Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

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

Andrea Hollander: Pleasure

Because yesterday I lay fully dressed alone on my bed listening to the sweet-tempered yatter of rain I’d longed for all summer, a sound that continued for hours against the … Continue reading

August 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Need To Know Why

. I thought I wanted to become a philosopher when I went to college. I signed up for an introductory course and found myself sitting in a large hall with … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sam Hamill: Of Cascadia (text and video)

. Of Cascadia I came here nearly forty years ago, broke and half broken, having chosen the mud, the dirt road, alder pollen and a hundred avenues of gray across … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Kristophe Green & Dacher Keltner: Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being

Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude. Humans have long intuited that being in nature is … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Fall Weather

The first chill of autumn is threading its way through the trees, like a brown yarn among the dense green flags. It’s exhilarating. I’m happy. I don’t care how many … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Silent Friends

The abiding bond between people and trees is celebrated in this cinematic ode produced by the Spanish filmmaking company Kauri. The Big Banyan Tree is considered to be one of … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Channelling the Joy

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money. Who wants to see the living world destroyed? Who wants … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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