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Independent books for July 4th

Books for Independence Day

There’s never been a better time to speak out against injustices, stand up together for our rights and take action to preserve sovereignty, community and democracy.

Occupy World Street

A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

As demonstrators worldwide demand change, Occupy World Street offers a sweeping vision of how to reform our global economic and political structures, break away from empire, and build a world of self-determining sovereign states that respect the need for ecological sustainability and uphold human rights.

In this refreshingly detailed plan, Ross Jackson shows how a handful of small nations could take on a leadership role; create new alliances, new governance, and new global institutions; and, in cooperation with grassroots activists, pave the way for other nations to follow suit.
“Ross Jackson presents us with an extraordinary global plan to tackle the multiple crises of our times—awesome in conception, sensitive in detail, and realistic enough to succeed.”—Richard Register, author of Ecocities—Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature.

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

Commemorating the fortieth Anniversary of The Limits to Growth, 2052 asks, what will happen to humanity over the next forty years?

We know that much needs to change to make our future more sustainable. But will we rise to the occasion? How much change is likely to occur? And how do we prepare to live good lives in the world that is likely to emerge?
These are the questions that propelled Jorgen Randers, a renowned analyst of global trends, to ask dozens of leading experts around the globe to weigh in with their best predictions on how our economies, energy supplies, natural resources, climate, food, fisheries, militaries, political divisions, cities, psyches, and more will take shape in the coming decades.

Meadows classics and newbooks from Shuman & Lovins

Just got an email from our friends at Chelsea Green Publishing – the leading publisher of sustainable living books since 1985.  Normally, a sale email moves quickly to my trash folder.  I scrolled quickly down through the email.  I was interested to see what they included in their 35% off for the month of January on the Bestsellers of 2011 on Sale.

Local Dollars, Local SenseBefore I reached the list of sale items.  I saw an announcement for an upcoming March 2012 book:  Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity by Michael H. Shuman, We had met Shuman a decade ago at a Sustainable Economics conference at Ramapo College that had been organized by Ramapo Professor Trent Schroyer.  Shuman was one of the featured speakers.  We were impressed by his common sense approach to creating prosperity by keeping money in your local economy.  At the time, we immediately bought his first book Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global AgeContinue reading Meadows classics and newbooks from Shuman & Lovins