RETURN TO EDEN: A Short History of Minimalism – By Kyle Chayka

Source – thenation.com – “…Minimalism demanded that “we should look at single objects for and in themselves,” Wollheim wrote. The description isn’t so far off from Judd’s use of “specific.” This focus on the singular is not about abandoning or ignoring art’s visual qualities but intensifying what is there. In some ways it’s about excess…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Happiness Is Colored Green – By Steve Taylor Ph.D

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…An earlier US study of 600 gardeners…found that those who gardened for five hours or more per week were significantly happier than normal. This study found that the activity had pronounced physical benefits too: on average, the 600 gardeners had significantly better overall health, with fewer chronic health problems and longer…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Venus Project’, The Choice is Ours (Archive)

Source  – thechoiceisoursmovie.com – “…The Choice is Ours…questions the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. Critical consideration of the banking, media, and criminal justice systems reveals these institutions for what they really are: tools…

RETURN TO EDEN: Life On the Wild West Coast, When a Trip to the Post Office Takes Half a Day

Source – thetyee.ca – “…When checking the mail involves a 90-minute boat trip, it becomes a special occasion. Some days it feels almost like Christmas….I’m hoping this will help you understand our disappointment on one particular day when we arrived at the Tofino post office and realized that we had forgotten the key to our…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘RetroSuburbia’, How to Reclaim Common Sense Self-Reliance

Source – retrosuburbia.com – “…This book will help you get your hands dirty tackling tricky issues with creative solutions…to reclaim common sense self reliance while ignoring the overregulation, risk management myopic and dependence on centralised authority that afflicts affluent Australia. In the process, help create a broader, more holistic culture of DIO (doing it ourselves)…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Research Proves Nature Profoundly Helps Us Live Longer, Disease-Free Lives – By Alexandra Preston

Source – naturalsociety.com – “…We have evolved to prefer favorable natural environments, i.e. those with plenty of vegetation and water. More specifically, living in said environments can increase physical activity, reduce exposure to pollution, improve social engagement, and reduce stress and depression..Honestly, how would you rather exercise? By walking or cycling down a crowded city…

RETURN TO EDEN: Simplicity is the Answer to Counter Complexity – By Ethan Indigo Smith

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…The possession of knowledge unless accompanied by manifestation and expression in action is like the hording of precious metals, a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge like wealth is intended for use, the law of use is universal and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces.”…

MASONIC VISIONS: Buckminster Fuller’s 1928 Ideas & Integrities – By Robert David Steele

Source – huffpost.com – “…True wealth is cosmic energy and the creation of means to deliver to humanity unlimited free energy…Housing is the socio-economic “runt” of all the professions…Bad housing breeds bad humanity and bad science-the time/energy costs and the materials costs are too high…Good design would reduce the per capita consumption of building materials…

99% Proof: ‘Boyz in the Agrihood’, A New Type of Urban ‘Hood Has Emerged

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…Blunt, a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture who majored in Food Science and Environmental Studies. Growing up in Detroit, labeled a “food desert,” was a major motivation for Blunt to enter the agricultural field. “People deserve fresh food,” Blunt says…The 7-acre farm grows more than 30 different fruits,…

RESILIENT LIVING: Why Buying Less is Better Than Buying Green – By Nikki Harper

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…The study, published in the journal Young Consumer, found that reduced consumption – buying less, repairing items instead of replacing them, avoiding impulse purchases and so on – was linked to a higher level of personal wellbeing and a lower level of psychological distress. Green buying did not show such links”…

RESILIENT LIVING: Pasta Dish at Bice Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan – $2,013, a 14×14 solar cabin for less than $2000 – Priceless (Flashback)

Source – simplesolarhomesteading.com –  “…The Cabin has been tested in Canada, Mexico and Alaska with great results. Perfect for a starter home, hunting/fishing cabin, bug-out shelter or vacation cabin.The cabin can be built from all new materials for under $2000 (not including windows and doors) and is designed for additions on 3 sides”: (Pasta dish at Bice…

CROSSROADS: ‘Burning Issue’, A Strike for Our Children – By Andrew Nikiforuk

Source – thetyee.ca – “…More than one crisis now knocks on our door. Many democracies are failing as their struggling economies increasingly serve the one per cent. Our technologies have become tools of surveillance and manipulation. Our ravenous consumption of things is driving the extinction of birds, mammals, insects and fish…All change begins on the…

DEEP GREEN: What is ‘Energy Denial’? – By Don Fitz

Source – localfutures.org – “…As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half-century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism…The concept of possessing fewer objects and smaller homes has surrendered to the worship of eco-gadgets…The saying “Live simply so that others can simply live” now draws empty stares. Long forgotten are the…

99% PROOF: Woody Harrelson – ‘How We Can Utilize Our Power to Support & Promote the Type of World We Want to Live In – Right Now’

Source – awarenessact.com – “…We live in a completely corrupted world where every government is just a bunch of businessmen working for a bunch of bigger businessmen and none of them give a shit about the people. The sad fact is no one knows how to change it because no one knows how to take…

RETURN TO EDEN: For a Sustainable Climate and Food System, Regenerative Agriculture Is the Key – By Kristin Ohlson

Source – yesmagazine.org – ‘…The Climate Stewardship Act…would pay farmers for conservation practices. And farmers of the future are ready to take it on. “Agriculture is perfectly poised to play a major role in the solution to the climate crisis,” says Bilal Sarwari, membership and communications manager of the National Young Farmers Coalition. “By helping…

RESILIANT LIVING: What You Need to Know About Bug Out Vehicles, Fuel, and the Energy Matrix – By J.G. Martinez D.

