Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Path to Freedom

I found a lovely blog and website by a family in Pasadena who have been doing urban homesteading for the last five years. They have been an inspiration to many as they find their own ways to answer the question "what can I do to become more sustainable?"

This is a big question, and it can't even really be addressed until after the emotional fallout of learning about things like peak oil and global warming, not to mention the bird flu, is worked through. The main problem is uncertainty. When will the planet peak? Estimates range between now and 2037, with the ASPO revising their estimate from 2010 to 2008. What will happen? There are too many variable to know for sure. What is the prudent path to take? At the very least we can learn about the various scenarios. It is never a bad move to reduce our energy footprint. Or to plan for various eventualities.

One thing I love about the Path to Freedom family I mentioned above is that they have become a both a virtual and live community hub. It bring home the idea that one household can make a difference, and also, that we do not have to deal with our concerns alone. There is a lot of support out there, no matter where we are on our own path.

Speaking of support, I wanted to mention another bulletin board before I add it to the links section. The peak oil board is part of the Democratic Underground, which hosts political topics.

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