Happiness

A Day in the Life of a BerkShare
by Bill McKibben
Want to encourage the local economy? Try printing your own regional money.
The End of the Experiment
by Vicki Robin
So what did I learn from a month of hyperlocavore eating?
Support Groups for Hard Times
by Chuck Collins
How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?
Reflections on the Transition
by Pamela O’Malley Chang
Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is local sufficiency, together with my neighbors.
Eat. Blog. Love.
by Vicki Robin
How can you not love the one who feeds you? If you have the good fortune to know who that is, I mean.
Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas
by Erika Kosina
6 steps for replacing cars with parks.
Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
“In the Face of This Truth”
by Robert Jensen
It’s time to talk honestly about collapse–no matter how others may respond.
3 Big Ideas for a Resilient Future
Build skills, go local, and celebrate life to prepare for times ahead.
Resilient Ideas: Low-Impact Urban Living
by Sven Eberlein
The challenges of creating urban ecovillages can also be great advantages.
Resilient Ideas: Making Fruit Public
by Susan DeFreitas
Art-infused activism to bring city fruit to the public.
10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck
by Vicki Robin
What my neighbors and I learned when we sat down to figure out what food resources we have at hand, and how to fill the gaps.
In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos
by Rebecca Solnit
Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
Home-Grown Businesses: The Role of Grassroots Financing
by Stacy Mitchell
How businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.
6 Ways to Start Sharing
by Stephanie Smith
What do you do when you want to start sharing resources, but your community’s not into it?