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Dr. Guy McPherson, making the case for living off-grid in Ypsilanti

Later today, at 6:00 PM, University of Arizona emeritus professor of Natural Resources and the Environment Guy McPherson will be speaking at the Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti (203 South Huron Street) about his new book, Walking Away from Empire, and the steps that he’s taken to extract himself from what he sees as an American […]

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Local Transition Town visioning session scheduled for February 1

I’ve written quite a bit here over the last few years on the Transition Town movement. For those not familiar with the initiative, it involves the preparation and certification of towns attempting to address the duel challenges of climate change and peak oil proactively. It basically involves analyzing local food production, energy use, etc, and […]

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Bill Wilson and Midwest Permaculture

While I was away on vacation this past week, a well know permaculturist by the name of Bill Wilson came through Ypsi on a speaking tour. As I wasn’t able to attend, I asked a friend of mine named David Palmer, who was at the event, to share his thoughts. Following are his notes. There […]

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