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Intentional "Sustainability Communities": An idea whose time has come?

This thread was prompted by a tongue-in-cheek comment Davos made in the Daily Digest commentary to the effect that CM.com'ers might get together and buy one of the islands Greece may be selling. While I don't think that everyone up and moving ...

Forum topic - Erik T. - Mar 7 2010 - 1:46am - 19 comments

The Unsustainability of Civilisation

This was being discussed on another group I belong to, and thought folks here would like to share it with me.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endgame_%28Derrick_Jensen_books%29   Premises ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Mar 6 2010 - 4:30pm - 11 comments

Ecobuild show, Earls Court, March 2-4

Thought this might be of interest to people here, whether you want advice about renewable energy products, or are maybe thinking of getting into the solar energy business.     http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/ (General Discussion and Questions, ...

Forum topic - mesaboogieman - Feb 28 2010 - 4:41pm - 0 comments

Signs of awareness

I have to say I'm starting to be impressed with the UK press, it's still 90%+ fluff and propaganda, but I've noticed in the last year or so a definite awakening from the safe concensus trance... The guardian IEA story, AEP in the ...

Forum topic - plato1965 - Feb 21 2010 - 8:24pm - 3 comments

Impressions from Chris's talk at the UN on Feb. 2nd

Hi Folks-   I posted this originally under "Upcoming Events", but the thread about the UN Speech there is now buried, and comments don't rise up like they do for other areas.  So I decided to repost here for the people curious to know ...

Forum topic - pinecarr - Feb 3 2010 - 10:49pm - 14 comments

Detroit: Food Desert or Food Sustainability?

From Wiskey & Gunpowder (repost): http://whiskeyandgunpowder.com/urban-farming-in-detroit-and-big-cities-back-to-small-towns-and-agriculture/ Quote: Urban Farming in Detroit and Big Cities Back to Small Towns and Agriculture ...

Forum topic - npwebb - Jul 9 2012 - 2:06pm - 1 comment

Supermarkets, chain stores and shopping centres are death stars for cities

Supermarkets are killing our villages _ - By Michael Mobbs - Erskineville village, a threatened species, thanks to the new supermarket death star ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Oct 8 2009 - 10:33pm - 0 comments

The Sustainable Architecture Thread

Well, the title says it all.  This thread is for posting information about sustainable building techniques.  I started it because I couldn't identify the appropriate place to post two of the most inspiring videos and articles I've seen in a ...

Forum topic - Cloudfire - Oct 7 2009 - 4:13pm - 18 comments

The Blind Spot in Economic Thought

I had the privilege of attending a workshop led by Otto Scharmer of MIT's Presencing Institute a few years ago. Seventy people ranging from a group of nuns to corporate executives spent a week with Otto and people such as Peter Senge, Adam Kahane ...

Forum topic - katyan - Sep 30 2009 - 12:29pm - 0 comments

World Plan for the Garden of Eat'n

WORLD PLAN FOR THE GARDEN OF EAT'N    By Jim Miller; 8/29/09     OVERVIEW: PHASE 1     Phase I's goal is to complete and test a prototype of the Garden of Eat'n. The project encompasses the “Locavore” production and ...

Forum topic - jimmiller5417 - Sep 28 2009 - 1:11pm - 6 comments

The Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency Thread

Hi, folks; While searching for an elderberry syrup recipe, I ran across a useful blog, and wanted to post it, but I couldn't decide where such a link belonged, among the myriad choices, here on CM . . . So, necessity being the mother of new ...

Forum topic - Cloudfire - Aug 31 2009 - 3:08pm - 142 comments

Something to consider about healthcare

There have been lots of comments on this site, including some of my own "emotional ones", regarding healthcare in this country, and the best way to provide it, and pay for it. Here are a few more thoughts, for us to chew on.  Some of this is ...

Forum topic - cannotaffordit - Jun 15 2012 - 2:56am - 44 comments

China and wind power

According to a high-ranking English expert on China,  China has announced that it plans to bring 100 gigawatts of wind power on line over the next decade. Apparently there are ventures springing up all over China to manufacture the various components ...

Forum topic - bill.flinn - Jul 21 2009 - 3:42pm - 2 comments

Generating sustainable energy on a community scale

I was perusing the forums here and I noticed that this topic was not really mentioned at all.  I think most of us are consigned to think that the energy problems that we have an insurmountable.  When usage is expressed in Billions of barrels of oil, it ...

Forum topic - NateLowrie - Jul 17 2009 - 4:34pm - 25 comments

MOVING FORWARD --- All Those who follow Chris' blog and other "economic collapse" scenarios, READ NOW

This website has been running for quite some time now and there is a vast store of terrific information concerning why we have reached this point, what we are doing at the current time, and what should be done. However, there is no distinct ...

Forum topic - rht1786 - Jun 20 2009 - 12:55pm - 0 comments

Beekeeping, Anyone?

My mom is down to visit for the week, and I was showing her around my yard, and showing her my attempts at gardening. She liked the raised bed setup I built. Anyway, this whole conversation led to current events, the SHTF, etc. She reminded me that my ...

Forum topic - tx_floods - May 11 2009 - 11:51pm - 40 comments

The Chris Martenson Advertising Drive

This is something that has crossed my mind today and I wished to share it with you...  What makes this site great to me is involvement and enthusiasm... How exactly did you come to find this site? Word of mouth? ... an email from a ...

Forum topic - Vanityfox451 - May 9 2009 - 3:42pm - 4 comments

Have you bought your last car?

You've bought your last car by André Angelantoni Actually, you've probably bought the last of a lot of things, but I remember being struck when I first heard James Howard Kunstler say, "Most Americans have bought their last ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - May 5 2009 - 11:48pm - 3 comments

Optimism And Economics

http://cynicuseconomicus.blogspot.com/2009/04/optimism-and-economics.html I recently wrote about the surge of optimism in the press regarding the world economy and the Economist magazine has recently detailed the number of press mentions ...

Forum topic - Vanityfox451 - May 4 2009 - 4:48pm - 7 comments

What To Do? Spitball-ing The Future

I see a lot of activity on the forums regarding preparation, food storage, and financial strategies to deal with a failing dollar.  OK, society crumbles, the process happens quickly or slowly. You have (6) months of storable food and water, your ...

Forum topic - belli - May 1 2009 - 4:35pm - 12 comments