The bitter failures of our “Energy State” taught me that it doesn’t hurt to have a dozen alternative ways to boil water in your toolkit—and skills to barter for a steady coffee supply.
How Community Land Trusts are Building Disaster-Resilient Neighborhoods
A growing number of community land trusts—from Florida to Texas—are readying their housing stock for the next climate-related disaster.
Research Roundup: Critical Readings for A Vortex Postmortem
Marisol Cortez Y’all know Deceleration is Texas based, so like millions of others around the state, we just survived brutal Arctic storms followed by a near-collapse of the electric grid—brought about by centuries of secessionist ideology and decades of deregulation—on the heels of water and food shortages. All things considered, […]
10-1: San Antonio Council embraces climate action
CPS Energy’s coal plant, implementation agenda, remain challenges to success Greg Harman Last week, the San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 in favor of a climate plan intended to drive the City’s climate pollution to zero by 2050 and better prepare residents for the extreme weather accelerated by global warming. […]
Laboring Within a ‘World of Wounds’
One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. — Aldo Leopold I recently received a review copy of a book about the relationship between global environmental crisis and individual and societal mental health/illness. As a person both committed to living […]