If you’re a fan of 350.org, you know that change comes from the bottom up: if we’re going to get the type of strong, international climate action our planet needs, we have to start building a low-carbon future right here in our own cities and towns. That’s why this year we’re focusing our whole campaign on one simple theme: Get to Work.

But knowing how to get to work on local climate solutions can be difficult. Sure, we can insulate our homes and install a few new lightbulbs, but what about really turning our town carbon neutral? What does a post-carbon city really look like?

Thanks to our friends over at the Post-Carbon Institute, we’re beginning to get some answers. This fall, they’re publishing, “The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises.” Here’s a description of what you can find inside:

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most provocative thinkers on the key issues shaping our new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and community resilience. This insightful collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary and presents some of the most promising responses.

The Institute also has a lot of other great resources on their site — check it out for essays, ideas, and most importantly, the type of inspiration we all need to start getting to work on making the future we need.