Citizen Action Monitor

It is too late for sustainable development – World renowned Dennis Meadows explains why — VIDEO

In his famous 1972 book, Limits to Growth, Meadows predicted a contracting global economy and environmental collapse would come by mid-21st century No 1201 Posted by fw, December 03, 2014 … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

SHOCKER – Our only hope for a sustainable future is to return to a low-energy, low consumption, pre-1973 lifestyle

On closer inspection, many of the “great renewable energy successes” don’t look so great after all No 1195 Posted by fw, November 20, 2014 “Renewable energy is growing faster than ever … Continue reading

November 20, 2014

People helping people to create resilient communities — an exciting, innovative model of grassroots social change

Leading the way to local resilience solutions in Portland, OR is a new start-up, “Community Supported Everything” No 1190 Posted by fw, November 14, 2014 “When people are faced with a dire … Continue reading

November 14, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk: – Pt 2: Rebuttal

“A green-painted version of business as usual won’t cut it,” scoffs Sam Bliss of Grist No 1163 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 “…thanks to the misunderstanding of a few wishful thinkers … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk – Pt 1: The Plan

Elites with vested interests in economic growth deliver New Climate Economy Report with 10-point Global Action Plan No 1162 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 This post has 3 sections: … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Guess which smaller Canadian communities are leading the fight against climate change

Would you believe Dawson Creek, BC, Guelph, ON, Varennes, QC, T’Sou-ke First Nation, BC, Bridgewater, NS? No 1153 Posted by fw, September 28, 2014 “DeSmog Canada reached out to experts across … Continue reading

September 28, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 5 of 5

Part 5 – Rees gifts us a new way forward, but in his Epilogue he doesn’t seem to hold out much hope for our survival — “We are our own … Continue reading

June 21, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 4

Part 4 – It’s time to end the cult of consumerism, which is ecologically destructive, and to return to policies and programs to strengthen community, cooperation, and common interest. No … Continue reading

June 20, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 3

Part 3 – Rees outlines how world leaders should react if confronted with a major global catastrophe No 1078 Posted by fw, June 19, 2014 In Part 1, Rees reviewed … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 2

Part 2 – Rees makes the case for “steady-state sustainability” with justice No 1077 Posted by fw, June 18, 2014 In the preceding post, Part 1, Rees reviewed what he … Continue reading

June 18, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 1

In Part 1, Rees summarizes the most pressing global challenges we face – climate change, ecological overshoot, and rising inequality No 1076 Posted by fw, June 17, 2014 William Rees … Continue reading

June 17, 2014

This is the beginning of the end of the Hydrocarbon Revolution, says one of world’s most influential investors

The end is coming because the human species has failed to accept the impossibility of sustained compound growth I rarely say this is a “Must Read” but this is a … Continue reading

June 2, 2014

How residents can play an active, hands-on role in transforming the places they live, work, play and share

Starting small can pay big dividends No 1056 Posted by fw, May 18, 2014 “Big, top-down building projects no longer stir the imaginations of North American city dwellers. Now people are … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

Building local economic resilience — Three innovative strategies that build on local strengths and create new economic futures for municipalities

True economic resilience isn’t about just weathering tough times, it’s about building community capacity No 1055 Posted by fw, May 18, 2014 “True economic resilience isn’t about just weathering tough … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

The aging fossil fuel system is in a death-spiral — A new post-carbon world is rising

The “rise of the new clean, decentralized energy system is happening faster than anyone anticipated” No 1046 Posted by fw, May 6, 2014 “The core driver behind this fossil fuel death-spiral is … Continue reading

May 6, 2014

New “realistic utopian” communities emerging in Portugal, for healing of nature and regional self-sufficiency

Could the current crisis in Southern Europe help catalyze a global system change? No 1042 Posted by fw, April 29, 2014 “A vision becomes tangible. Here at the edge of … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

In 1965 James Lovelock predicted worsening environment would be main problem by 2000

His advice today: “Enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan.” No 981 Posted by fw, February 19, 2014 “…the 88-year-old presents his thoughts … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Transition Guelph, making a difference one neighbourhood at a time, launches Transition Streets

Learn how you, too, can make a difference in your community No 952 Posted by fw, January 14, 2014 First, this important message about Transition Guelph: Welcome to Transition Guelph … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neil McCabe’s Green Plan presentation wins high praise at Radical Emission Reduction Conference

McCabe’s presentation “was critically inspiring” — climate scientist Kevin Anderson, conference convenor No 948 Posted by fw, January 7, 2014 Dublin firefighter Neil McCabe was one of only a few … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment