Category: Ecology & Sustainability

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Exclusive Preview: “The Truth of the Islands” from Ocean Country

by Liz Cunningham After a nearly fatal sea-kayaking accident, Liz Cunningham embarked on an odyssey both to regain her health and to learn more about the beloved ocean that nearly killed her. Along her way, she discovered a monumental crisis: the rapidly-degrading state of the seas threatens all life as we know it.  Below is an excerpt is …continue

Humanity’s Role in Our Changing World

Filmmaker Ian MacKenzie has worked with NAB authors Charles Eisenstein and Stephen Jenkinson on a number of occasions. In honor of Earth Day this month, we’d like to share two of these collaborations, which touch on questions that many of us have been asking ourselves: What is it to be human in a world impacted by issues such …continue

People’s Grocery (West Oakland, CA) from Sustainable Revolution

by Juliana Birnbaum and Louis Fox In celebration of Earth Day, all month long we’ll be spotlighting authors whose work embodies and promotes the spirit of sustainability, conservation, and creating a more beautiful planet for us all. Check out Juliana Birnbaum and Louis Fox’s Sustainable Revolution, which beautifully profiles sustainable communities throughout the world. From …continue

“The Second Decade” from The Great Bay

This except is from the second chapter of Dale Pendell’s The Great Bay. Struck by a global pandemic, loss of energy resources, and changing climate, the characters of Pendell’s novel find themselves in an entirely new world. With a particular focus on Californians, the book chronicles humanity for the next sixteen thousand years. The Great Bay won Best Science …continue

“The Four G’s of Enough-Ness” from Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse

by Carolyn Baker   The following is an excerpt from Carolyn Baker’s Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse, which looks at the relationships and community we will need to weather our challenges ahead. The book considers how we relate to partners, children, neighbors, animals, resources, food, creativity, beauty, aging, death, our bodies and emotions, and the work we do.   The …continue

New Release: Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse

Baker has written three books on the collapse of industrial civilization. Since the first was published in 2009, our planet has entered what may be a death spiral that cannot be reversed. Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse focuses not on preventing the death spiral, or even preparing for it, but rather the importance of …continue