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My friend Alice hosted an urban permaculture class at her house a few years ago. She lives in an brownstone in a downtown neighborhood of Albany with her husband and two young kids, and the occasional housemate. Two permaculture design teachers and a host of enthusiastic students came together to create several designs for how…

Time to Riot!

The Riot for Austerity came about this way. In 2007, after the release of the IPCC report, and a number of books drawing attention to climate change, a friend of mine and I were discussing our frustration that no political organization was considering any kind of emissions cuts that even resembled those necessary to limit…

10 Ways to Go Seriously Green

Ok, I’ve always hated those “Top 10 Ways to Green Your Apartment/Cat/Sex Toys/Shaving Equipment” articles, and yet they do serve a sort of purpose (at least the ones that aren’t total rubbish) – narrowing things down and prioritizing is helpful. So for those of you teetering on the edge of joining the new Riot for…

Revisiting the Riot for Austerity

Almost exactly four years ago, my friend Miranda Edel and I were discussing the recent IPCC report on Climate Change and George Monbiot’s book _Heat_ and the reactions that we got when we talked about about the sheer depth of the reductions in climate emissions that would be needed to stabilize the climate. Whenever we…