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Newest Resources
Most recent additions to the Creative Culture Guide including local sustainability resources and holistic guides to sustainability living and best practices.

Homeschool Canada
Homeschool Canada began in 2011 to help homeschool families from all across Canada connect with each other, and to provide a central place where people can find national, provincial and regional information about homeschooling in Canada; including laws, guidelines and resources.

BCAFM Farmers' Markets Tools & Resources Database
A directory of tools and resources to help farmers’ market thrive. The directory includes a wide variety of reports, links, videos, and other documents for market board members, market managers, and vendors.

Growing Without Schooling
John Holt's Growing Without Schooling (GWS), founded in 1977, was America's first home education newsletter. The website offers all back issues of GWS, homeshooling videos and resources, books and downloads.

Permies.com
A large collection of active and diverse Permaculture articles and forums on most topics related to homesteading and sustainability, as well as video resources, podcasts and on site appropriate technology and permaculture courses.

ZWIA
The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) is an international organization focused on Zero Waste standards, policies and best practices. The ZWIA Charter Principles are: 1. Convert waste to resources for the benefits of local production and the creation of a sustainable society. 2. Redesign products...

Materials & Manufacturing
Responsible resource stewardship, manufacturing, and recycling.

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home is the 2015 appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how humans are shaping the future of the planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental...

Sacred Garden Sanctuary
Sacred Garden Sanctuary is an intentional community dedicated to sustainable farming and lifestyle.

British Columbia Distance Learning Programs
British Columbia currently has the largest and most diverse offering of Distance Learning programs. Homeschool Canada has provided a list of programs, separated into categories of public, private, and faith-based. Some options are specific to a particular city or region, many others are available province-wide.

Awakeneers
Awakeneers’ music centres around honest vocals sweetened with multi-part harmonies and supported by rich acoustic instrumentation. The nomadic band of nine multi-instrumentalist songwriters — most of whom are siblings — segues seamlessly from a foot-stomping fiddle tune to a hip-hop guide to mindfulness;...

Bolivian Law of the Rights of Mother Earth
The Law of the Rights of Mother Earth is a Bolivian law that sets forth a legal and ethical vision of the rights of the life-systems. The seven rights granted to Mother Earth and all life-systems: - To life: It is the right to the maintenance of the integrity of life systems and natural processes which...

Creative Culture Map
Map of sustainability resources

O.U.R. Ecovillage
Located on 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage is the host site for O.U.R Community Association, a registered nonprofit...

Community Exchange Systems
The Community Exchange System (CES) is a web service that provides the tools for communities to set up and manage exchange and trade in their areas without using money. It also provides communities with a network that permits them to trade with other communities, wherever they are in the world. The...

British Columbia Education and Training
Descriptions, resources and guidelines for homeschooling and alternative schooling as defined by the Government of British Columbia

Wikimedia Foundation Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia, the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects.

Earthen Heart
Earthen Heart is a Permacultural Community Homestead that has been shifting a 20 acre parcel single family rural farm home towards a collective eco-habitat guided by permaculture principles.

Pender Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Pender Island, BC

Oceanside Homeschoolers Vancouver Island
Homeschool support group serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach, BC

Oceanside Christian Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Oceanside, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Errington and Coombs, BC

Heartwood Home Learners Cooperative
Homeschool support group serving Errington, BC

North Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Port McNeill and North Vancouver Island, BC

Nanaimo Community Home Learners (NCHL)
Nanaimo Community Home Learners is a collection of families in and around Nanaimo who support one another on their homeschooling journeys. NCHL’s current membership includes over 60 diverse families from Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Duncan, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach. Support...

LIFE – Learning in Faith Everyday
Homeschool support group serving Nanaimo, BC

Victoria Home Learner’s Network
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC.

Aldinga Arts Ecovillage
The Village concept emerged from the interwoven philosophies of several distinct strands: the arts, Permaculture & environmental sustainability, and the desire to create more cohesive community. Out of this background has come the collective vision for an EcoVillage

Victoria Christian Home Schoolers (VCHS)
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Western Communities, Sooke and Cowichan Valley, BC

VicHomeLearn
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC

Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Homeshoolers
Homeschool support group serving Cowichan Valley and beyond.

