Trash is the Gold of Tomorrow

7 Aug 13 | Katell Gélébart, TEDxHamburg City 2.0
Modern nomad Katell Gélébart is an autodidact, ecodesigner, pluridisciplinary artist, who develops and promotes the potential of re-using waste and unwanted materials in the field of design. Video.

Sexy Spring

7 Aug 13 | Katherine Frank, Salon
How group sex will liberate Iran and China.

Why Not Ecstatic Culture?

1 Aug 13 | Bill Pfeiffer, Reality Sandwich
Humankind has the capacity and know-how to create Earth-honoring cultures. We did this successfully for at least 100,000 years so why not do it again in a new way for new times? By the author of Wild Earth, Wild Soul.

Ecopolis

27 Jul 13 | Lorna Howarth, Ecologist
A growing movement in urban planning moves beyond preventative sustainable development to ‘regenerative’ development, aiming to counter some of the destruction urbanisation has wreaked on the planet.

Consciousness and Free Energy

27 Jul 13 | Sterling D. Allan, Minds
The emergence of empowering, exotic free energy technologies into the mainstream will not happen until the consciousness of the people has raised to an adequate level to embrace the freedom that they entail.

Leo Perutz and the Mystery of St Peter's Snow

27 Jul 13 | Alan Piper, Time & Mind
A novel published in 1933 describes the isolation of a hallucinogenic drug from an ergot-type fungus. It remarkably predates the discovery and the hallucinogenic properties of the ergot-derived alkaloid LSD by ten years. Fee required.

Maria and the Ukok Princess

17 Jul 13 | Gleb Raygorodetsky, OurWorld 2.0
For indigenous peoples climate change is not a political slogan but an inescapable reality and challenge of their daily life. An account from a shaman of the Russian Altai that borders China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.

Prototype Dissidents

11 Jul 13 | Lisa Rein and Michael Horowitz, Boing Boing
Timothy Leary and Václav Havel at the dawn of the internet age.

The edifice of drugs prohibition is starting to crumble

5 Jul 13 | Amanda Feilding, Guardian
We are seeing a dramatic shift in favour of drug decriminalisation and unlocking the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

Biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

13 Jun 13 | Marc Hall, Guardian
The European parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of local knowledge such as plant-based medicines.

The Ross Spiral Curriculum

28 May 13 | Ross Institute
Ralph Abraham’s online course on Complex Dynamical Systems is a holistic educational concept for addressing the problems of the 21st century.

Psychedelics Use in U.S. as Common Now as in 1960s Generation

17 May 13 | Ashik Siddique, Medical Daily
It seems that young Americans today are as apt to use substances like LSD and psilocybin during their lifetimes as their baby boomer parents were in their heyday.

A World without Landfills?

13 May 13 | Jen Soriano, Yes!
Two recipients of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize are working to abolish the practice of sending trash to landfills and incinerators. And the idea is catching on.

Unbroken Wholeness

25 Apr 13 | Larry Dossey, Reality Sandwich
Our connections are real, and they are life-affirming. Our connections are not optional; they are obligatory and intrinsic. This implies that we cannot secede from the web of life, even if we try. On this realization our future may depend.

Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

25 Apr 13 | Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich, Royal Society Publishing
The answer is yes, because modern society has shown some capacity to deal with long-term threats, at least if they are obvious or continuously brought to attention.

Sparks will fly

19 Apr 13 | Damien Walter, Aeon
Infatuated by celebrity, stuck in dreary work, addicted to consumerism. Only a creator culture can save us from ourselves.

The Positive Psychology of Empathy

13 Apr 13 | Patty O’Grady, Psychology Today
Teaching students to be self-aware, self-assured, and self-sufficient.

Dancing the World into Being

25 Mar 13 | Interview: Naomi Klein, Yes!
A conversation with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism.”

The Decline of the Private Car

19 Mar 13 | Emily Badger, The Atlantic Cities
It’s like the cellphone replacing land line phones; the car won’t disappear overnight, but it’s following a familiar road.

"We’re Awake and We’re Standing Up"

7 Mar 13 | Ta’Kaiya Blaney, You Tube
She’s only 11 years old, but she’s already been working for environmental justice for a few years now. Here, she addresses the crowd at an Idle No More event in British Columbia, Canada.