'Oversight Findings' by the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information & Technology, October 8, 1998
Expert Testimony by the Gartner Group to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, October 7, 1998
'Year 2000 Problem Impacts and Actions,' OECD Report, Sept. 30, 1998
'Year 2000 Recession?' by Dr. Edward Yardeni
'The Year 2000: Social Chaos or Social Transformation?' by John L Petersen, Margaret Wheatley, and Myron Kellner-Rogers; and 'The National and Global Implications of the Year 2000 Embedded Systems Crisis' and 'Draft Summary of a White Paper on National and Global Y2K Initiatives' by Paula D. Gordon, Ph.D. (
'Dealing with the Year 2000 Problem: What Local Government Should be Doing About the Year 2000 Problem' and 'Dealing with the Year 2000 Problem: International Compliant Community Initiative' by Steve Davis
Dr. Edward Yardeni's Y2K CyberEconomics web page
The Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, chaired by Senator Robert Bennett (R-Utah) (
GAO Y2K Reports (A target=new href='http://www.gao.gov/y2kr.htm'>www.gao.gov/y2kr.htm)
U.S. Small Business Administration, small business help for the year 2000
--Compiled by Gayle M. Parrish, Panther Wilde, and Tom Atlee
When some folks contemplate the really bad Y2K scenarios--no juice in the wires, no water in the tap, no food in the stores--they begin to wonder whether total dependence on the global infrastructure is smart. Even if they're not ready to let go of Mastercard, Starbucks and The Grid, they start thinking about solar panels, gardens and local currency systems. If you are interested in more local, sustainable, self-reliant systems that could make your community (and your life) more resilient, take a look at some of these resources.
Real Goods Company, 555 Leslie St., Ukiah, CA 95482; 1-800-762-7325 (www.realgoods.com), the oldest and largest US supplier of renewable products for energy independence.
Jade Mountain, PO Box 4616, Boulder CO 80306; 303-449-6601 (www.jademountain.com
), specializes in 'appropriate technology' of all kinds.
Lehmann's Non-Electric Catalog, Box 41, Kidron, OH 44635
Awakening: The Upside of Y2K, edited by Judy Laddon, Tom Atlee, and Larry Shook (The Printed Word, 1998).
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age,
by Michael H. Shuman (The Free Press, 1998).
Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers,
by Kenny Ausubel (H.J.Kramer, 1997).
The Way of Council:
Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle (Bramble Books, 1996, LasVegas, NV).
The Joy of Conversation: the Complete Guide to Salons
(Utne Reader Books, 1997).
The Good Life; Mastering the Art of Everyday Living,
(Utne Reader Books, 1997).
Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World,
by Alan Weisman (Chelsea Green, 1998).
The Natural House Catalog: Everything You Need to Create an Environmentally Friendly Home,
by David Pearson (Fireside Books/Simon & Schuster, 1996).
Y2K Book of Resource Lists: What You Need to Prepare,
by Howard and Sharon Silver (Practical Preparedness, Lafayette, CO, 1998) www.y2kbookoflists.com
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, and A Timeless Way of Building,
by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein (1977, Oxford University Press, New York).
The Passive Solar House,
James Kachadorian (Chelsea Green, 1997).
The Home Water Supply: How to Find, Filter, Store and Conserve Water,
by Stu Campbell (Storey, 1983).
Rainwater Harvesting: The Collection of Rainfall and Runoff in Rural Areas,
by Arnold Pacey and Adrian Cullis (Intermediate Technology, 1986).
Introduction to Permaculture,
by Bill Mollison (1995, Tagari Publications, Tyalgum, NSW, AU).
How to Grow More Vegetables
, by John Jeavons (1995, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA).
The Future is Abundant: A Guide to Sustainable Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest,
edited by Larry Korn, Barbara Snyder and Mark Musick (1982, Tilth).
The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools and Ideas for the Twenty-First Century
, ed. by Howard Rheingold (1994, Harper, San Francisco).
