Happiness

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?
Without a Car in the World
Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.
How Resilient Are You?
Take this test to find out.
Fallen Fruit
Video: Sharing knowledge with the community, Fallen Fruit provides maps for locals to make use of public fruit trees.
L.A. Eco-Village
Video: Urban ecovillages work to strengthen communities and bring neighbors, art, and environmental action together.
Score and Swap, For Free!
Wish there was a store where everything was free? New York's latest pop-up swap, Score!, has the answer.
Sticking Together in Tough Times
by Chuck Collins
With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.