TRANSITION US FORMALLY ESTABLISHED

Green (Living) Review

Transition Initiatives are locally based groups working to equip their communities with the tools they need to build resilience in the face of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and the economic crises. SEBASTOPOL, CA, March 2009 : Transition US , set up informally in May 2008 by co-founders Jennifer Gray and Pamela Gray, has now become official.

Prosperity of Cities - Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Housing

The Green Changemakers

DOWNLOAD: (2,933 Kb) [link] Sustainable Urban Energy For cities to confront the challenges of fossil fuel depletion, increasing energy costs and rapid climate change, it is inevitable to develop and implement urban energy management solutions for their sustainable future. Energy efficiency asks, “what would be the best possible way to consume the same good/service”, while renewable energy asks, “could there be sustainable renewable energy alternatives for fossil fuels”.

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Peak oil - A Chance to Change the World

The Green Changemakers

I say this with some confidence, because our existing energy, food, transport, and financial systems can’t be maintained under the circumstances that are developing—circumstances of fossil fuel depletion and an unstable climate. That tells us that life can in fact be better without fossil fuels. Now it’s up to you to imagine and build the world after fossil fuels. [link].Again, Again, I am addressing my words especially to you students.

THE END OF SUBURBIA

The Green Changemakers

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream. EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a review of the documentary film "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" (The Electric Wallpaper Co., Despite all the warnings that we are headed for an ecological and environmental perfect storm, many Americans are oblivious to the flashing red light on the earth's fuel gauge.

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Sustainability Toolkit: Environmental Models

The Green Changemakers

Modeling Software Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Software that measures the life-cycle environmental and economic performance of a site by considering acidification, air pollutants, ecological toxicity, eutrophication, fossil fuel depletion, global warming, habitat alteration, human health, indoor air quality, ozone depletion, smog, and water intake.

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Economic History in 10 Minutes

The Green Changemakers

It turned out that having increasing amounts of money in circulation was a benefit to traders and industrialists during the historical period when all of this was happening—a time when unprecedented amounts of new wealth were being created, first through colonialism and slavery, but then through the harnessing of the enormous energies of fossil fuels. As society dramatically simplifies itself in the wake of fossil fuel depletion, will we revert to some form of gift economy?

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The Local Food and Farming Revolution

The Green Changemakers

We must end our dependence on fossil fuels, chemical fertilizers, and mechanization in our food production. If we consider the manufacture and use of pesticides and fertilizers; fuel and oil for tractors, equipment, trucking and shipping; electricity for lighting, cooling, and heating; and emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other green house gases—the total impact of farming and food production may be between 25 and 30 percent of the U.S.’s

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The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization - PeakMoment.TV

The Green Changemakers

And speaking of insanity, Europe is rapidly returning to coal-fired power plants , while in China, coal "remains the major source of fuel for two billion people"-nightmare scenarios with respect to global warming and climate change. Or as a friend recently commented: Ethanol is a fabulous solution to our energy dilemma because it will provide more fuel for us to drive around and look for food. As fossil fuels deplete, all that will inevitably go away.

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