“The fact is that there have been die-offs of civilizations. There have been collapses of great, mighty civilizations. Sophisticated, powerful, unbelievable civilizations have collapsed. And it’s a choice. It’s a choice that we can decide to succeed or fail. And I’m going to go ahead and decide to succeed, thank you. And I’d really like it if you’d come with me.”
Lyle Estill is a traveling salesman who accidentally became an environmentalist, stumbled into being an activist, and went on to become what some refer to as a “social entrepreneur.”
He has founded companies, grown enterprises as an intrapreneur, and has traveled successfully through the business world for several decades.
Although he has written epistles, treatises, poetry, fiction, and essays he is best known as the publisher of Energy Blog, and for his newspaper columns, and books.
He is the author of Small is Possible; Life in a Local Economy, and Biodiesel Power; the passion, people, and politics of the next renewable fuel. His third book, Industrial Evolution, is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2011. (From the author’s website)