Resilience – Resources

A feed of resources from, part of Post Carbon Institute’s Resilience program dedicated to building resilient communities as we transition away from fossil fuels.


18 April 2018. Landowners Question If Pipeline Companies Seizing Land to Export Oil and Gas Counts as ‘Public Good’

The Bayou Bridge pipeline will carry oil across southern Louisiana from Lake Charles, near the Texas border, to St. James along the Mississippi River. Rosinski’s home in Arcadia Parish is west of the Atchafalaya Basin, an environmentally sensitive National Heritage Area. Construction there continues despite an ongoing legal challenge against building the pipeline through the basin.

18 April 2018. The Diversity of Food Sharing in the City

Over the last few years, with the rise in awareness of food waste and its environmental implications as well as emerging discourses around a “sharing economy”, there has been renewed interest in food sharing practices and particularly the role that information and communication technologies (ICT) can play in extending the spaces and sites in which food sharing can take place.

18 April 2018. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics – The Gaping Hole in the Middle of the Circular Economy

The ‘circular economy’ is, in my opinion, a ruse to make affluent consumers feel that they can keep consuming without the need to change their habits. Nothing could be further from the truth, and the central reason for that is the necessity for energy to power economic activity.

18 April 2018. Is Inequality in America Irreversible?

We are living in a time of extreme and extraordinary inequality. There is now a genre of research looking at different dimensions of the income and wealth gap. This body of work chronicles the shapes and facets of inequality and its adverse impact on everything we care about.

18 April 2018. The Mobility Maze

Mobility, after all, is generally less important to people than accessibility. When we go somewhere it’s not the movement that’s valuable, it’s the access to something – a school, shopping, a workplace, a friend’s house or a park – that really counts.

18 April 2018. Beyond Sustainability? — We are Living in the Century of Regeneration

The term regenerative development, on the other hand, carries within it a clear aim of regenerating the health and vitality of the nested, scale-linking systems we participate in. At a basic level regeneration also communicates not to use resources that cannot be regenerated, nor to use any resources faster than they can be regenerated.

17 April 2018. Workplaces are Commons

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is an organization based out of Oakland, California, that puts economic democracy front and center in its mission to support community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment.

17 April 2018. Frida Berrigan, Growing Up With the Threat of Pervasive Violence

Don’t you think that true security lies not in our arming ourselves to the teeth against other people — that is, in our disconnection from them — but in our connection to them, to the web of mutuality that has bound societies, small and large, for millennia?

17 April 2018. The Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health is Impossible to Ignore

Overall, the consensus in the scientific literature is that climate change will increase the number of people exposed to extreme events and, therefore, to subsequent psychological problems, such as worry, anxiety, depression, distress, loss, grief, trauma and even suicide.

17 April 2018. Reflections on an Extraordinary Time: Perspectives from a 21st-Century College Student

It is, has been, and always will be, harder to care than to be apathetic. Life can be difficult when, as an environmentalist, you truly care about the current and future well-beings of the diversity around you.

17 April 2018. The 2017 Garden: Small is Bountiful

2017 was a year that didn’t go according to plan, and thus neither did this blog. However, I’m back to the blog now and intend to continue making posts on an irregular basis. And that means it’s time to report on what the garden told me in 2017.