In 2013, we realized the need for clearinghouse of news, information, inspiration, and connection focused on rebuilding local resilience in its many forms. With daily content from community resilience leaders and thinkers around the world, Resilience.org has quickly become a daily “must read” for countless members of this quickly growing movement. The site currently receives 1.2 million unique visitors a year.
We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval. What can we do? Think Resilience is an online course to help you start doing something about climate change and our other sustainability challenges—starting in your own community. It features twenty-two short video lectures by Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s foremost experts on the urgency of transitioning society away from fossil fuels.
Our Renewable Future
What might a 100% renewable future look like? Which technologies will play a crucial role in our energy future? What challenges will we face in this transition? And how can we make sure our new system is just and equitable? In our 2016 book Our Renewable Future, energy expert Richard Heinberg and scientist David Fridley explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy. ourrenewablefuture.org presents the book in a highly visual way and includes additional content and access to live discussion.
The Foundation for Deep Ecology approached us with an ambitious goal: Give people an unflinching look at the real costs of our unslakeable thirst for energy, via photographs and essays by some of the world’s most provocative photographers and energy experts. The resulting large-format book, Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth explores the impacts of the global energy economy: from oil spills and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants. EnergyReality.org delivers much of the content in a way that is highly shareable and supported by additional media.
The mainstream media regularly repeats claims by the fossil fuel industry and the federal government that the US is undergoing a long-term energy revolution thanks to hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in shale deposits. They also claim that our new oil and natural gas riches will boost the economy for decades and serve as a bridge for developing future renewable energy. ShaleBubble.org refutes these claims with in-depth analysis, reports, and creative media that clearly demonstrate the so-called “shale revolution” is really just a short term bubble.