Barrington Institute engages global experts and local stakeholders to accomplish life-changing projects, including passenger rail revival, rural economic development resources, and online education. Barrington Institute works with the award-winning Berkshire Publishing Group as a hybrid social enterprise committed to “Knowledge for our common future.” 

Food Security • Infrastructure • Climate Adaptation • Community • Leadership • Systems Thinking

The Train Campaign

The Train Campaign is working to foster a robust network of rail transportation options, based on a conviction that the future of rural America depends on connectivity and that we need to reshape the rural-urban relationship.

Train Time Podcast

Listen to our conversations with people leading the rail renaissance at Train Time, hosted by Karen Christensen. Click here for a list of programs.

Global Food Sustainability

Academic resources: social justice issues of poverty and hunger; food security; food sustainability in a time of rapid climate change; the role of big business in food production; sustainable food production and farming practices in different regions around the world; health and sustainability; water resources; policy making.

Green Living

Want to do your part? Here are a few things you can do.

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“It takes a splendid little publishing house to do what a major international trade publisher should have done long ago.” – Benjamin Barber, author of Jijad vs. McWorld

“Cutting-edge thinking from some of the smartest members of our species.” – Denis Hayes, principal organizer of the first Earth Day