The following is adapted from a presentation given by Theo Kitchener, founder of grassroots group, Doing It Ourselves, at the 2014 Climate Action Summit in Brisbane, Australia, on 21stSeptember, 2014.
Category Archives: Issue 6
With the fast pace of today’s news cycle it can be hard to know what to pay attention to, and information overload is often the inevitable result. Listed under the categories of Economy, Energy, Environment and Geopolitics, our selected news highlights bypass celebrity gossip and partisan politics, cutting through the crap to shine the spotlight on the world affairs that affect us most strongly.Read more
You’d be hard pushed to find anyone who claims they don’t want to be part of a thriving community. So why don’t most of us live in well-connected communities these days? Is community a relic of a bygone era, or is it possible for us all to rekindle that connection?Read more
The modern compulsory schooling system has created generation after generation of individuals that have been indoctrinated to be compliant consumers and competitors in a human race that effectively destroys community.Read more
To address our environmental and economic predicaments effectively, self-serving individualism and abdication of responsibility must be supplanted by solidarity. Recognition of, and commitment to, shared responsibilities and interests are the very foundation of a resilient Earth Community.Read more
This article is excerpted from Carolyn’s forthcoming book, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse: Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive, to be released March, 2015.
This sneak-preview of Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse is part 1 of a 3-part series of excerpts to be published in upcoming issues of SHIFT.Read more
Many sustainability writers and activists believe that we need a mythopoetic vision – a new story to replace the old – in order to heal and transcend the ruins of industrial civilization. This emerging story relies on an idealistic vision of the convergence of universal human values – the expectation that it is our job as activists to change people at their core to adopt peaceful, eco-conscious and ‘awakened’ values.Read more
A newly formed Permaculture Village in New Zealand is providing families a different way of living. At the top of the South Island, which boasts a temperate, Mediterranean climate with the most sunshine of any part of New Zealand, Atamai Village is nestled in a picturesque, hilly valley just ten minutes’ drive from the Tasman Straight and the town of Motueka. But what makes Atamai different is its vision for a different future. “Atamai” means common sense in Maori. The village was formed as an intentional response to pending climate change and energy descent.Read more
SHIFT magazine treats you to an analysis of the G-20 you won’t see in the mainstream media!Read more
The following is adapted from a presentation given by Geoff Mosley, Australian Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, at the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Steady State Economy at the University of New South Wales on 2nd October, 20Read more