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Engaging the Public With Climate Change :Behavior Change and Communication - A Review

Climate scientists and those working in associated fields have established a clear picture of human-caused climate change and what it is likely to mean in the future. The basic information is readily understandable. It’s alarming in what it portends and a rational human society would by now be well ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in April 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Consumerism, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transition Towns

Community Solar Gardens

Want to go solar but you have a shady roof?  You rent?  You don't have $40,000? Last year, Colorado passed the first state law to create "community solar gardens" and the recent release of draft rules for Community Solar Gardens may open the floodgates, turning distributed solar power ... keep reading

Written by John Farrell at energyselfreliantstates.org in April 2011, about Air Quality, Clean Technologies, Emissions, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Solar, Transition Towns

Sustainable Communities: From Theory to Practice

Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. is a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on the UN IPCC. Until recently he was a Lecturer at the UC Riverside (UCR) Anderson School in Sustainable Development and Executive Director of the Alternative Energy Center at ... keep reading

Written by Woodrow Clark in July 2009, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Economics, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Solar, Transition Towns, Transport, Water

Starting a new transition town – spreading the word

Jeremy Williams continues the story of Transition St Albans, as the group hosts its first events and begins to meet the public. Transition St Albans has come a long way in a short time. After a couple of months of planning and getting ourselves organised, we finally reached that crucial ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in July 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Transition Towns

Book Review: The Transition Timeline

Our understanding of the world is shaped by the stories we tell ourselves. The dominant story of our culture, says Shaun Chamberlin, is that of progress: we're led to believe "that we currently live in one of the most advanced civilisations that the world has ever known, and that ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Transition Towns

Feed Yourself, Meet Your Neighbor: Start a Garden

My aunt has been growing food and feeding the family for decades and my grandmother's garden was entirely given over to food crops. As a child we had token ‘hobby gardens' and as adults, we do not own our home, so we do not have a vegetable garden, as ... keep reading

Written by Christina Newnham in May 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Finance & Money, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Permaculture, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development, Transition Towns (1 comment)

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 12 May 09

Economist Jeremy Rifkin has proposed a pan-European strategy of small-scale energy generation and smart energy grids that would see every citizen a partner in power generation - and create millions of jobs and foster investment. Rifkin's plan, backed by a 100-member roundtable of industry leaders including big names like IBM ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in May 2009, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Solar, Transition Towns

Starting a New Transitions Town: The Learning Curve

Two months ago St Albans joined the dozens of communities around the world who have taken on the challenge of the Transition Movement, a grassroots response to climate change and peak oil. Jeremy Williams has been writing an insider's perspective (here's part one if you missed it!) on ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Lifestyle & Behavior, Transition Towns

The Seeds of Transition

As the Transition Towns movement reaches his hometown, Jeremy Williams reports on the beginnings of Transition St Albans. It's 8pm on a Wednesday night. It's raining and I'm trying to locate a slightly obscure Quaker meeting house round the corner from the station in St Albans, the ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in April 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Transition Towns (1 comment)

Reviewing 'The Transition Handbook'

‘The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience‘ is the guidebook to the Transition Towns movement. It explains the problems of peak oil and climate change, re-localization and resilience as responses that will transition us to a post-carbon future, and how you can set up your own transition initiative ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Transition Towns

Shrink the World: Print Local Money

If we've learned anything from the current economic crisis, it's that modern finance is complicated. Even the banks don't seem to understand the monsters they have created. It's a little ironic, because money itself is actually a very simple thing. At its most basic level, money ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in February 2009, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Economics, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior, Poverty & Development, Transition Towns (2 comments)

Introducing Transition Towns

Over the last few years a new expression has been slowly weaving its way into the consciousness of the UK population, and the larger world community. It crops up in local politics, in the board meetings of small businesses, in community centres and schools. It features in local newspapers and ... keep reading

Written by Jeremy Williams in January 2009, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Population, Transition Towns, Transport

Transition Towns - Towards a Sustainable Future

Editor's Note: Those that were inspired by our recent A Town Begins to Get Ready post will find further encouragement here. We all need to put some thought into how to transition to, and prepare for, a low-carbon future -- and learning from communities that are already making a start ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in February 2008, about Climate Change, Transition Towns

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