February 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Sharing The Story of Stuff

This morning I received a link to a short video that I would like to share with others who have not yet seen it. This is suitable for all ages. Please use the following link, or go to http://storyofstuff.com

Added by Joanne Licsko on February 28, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Keeping seed diversity afloat - Arks and RAFTs

I'm on the lookout for California heritage vegetables, herbs and fruits, especially California RAFT foods (the link is to a pdf file). For those who are growing rare California heritage varieties or if you know a grower, feel free to contact me. I would love to start bringing these into my own garden!

This is my favorite plant in the garden at the moment. It is Bronze Arrow lettuce grown from seed that I… Continue

Added by Chris Prudhomme on February 22, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Making a Difference: Creating a Sustainable World

My friend Kat Steele is co-teaching this workshop at Esalen, March 8th through the 13th.

You can read the description and reserve a space at the Esalen Website.

Added by Chuck White on February 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nonviolent Communication training for Transitioners

Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) aims to provide resources for individuals, couples, families and organizations for learning Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We focus on training people to develop the ability to use all of their communications as an opportunity to become more aware. Skills we teach include helping people to develop a lived practice of nonviolence by developing the capacity to see themself in others, harnessing the creativity in conflict, transforming judgements and… Continue

Added by Transition East Bay on February 18, 2009 at 8:11am — No Comments

ARTICLES posted here of the NEW Spring Issue (2009) of HopeDance

Please see the LINKED files/articles below the graphics!!





Added by bob banner on February 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Social Collapse Best Practices (speech by Dmitry Orlov)



Social Collapse Best Practices

The following talk was given on February 13, 2009, at Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, to an audience of 550 people. Audio and video of the talk will be available on Long Now… Continue

Added by bob banner on February 15, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Report from Dmitri Orlov "Social Collapse Best Practices" Talk at Fort Mason

Earlier tonight, Dmitri Orlov started out his talk saying how he was glad to see so many people show up, since he had flown across country to do the presentation on "Social Collapse Best Practices." And indeed the house was over-full. The usual local doomer set was there (including me), along with people we dragged out with us to see the Russian futurist so famous for his predictions of American societal collape.

Dmiti Orlov did not disappoint us. He summarized his comparison of… Continue

Added by Transition East Bay on February 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Global Village School Receives Grants for Earth Charter-Based Curriculum

Global Village School recently received grants from Wishworks Inc. and two anonymous family foundations. The grants will support development of a new K-12 curriculum centered on the Earth Charter, a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society. The Global Village Curriculum will be formatted for use by schools, groups, and homeschoolers, and will combine a creative, flexible, student-centered… Continue

Added by Sally Carless on February 11, 2009 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

The Passing of Fran Macy, a Transition Visionary

Francis Underhill Macy - improved Russia relations

Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A memorial service will be held on Feb. 21 for Francis Underhill Macy, an environmental activist and expert on Russian culture who dedicated much of his life as a citizen diplomat working to improve relations with people in the former Soviet Union.

Mr. Macy, who advocated for racial equality long before the civil rights movement and was a well-known… Continue

Added by Linda Seeley on February 10, 2009 at 5:09pm — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE: Training for Transition workshop in Oakland, May 30th, 31st.

After missing getting into the December training in SF, Chris Kresser, Tim Silk and I are organizing a Transition Training workshop for the East Bay. It looks like it will happen at the Humanist Hall, and I imagine it will fill quickly, so let me know if you're interested. More details to come soon - will post on events as soon as we know more about cost, who the trainers are etc.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Added by Elanne Kresser on February 10, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Pop quiz...

What movie featured the line "Hughie, Dewie...Louie isn't with us anymore." (And who was the actor that said it?)

Added by Jon K. Williams on February 9, 2009 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

14 Studies Have Exposed the High Cost of Ethanol and Biofuels

February 5, 2009

The Unraveling of the Ethanol Scam


On its website, Wisconsin-based Renew Energy says it is the “biofuels industry leader for innovation and efficiency.” It goes on, saying that its new 130 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin is “the largest dry mill corn fractionation facility in the world” which uses 35 percent less energy and 33 percent less water than similar ethanol plants.

That would be… Continue

Added by David Eccles on February 5, 2009 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

New Beginnings

(this is a repost from my blog porch side abundance)

One year has passed since I started seriously researching and growing my garden. I'm a renter so even though my landlord has been generous, there are limits to what I can do. These limits are good though, because they focus and refine the gazillions of possible arrangements down to what works within the the 500 square feet of garden space and the border along the 'lawn' in… Continue

Added by Chris Prudhomme on February 2, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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