Bent Box and War Canoe from Rick Mercer Report

Canadians (and a few lucky others) will know Rick Mercer as a fixture on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Made in Canada, This Hour Has 22 Minutes). His current show, the Rick Mercer Report, sends him exploring across the country. This last week, he was in Haida Gwaii on the Pacific Coast, showcasing a little Haida … More Bent Box and War Canoe from Rick Mercer Report

Basic Stances — A Meaningful Life of Simplicity

We articulated three central tenets of the Low Technology Institute. These are simple concepts but they have profound implications for our everyday lives. Naessi articulated a list of character traits (adapted below) that we hope to cultivate in our society. These are not meant to be rules, but examples of how one might live. The … More Basic Stances — A Meaningful Life of Simplicity

Basic Stances — Three Central Low-Tech Tenets

The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming novel EcoGuerrillas. Following Naess, Leopold, and other natural philosophers, we have devised three precepts for a post-fossil-fuel society. First, we must recognize that we are one of many species on this planet. Second, we must work to mimic successful natural systems and live off of the planet’s … More Basic Stances — Three Central Low-Tech Tenets

Basic Stances — Deep Ecology and the Problem of Anthropocentrism

The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming novel EcoGuerrillas. The environment has played a prominent role in the rise and fall of civilizations throughout history and will have an out-sized effect on industrialized society, but people raising awareness of problems with greenhouse emissions, fossil fuels, the arctic, dams, rain forests, and endangered species are … More Basic Stances — Deep Ecology and the Problem of Anthropocentrism

News Roundup — Sept. 30, 2016

Low Tech News  Chaga: The Old New Superfood – Walden Labs Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries – NPR Environmental News Presidential Candidates Hold Starkly Different Views On Energy – NPR Carbon Tracker Analysis: ‘Renewables are Already Outcompeting Fossil Fuels’ – Resilience How to Talk About the Paris Climate Agreement at the … More News Roundup — Sept. 30, 2016