Highschool Homelearning Victoria
Homeschool support group serving Victoria, BC

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) is a online repository of free and public domain sheet music with over 145,146 works, including many iconic classical pieces, freely available to anyone. Launched in 2006, the IMSLP MediaWiki website is owned and run by Project Petrucci LLC, a company...

Ladysmith and Chemainus Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith and Chemainus, BC

Cornerstone Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.

Comox Valley Home Learners Network
Homeshool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.

BC Home Educators Association
BCHEA is a registered non-profit society dedicated to the protection of the family's freedom to educate children at home with minimal government intervention. BCHEA was registered in 1987 as an umbrella group to represent all home schoolers regardless of their philosophical or religious beliefs. Since...

Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain is an Earth Sanctuary and Learning Community dedicated to Healing the Human-Earth Relationship. The educational farm and regenerative sustainability learning center reside on 38 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Quadra Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Quadra Island

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
John Taylor Gatto's *Weapons of Mass Instruction* argues that the current system of compulsory schooling cripples imagination, discourages critical thinking, and creates a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote memorization drills.

Sirius Community
A community founded by former members of Findhorn Community in Scotland wishing to establish a similar community in their American homeland.

The Spirit Level
The Spirit Level is a collation of research from hundreds of independent scientific publications showing how and why people in more (economically) equal societies live longer, healthier, happier and more ecologically sustainable lives they then people in societies that are less equal. The book, released...

Communitecture
Communitecture is a full service architecture firm for commercial and residential projects based out of Portland, Oregon. Focusing on beautiful and sustainable places that bring people together in community and push the ecological design envelope.

Port Alberni Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Port Alberni, Bamfield, Ucluelet and Tofino, BC

Atlan Center
Atlan provides sanctuary for the creation of sustainable culture through the holistic integration of healing, art, and design. Our village demonstrates permaculture and regenerative principles while engaging a network of resonant communities.

Salt Spring Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Salt Spring Island

How Children Learn by John Holt
John Caldwell Holt was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling and, specifically, the unschooling approach, and a pioneer in youth rights theory. This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John...

How to Meditate: Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation
The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, support our mindfulness practice centers around the world, and engage in Sangha (community) building in order to foster peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and...

Sit Illustrated: So, What's funny about meditation?
Once upon a time, not very long ago, in a land not renowned for its meditative traditions, a small group of spiritual aspirants began learning to “sit” or “meditate”. Although sitting is reputed to have multiple benefits, being funny is not usually mentioned as one of them. Perhaps this is just...

Sooke Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Sooke, BC and surrounding area

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
Selection from the book: What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools but that it isn't a school at all. It is not an artificial place, set up to make "learning" happen and in which nothing except...

The Underground History of American Education
John Taylor Gatto, invested over 10 years of dedicated research to uncover some of the most alarming ideas and writings by the creators and advocates of mandatory attendance schooling, which show where the system came from and why it was created. He combined these facts with his personal experience as...

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriuclum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional...

Summerhill by A.S. Neill
Alexander Sutherland Neill (17 October 1883 – 23 September 1973) was a Scottish educator and author known for his school, Summerhill, and its philosophy of freedom from adult coercion and its community self-governance Neill wrote 20 books in his lifetime. Originally published in 1960, Summerhill...

The Meaning of Education by Daniel Greenberg
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. The task this book undertakes is to articulate the many strands that, together, form the...

A Place to Grow; The Culture of Sudbury Valley School by Daniel Greenberg
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. This book explores the array of principles and practices that have evolved and make up the...

VancouverMom.ca
A homeschool support group established in 2009, VancouverMom.ca is an online resource providing urban, hyperlocal information on what to do and and what's new for families in Metro Vancouver.

The Interfaith Amigos
Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon — the Interfaith Amigos — started working together after 9/11. Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to audiences all over the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel-Palestine, and Japan.

Climate Hope Resource Guide
Helpful places on the Internet with resources to deal with Climate Grief and Eco-anxiety.

Tilth Alliance
The Tilth Alliance programs teach adults and children how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources.

Alderleaf Farm and Wilderness College
A wilderness survival school, permaculture training and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, naturalist skills, and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest.

COABC member/supplier list
The certified (COABC) list of BC organic food suppliers; crop, animal, product, processor, supplies. A searchable database with over 750 entries throughout BC and some Yukon resources.

