Author: Alexis Zeigler

Born on a largely self-sufficient farm in rural Georgia, Alexis Zeigler is a self-taught activist, builder, mechanic, writer, and orchardist. He has organized numerous successful campaigns focusing on political, environmental, and economic localization issues. He is currently working to build Living Energy Farm (, a zero-fossil-fuel farm that will be economically self-sufficient. He recently released a book entitled Integrated Activism (North Atlantic Books).

Articles by Alexis Zeigler include:

  • Revolutionary Communitarianism? (Issue # 143)
  • Gifted, Mad, and Out of Control (Issue # 150)
  • Community Makes Renewable Energy Work (Issue # 161)

How to Stop Climate Change and Never Be Lonely Again

Posted on July 30, 2019 by

Empowered, sustainable communities are the antidote to isolation. And they are the pivotal technology that makes renewable energy, essential for reversing climate change, actually renewable.

Building with Respect

Posted on June 15, 2018 by
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Green building could be our salvation or hasten our destruction, depending on what we pursue and how. Here are a dozen suggestions to make the former more likely.

Living Energy Farm: An Answer for Climate Change

Posted on March 1, 2017 by

A fossil-fuel-free community empowers its members to dramatically reduce their dependence on the corporate economy.

Community Makes Renewable Energy Work

Posted on January 14, 2014 by

Living Energy Farm embodies the promise of renewable energy used cooperatively.

Gifted, Mad, and Out of Control

Posted on March 7, 2011 by

The author recounts his personal history with the “mentally ill”—social misfits who can show us the way to a better world, if they are allowed to make the journey.