Green Like God

In conjunction with FaithWords, a division of the Hachette Book Group, UrbanWorkbench has two copies of Green Like God by Jonathan Merritt to give away! Details at the bottom of the post. Everyone is talking about the environment. It is the topic of choice at social functions, it is a buzzword like “sustainability” that has […]

Projecting the Future for Civil Society

I’m slowly whittling my way through the pile of great books on my desk, I haven’t done a book review for a while, so here goes. Survival + is 390 pages of well reasoned thoughts on the economy, resource depletion, climate change and how these things are likely to impact your household, communities and the […]

Possibility

What changes when you realize that your life, and those of people around you, are unsustainable, not just the myriad of consumer decisions we can make, (prius over a F350, reusable vs plastic, etc), but deep down, what really changes? We just returned from a road trip where we travelled over 2,600km in two and a bit […]

Who Will Look After the Workers?

I’m sure there are lots of stories like this one out there: After Layoffs, Workers Stay at a Factory in Protest – NYTimes.com Scores of workers laid off from a factory here [Chicago] that makes windows and doors have refused to leave, deciding to stage a “peaceful occupation” of the plant around the clock this […]