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The Serious Fun Blog

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With Carolyn North and Christina Bertea

Based on the book Serious Fun by Carolyn North, this interactive blog is all about innovation, ingenuity, collaboration and fun! We want it to be a matchmaking place where people network and exchange low-tech, creative ideas about saving ourselves and our planet.

Our deeper philosophical agenda is to use the dire situation of our times as an opportunity to reinvent how we wish to live in the ... READ MORE

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Dscn0036 1 2Here are some topics to spark your creativity. We hope they will inspire you, and that you will dream up even more!

Alternative energy is implied in each of these:


  • Alternative economics
  • Marketplaces
  • Right Livelihood
  • Jobs and alternative remuneration
  • Local economies and currencies
  • Simple living
  • Swaps and barter
  • Other


  • Permaculture
  • Urban gardens
  • Small farms
  • Livestock small scale
  • Preserving food
  • Gleaning
  • Growing ... READ MORE