Towards Sustainable Communities: Resources for Cities and Their Governments
, by Mark Roseland (1998, New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC).
Living on Less: An Authoritative Guide to Affordable Food, Fuel and Shelter, edited by John Vivian and The Mother Earth News (1998, Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT).
The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home,
by Michael Smith (1997, The Cob Cottage Company, Cottage Grove, OR).
The Humanure Handbook
, by Joseph C. Jenkins (1996, Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT).
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
, by Carla Emery (1994, Sasquatch Books, Seattle).
The Ecology of Commerce
, by Paul Hawken (1993, HarperCollins, New York).
Creating Community Anywhere: Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented World
, by Carolyn Shaffer and Kristin Anundsen (1993, Tarcher, New York).
Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, quarterly, $24/yr, PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; 1-800-937-4451. (www.futurenet.org).
--A Magazine of Spiritual Ecology
, quarterly, $18/yr, 111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland, CA 94611; 510-451-4926 (www.earthlight.org
3 issues, $19/yr, PO Box 1209, Black Mountain NC 28711; 704-298-2812
, six issues, $19.97/yr, PO Box 7460, Red Oak, IA 51591-0460.
The Co-Intelligence Institute (www.co-intelligence.org). The leading website on Y2K as an opportunity for individual, community and cultural transformation.
Real Goods Company (www.realgoods.com
Geri Guidetti's Ark Seed Institute (www.arkinstitute.com
How to Build a Clay Oven (www.tomifobia.com/oven.html
Solstice Sustainable Building site (solstice.crest.org/index.shtml
Low-Cost Living (www.lowcostliving.com
Intergarden: Regenerative Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Permaculture and Bioregionalism ( sunSITE.unc.edu/london/The_Sustainable_
Biointensive Gardening website (www.speakeasy.org/~tilth/sustgrow/biomethd.htm
Overcoming Consumerism (a target=new href='http://www.hooked.net/users/verdant/index.htm'>www.hooked.net/users/verdant/index.htm
Sprouting and Raw Foods (www.living-foods.com/articles/
Ithaca HOURS (www.lightlink.com/hours/ithacahours/
) lists North American local currency systems and offers Hometown Money Starter Kit.
Fellowship of Intentional Communities (www.lightlink.com/hours/ithacahours/
) includes many sustainability links as well as communities.
TraNet () and the Context Institute (www.context.org
) both have rich archives of their sustainability journals.
Communications for a Sustainable Future (csf.colorado.edu/sustainability
), which has a permaculture and sustainable living page (csf.colorado.edu/perma
) and a self-sufficient sustainable village page (csf.Colorado.edu/perma/village
), neither of which are easily accessible from the home page)
Empowerment Resources (www.EmpowermentResources.com
People in Action for a Better World (a target=new href='http://www.gn.apc.org/peopleinaction'>www.gn.apc.org/peopleinaction)
One Earth (a target=new href='http://www.1earth.com'>www.1earth.com)
Motherheart (a target=new href='http://gnv.fdt.net/~mother'>gnv.fdt.net/~mother), especially the community section
Sustainable Development (www.lib.kth.se/~lg/sustain.htm
Utne Reader Online (www.utne.com
Ed Yourdon's Y2K Home Preparation Video, www.readyfory2k.com or call 919-933-8533
The best collection of videos we know (from August,1998, Y2K Conference in
Boulder, CO) contact http://www.webeone.net or call 303-448-8838
--Jim Lord: 'What is the Millennium Bug?'
--Paloma O'Riley: 'Personal Preparation'
--Paloma O'Riley: 'Community Preparation'
--Joel Ackerman: 'Y2K Impacts on Healthcare'
--Steve Davis: 'Role of City and County Governments'
--Roleigh Martin: 'Impacts on Critical Infrastructure'
--Margaret Wheatley: 'Complex Systems and Community Planning Approaches'
--Jim Lord: 'Personal Finance'
Compiled by the Nathan Cummings Foundation