• Dedicated to building a world of resilient communities,, a project of thePost Carbon Institute, and both websites come highly recommended.
  • Transition US and Transition International both promote Transition Town development and make many great resources available for free.
  • The Permaculture Institute has a website that offers free materials as well as training courses for a fee. Permaculture Principles is another useful website. Toby Hemenway is aPermaculture author who has done much to bring it to North America. You can visit his website here.
  • Locally, Permaculture is sprouting and you can visit the ReNac Permaculture Blog Spothere. And you can direct email to them here.
  • A particularly great resource for local economic development ideas is Michael Shuman, author and activist. A visit to his Small-Mart Revolution website is always worthwhile. In a similar vein we recommend BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, which Shuman helped cofound.
  • Climate science, news, politics and media coverage are all carefully scrutinized by theClimate Progress website. Excellent coverage of these same issues are covered daily Real Climate scientists run the Real Climate website. If you’re looking for climate science facts that counter every climate denying argument imaginable then Skeptical Science is the place to visit. It even has an app you can download to mobile phones.


Overshoot: The Ecological Basis for Revolutionary Change
Written by William R. Catton, book is considered a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the ecological challenges humanity faces this century. The brilliant development of this subject by Catton will repay anyone who reads this masterwork. Click here if you’d like to visit this book’s page at Powell’s independent book seller.
What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other
Anyone would benefit from this superb volume, but author Wen Stephenson’s local connections make this book a particular treat for Nacogdoches area activists. Naomi Klein claimed that Stephenson’s work is “an impassioned call to action, offering a deep well of wisdom for any person coming to terms with the climate crisis.”
The Small-Mart Revolution
This gem is written by Michael Schuman, the co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the accomplished author of such books such as “Going Local.” Bill Mckibben, an environmentalist, journalist, and well acclaimed author of books such as “Deep Economy,” wrote the forward to the volume, offering some remarkable insights into the true power local economic development can offer progressive communities and local solutions for organizations to consider. This book is also available at Powell’s independent book sellers here.

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