Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Isabella Kaminski: Combating Climate Change through Re-forestation

Reforestation must be done in collaboration with those directly affected; after all, there was usually a human reason why the forest was cut down or degraded in the first place.

December 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lynn Freehill-Maye: How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities

 Greening alleys reclaims public space, reconnects urban dwellers to one another, and invites nature deep into cities. Rachel Schutz hated watching the kids play outside, and not because she was … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Matthew D. Moran: Bison are back and that benefits many other species on the Great Plains

Driving north of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, an extraordinary landscape comes into view. Trees disappear and an immense landscape of grass emerges, undulating in the wind like a great, green ocean.  This … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

George Monbiot: In Memoriam

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act. It felt as disorientating as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Wallace Stegner’s “A Letter to Congress” (with complete text included)

. Director Christopher Newman says of this film: I originally set out to make this film as a sort of homage to Wallace Stegner and the enduring words he wrote … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

George Monbiot: Accidental Re-Wilding

I stepped out into the sunlight, scarcely able to believe what I had seen or, rather, what I had not. I stared at the hills around me, contrasting them with … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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