Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

One of my favorite web sites is the Low Technology Institute, which focuses on low tech solutions to housing, clothing, food, etc., with less or no fossil fuels. Back in March, they posted a description of their vision: A Low Tech New Deal (far far better than the...
Beauty against Capitalism

Beauty against Capitalism

Of all the ideas we take for granted in this modern world, perhaps the most insidious is that progress is good. For most of us, progress is equated with greater wealth, with a growth economy, with the ability for more people to buy more stuff. By that definition, the...
Fable

Fable

This image by artist Christian Schloe is titled “Fable”. Fables are stories passed down through generations, featuring natural beings—trees, plants, animals—who speak to us and interact with us to teach us how to live well. These stories come...
Where is my loyalty?

Where is my loyalty?

Human industrial civilization is killing the planet. This we know. How do we know? Because every square mile of ocean has at least 50,000 pieces of floating plastic in it, because we burn 3 million gallons of fossil fuels every minute, because 90 percent of the large...

Making things worse

Every “solution” to climate change being promoted by policy makers, NGOs and most people just makes ecocide worse. 1. Solar and wind – requires toxic mining and manufacturing processes, and leads to land destruction, usually in rural, previously...