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Introduction to The Community Resilience Reader

October 12, 2017

We’re pleased to announce the publication of our latest book, The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval, edited by Daniel Lerch and published with Island Press. Here is the Introduction chapter, which explains why we’ve...

Puerto Rico is our Future

September 28, 2017

Obviously, the Puerto Rican people have immediate needs for food, water, fuel, and medical care. We mainland Americans should be doing all we can to make sure that help reaches those in the throes of crisis. But Puerto Ricans—all...

Energy and Authoritarianism

September 26, 2017

Could declining world energy result in a turn toward authoritarianism by governments around the world? As we will see, there is no simple answer that applies to all countries. However, pursuing the question leads us on an illuminating journey...

Watching the Hurricane’s Path

September 7, 2017

It’s an eerie experience. You’ve just heard that another hurricane has formed in the Atlantic, and that it’s headed toward land. You search for NOAA’s National Hurricane Center website so you can see the forecast path for the storm....

Active Citizenship in Chicago

September 6, 2017

Post Carbon Fellow Erika Allen and the Growing Power team in Chicago are working to create a true City in a Garden: a “beautiful space where everyone is well cared for.” Young adults learn about farming, culinary arts, and...