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Murray Dobbin: Why Can't Politicians Talk about What's Real? from The Tyee

In a year likely to have two, if not three, elections and thus replacing ALL levels of government, do you wonder why no one is talking about real issues like climate change, peak oil, or growing public and private debt?  It is time to quietly assert what is truly important, and vote your conscience.  At the same time, we shall walk the talk within the Transition movement and set an…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on March 14, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Full Seas Act and the College of the 21st Century - A CASSE Article on Finite Growth

Posted: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 by Brian Czech and copied from http://steadystate.org/full-seas-act/

Brian Czech Photo If we aren’t living in an “educable moment,” then we must be dumber than a doggone boot.  Financial collapse, fiscal crisis, skyrocketing gas prices, global warming, revolutions in crowded countries, unemployment all…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on March 12, 2011 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Grist: Behavior change causes changes in beliefs, not vice versa

THE BODY-MIND PROBLEM…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on November 30, 2010 at 9:15am — No Comments

Peak oil is spurring locals' self-sufficiency, by Carlito Pablo of the Georgia Straight

Publish Date: November 10, 2010 in The Georgia Straight


What if you woke up one day and found that the world as you knew it had ceased to exist?


It’s a thought that has probably crossed the minds of many and perhaps been quickly dismissed by most as silly. For Brennan Wauters, this prospect is real. That’s why he’s preparing for what he…
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Added by Randy Chatterjee on November 11, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Values of Everything, by George Monbiot

Posted October 11, 2010



Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around



By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian of London on 12th October 2010



So here we are, forming an orderly queue at the slaughterhouse gate. The punishment of the poor for the errors of the rich, the abandonment…
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Added by Randy Chatterjee on October 17, 2010 at 11:12am — 3 Comments

Common Ground - June 2010 - by Guy Dauncey

Summer in the city



EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey

“Let’s make June our sustainable household…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on June 2, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Biking For Life, by Susan Van Haitsma

Published on Saturday, May 22, 2010 by CommonDreams.org



Biking for Life

by Susan Van Haitsma…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on May 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Carolyn Baker: Collapse, Transition, the Great Turning, why words matter

Syndicated worldwide, this following article on the error of…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on May 21, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Book Review: Life, Money and Illusion by Mike Nickerson

Life, Money and Illusion - Living on earth as if we want to stay

(Second Edition, 2009: ISBN 978-0-86571-659-9)

(Available in the Central Branch of the Vancouver Library at 338.927 N63L)

(Village Vancouver has 3 copies in its informal lending library, and the overdue fines are steep!)



Author: Mike Nickerson



Reviewed by Genevieve Jones



Do you ever get overwhelmed by the state of the world?



I like to be informed, but last… Continue

Added by Randy Chatterjee on January 25, 2010 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Common Ground - September 2009, "Welcome to Village Vancouver" by Kathie Wallace and Ross Moster

This article is also available here.



Talk to your neighbour. See what happens...



We want to spread the good news of neighbourhood-based individual action. What have you created this summer and what do you dream of doing next year? What do you like the most about living in your neighbourhood? What essential components make your community the place you love to live in? Please blog us… Continue

Added by Randy Chatterjee on September 13, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Common Ground - July 2009, "Welcome to Village Vancouver" by Kathie Wallace and Ross Moster

OUR DEEPEST dream is to engage the creative capacity of individuals to build vibrant, engaged neighbourhoods that help transform our region into one that offers sustainable and equi-table living spaces for all. The question we ask at Village Vancouver is how we can catalyze and encourage people to step up, speak out and interact in community. Our intent is to pro-vide an exciting and inviting article featuring the stories of all of us extra/ordinary people to inspire connection with each… Continue

Added by Randy Chatterjee on July 24, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Vancouver Courier - 17 July 2009, "Chicken 101" by Sandra Thomas

You may also view the original here.



Chicken 101

Wannabe chicken owners in Vancouver are taking classes and attending films. Are they ready for the work involved?



Sandra Thomas

Vancouver Courier



Friday, July 17, 2009



You could have heard a pin drop when a woman attending a June screening of the… Continue

Added by Randy Chatterjee on July 17, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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