eco simplicity & alternative money
Bike it! [mostly local info, but check for similar resources in your area or start one yourself!]
Eco Simplicity/Alternative Habits/Alternative Food/Alterntive Energy/Alternative Attitude
The Simple Living Network Can't decide where to go? Check here first.
RMI: Rocky Mountain Institute earthday primer on environmentally preferable paper: "According to the EPA, paper in its various forms accounts for 40 percent of all U.S. solid waste generated."
American Wind Energy Association Not just a bunch of windbags
Illinois Renewable Energy Association [IREA] is a network for sharing ideas, resources and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a resilient future through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and earth-friendly technology.
The Institute for Solar Living workshops and educational tools.
Treating Affluenza: Resources for the PBS show.
FAMSA: Funeral Consumers Alliance. Having seen what many familes cope with during death recently and how even the better off are usually already in tough financial situations (medical bills, loss of income). This is probably something that should be worked out by the livingwell in advance of needing it.
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giorno (translated into English). A tale of simplicity-created abundance - the god-like contribution of one quiet and solitary soul.
Follow the Sun Solar Cooker Manual available online!
Solar Designer my good friend Dennis, the solar designer, will get some of that solar energy shining your way!
Alternative Money & Economics/ UnConsuming Passions/ Money AlternativesCo-ops
Co-operatives 101 a very informative introduction from the US Department of Agriculture
Co-operative Information Superhighway world-wide information on co-operatives of all stripes: banking, housing and plenty of other ventures
The National Cooperative Business Association Although some sections are still "to come," there's a lot of good information and how-to-get-started tips.
Local Scripts/Virtual Small Change/Economics
The Future of Money page.
More than information on "rethinking" legal tenderresources and a forum for discussing and spinning
alternativesold and new. Also check out this site's Community Currencies
for very good pointers and ideas.
Jubilee Research is the international debt and finance program of the highly respected, radical think-tank, the New Economics Foundation (NEF), London. NEF was established 15 years ago, emerging from the first alternative economic summit held at G7 meetings - TOES, or The Other Economic Summit.
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