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Archives for April, 2011

Where I’ll Be On Saturday

I’m going to be here. I’m kind of hoping some of you will be too! I’m going to be giving the first of several talks I’m doing in the next few months about bioregional food security – what it is, how regional issues connect to the larger world, and how to build it. This weekend…

What Is Adapting in Place?

Today is the first day of our Adapting in Place Class – if you are interested I still have 2 paid spots ($175 for the six week online asynchronous class – or equivalent barter) and have had two scholarship spots open up for low income participants (one through someone not taking a spot and one,…

There’s a very good piece in the Guardian about the ways that Eastern Japan’s energy crisis is a model for experiences we might have in the future: For large parts of eastern Japan that were not directly hit by the tsunami on 11 March 2011, including the nation’s capital, the current state of affairs feels…

Adapting In Place Class Coming Up

I still have space in the Adapting in Place Class that starts next week – the last one for some time, I suspect, given other projects (I have to write the book about Adapting in Place, for example ;-)). aron and I will be running our Adapting in Place Class online for six weeks beginning…

The Oil Drum has a well-referenced, thoughtful summary of the present situation at Fukushima – bad and getting worse as it gets harder and harder for workers to get close to the facility. The word “entombment” has been mentioned – which may be the only viable outcome. More than a million Japanese people risk losing…