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World Institute of Slowness
from their website:

In 1999 The World Institute of Slowness presented a vision for an entire 'Slow Planet' and a need to teach the world the way of Slow.
 
Today the Institute is acting as a Think-Tank for the Slow Revolution, and are one of the partners in the creation of SlowPlanet.com, the global internet hub for the Slow Revolution.


See more at their website:

Other Slow Links from the World Institute of Slowness


Slow Planet
from their website:

"Slow Planet is the global meeting place for all things Slow."

See more:
http://www.slowplanet.com/blog/about/

EcoVillage

From their website:

"Ecovillages are urban or rural communities of people, who strive to integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life. To achieve this, they integrate various aspects of ecological design, permaculture, ecological building, green production, alternative energy, community building practices, and much more."

See more:
http://gen.ecovillage.org/about/index.html


Post Carbon Institute
From their website:

"Post Carbon Institute is dedicated to helping individuals, families, businesses, communities, and governments understand and manage the transition to a post-carbon world. Our aim is to bring together the best thinking and models in such a way that the challenges we face can be easily understood, and the best solutions can be identified and replicated as quickly, sustainably, and equitably as possible.

These are unprecedented times that will test our courage, resourcefulness, and commitment. Many communities have already begun their post-carbon journey. We hope you join us."

See more:
http://postcarbon.org/manifesto



SlowFood
From their website:

"Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work."

See more:
http://www.slowfood.com/


PermaCulture
From their website:

"Most design systems are defined by a "market driven" ethic. Such designs are subservient to the conclusions of a short term cost/benefit analysis, discounting or ignoring such factors as environmental degradation or destruction of human community. Permaculture departs from any other design system in that it is guided by a common sense ethical system. This system forms the criteria for design decisions. The difference is in the ethic:

Contour Fencing - Uses cattle tracks to stop runoff and erosion. Fences laid out with a slight (1:500) drop towards watering troughs on the ridgeline. Cowpaths naturally parallel the fence and lead rainwater out of the valleys to ridges for infiltration. Straight fences and watering cattle in valley bottoms rapidly accelerates erosion and pollutes streams."

See more:
http://www.permaculture.com/site/book_menu/136/137


The Story of Stuff
From their website:

"From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever."

There's a kids book, too!

See more:
http://www.storyofstuff.com/

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