A hot topic for layperson and PhD alike, nobody will deny that the term Anthropocene is trending. One the one side, there are those who believe that the idea that humans are in fact the driving force behind a new geological epoch is a benefic and life-affirming path forward; while on the other, those who […]
Why do we waste so much precious fresh water and so many valuable nutrients by treating sewage through central plants that contaminate larger water supplies? Why is there such a deep cultural taboo on human waste in the west that prevents us from thinking sensibly about what to do with it? In this excerpt from […]
Regenerating People and Planet The horizon of a new year beckons for bold commitments and inner resolve. What changes would we like to see take place, what promises do we make to ourselves on this new clean slate? While many will no doubt persist with the age-old clichés to get in shape or to be […]
We are pleased to announce our latest title, The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet by Christian Schwägerl. Award-winning environmental journalist and author, Christian Schwägerl traveled the globe extensively, visiting rising megacities and interviewing key leaders in the fields of science, politics and culture. His work asks us to consider intriguing questions about our global impact […]
The tree population in New York City has jumped from 500,000 to 650,000, and is set to increase to 1 million in 2015 from about 500,000 trees in the 1990s. In addition to beautifying the city, the trees will provide the natural services of filtering pollution, cooling hot summer streets, and reducing rates of asthma. […]
This futuristic-looking glass orb harnesses 35% more of the Sun’s energy than now-familiar solar panels. A rotating glass orb focuses concentrated sunlight onto a small surface of solar panels, while tracking the sun’s position in the sky. This is an aesthetically pleasing example of the possibilities of the future of solar power, and an example […]
The semantic debate surrounding the idea of an Anthropocene revolves around two key concepts: have we entered a new geologic age as a result of human activity, and if we have, when did it start. More here.
The Anthropocene, the term, formal or informal, appears to be making headway in terms of entering media consciousness as “go to” short hand for using a geologic lens to assess the impact of human activity on the earth. This recent article in The New Scientist stresses that “names should reflect perceived scientific reality.” Full article link here.
BIRTH OF A PSYCHEDELIC CULTURE Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties By Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner with Gary Bravo Introduction by John Perry Barlow 240 pages, 8 x 10 inches. Illustrated with rare photos No understanding of the history of the sixties is complete without a grasp of the work […]