Today's recommended resources all evolve around the topic of "working with nature":
...a great talk radio episode discussing the reversal of land degradation using permaculture ideals.
...an inspiring discussion presented by Alex Laskey on how a wierd quirk of human nature can be used to make us all better, wiser energy users - with lower energy bills. I like the concept of this talk very much and proves how positive reinforcement followed by peer pressure can definitely change the world, one individual at a time.
...a fantastic resource for examples and tips on turning degraded land into thriving green spaces where communities can grow along with the economy.