Sustainable Living Stack Exchange
Sustainable Living Stack Exchange is a fact based question and answer website dedicated to questions about living an ecologically sustainable lifestyle that can be maintained indefinitely without depleting the earth's resources.

Enough Is Enough by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill
Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources' is a book that - summarize the scientific evidence that the pursuit of continuous economic growth is not a good idea and looks at what constitutes desirable levels of population and consumption. - explains how in a steady-state...

PLA filament
Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) — a biodegradable *thermoplastic aliphatic polyester* derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, cassava roots, chips or starch, or sugarcane — can be used as an alternative to ABS plastic filament in many 3D printers.

Zero Waste Manifesto
The Zero Waste Manifesto declares the rules and principles of a zero waste lifestyle--producing and consuming without producing materials that will be discarded into nature and the oceans--by considering the following values: 1. Well-being of Plants and Animals over Consumer Needs and Ease of Use 2....

Tree Sisters Reforestation
We fund the planting of trees to restore ecosystems and livelihoods whilst increasing protection against the extremes of climate change in multiple regions of the tropical forest belt. We do this in ways that recreate and restore natural forest ecosystems using indigenous species, fostering local knowledge...

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
Harmony, a book by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly, focuses on the environment and interconnections between climate change, architecture and agriculture.

Fungi Perfecti
Fungi Perfecti is a company specialized in using mushrooms to improve the health of the planet and its people. Founded by mycologist and author Paul Stamets in 1980, Fungi Perfecti is a family-owned company that is Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Bioneers
"Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers advances the great transformation underway in human civilization...

Fraser Valley Free Learners
Fraser Valley Free Learners is an extraordinary schooling environment in which children can learn and develop important lifelong skills such as leadership, public speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, meditation and mindfulness, negotiation, conflict resolution and personal...

Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire
Intentional community

Ethical Consumer
Ethical Consumer is a not-for-profit UK magazine and website which publishes information on the social, ethical and environmental behaviour of companies and issues around trade justice and ethical consumption. It was founded in 1989 by Rob Harrison and Jane Turner.

New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers is an activist, solutions-oriented publisher focused on publishing books as tools to help build a new society. Their books focus on tools and insights from leading experts in a range of subjects, including sustainable building, homesteading, climate change, environment, conscientious...

Peace Seeds
A Planetary Genome Pool Service; Plant Breeding for the Public Domain Pacific Northwest grown, open pollinated, organic seed. Founder and Director of Research: Alan Kapular. Through Peace Seeds and Peace Seedlings, the Kapulers promote the concepts of public domain plant breeding, wildcrafting (collection...

Waldorf Education
Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning...

Just BioFiber
The Just BioFiber Block building system is based on lego-inspired interlocking hempcrete blocks. The blocks - Are carbon negative to produce, - Absorb greenhouse gasses from the air over their lifespan. - Have a useful lifespan of 100 - 600 years - Are nontoxic and naturally resistant to mold and...

Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit
Stony Point Center's Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit Summer Institute is a multifaith earthcare program for young adults between the ages of 19 and 29. The program integrates multifaith study in the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions with sustainable agriculture and intentional community living.

BC Farmers’ Market Trail
The BC Farmers’ Market Trail, managed by the BC Association of Farmers' Markets, is a directory of Markets that provide fresh local food in British Columbia.

Parliament of the World's Religions
"The Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world."

Business & Entrepreneurship
Resources for entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, and social impact initiatives.

Localization
Fulfilling local needs with local resources.

Cleaning
Methods and resources for cleaning without toxic chemicals

Robert Fisk
Robert Fisk is an English writer and journalist. An Arabic speaker, Fisk has lived in Beirut since 1976. Fisk is a pacifist and has never voted. He has said that journalism must "challenge authority, all authority, especially so when governments and politicians take us to war."

The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and...

Port Townsend EcoVillage
Port Townsend EcoVillage is a community of people living in harmony with each other and the earth.

Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage
An intentional, collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation. A significant portion of the property set aside for agricultural purposes and an on-site CSA, the Little River Farm. These super-insulated houses are designed to be

Clearwater Commons
The Clearwater Commons is an intentional, ecologically-responsible residential community. The physical design of the community represents the underlying values of community and low-impact development. Pedestrian walkways, community gardens, benches, shared tool sheds and play spaces reflect the desire...