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…This side effect of the consequences of a flawed energy matrix (electric scooters and cars are just nonexistent in Venezuela: those were toys for kids, if you even though having something electric and non-contaminant for commuting you’d be ridiculous) that relied uniquely on fossil fuels. I know, having several energy sources…

DEEP GREEN: An Anarchist Solution to Global Warming – By Peter Gelderloos

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – ‘…Every year, the world heals a little more from the ravages of industrial capitalism. The amount of real forest and wetlands have increased as some areas rewild, while heavily inhabited areas become healthy ecosystems thanks to gardening, permaculture, and the elimination of cars. Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are actually…

REBEL YELL: How to Rebel Against Corporate Food (…& Why You Should) – By Daisy Luther

Source – freedomoutpost.com – ‘… More than 70% of food in America is processed and almost two-thirds of the food available comes from only 4% of the farms. This means that a very high percentage of the food consumed in America was somehow provided by a corporation whose main goal is profit, not nutrition” How…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Matrix of Four’, Beyond Nationalism & Globalism – By Ethan Indigo Smith

Source – wakeup-world.com – .“…Localization and individuation would and could offer the full beauty of the world instead of a world of fast food kitchens. Localization could provide everyone with their basic needs, freeing time and space for individuals to practice self-development. And of course best of all localization and individuation do not promote the…

RESILIENT LIVING: How to Escape the Globalist System – By James Corbett

Source – corbettreport.com – “…Many new peer-to-peer platforms are popping up to help people to exchange goods, services and ideas without money entering the picture at all. From sites that connect people to free food growing in their local area to ride-sharing, book sharing and, well, everything else sharing…The solution to a centralized globalist system…

THE ROAD UP-AHEAD: The First 3D-Printed House In The US Was So Successful, 50 More Are Being Made

Source – truththeory.com – “…Vulcan II is ready to move out of ICON’s lab and into the world next month to begin its very good work of delivering affordable, resilient dignified housing around the world…Vulcan II is the first printer of its kind in that it has the capability of printing homes in which people…

RESILIENT LIVING: Three Alternatives To Living That Will Blow Your Mind, Not Your Budget – By Andrew Martin

Source – collective-evolution.com – “…Things have really ramped up with some cool, practical, and inexpensive methods of building, demonstrating you don’t need to have loads of cash to afford something practical, sustainable, and liveable. People are turning to a whole range of alternative housing options such as container pallets, straw bale, earth berm, earth bag,…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Living Simply, Simply Living’, The Secret to a Meaningful Life is Simpler Than You Think

Source -qz.com -.“…The example of existentialist psychologist Viktor Frankl, who survived imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps in World War II and went on to write a book, Man in Search of Meaning. Frankl’s purpose, his will to live despite imprisonment in the harshest conditions, came from his desire to write about the experience afterwards” The…

RETURN TO EDEN: Local, Small-Scale Organic Farming Poised to Save the World, Here’s How – By Carolanna Wright

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…Local, small-scale organic farming is the number one solution for many of the food security, environmental and human health issues that we face today. Fortunately, people across the nation and throughout the world are waking up to this fact — and taking back our food system, one small organic farm at…

OUR DANCE WITH DESTINY: ‘The Green vs Greed Economy’, Moving Beyond the Corporate Vision of Sustainability – By Rajesh Makwana (Archive)

Source  – globalresearch.ca  –  In light of ongoing global negotiations on pressing environmental issues, it’s time for efforts to curtail the excessive influence of multinational corporations over public policy to be strengthened and scaled up at all levels – especially at the United Nations. The corporate capture of policymaking has dire implications for how we…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Great Simplification’, De-Urbanization & The Rural/Urban Divide

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Bradford’s prediction of a major migration from urban to rural areas is based mainly on the inability (owing to higher costs) of renewable energy to fully substitute for cheap fossil fuels. He asserts there will be less energy available to move food into cities from the countryside, as well as less…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Fourth Turning’, A Case Against Cities

Source – hardscrabblefarmer.com – “…Eventually the complex business of moving paper and money, of accumulating wealth and building shrines to their hubris always runs its eventual course. And as the lines of supply are cut off, either through inattention or rebellion, the dependent urban centers begin to feed on themselves” The Case Against Cities Historians…