The end of consumerism: Our way of life is ‘not viable’

January 14, 2010 Worldwatch released a report this month, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures, in which “sixty renowned researchers and practitioners” share their thoughts on how we might go about shifting “from cultures of consumerism to cultures of sustainability”. via @TheIndyNews Go to Original Post…


The EPA rides again

January 13, 2010 With Lisa Jackson at the helm, the Environmental Protection Agency has greenhouse emissions, drinking water standards, and what to do with coal ash at the top of the list of issues to tackle this year. For complete list: Seven Priorities for EPA’s Future Go to Original Post…

Think Global and Eat Local

January 13, 2010 National Geographic has just published a 320 page book with “8 Simple Steps to a Healthier You”, called true Food. There is a short excerpt to give you an example of what is inside: ” What’s in Season? A Guide to Local Eating in the Winter: •The Northeast: From root cellars and […]

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Coalition of Farming, Conservation Groups Provide Alternative Vision for Region’s Growth

January 12, 2010 At a press conference held yesterday in Portland, OR, several conservation and farming organizations came together and provided a map (PDF) reflecting what they thought would be a acceptable outcome for the urban and rural reserves, which is currently under review and being determined by Metro and Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. […]

Native Perspectives on Sustainability – a series

January 12, 2010 “Extensive research suggests that the collective behavior of humanity is on an unsustainable path (e.g., Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005). More and more people are awakening to this reality and are beginning to pursue answers for a just and sustainable future. In the midst of this unfolding story are indigenous people across the […]