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12 Tips for the Sustainability Shift

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These days, most people sense that our world is off balance and that we are sliding steadily towards some dark abyss. It can be hard to keep a cheerful positive outlook when you consider just these three signs of trouble:

Mat Stein On Thom Hartmann's Air America

10/08/2008 11:00
America/Los Angeles

Mat will be featured on Thom Hartmann's syndicated Air America show at 2 PM (EST).

To listen to the interview, check out the following...

http://airamerica.com/content/thom-hartmann-how-survive

Party Like Its 1929!

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Could You Get By, Like Your Grandparents Did Back In 1929 When Their Jobs and Savings Evaporated?

When the stock market crashed in 1929, most Americans saw the value of their investments evaporate overnight, and then watched helplessly as their cash disappeared in a seemingly endless stream of bank closings. During the Great Depression, few people had jobs, few people had access to any cash, but life still went on. Much business was done on the barter system. Friends and neighbors helped each other when they could, and people with skills traded their labor and crafts for food, wood to heat their homes, items of clothing, etc. Shanty towns sprung up all over the country when people lost their homes and farms to foreclosure in what has been described as, “The greatest land-grab in history.”.

Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair

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09/27/2008 13:00
America/Los Angeles

Mat Stein will be giving the keynote speech at the Texas Renewable Energy Roundup and Green living Fair in Fredericskburg at 1 PM.

Making the Shift to Sustainability

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency, ISBN #978-1933392455, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099
http://www.chelseagreen.com    http://www.whentechfails.com

These days, most people sense that our world is off balance and that we are sliding steadily towards some dark abyss. It can be hard to keep a cheerful positive outlook when you consider just these three signs of trouble:

The Mother Earth News

Subscription: $15.97 per year for 6 issues. The Mother Earth News, 49 East 21st Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10010. Call (800) 234-3368 or see their web site.

Since this magazine was sold to a New York publisher, it has become more citified. Urban or suburban dwellers might find this magazine more to their liking.

Countryside

Subscription: $18 per year for 6 issues. Countryside & Small Stock Journal, W11564 Hwy 64, Withee, WI 54498. Call (800) 551-5691 or see their web site.

User-submitted articles on all aspects of self-reliant country living. Focus is on the serious homesteader.

Backwoods Home

Backwoods Home. Subscription: $19.95 per year for 6 issues. Backwoods Home Magazine, P.O. Box 712, Gold Beach, OR 97444. Call (800) 835-2418 or see their web site.

My sister has lived off the grid, in remote mountainous locations for the past twenty years, and this is her personal favorite. Lots of practical articles, with the focus on homesteading and self-reliance. The editorial staff’s strong Libertarian political view and survivalist leanings might be difficult for some folks to handle.

Back Home Magazine

Subscription: $18.97 per year for 6 issues. Back Home Magazine, P.O. Box 70, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Call (800) 992-2546.

After The Mother Earth News was sold and moved to New York City, the magazine’s original staff founded Back Home magazine. This is a fine magazine, devoted to self-reliance, sustainable living, and ecology. Both the homesteader and the suburban dweller with a backyard garden can enjoy this magazine.

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