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May 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Post Carbon Books Sale

Through June 4th, all books are 40 to 65% off at Post Carbon Books! Some great prices on some great books, so check it out.

All purchases through Post Carbon Books support the nonprofit educational and practical work of Post Carbon Institute. The store intends, through its range of products and informational links, to reflect the values and aims of Post Carbon Institute in helping raise awareness about the impacts of Peak Oil and Climate… Continue

Added by David MacLeod on May 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Putting Derrick Jensen's ideas into perspective

How does Julia Butterfly Hill respond to Derrick's ideas?

How does Rob Hopkins respond to them?

How do Janaia and Robyn of Peak Moment respond to them?

Watching the video clips and the full video of his talk Friday in Bellingham helped me think, feel and process what I heard at his talk. For me it has become a process--a 2nd take, a third take and it goes on.

Here are the links:

Video clips on… Continue

Added by Lynnette Allen on May 18, 2009 at 2:27pm — 9 Comments

After open house gathering on May 8

There was sure a lot of interesting threads of conversation started at that meeting. As someone who came for the first time, I was impressed.

Of many questions and topics which came up, I remember someone commenting that he thought there needed to be more motivation for people to make changes than just peek oil. Well, here is another motivation. Health. I think about this a lot using the bicycle as my means of transportation. Even if one person's action is just a drop in the bucket… Continue

Added by Robert Ashworth on May 14, 2009 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

"Enough Already". Rick Dubrow's Cascadia Weekly “On The Level” Column; Submitted to the Weekly on 1-11-09

Our economy and environment appear to be rumbling down the same train tracks these days. Poised, hopefully, to prove the adage that one must usually break down before you can break through. It would surely be easier and less painful to break through by simply using logic, science or the wisdom of one’s elders to achieve necessary change, but reality appears to require pain in order to achieve gain. And the greater the urgency for change, the more intense must be the pain in order to climb the… Continue

Added by Rick Dubrow on May 10, 2009 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

"Garbage In, Garbage Out". Rick Dubrow's “On The Level” Column; Cascadia Weekly; Submitted to the Weekly 11-28-08

A computer can only do what it’s programmed to do and is only as good as the instructions it’s given, right? You’ve seen this truth time and again. If there’s a logical error in software the result will probably be either a wrong answer or a system crash.

What about you and me? Do we function like a computer? Given that culture is the dominant software downloaded into our incredible cerebrum, how aligned are the programmed, cultural instructions with the health of our natural… Continue

Added by Rick Dubrow on May 10, 2009 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

"Anonymous Resistance", Rick Dubrow's “On The Level” Column; Cascadia Weekly; Submitted to the Weekly 5-3-09

All too often it can prove edgy to speak one’s mind. Your values surface to the tip of your tongue but you hold tight for fear that you’ll expose a part of yourself at odds with your coworkers; at odds with your spouse, church or employer.

Let’s focus on an unintended consequence of our complex industrial system: the steady loss of life. Be it the loss of bio-diversity, the creation of toxic waste, aggravating global warming…… each of us contributes to this tragic drama. Many of us… Continue

Added by Rick Dubrow on May 10, 2009 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Rick Dubrow's May 2009 Whatcom Watch article entitled "Spinning 'round and 'round"

Our laundry list of environmental concerns is staggering, driving an aware mind to spin ‘round and ’round. Said spinning feels like two separate wheels……..the menu of concerns drives one wheel while the menu of solutions drives the other.

Stuck in the middle between two wheels, like a bicyclist.

The wheel out front has spokes named global warming; bio-accumulative toxins; peak oil; nuclear waste; over-population….. I won’t depress you by naming the same number of problems… Continue

Added by Rick Dubrow on May 10, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments

On Choosing - A Hyperlocavore Responds to Catastrophe

This is a guest post by Liz McLellan, of Reprinted by permission.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has

genius, power and magic in it!”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Please note: a discussion with the community at

The Oil Drum is ongoing in their Campfire… Continue

Added by David MacLeod on May 3, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Special Event: 'The New Narrative: Local Voices for a Global Future'

This event s also happening in Bellingham:

Global Oneness Project: The New Narrative Tuesday, May 12 Only!

150 minutes • 2009 • Various • Unrated


Local Voices for a Global Future

Pickford Cinema

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

6–9 PM

My Compassionate Action Network

Jon Ramer has invited you to the event 'The New Narrative: Local Voices for a Global Future' on My Compassionate Action Network!

Oneness in… Continue

Added by Doug Banner on May 2, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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