• Teaching powerdown

    Understand Peak

    Peak oil is the concept that oil is a limited and finite resource, that when its production history is modeled, it will follow a certain profile. This concept of peak can be useful when we talk about any limited resource.…

  • Teaching powerdown

    What is Sustainability?

    Nature has taught me that if humans don’t figure out what revolution really means, nature will make the revolution despite us. — Tawana Petty (brown 2017 p.72) “Sustainability” is one of those terms that you’ll hear tossed around in many…

  • Teaching powerdown

    The Climate Crisis

    You undoubtedly know some things about global warming and climate change. Perhaps you know quite a lot about it, or perhaps you know a little bit. I’m not going to attempt to cover this topic comprehensively — that would take…

  • Teaching powerdown

    Stories for our time

    Let’s get started with a story. Really, several stories — or versions of reality, or ways people view the world. Three Stories for our time The first set comes from Joanna Macy, who refers to herself as an “ecophilosopher.” For…

  • Creating social change

    An example of change-making

    I’m Joanne Poyourow, I use the pronouns she/hers, and I’m a change-maker. Back in 2005 I co-founded the Environmental Change-Makers community group in Los Angeles with Peter Rood. I’m an economist by training, and I was a Certified Public Accountant…

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    Welcome, 2021

    New year, fresh start. Building out of the nightmare pit. So much wreckage, so much broken down around us. So much potential for rebuilding. Rebuilding in the image of all that we yearn to see … climate action, climate justice.…