When we started this website in 2005, the goal was to help people prepare for Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Collapse. Forget the preparing part. We're there and it's likely to get worse. This isn't a doom and gloom perspective. It's simply avoiding denial and accepting things as they are and as they're likely to become, unless the efforts of millions of people around the world come to fruition and the political, economic and social systems of our planet make a 180 degree turn and start serving humanity and the planet instead of destroying them.
Dealing with Peak Oil and beyond isn't just about buying greener things; it's about buying fewer things. It's about spending less money, and getting more out of life.
The information here on sustainable living is about your home—inside and outside—and how you can use less energy, spend less money, and enjoy it more.
It's about your neighborhood and how you and your neighbors can benefit from working and sharing together. It's about your community and how all of its neighborhoods and residents can benefit from cooperative effort.
Most of all, it's about saving you money, improving your life, and giving you the tools you need to deal with a shaky present and an unknown future.
What others are saying...
"Nobody can believe what's happening. Nobody knows what to do. Well, here's some straight dope: do you want to have an economy? Then prepare to cut your losses and move on. There's so much to do "out there" in America, but the catch is it's not the same as what we've been doing.
Do you want to eat a few years from now? Get serious about reorganizing agriculture on a smaller, finer, more local scale. Believe me, there will be plenty of jobs. Only they won't be like sitting in a cubicle writing a marketing plan for a video-game about the slaughter of gym rats from another planet. Do you want to be able to travel around this big country in a few years? Start working on the nearest reconstructable railroad line - and get over your techno-grandiose fantasies about running all the cars on algae, corn, or the plug in the wall.
Do you want have some household goods in the future without sending an order halfway around the world? Figure out a way to make stuff in some North American place where there is running water for electric power." - James Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation
Peak Oil Prep
Prepare for Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Collapse