crisisofcivilization's picture

The Crisis of Civilization documentary trailer

The Institute for Policy Research and Dead Dean Films Present

“The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding: what we genuinely understand we can do." - Raymond Williams

Watch the trailer here:

trwiley's picture

Humanity 4.0

Here's a cool presentation showing our past evolution, and the evolution that's needed now. Be sure to watch it full screen.

Humanity 4.0

PeakerSeeker's picture

Construction Loan Questions

Hi everyone, 

I've been following oil/economy trends for several years now, and I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on them. I believe that we're headed for hyper-inflation and prohibitively expensive gas/oil within 5 years. Based on those assumptions/conclusions, I've decided that it's a good idea to build a zero-energy home relatively soon (currently rent in urban area). I know why I want to do this, but I have little experience with the (financial) how...

Futuo's picture

3E related think-tanks / organizations

This may be a bit off-topic, but I figured that members of this community might be able to help me out. I'm a college undergraduate student looking for a summer internship, preferably related to something that I care about. Does anyone know of organizations that do work related to research/advocacy of 3Es, sustainability, or any related field? I've found several promising organizations via Google, but thought I'd give a shout-out to the community here to see if anyone has some suggestions.

Thanks all!

sjdavis's picture

Spray foam insulation


Does anyone have experience or knowledge about various spray foam products?

We are insulating the wall cavities of our home.  Spray foam insulation seems to be the best ROI  for this application.  The only issue is that each installer seems to use a different product.  We're not sure about advantages and disadvantages of each.  Things like reliability and air quality are very important.

One installer uses Triploymer from C.P. Chemical Company, Inc.

Another company uses the commercial grade foam from Applegate Insulation.

akamai mom's picture

Growing our 75% of our own food in our yard in < 1 year

We were able to grow more than enough food to live on in less than a year in our own backyard using permaculture methods.  Most of the plants are self propagating and live on ambient sun and rain.  We live in a working class neighborhood in a small town.  We have water catchment, solar water and 75% power from solar panels.  We have chickens and are putting in a tilapia/catfish pond, fed mostly by rain water.  We are trying to encourage others to do the same.   We made a film.

trwiley's picture

A New Economy

I came across this post in another forum about the monetary system and his proposed solutions. Wondering what everyone thinks?


"After debating the Venus Project, the gold standard, and other economic ideas I consider misguided, I figured I'd put some of my own thoughts on the table for some of the innovative economic ideas that I've studied, and believe would be helpful in reshaping our world in a more sustainable, life-affirming, and integral direction.

Land Reform

Kavi's picture

"areas best suited to survive" resources?

Hello all, I have recently joined and am enjoying all the good information.  That said, I was hoping for some help with a search I have embarked on recently.

Nichoman's picture

HEADS UP: Watch Grain Prices Next 8 Weeks

Many may have noticed the rising prices of grains due to demand and supply issues past 3 to 5 weeks.

Our family continues to sell corn and soybeans at roughly 5 to 15 cent intervals of upward price.   The price contagion in many continued rises do suggest a supply and demand issue.  Example...many of our farming neighbors also are selling old corn and soybeans with little or no impact on price.   This, if it continues the next few weeks, should confirm the magnitude of the supplies vs demand question.

mooselick7's picture

Advice for a Career Quitter...

After three years of research on the economy and peak oil, I am certain that I will leave a perfectly fine job of 25 yrs at the end of this year.  I'm in an energy related field.  I enjoy the actual work but I am tired of being on the road 4 months/yr, stressed out bosses, overzealous bureuacracy and feeding the flippin' banks.  The main reason for leaving is that 2/3rds my life's savings are locked up in a private stock that comes with the job.  It makes excellent, steady returns.  I could convert that stock into cash money within a month.  But, if hyperinflat