The Seventeen Traditions
"Activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader looks back at his small-town Connecticut childhood and the traditions and values that shaped his progressive worldview. ... In a time of widespread national dissatisfaction and disillusionment that has given rise to new dissent characterized...

Thus Spoke the Plant
The story of a scientist’s discovery of plant communication and how it influenced her research and changed her life. In this “phytobiography”–a collection of stories written in partnership with a plant–research scientist Monica Gagliano reveals the dynamic role plants play in genuine first-hand...

United Religions Initiative
"The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings."

David Holmgren
Co-originator (1978) of Permaculture design system for sustainable living and land use, ecological builder and farmer, author, teacher and activist.

IDEAL Society
Shared collective life in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia forms an experimental framework and environment in which to grow in harmony with nature, while contributing to the well-being of the group and larger community in a spirit of sustainable development.

Climate Music Project
Combining the talents and expertise of world class scientists, composers, musicians, artists, and technology visionaries, the Climate Music Project enables the creation and staging of science-guided music and visual experiences to inspire people to engage actively on the issue of climate change. Each...

Extracts of Polypore Mushroom Mycelia Reduce Viruses in Honey Bees
A team of scientists from Washington State University headed by Steve Sheppard, the USDA, and Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti, reported in October 2018 that a mushroom extract fed to honeybees greatly reduces virus levels. In field trials, colonies fed mycelium extract from amadou and reishi fungi...

Chris Hedges
An American journalist specializing in American politics and society; Harvard Divinity School (M.Div); spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He was based in the Middle East for five years.

LECASE
LeCase is both an English acronym and an Italian word that means

The Berry Center
Challenging the industrial agriculture system, The Berry Center advances a holistic, "whole horse" approach that takes nature as its measure, consults the genius of the place, and accepts no harm to the ecosphere. Addressing what it will take to "revive farm economies, good land use, and vitality" for...

Natural Dharma Fellowship
Founder and Spiritual Director and Buddhist Climate Activist, Lama Willa Miller. Natural Dharma Fellowship is a Buddhist community that supports the transmission and cultivation of contemplative and ethical practices for a better world. We believe that the inner development of compassion and wisdom facilitates...

Blossoms Raw Chocolate
Each chocolate is handmade and fused with Ayurvedic and Reiki medicine. The ingredients are sustainably sourced to support the highest quality product available and help indigenous communities thrive. The recipes are mused by the Great Mother Earth, the only wanderer we know of with cacao. Pure...

The Contrary Farmer
By Gene Logsdon, this collection of essays recommends cottage farming, the small-scale, part-time growing that aims to reduce food expenses and increase pleasure in living in a "tone that combines pragmatism, idealism ("Measure the value of products in human terms,") and impatient realism ('Let those...

Teemill Organic Clothing
Circular Fashion.Our new products are made from our old products, which are designed from the start to be sent back when they are worn out. This is the circular economy for clothing. Certified organic, solar powered UK factory. Leading supplier to national charities & business. Our products and packaging...

Sunny Brae Farm
Sunny Brae Farm presented with a Century Farm Award for the contributions the family has made to B.C.’s agriculture industry and economy over the past one hundred years. Founded in 1888, the 115 acre farm is owned and run by third-generation Mike Manson and his wife Donna. The farm has been in production...

The Golden Rule Project
"The mission of the Golden Rule Project is to increase awareness and the practice of compassion, kindness, and peace by sharing the universal principle of the Golden Rule through education, programming, and partnerships. The Golden Rule Project is not religious, not political, and not associated with...

Glen Valley Organic Farm
The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all members have a voice.

Atira Community Garden
Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Atira Community Resources.

Skagit Food Co-op Skagit Food Co-op
The Skagit Food Co-op provides natural, organic, and locally-sourced food to Mt. Vernon, Burlington, La Conner, and the Skagit Valley.

Beekeeping for Beginners
Beekeeping is an important part of the growing cycle; as pollinators, bees are key to maintaining global food supply. There are 1,000s of articles, books, and websites devoted to this practice. This is a general information article about standard beekeeping with useful additional links and articles.

