APPLE Center Slated to Close After 2 1/2 Years of Sustainability Education

Editor’s Note: The following press release was issued today by APPLE  (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy): Nevada City – In the coming weeks, there will be big changes for the Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy (APPLE), Nevada County’s leading sustainability education non-profit organization. The organization is shifting gears to focus more on grassroots […]

Michael Klare: “The New Thirty Years’ War”

Editor’s Note: I missed this article when it was originally published back in June, but not only is it still current, it will be current and relevant 30 years from now, as will most of Michael Klare’s writings. Reprinted from (June 26, 2011) By Michael T. Klare A 30-year war for energy preeminence?  You […]

Local Newspaper ‘The Union’ Supports the Sustainability Movement (and Opposes the Mine?)

I’m encouraged to see that the publisher of The Union, in his editorial today (“Can we have our milk and drink it, too?“), supports the sustainability movement “Who doesn’t support the sustainability movement?” you might ask. Well, in Jeff Ackerman’s account, mostly the federal government: Last week I went to see a documentary called “Farmageddon,” […]

Where is Renewable Energy Use Increasing Most Rapidly?

Among the interesting factoids on this chart: “California produces more geothermal, solar and wind power than all other states combined.” [Via: Carrington College’s Renewable Energy Degree Program]

Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?

Published by Yes! Magazine on March 15, 2010 Designers of the new “City Rain” believe that it can. by Rik Langendoen In the video game Grand Theft Auto, players perform crimes ranging from theft to murder to rise through the ranks of organized crime. In Civilization IV, players are European settlers in the Americas—they can […]