Learning from History, Going on From Here (originally published on Grace’s blog, Organic Revolutionary) The world has changed considerably in the forty years since I attended my first NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Conference–then also billed as a “celebration of rural life.” So too has the organization, which has gone from a marginal little group […]
Long time ISE faculty member Beverly Naidus reports that she has two art installations showing through October at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. One interactive installation is about extinction, “Curtain Call: Portable Altars for Grief and Gratitude” and the other is about the perils and rewards of activism, “AND NOW Behind Curtain #2.” Beverly’s […]
This commentary by ISE faculty and board member Grace Gershuny originally appeared on her author’s blog for Chelsea Green Publishers: “We no longer have the luxury of prevention. Now we are in the dire situation of needing a cure, a reversal. We know that correcting agriculture is an answer to climate chaos, and that it […]
Thanks to Vincent Gerber in Geneva, we now have copies of several of the issues of Green Perspectives and Left Green Perspectives that were previously missing from this site as well as from other online sources. Click on Read More for live download links to issues # 9, 11, 12, 13, and 39, as well as links to issues available at academia.edu and other websites.
From New Compass Press in Norway, a new collection of Dan Chodorkoff’s essays, The Anthropology of Utopia, plus a revised and expanded edition of Brian Tokar’s Toward Climate Justice. Both available in September; review copies now available from New Compass: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF UTOPIA Essays on Social Ecology and Community Development By Dan Chodorkoff How […]
Video of Dan Chodorkoff discussing the origins of the ISE, focusing on early renewable energy experiments at Cate Farm in central Vermont.
Dan Chodorkoff reports from the recent European social ecology meeting in Greece: TRISE, the Transnational Institute for Social Ecology held its second annual meeting in Marathon Greece from April 23-27th. The organization is a primarily European effort to develop and disseminate the ideas of social ecology, with an emphasis on urban issues and the active […]
2 recent posts to the ISE Blog contain links to new articles of mine that are featured elsewhere:
I also have an extended essay and 2 short pieces in the book described here:
And a chapter in this book, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank of Counterpunch:
As well as this recent book from Food First, based in Oakland:
An article from the Winter 2014 issue of the journal New Politics, based on a presentation at the 2013 Left Forum in New York City. Tokar examines the political and ideological origins of “market-oriented” approaches that aim to substitute permit-trading regimes for environmental regulation: The theoretical origins of carbon trading go back to the early 1960s, […]
We’ve received an update on Eric Toensmeier’s ongoing book project, with the working title of “Carbon Farming: A Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices.” We first reported on it here. I’ve just completed the chapter on agroforestry support species. These fascinating plants can: provide nitrogen fertility; serve as […]