Biodynamic Association
The BDA is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of new people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food...

Coop Directory Service
Online directory information source for natural food coops. The directory is maintained by the Data Commons Co-op and is focused on co-ops in the United States but also includes Canada, Australia, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Charter for Compassion
A document which urges the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion; founded by Karen Armstrong. On April 26, 2010, Seattle became the first city in the world to affirm the charter. The charter now has thousands of signatories.

350.org
Founded by author, educator, environmentalist, Bill McKibben, "350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350's...

Viridian energy co-operative
Viridian Energy Co-operative provides solar energy systems. Assessments, design, installation and consulting by the worker owned co-op of Professional Engineers, Red Seal Electricians and Renewable Energy Technicians.

Roots Natural Foods
Maple ridge natural food store specializing in certified organic whole foods and healthy alternatives to conventional supermarket items including wide variety of wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, raw food, low sodium and sugar-free products.

Living Machines
Living Machine Technology blends cutting-edge science and engineering with plants and beneficial bacteria to efficiently treat and reuse wastewater, providing lasting water solutions for communities everywhere. Based on the principles of wetland ecology.

The Rainforest Foundation
Founded by Trudie Sytler and Sting, The Rainforest Foundation is based on the idea of indigenous people — those intimately connected to their ancestral lands — having the legal right to protect the forests we all depend on. At the time it was founded, environmental organizations didn't generally...

Freesound.org
Freesound.org is a collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers.

Solar Cities
Solar Cities is an international platform with the intention of providing an open-source virtual hackspace for Biogas Innoventors and Practitioners and training for all those researching, developing and deploying sustainable solutions for flourishing societies.

Firefox Web Browser
An open-source web browser supported by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.

Water.org
Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. "Our vision: Safe water and the dignity of a toilet for all, in our lifetime."

Bellingham Community Food Co-op
Voted Bellingham's best grocery store, the Bellingham Community Food Co-op organic, local, & natural groceries and to-go meals made in-house.

Costa Rica Limpia
Costa Rica Limpia (Clean Costa Rica) was founded by Dr. Monica Araya with the mission is to "promote clean development from a citizenship approach."

North Cascades Institute
Founded in 1986, the North Cascades Institute connects people, nature and community through science, art, literature and exploration of the North Cascades natural and cultural history.

LibreOffice Foundation
LibreOffice offers a suite of free and open source office software that is compatible with many widely used document file types including spreadsheets, presentations and writing documents.

Dahr Jamail
Dahr Jamail is a staff reporter for Truthout, currently focusing on issues of climate change. His most recent book is " The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption" (The New Press, 2019). He lives and works in Port Townsend, Washington.

Brian Doyle
Brian Doyle was a novelist, essayist and editor. His books include: "A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary."

Ubuntu Linux
The most popular and easy-to-use free, open-source alternative to proprietary operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

Silva Forest Foundation
Founded by Herb Hammond, the Silva Forest Foundation (SFF) has pioneered an ecosystem-based conservation planning approach that protects biological diversity and ecological processes, while assisting communities and individuals to implement ecologically responsible human uses and develop conservation-based...

Matomo Analytics
A drop-in replacement for Google Analytics that’s open-source and respects users’ privacy.

Thunderbird Email Client
A free, open-source, cross platform email client.

Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
Inkscape is a free and open source professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows desktop computers.

IslandWood
IslandWood is an environmental learning center created to improve access to meaningful, nature-based learning experiences for children, located on 250 acres on Bainbridge Island, WA.

Polyface Farms
Operated by Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms is dedicated to the principles of Transparency (anyone is welcome to visit the farm anytime), grass based livestock (animals are moved frequently to new "salad bars," offering landscape healing and nutritional superiority), Plant and Animal Individuality (Respecting...

The Kind Life
TheKindLife.com was born as an extension of Alicia Silverstone's book, The Kind Diet, "which is all about living your healthiest and happiest life to the fullest, while taking care of mama Earth at the same time!" This website is a resource for those who want to delve deeper into the world of healthy,...

Terry Tempest Williams
An American author, conservationist and activist. Williams' writing is rooted in the American West ; contributing ed. Orion

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping
Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and stor­ing...

