Post Carbon Newsletter June 2010

    Post Carbon Reader cover       contents

   1. the post carbon reader
   2. pci on the oil spill
   3. latest publications
   4. your stories
   5. fellows in the press
   6. energy bulletin picks
   7. transition us update
   8. events
After many months of hard work, I'm extremely proud and delighted to announce the completion of our major new project — The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises. I believe it's the single most complete resource for those who want to understand both the sources and responses to our interrelated economic, energy, and environmental crises.

In 2009, Post Carbon Institute recruited 29 of the world's leading sustainability thinkers to answer one fundamental question: How do we manage the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable world? The first step, as we saw it, was to aggregate the most current, systems-oriented thinking about these interconnected threats, as well as the most promising responses. The Post Carbon Reader — will hit bookstores and classrooms in October 2010.

Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be posting free pdf downloads of many of the articles included in The Post Carbon Reader. The first two, by Fellows Sandra Postel and Warren Karlenzig, have just been released.

Asher Miller
(above excerpted from Introducing the Post Carbon Reader)

the post carbon reader

post carbon on the oil spill

latest publications

your stories

Read our favorite story of resilience for this month, submitted by readers like you. Read more stories on our website. Submit your story.

The Perennial Garden project
Perennial gardenThe Perennial Garden Project grew out of a series of conversations between Dr. Kathleen Forgey, a Physical Anthropologist on the faculty of Indiana University Northwest, and myself that stretched from the spring of 2008 until the actual creation of the garden in the autumn of 2009...We are growing annual and perennial grasses (including Eastern Gamagrass and a few strains of Teosinte, both possible ancestors of corn, as well as Intermediate Wheatgrass) to compare seed production in an effort to answer some of our questions about domestication.. We are also working with perennial tubers. This season we are growing Red Nordland potatoes, Chinese Yams, and Jerusalem Artichokes trying to establish a rotation of tubers that will produce a supply of staples throughout a growing season... Read more
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fellows and staff in the press

energy bulletin highlights

transition US update

A monthly update from the US regional hub of the international Transition movement.

The big highlight is of course the Transition Network 2010 Conference held in the UK. Join us for a conversation on Thursday, July 1st -- Pat Benson (Transition US Board member) and Zaida Amaral (Transition US Trainer) will report back on the highlights of this year's conference. They will also be leading us in a guided conversation on how the Movement is evolving. Sign up here. In the meantime, read, watch, listen to more ideas and insights from the conference.

Transition New HavenThis month, we welcome five new official Transition Initiatives, bringing the total to 72 in the US (313 worldwide)!

Browse the June Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition and, as always, the monthly Transition US Newsletter for more on Transition Initiatives, projects and resources.
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