BOOKS, WEB SITES, VIDEOS
RESILIENCE THINKING: SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND PEOPLE IN A CHANGING WORLD
By Brian Walker and David Salt (Island Press, 2006). Resilience Thinking explains why more control and greater efficiency cannot resolve the problems of ecosystems and communities and ecosystems. They offer a compelling alternative.
WATER WARS: PRIVATIZATION, POLLUTION AND PROFIT
By Vandana Shiva (South End Press, 2002). Environmental activist Shiva exposes the global water trade and the corporate effort to turn a resource that belongs to the commons—water—into a profitable commodity.
THE VIOLENCE OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION: THIRD WORLD AGRICUTURE, ECOLOGY AND POLITICS
By Vandana Shiva (Zed Books, 1992). Shiva critiques the “quick fix” approach of the Green Revolution to increasing agriculture output.
BACK FROM THE FUTURE
By Gustavo Esteva. Conversations with Ivan Illich on the convivial society. Read article.
SECURITY, RESILIENCE AND COMMUNITY
By David Orr. Featured on the Center for Ecoliteracy web site, this article explains how security is a function of resilience, a domestic and strategic imperative in the 21st century. Read article.
KUFUNDA LEARNING VILLAGE
Based just outside Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, Kufunda is a learning community that seeks to support the emergence of strong, life-affirming communities throughout Zimbabwe and beyond. Visit site.
SUSTAINABLE SANITATION ALLIANCE (SuSanA)
SuSanA is an informal network of organizations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA works as a coordination platform, working platform, sounding board, contributor to policy dialogue on sustainable sanitation and as a “catalyst”. Visit site.
A CRITIQUE OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION
Vandana Shiva explains the deleterious effects of the Green Revolution on India’s long-term agricultural capacity. Watch the 8-minute film.
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL
Directed and produced by Faith Morgan, Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, 2006. This 53-minute film chronicles the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union on Cuba’s capacity to produce food for its citizens. Visit site.
TOILETS: CLEAN TALK ON A DIRTY SUBJECT
Interview on PRI’s The World with Arno Rosemarin of the Stockholm Environment Institute, who discusses the impact of dry composting toilets in China. Listen to the 9-minute segment.