Tony Juniper
"A British campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and environmentalist recognised for his work as Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International from 2000-2008. He was the Green Party's parliamentary candidate...

The Art of Fermentation
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz Foreword by Michael Pollan With practical information on fermenting vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, beans, meats, and more… The Art of Fermentation is the most...

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition
The Book That Started the Fermentation Revolution Sandor Ellix Katz, winner of a James Beard Award and New York Times bestselling author, whom Michael Pollan calls the “Johnny Appleseed of Fermentation” returns to the iconic book that started it all, but with a fresh perspective, renewed enthusiasm,...

GNU Image Manipulation Program
The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful, free, open-source alternative to proprietary software such as Adobe Photoshop and Sketch.

Scribus
Free, cross-platform, open-source desktop publishing software.

Creative Commons Creative Commons
Creative Commons helps people legally share thier knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world with the Creative Commons Licensing standards. With a network of staff, board, and affiliates around the world, Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright...

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
An exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences.

Peoples Food Coop
Grocer offering local, organic & sustainable food items plus an on-site, year-round farmer's market. "We cultivate strong relationships with the food we eat, the people who produce it, and the friends and family we share it with. We strive to buy directly from farmers and food producers whenever possible,...

San Francisco Interfaith Council
The San Francisco Interfaith Council's work centers on civil rights, homelessness, housing affordability, and disaster preparedness. The SFIC convenes and amplifies the voice of our city's faith-based community on these important issues.

Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski
Michael Pilarski, Founder and Director of Friends of the Trees Society. Michael is a life-long student of plants and earth repair. His farming career started in 2nd grade and his organic farming career began in 1972 at age 25. Michael founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978 and took his first permaculture...

Global Earth Repair Conference
The Global Earth Repair Conference will bring 500 or more people together to talk about earth repair (ecosystem restoration) at local, regional, state, national and international levels. The Global Earth Repair Conference facilitates the exchange of information between earth repair practitioners. The...

PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology
PLACE is a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Their goal is to incubate a local sustainability hub to allow people to see solutions in practice;...

ConsumerLab.com ConsumerLab.com
ConsumerLab.com provides independent test results, reviews, ratings and comparisons of vitamins, supplements, herb and nutrition products to consumers and healthcare providers.

The Gathering Place Trading Company
Gathering Place Trading is a family owned business committed to organic farming, sustainability, and social responsibility. They source only the finest hand harvested salts, herbs, spices dried fruits and teas. Connecting face to face with other family farmers around the world. Their business is rooted...

Quantum Agriculture
Quantum Agriculture, refers to a new, evolving method of agriculture that applies the last century of discoveries in quantum physics and quantum biology to scientifically growing food of the highest quality. Quantum Agriculture not only considers the chemistry and life of the soil biology, but also...

Schumacher Center Local Currencies Overview
A basic description of current local currencies being implemented in North America and the UK, with histories and future projections. via the Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
The Interfaith Council, as the Council of Churches, was originally organized for the primary purpose of providing chaplaincy ministries in various county institutions on behalf of local congregations. The Council became interfaith in 1997, widening its membership to include congregations and faith organizations...

The Herbalist
Teirney Salter opened The Herbalist in 1984 based on the belief that organically grown and wild-harvested herbs of the highest quality would have a positive effect on people’s health. At a time when herbs were not known for their medicinal properties The Herbalist forged ahead, was progressive, and...

Gaia University Gaia University
Gaia University offers a blended system of online, guided course-work combined with on-the-ground, hands-on project work. They are a institution of higher learning that offers mentoring, online courses, diploma certificate programs, and externally-accredited Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science...

SelfDesign
The SelfDesign Learning Community is among the largest distance/distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, Canada. SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their passions and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized...

Klean Kanteen
A company that makes reusable, BPA-free stainless steel water bottles, cups, and thermoses. Klean Kanteen is a certified B Corp and a member of 1% for the planet, and purchases a combination of Renewable Energy Certificates (energy created from renewable sources like wind and solar) and Carbon Offsets...

Orion Magazine
Orion brings ideas, writers, photographers, and artists together, focused on nature, the environment, and culture, addressing environmental and societal issues. Orion is published by the Orion Society, a non-profit. The magazine is ad-free, and entirely supported by subscriptions and donations.

