Category Archives: renewable energy

We Must “Think Again”

I’m very concerned the white middle class in this country will continue to ignore the fundamental injustices of the colonial capitalist economic system. It will be in their self-interest to work on alternatives now since capitalism is collapsing. We will … Continue reading

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The future, now

We need a vision to navigate the changes that are being forced upon us by rapidly evolving environmental, economic and political chaos and a global pandemic. I’ve gone back through the many blog posts I’ve written about change and my … Continue reading

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Orientation to a Regenerative Economy

Following is the current state of a diagram I’ve been working on to help me understand the relationships among White settler colonists, Indigenous peoples and other people of color. Many of the basic problems today stem from our capitalist economic … Continue reading

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What is your vision for the future?

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have upended our lives. Change is being forced upon us. Which makes this an incredible opportunity to build better lives and communities. This requires us to have a vision of what we want to … Continue reading

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Imagine a Future

Most of us lack the stories that help imagine a future where we thrive in the midst of unstoppable ecological catastrophe. James Allen Families gathering together this holiday reminds us of what is really important. The joy of being with … Continue reading

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Muddling along at sea

“Muddling along at sea” is the title of the final section of the essay I’ve been writing about for the past week, Pontoon Archipelago or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Collapse. by James Allen. This section is … Continue reading

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Choose only one: Fight war or fight climate disaster

The only hope to possibly avoid environmental collapse is to immediately stop burning fossil fuels and continue to build up the infrastructure for renewable energy. The principles of a Green New Deal provide the framework to make this happen. The … Continue reading

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Green New Deal Strategy Planning for Iowa

Last night I attended the Green New Deal Strategy Session: Fighting On Iowa’s Frontlines at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI). I have heard good things about ICCI for years. My aunt and uncle have reported to our Quaker meeting … Continue reading

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Destruction by Personal Automobiles

For the past several days I’ve been writing about Quakers and climate change. And for the past two days about something some of us in Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) have referred to as “ethical transportation”, which is about ways we … Continue reading

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Building and Sustaining a Vibrant Community

Last night I attended the forum, “Building and Sustaining a Vibrant Community” held at Hubbell Hall in the Kent Campus Center of Simpson College here in Indianola, Iowa. Indianola mayor Kelly Shaw introduced the panelists, Fairfield mayor Ed Malloy, Kari … Continue reading

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