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This is a revised version of a post that appeared three years ago, towards the start of the recession. It seems just as relevant, maybe more relevant, now. A while back there was a study that suggested that it is more expensive to be poor in the US in some ways, than it is to…

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…

I wrote this post years ago, and have republished it occasionally since – it has been a while, though, and it does go with the other one Reasons to Stay Together in Tough Times 1. Gives you something sustainable to do during those rolling blackouts (sex and fighting would probably both fit the bill, actually.)…

I admit, maybe because of that intellectual slowdown that the cold weather and dark days call, but I’m confused about which one of these is the real Onion Headline – that thing about the Brookings Institute guy or a BBC headline that reads “World Bank Leads Economic Push on Nature Protection.” Really? Seriously? The World…

Teaching Environmentalism to Kids

Robyn’s Adapting In Place Blog has a really great sermon she gave about teaching kids about the environment. I really like her points both about multiple environmentalisms, and also about the way kids react to empty nonsense like “101 ways you can save the planet.” The whole thing is well worth a read! Robyn is…

Young, Green and Consumerist

From occasional partner-in-crime Keith Farnish (and author of _Times Up_) comes a scathing but accurate indictment of superficial youth environmentalism. (our heroine in her pricey electric car, cruising the streets of Beverly Hills) Farnish writes: I have met some incredible young people with vision, passion and the willingness to stick two fingers up at the…

…you just gotta love The Onion. Not only is it a lazy-ass blogiste’s best friend, providing amusing commentary when you just can’t get a post up, but it also does a lovely job of illustrating the scope of our ecological problems now and again. You’ll enjoy this one. “It’s not like I don’t care, because…