"Secrets of the Soil"
Secrets of the Soil tells the fascinating story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to save our planet - such as using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic agriculture with its reliance on ethereal forces from the...

TED: Ideas worth spreading
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of conference and videos featuring short informative talks on topics from science to business to global issues. The ted website's large collection of educational videos are all freely available for viewing and download.

Mycellium Running
This book is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. Setting the stage for the mycorestoration revolution, Mycelium Running unveils new methods for growing mushrooms, generating mycelium, and implanting mushroom colonies into the environment. Capitalizing on the digestive power of mycelium,...

Marnie’s Books
An independent book store on Cortes Island with a great selection of books, including many titles on sustainable living, social justice, and environmentalism. The store is solar powered and wood heated.

Natural Beekeeping Trust
The Natural Beekeeping Trust was formed in 2009 in response to the need for an alternative approach to the care of bees. The key aims of the trust are: -to disseminate information about bee-centred, natural beekeeping and, -to develop new understandings and ways of relating to the bee that work with...

Victoria Home Learners Network Association
The Victoria Home Learners' Network Association (VHLN) is a non-profit society created to support home learning families in the Greater Victoria area. Their membership is comprised of families who follow diverse home learning paths – from traditional approaches to home schooling to “radical" unschooling...

Darn Tough Socks
Socks made in Vermont, U.S.A from ethically-sourced Merino Wool (no mulesing). Darn Tough socks are unconditionally guaranteed for life.

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe and Pie Shop
Aphrodite’s is more than a restaurant and pie shop, it’s a community fiercely dedicated to wild, organic, local and sustainable food. They work directly with local farms and producers to ensure that their menu has the smallest ecological footprint possible. They're a home for the sustainable food...

Tenemos Academy
An Academy for Education in the light of the Spirit: the Temenos Academy is an educational charity which aims to offer education in philosophy and the arts in the light of the sacred traditions of east and West. The word "temenos" means a sacred precinct.

TOMS
TOMS was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. The company designs and sells shoes based on the Argentine alpargata design, eyewear, coffee, apparel, and handbags. When Toms sells a pair of shoes, a new pair of shoes is given to an impoverished child, when Toms sells eyewear, part of the profit is used...

Welland Legacy Park & Community Orchard
The Welland Legacy Park houses a community orchard that is the largest & most diverse in Canada. Once the backyard of local conservationist Rex Welland, the mixed orchard features 100 varieties of rare heritage apples. It is also home to a heritage nursery and native bees habits. The Orchard is open...

Open Source Seed Initiative Open Source Seed Initiative
The Open Source Seed Initiative works to maintain fair and open access to plant genetic diversity worldwide. Protecting the freedom of farmers, gardeners, breeders, and future generations to save, replant and share seeds without the threat of privatized intellectual property rights.

LibriVox LibriVox
The non-profit, volunteer-driven LibriVox project provides free, public domain audiobooks in many languages.

Rise Up Singing
Rise Up Singing is a group singing songbook containing lyrics, chords and sources to 1200 songs from a wide variety of genres from Beatles to Broadway, from Bob Dylan to traditional ballads. It has sold around a million copies since it came out in 1988 and is considered "the bible" in folk music and...

EarthEasy Guide to Composting
An easy-to-follow practical guide for learning how to compost, including free-standing piles and container type methods

Guayaki
Guayakí is an organic beverage company specializing in yerba mate products. The company partners with farming communities in South America’s Upper Paraná Atlantic rainforest to produce shade-grown organic yerba mate and to reforest their land with native hardwoods. Guayakí uses "Market Driven Restoration"...

Hugelkultur gardening/rotting wood garden beds
An in-depth look at the hugelkultur method; instructions, benefits, photos, videos.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a nonprofit that provides free educational tools for learning math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history.

Teaming With Microbes
This book introduces the non scientist to the significance of the soil biota at and the symbiotic relationship with plants. Written by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis it points towards gardening in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web and the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms...

Sovereign App by Democracy.earth
Software for blockchain based direct democracy decision making.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.

Yarrow Ecovillage
A 20 acre organic farm and multi-generational cohousing ecovillage in downtown Yarrow, B.C.. Units for sale, senior housing in the planning phase and farmland available for members.

