Tag Archives: Sustainability

Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

Imagining a new eco-political ideology for the American Left. By Scott Squires | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2016 AUSTIN — In the middle of a sweaty crowd blocking traffic on the Congress Street Bridge Wednesday night, November 9, … finish reading Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

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Shepherd Bliss :
‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks
small-town Sebastopol

The two-day event was designed to ‘improve our experience of community… by transforming public spaces and making them into special places.’ By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Participants in the ambitious 10-day … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks
small-town Sebastopol

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Shepherd Bliss :
Neighbors come together to build the village

Small-town Sebastopol, California, sets 10-day festival to ‘shape common spaces in a way that promotes beauty and community.’ By Shepherd Bliss  | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Neighbors come together to build the village

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METRO | Terry Dyke : Resilience and cooperative urban farming in Austin

What we’re doing is a nice, green, eco-conscious bit of ‘walking the walk.’ By Terry Dyke | The Rag Blog | April 21, 2014 AUSTIN — We grow food in our neighborhood. It’s not a huge amount, and there aren’t … finish reading METRO | Terry Dyke : Resilience and cooperative urban farming in Austin

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Pliny Fisk and Gail Vittori talk sustainable design on Rag Radio

Visionaries in the field for decades, Pliny and Gail have made significant contributions to the sustainability movement. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 2, 2014 Pliny Fisk and Gail Vittori, co-directors of the Center for Maximum … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Pliny Fisk and Gail Vittori talk sustainable design on Rag Radio

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Robert Jensen : Truce at the UT Factory

East Mall fountain, University of Texas at Austin. Photo by Frank Jaquier / Flickr. With truce at the UT factory, time to face tough choices More than ever we need a university that refuses to serve power and instead focuses … finish reading Robert Jensen : Truce at the UT Factory

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Robert Jensen : The Craziest Person in the Room

The craziest person in the room: Reflections on how a mediocre white guy can try to be useful It’s the job of people with critical sensibilities — those who consistently speak out for justice and sustainability, even when it’s difficult … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Craziest Person in the Room

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Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism

Graphic treatment by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. The collapse of journalism and the journalism of collapse:From royal, to prophetic, to apocalyptic When we strip away supernatural claims and delusions of grandeur, we can understand the prophetic as the calling … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism

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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

Sewers under construction, north bank of the Thames looking west. Image from End of More. The end of more:Can we ‘downsize’ and survive? We continue to delude ourselves that ‘downsizing’ will somehow allow us to carry on with our current … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

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Harry Targ : Human Sustainability and the Living Wage

Image from This Magazine The jobs/income problem:How do we sustain human life? Given the vision that animates the progressive majority and the need to build broad coalitions, rebuilding living wage campaigns could be an important part of its organizing future. … finish reading Harry Targ : Human Sustainability and the Living Wage

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Marc Estrin : Worstward Ho!

Fail worse What is absolutely clear is that the performance of the United States at the recent Rio+20 conference was intended as an energetic worsening thrust. By Marc Estrin | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2012 In his penultimate … finish reading Marc Estrin : Worstward Ho!

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Brad Kittel Builds ‘Tiny Texas Houses’

“Tiny Texas House” builder Brad Kittel at the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, February 10, 2012. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. ‘Sustainablity through salvage’: Brad Kittel builds ‘Tiny Texas Houses’ By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Brad Kittel Builds ‘Tiny Texas Houses’

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