 3, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
GIY and AIB are launching a Get Ireland Growing Fund. It is a fund for €500 - €5000 for green community initiatives. The closing date for applications is April 30th. More details on the fund, application criteria and application form are in the website: http://www.giyireland.com/pages/getirelandgrowingfund.…Continue
Added by Elaine Doyle on March 15, 2013 at 9:38 — No Comments
"In Colombia, the ecovillage movement is ceasing to be seen as the alternative, hippy, or maladjusted parts of society, but rather are coming to be known as 'the people.' The are the 99-percent, the cultural center and point of reference."…Continue
Added by Alex Duffy on March 14, 2013 at 20:29 — No Comments
Take the test... how many slaves wotk for you !!! Â http://slaveryfootprint.org/
Added by Alex Duffy on March 10, 2013 at 20:46 — No Comments
Nicole (Stoneleigh) Foss will be joining us in Belize for the 8th Annual Permaculture Design Course at the Maya Mountain Research Farm. http://www.thefarm.org/etc/mmrfpdc.html. I invited her to participate in the August course in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, but she said she's never been into Central America before and would be willing to risk the pythons and jaguars to join us there. If you would like to risk the pythons and jaguars too,…Continue
Added by Albert Bates on January 12, 2013 at 4:22 — No Comments
Peter Cowman* is Sheltermaker.
He reminds us that we have forgotten how to shelter ourselves, leaving us exposed to a market which ruthlessly exploits this vulnerability.
But all is not lost!
By awakening our instincts we can live our sheltermaker dreams - and in the process discover who we really are!
To find out more read on, or go to sheltermaker.com
The Sheltermaker Tour…Continue
This is an very basic intro to the emerging 'collaborative economy' which is my Good Life 2.0 column in the recent issue of Positive Life http://www.positivelife.ie/category/regulars/good-life-20/
The Good Life 2.0
Community Resilience In A Changing World
The Rise of the Sharing…Continue
Added by Davie Philip on December 19, 2012 at 14:50 — No Comments
Hype or true?
On the land in question, a boggy meadow subject to seasonal flooding and composed of deep peat with a thin layer of clay and silt on top, definitely true.
Its reasonably safe to say wheat was NEVER grown on this land before. Hay was cut at one time. If it was ever tilled there is no sign.
The plot is about 3km from the town of Westport. Wheat is not grown in this area, at least not in the last few decades. The soil is considered too poor, the climate too…Continue
my best belief
is the love
that I am
Added by Sabine Sarah Jakosch on September 20, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
Two books not for the fainthearted are David Graeber's Debt: the First 5000 Years and Reinhart and Rogoff's This Time is Different. Neither text could be described as light bedtime reading but both offer many insights into the phenomena of debt. As can be deduced from the title of Graeber's book, debt is nothing new: in fact it's been around a very long time.
Debt has a habit of coagulating around the least wealthy, least privileged in society. Indeed, it might be…Continue
With imminent global economic collapse, how are going to feed ourselves?
All the signs are there that an emergency is threatening: the collapse of the euro, which is now only a matter of time; rising fuel prices coupled with likely fuel shortages; galloping climate change; resource depletion (soil, forests, etc.) Indeed some, such as Richard Douthwaite in the opening article of 'Fleeing Vesuvius', would argue that we are already in an emergency.
Not only is…Continue
Anyone familiar with this?
Added by Finian McNamara on August 9, 2012 at 21:34 — No Comments
Added by Alex Duffy on July 5, 2012 at 20:38 — No Comments
Have you ever wondered what a parallel universe might look like, a world with few, if any constraints imposed by the finiteness of fossil fuels or the ability of the global supply chain to survive economic meltdown or the failure of the global transport infrastructure? Or where climate change is of only academic interest?
Thanks to Govt Minister Simon Coveney and the agro-chemical industry, this parallel universe is now accessible to all:…
My experience facilitating the Education for Resilience table in Tralee started out much like my first conversation at a transition event hosted by Fada in Newbridge 5 years previously. I was full of ideas and marveled at my suggestion that teaching the children about climate change and resource depletion would bring the awareness into the up and coming generation. I was enthused by the fact that once they were on the curriculum it would awaken the young people and somehow empower them to do…Continue
Being deeply involved with the transition process for the past 5 years and partially involved with claiming our future since it started about two years ago I have wondered what these two movements could achieve together. Yesterday I attended a Claiming Our Future and Transition Kerry Resilience think tank day in Tralee and witnessed the dynamics when they do work together. It gives me great hope for the future and the manifestation of what is hopefully being identified as a very shared…Continue
Added by Theresa on May 13, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
There can be little doubt in anyones mind that continued austerity will mean continued high unemployment and continued emmigration of our talented younger generation for countless years to come. The fiscal treaty effectively gives more power to the European powers-that-be and ties us in to continued austerity. So what if we vote NO ? We will send a clear message that we have gone as far as we can with austerity and there needs to be new thinking at national and European levels to create…Continue
Added by Bob Wilson on May 4, 2012 at 14:31 — No Comments