Do it for the Love Foundation
Do It For The Love is a non-profit wish-granting organization (founded by Michael Franti) that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. To date, 2018, they have coordinated over 1,000 concert and music experiences for...

Music Heals
Music Heals Charitable Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the healing powers of music. The Organization supports a wide range of music therapy services in BC and across Canada aiming increase access to music therapy for patients in children's hospitals, senior's centres, palliative care,...

A Pattern Language
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction is a 1977 book on architecture, urban design, and community livability The book first introduced the concept of people designing buildings for themselves, and guaranteeing the comfort and functionality of the buildings they designed, because the elements...

Forstbauer Farm
Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm uses Biodynamic farming methods and follows a soil food web approach. Founded in 1977 the Forstbauer farm is a certified organic farm in Chilliwack British Colombia, farmed using Biodynamic principals and certified through the Biodynamic society of BC (demeter) and...

Ethelo
Ethelo is comprised of two entities: Ethelo Decisions, a technology company dedicated to helping organizations focus collective intelligence to make the best decisions more quickly; and Ethelo Democracy, a non-profit society dedicated to a more effective, citizen-engaged democracy. Ethelo Decisions undertakes...

New Economy Coalition
The New Economy Coalition is a network of 200+ organizations working for systemic economic change.

Loomio
Developed by a worker co-op based in New Zealand, Loomio is an open-source tool for collective decision making and deliberation.

Creatively United for the Planet
The Creatively United for the Planet Society is a non-profit collective that brings together and showcases individuals, local businesses, organizations, institutions committed to improving the quality of life on Vancouver Island.

Bike Friday
Folding bicycle hand made in Eugene Oregon, with a commitment to environmentally benign products, materials, and manufacturing processes.

The Co-Intelligence Institute
The Co-Intelligence Institute (CII) is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of co-intelligence and the tools and ideas that can be used to increase it. The CII explores the integrated application of these tools to democratic renewal, community problems, organizational transformation, national...

The Wise Democracy Pattern Language
The Wise Democracy Pattern Language highlights design principles which can make an activity, organization or community more wisely self-governing. Based on of real-life innovations, this evolving database of wise democracy "patterns" intends to help people understand, re-imagine and transform the ways...

Happyonomy
Happonomy is built on the idea that scientific research in biology and psychology have shown our existing economic system to be not aligned with human needs. The mission of the organisation is to drive this alignment through scientific research and technological development.

FairPhone
Fairphone is a social enterprise company that designs and produces socially and environmentally responsibility mobile phones. \r\n\r\nTheir mission is to create modular devices that are long lasting, easily repaired and upgraded, with ethically sourced materials and labor.

Cortes Natural Food Co-op
Cortes Natural Food Co-op is a community-owned cooperative business dedicated to bringing locally grown, organic, sustainably produced, healthy food to the Cortes Island community. The co-op includes a bakery, cafe, and grocery store, providing fresh natural food, baked goods, seasonal organic produce...

Musicians without Borders
An organization dedicated to "using the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war." Musicians without Borders runs music programs in conflict areas in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

Cortes Island Free Store and Recycling Centre
Dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling what would otherwise be condemned to a landfill, the Cortes Free Store is staffed by volunteers and offers a unique shopping experience for Islander where everything is… free!

A Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian Doyle
100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary.

Living Mandala
The mission of Living Mandala is to serve, empower, and promote holistic educators and organizations in order to increase awareness of their work, to create educational programs, to catalyze project activities that implement ecologically and socially regenerative practices of human beings living in greater...

Wendell Berry
American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, academic and farmer. "At seventy-seven years old, Wendell Berry continues as a great contrary example to the compromises others take in stride. Instead of being at odds with his conscience, he is at odds with his times. Cheerful in dissent,...

Sisters of the Earth
"Sisters of Earth was founded in 1994 by several Catholic Sisters from the US and Canada who were engaged in exploring the new cosmology and implications for this emerging worldview. Sisters of Earth is an informal network of women who share a deep concern for the ecological and spiritual crises of our...

Pam Cooley
Collaborator, Facilitator, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker and Founder of "The Continuum of Collaboration" model, "Choosethical Ventures Inc." and Founding Partner of "CarShare Atlantic Ltd.



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