Beyond Wind Power

Here’s an excellent example of a community not only turning to sustainable power, but also enhancing life quality their region in the process.

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Scottish wind powers housebuilding

in groundbreaking joint venture

 

Housing association invests in electricity-generating

turbines that will fund affordable homes in rural Scotland

 

Peter Hetherington

19 April 2017

 

Amid the rolling hills and woodland pastures of south-east Scotland, a wind of change is blowing through communities where low wages and casual work sit uneasily alongside the popular image of timeless market towns and pretty coastal villages.… Keep reading

Community Governance

In recent times, several instances have emerged leaning essentially towards secession from our current U.S. system.  Some describe seceding regions, such as New England or the Pacific Northwest or much of the South.  Here’s one effort that’s become formalized.

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Colorado Community Rights Network

Files Constitutional Amendment

To Secure the Right to

Community Self-Government

Free from State Preemption

MEDIA RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Contact: Ben Price, Projects Director
CELDF.org
BenPrice@celdf.org
717-254-3233

Denver, Colorado, January 20, 2014 – The Colorado Community Rights Network (COCRN) has submitted to the state for review and comment the language for a Community Rights Constitutional Amendment to be placed on the 2014 ballot.… Keep reading

Here Come the Women!

Looking again at the transition that’s happening and that underlies what “Sustainable Living” is all about, our (roughly) 12,500 year cycle is now ending … and a new cycle is beginning.

Looking way back, civilization was led by women … as in “The Queen of Sheba.”  Collaboration between human groups was high;  war was almost non-existent.

Then – about 12,500 years ago (though long-term transitions don’t occur in an instant – such as at 2:47 p.m., Wednesday, September 15th … or December 21st, 2012 – civilization shifted to male-dominated leadership. … Keep reading

CROWD-SOURCING

 

The ultimate goal of “Sustainability” is far more than saving money on utility bills.  We’re at the beginning of an enormous transformation that’s aimed at providing us all with a higher “quality of life” experience.  At a time when global economies are wavering and uncertain, and when many governments are teetering, and when the media are filled with fear-based headlines, it’s time to go the other way.

Finland has ranked at or near the top of many global surveys in recent years, including literacy, sustainability, health care, education, and “quality of life” feelings of its citizenry.… Keep reading

9/11 & Sustainability

The title seems like a strange and contradictory concept.  Ever since 9/11, I’ve seen “conspiracy theory” articles about that event.  Some come from anger and fear.  Others, such as a recent article, “The 11th Anniversary of 9/11” by Paul Craig Roberts, seem more like data studies.

How does 9/11 relate to sustainability?

In fact, an entire governance transformation is happening …

 

Looking globally, you’ll see more nation-state governments having more difficulty than at any time we can remember.  Global economy is weak, because when a few countries have major downturns, our economies are so inter-connected that all countries suffer. … Keep reading