Sustainability Information and Resources
www.ecohousemethow.com- A local survey of what techniques, ideas and materials have been used in Washington's Methow Valley for sustainable building, and a listing of who can help you with your project.
Ride share- A resource to connect drivers and passengers driving to, from and within the Methow.
Local- A list of folks that grow, raise or make things in the Methow
Methow Recycles- Our local recycling center
Methow Valley Building Recycling Bulletin Board- A new site which connects people with excess with people who have a need- find some roofing or a sink and save it from the landfill!
Relocalize net - Supports post-carbon groups working to make their communities more sustainable for the period after affordable fossil fuels
Methow Conservancy The Methow Conservancy is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to inspiring people to care for the land of the Methow Valley. They protect land through conservation easements, encourage stewardship in protecting the easements they have, and educational classes and trips to raise awareness about conservation issues.
Climate Connections-NPR and National Geographic have presented information on how we are shaping the climate and how it is shaping us.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization. They foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining.
www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net Good for all the basic information on the peaking of global oil production.
www.energybulletin.net Best site for daily news and discussion of peak oil and it’s ramifications.
www.oildrum.net An excellent site for in-depth discussion and commentary on global energy issues.
www.postcarbon.org The Post-carbon Institute, which is creating pathways for society beyond petroleum.
www.bettertimesinfo.org A down-home web site, how to use less of everything and enjoy life more.
www.dailywarnews.blogspot.com Understanding the connection between war and oil.
Cascade Cobbler www.cascadecobbler.com Reuse your favorite shoes- get them resoled! Specializing in rock shoe repair and birkenstock resoling
Peak Oil Books
The Party’s Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies, Richard Heinberg, 2003
Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-carbon World, Richard Heinberg, 2004
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, James Howard Kunstler, 2005
Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change, William Catton, 1982
The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, Joseph Jenkins, 2005
Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, David Holmgren, 2002
Earth at a Crossroads: paths to a Sustainable Future, Hartmut Bossel, 1998
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a global Age, Michael Shuman, 1998
Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, Herman Daly and Joshua Farley, 2003
Island Planet: A survival Guide for the End of the Fossil Fuel World, Matthew Henley, 2005
Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth, Jim Merkel, 2003
The New Organic Grower: Tools & Techniques for the Home & Market Gardener, Elliot Coleman, 1995
How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible, John Jeavons, 2002
Peak Oil DVD's:
Peak Oil: Imposed by Nature available from www.postcarbon.org/store/imposedbynature
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream, from www.endofsuburbia.com
The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror, from www.theoilfactor.com
Peak Oil Power point Programs Available for Download
Oil Depletion—The Heart of the Matter by C.J. Campbell: http://www.oilcrisis.com/campbell/TheHeartOfTheMatter.pdf
*Peak Oil and the Fate of Humanity, by Borbert Beriault, rated ‘excellent’: http://www.peakoilandhumanity.com/
Speakers Available on Peak Oil and the Transition to Sustainable Society
Dana Visalli, Biologist (509) 997-9011 email@example.com