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The Relocalization Network and Sustainable Bellingham

Posted by DavidM, February 26, 2009, 5:13 pm

Hi folks! You may have heard the news...the Relocalization Network is shutting down. According the Network: "As of March 1st, 2009 we are discontinuing our Relocalization Network program, and archiving the website. This means that we will no longer be providing online services like Group website spaces and mailing lists, nor will we have staff available to support Groups... (read more)

Statesman-Journal article on STIR kickoff

Posted by johngear, February 25, 2009, 12:14 pm Meeting is meant to adjust energy thinking Organizer hopes to start a grass-roots movement By Stefanie Knowlton • Statesman Journal February 24, 2009 Residents concerned about the future of energy are invited to help launch a grass-roots effort to rethink energy use at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Straub Environmental Learning Center. Advertisement Some experts think the world has reached its maximum oil production, a concept... (read more)

Big Sur Powerdown Transition

Posted by Linda Parker, February 11, 2009, 9:10 am

Big Sur Powerdown has been taking a forced break due to the wild fires that came through our small community in June of 2008. Our group thought it best to focus on their own lives. Our grange hall which has been our place for meeting is shut down till the winter is over due to a debris flow that went... (read more)

David Korten's new Book: Agenda for a New Economy

Posted by Shelby Tay, February 6, 2009, 10:30 am

Here's a message from Susan Gleason of YES! Magazine: Help us spread the word about a new book by best-selling author David Korten, Agenda for a New Economy!   The first 100 days of the current presidency will be the most heavily scrutinized in history, and the number one concern for the new administration—and the vast majority of Americans—is the financial crisis. Thought... (read more)

Site to be archived

Posted by Sonya, February 1, 2009, 9:42 pm

The Relocalisation Network sites will be archived at the end of the month. It's sad to see them go, they certainly played an important part in getting some serious international networks happening and they helped us immensely when we were getting started. They sent us free DVDs, encouraged us enormously and made us feel part of something much, much bigger. If... (read more)

David Korten: “Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth”

Posted by Sidroney, January 27, 2009, 10:29 am

This interview took place yesterday on and does the best job of explaining our current economy and the need to support farmers’ markets. I highly recommend viewing it or reading the transcript. David Korten: “Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth” As President Barack Obama reveals more details of his $825 billion economic stimulus plan, turns... (read more)

Introduction to Permaculture

Posted by Sonya, January 23, 2009, 10:40 pm

March 22 & 29 8.30am-3.30pm A two-day course that will give you a basic understanding of permaculture design plus practical skills to help you start living more sustainably. Learn in a supportive, friendly environment to gain the skills and confidence you need to get started in permaculture. You can begin making changes at home that will save you money and help... (read more)

Barack Obama Stands at the Threshold of Catastrophic Climate Change

Posted by Sundog, January 23, 2009, 10:04 am

News stories for January 19, 2009 Barack Obama Stands at the Threshold of Catastrophic Climate Change By MARY WOOD AND TIM REAM FOR STRAIGHT.COM On election night, Barack Obama told the United States it faces "a planet in peril". Without immediate, dramatic greenhouse gas pollution reductions, scientists fear the planet will cross the threshold of catastrophic runaway heating. Last year, the head of... (read more)

National Animal Identification System, Privacy, and Propaganda

Posted by Anita Laurin, January 20, 2009, 6:20 pm

There is a program running more or less under the radar of Congress, state legislators, and the general public. It is called the National Animal Identification System (NAID) involving the microchipping of animals. The program is ... (read more)

audio of 'Act Locally, Think Globally: How Nature's Trust Can Seed Relocalization and Pollinate Planetary Patriotism'

Posted by Sundog, January 14, 2009, 5:51 pm

I have posted an audio recording of my 12/10/08 presentation to my website. The link and abstract are below. Click on the audio icon next to the title, on the web page. Please send to others who may be interested. notes taken by a member of the audience, Samantha Chirillo, are attached at the bottom... ... (read more)

Automakers talk of stabilizing the price of gas

Posted by ellengentry, January 13, 2009, 9:34 pm

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Post Carbon Institute proposes "Real New Deal" to Obama administration

Posted by plunsfo, January 13, 2009, 7:06 pm

SEBASTOPOL, CA, January 13, 2009 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Post Carbon Institute today announced the release of "The Real New Deal: Energy Scarcity and the Path to Energy, Economic, and Environmental Recovery," a proposal to the incoming Obama Administration. The plan calls for responding to the current economic crisis with a massive policy and investment shift towards a fossil fuel-independent economy. Noting the urgency... (read more)

Let's hear it for the Irish!

Posted by Anita Laurin, January 11, 2009, 7:05 pm

This is a great and encouraging video. It shows how the Irish are waking up to the globalist's agenda and fighting for their sovereignty. Unfortunately, the film maker understands what is going on in the United States better than most U.S. citizens when it comes to the North American Union and the reality of NAFTA and the Security and Prosperity... (read more)

Constitutional Convention

Posted by Anita Laurin, January 11, 2009, 6:07 pm

There is now an effort to get the Ohio State Legislature to pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention (Con Con). The last Constitutional Convention was in 1787. We must contact the Ohio legislators and urge them to oppose this action. This website has more information about Ohio: You can also sign up on the web site to help... (read more)

Rainyway Farm now accepting CSA applications

Posted by plunsfo, January 2, 2009, 11:36 pm

Hello and a Happy New Year from Rainyway Farm, Home of 24 of the best varieties of heirloom & specialty potatoes and other sustainable grown fruits & vegetables. We are starting to accept CSA application for the 2009 season . A link to our web-page is Farm location 4395 S.W. Minter Bridge Rd. Hillsboro Or. 97123 Ph. 503-681-3056 E-mail ... (read more)

Update on The Story of Stuff

Posted by Anita Laurin, January 2, 2009, 4:29 pm

The Story of Stuff video by Annie Leonard, seems to have grown into an exciting movement. Hopefully she will get the financial support to keep her web site going so the video will continue to be viewed through out the world. If you haven't yet seen it, you can see it on her web site: Attached is the announcement I received from... (read more)

Remembering Eugene's Biofuels Man, Will Klausmeier

Posted by Sundog, December 31, 2008, 3:27 pm

Will, we'll miss you and all your inspiring work toward our localized bio-fuels future. Will was also one of the co-organizers of our 2007 Lane County Relocalization Conference... Chemist leaves legacy in both art and science By Marc Dadigan For The Register-Guard Published: Dec 25, 2008 09:16AM There’s always been something about William Klausmeier’s landscapes that captures the eye’s attention. The subjects for his oil... (read more)

Star Berry Farm

Posted by asiaguyer, December 30, 2008, 7:48 pm

We are starting a permaculture / edible forest garden on 7.5 acres 15 minutes north of Asheville. If you are interested in being involved and can contribute by doing a little work or you just want to watch our progress and add some helpful advice. We welcome your good vibes. We would like to connect with more people in... (read more)

Building Friendly Neighborhood Self-Reliance Continues

Posted by Sundog, December 29, 2008, 5:47 pm

Friendly-Area Neighbor's Newsletter, Jan. 2009 Building Friendly Neighborhood Self-Reliance Continues by Doug Black FAN neighbor & Post Carbon Eugene coordinator 2008 was a very good year for Friendly Neighbors building community self-reliance("Relocalization") for the post-carbon years ahead. For starters, FAN is a part of the 9-month-old city Neighborhood Leaders Council Sustainability Sub-Committee actively planning booth activities for the big, first-in-the-country Jan. 23-25 Fourth annual... (read more)

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