Nov 222011
 
 November 22, 2011  Posted by at 9:42 pm Shelter Comments Off on Building Green From the Ground Up
Building Green From the Ground Up

  This is a guest article by Peter Marciano.   Our History of Wasteful Buildings As readers of The Automatic Earth, we are all aware of the systemic collapse that rapidly approaches on the horizon. How we preserve our resources and prepare for what’s ahead has to be the priority for us all. Before we can consider alternative energy generation or sustainable living, we need to focus on our homes and how they can be built, or rebuilt, to perform

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Nov 122011
 
 November 12, 2011  Posted by at 9:17 pm Food Comments Off on The Revitalization of Rural Economies: Profiling Small-Scale Agriculture
The Revitalization of Rural Economies: Profiling Small-Scale Agriculture

  This is a guest article by Nathan Carey.   The Historical Trade-Off Between Efficiency and Resiliency For several generations people have been tearing up their country roots and planting themselves in urban centers. It is one of the strongest and most ubiquitous migrations of this century across the world – the migration from rural areas to urban cities. In fact, “rural areas” have simply become the space between departure and arrival. They’re just exits off of the freeway that

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