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Charles Eisenstein: Why the Climate Change Message Isn’t Working

True, the Standing Rock movement failed to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, yet it revealed a tremendous latent power in that so many people were willing to go to such great lengths in defense of the sacred. What will be possible when that power is fully mobilized?

January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Frances Moore Lappé: What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?

For the French, equality is a positive value; whereas here at home calls for greater equality are fought by evoking fear of creeping “communism” and—with racist undertones—the coddling of the … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ynske Boersma: The Defenders

Colombian women are putting their lives on the line for the Earth. . ACROSS THE WORLD, environmental activists defending their land, wildlife, and natural resources against large dams, industrial agriculture, … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Filtering a Plastic Ocean

. Filtering A Plastic Ocean profiles ocean activist Marc Ward and his simple invention that removes toxic microplastics from the beach, and therefore the ocean. The film explores the impact … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: The Reluctant Radical (Trailer)

. If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? Lindsey Grayzel‘s film The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: The Story of Bottled Water

. . This short animated video tells the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Eve Andrews: Climate Strange

The eco-obsessed often get labeled as weirdos — even by their peers. Weird, however, is looking better and better. Alec Mitchell doesn’t like praise for what he’s doing. Not for … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Laura Bridgeman: What Whales Have to Teach Humans About Capitalism

Any accounting of the commons without acknowledging the presence and interests of others will lead to their continued destruction, to our human detriment as well. The International Whaling Commission meets … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Maya Lewis: Civil Rights Are Green

A Concise History of Environmental Racism and Justice in the US I never knew the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C to be anything other than disgusting. My family would joke … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Noam Chomsky and Martin Luther King on building a resistance movement

. . As widespread oppression and violence rise up, people of good conscience wonder what we can do to help move the country in the right direction. It is natural … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Isaiah J. Poole: On the Road From Protest to Power — A Rising Tide

The millions who gathered in Washington and around the country for the historic Women’s March, one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, made an indisputable statement: Trump may have won the … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tim Radford: World’s Young Face $535 Trillion Bill for Climate

The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology. LONDON, 19 July, 2017 – One of the world’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: What is Destroying the Earth?

A sense of entitlement among Westerners is driving many of the environmental problems that are destroying our world. Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friend Carla*, a longtime environmental activist. … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

Andrea Germanos: “Trump Forest” Blooms to Counter “Trump’s Monumental Stupidity”

“As the planet heats up towards critical tipping points, we simply can’t afford his ignorance.” Want to help counter President Donald Trump’s war on climate action and combat climate change? … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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