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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

The war against the Earth began with this idea of separateness. Its contemporary seeds were sown when the living Earth was transformed into dead matter to facilitate the industrial revolution. Monocultures replaced diversity. “Raw materials” and “dead matter” replaced a vibrant Earth.

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: No Vegans Allowed

This Motel decided to ban vegans and their mighty libidos. A mockumentary commisioned by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).  Director: Rodrigo ValdesProducer: Theo BrooksExec Producer: Eric BonniotDirector of … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leah Penniman: By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves

Enslavement and sharecropping cannot erase thousands of years of Black people’s sacred relationship with the land.

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Counter Mapping

Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Helena Norberg-Hodge: Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Our food system is linked to an economic system that is fundamentally biased against what’s good for people and the planet. If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled … Continue reading

December 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Christian Kroll: Agriculture is broken, but we can fix it

I remember cycling past corn fields on my way to school. What ten-year-old me didn’t realise, of course, is that the huge machines and the beautiful, tidy monotony of the … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: 73 Cows

. A Derbyshire farmer gave his cows to a sanctuary because he could no longer justify killing sentient individuals. 73 Cows is the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Put Down the Damn Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Butchery of the Planet

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet. Whether human beings survive this century and the next, whether other lifeforms can live … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Look & See — A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Trailer)

.   LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Diet & Climate Change

. While epidemics of chronic disease are currently by far our leading causes of death, global warming is considered a looming public health threat as well. How can we change … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Factory Farming and the Environment

With over nine billion animals raised and slaughtered for human consumption each year in the U.S. alone, modern animal agriculture puts an incredible strain on natural resources like land, water, … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

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