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Energy, Ecology, and Economics, by Howard Odum (Part 5)

Part 5, and the Conclusion of this Series



Part 1 here
, and Part 2 here, and Part 3 here
, and Part 4…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Energy, Ecology, and Economics, by Howard Odum (Part 4)

Part 1 here, and Part 2 here, and Part 3 here

 

I just added an edit to yesterday's "Part 3" post, on point number 13 regarding the net…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 25, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Energy, Ecology, and Economics by Howard Odum (Part 3)

"Most people in the industrial world today seem to have lost the ability to imagine a future that doesn’t have electricity coming out of a socket in every wall, without going to the other extreme and leaning on Hollywood clichés of universal destruction. The idea that some of the most familiar technologies of today may simply become too expensive and inefficient to maintain tomorrow is alien to ways of thought dominated by the logic of abundance.

 

That blindness,…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Energy, Ecology, and Economics by Howard Odum (Part 2)

As we continue with Part 2 of this series (read Part 1 here), I should say another word about why I think this is an important article by Howard Odum. 

 

We are coming out of the age of abundant and cheap energy, and entering an age of scarce and expensive energy.  I am no energy expert by any means, but I think it is extremely important that we laypeople make an effort to…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 23, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Energy, Ecology, and Economics by Howard Odum (Part 1)

The reading for next week's Folk School class on Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability is a "classic" article by Howard T. Odum.   Although they had never met or corresponded, Odum has been Holmgren's primary intellectual inspiration.  Footnote number 1 and  Item #1 in the List of Main References for the 1978 "Permaculture One" co-authored by Holmgren and Mollison, was Odum's 1972 book "Environment, Power, and Society."  Holmgren's 1994 article "Energy and Permaculture" is structured…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Principles and Pathways, Class #2: Rob Hopkins, and Transition

This post is primarily for the folks taking my WFS class on Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, but everyone is welcome to follow along at home. Notes for Class #1 are here.



In Class #2, we will cover the following material:

1) Discussion around topics of class #1: the Five Axioms of Sustainability and Introduction to Permaculture…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 8, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Recommended Reading, June 5, 2011

Hundreds Turn Out to Mayor's Cargo Terminal Meeting by John Stark

Many of those who spoke were more interested in stating their determined opposition to the Gateway Pacific project for a wide range of reasons: health effects from coal dust and ship and locomotive emissions; climate change from the burning of exported coal in China; disruption of…

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Added by David MacLeod on June 5, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

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