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How Standing Rock Has Changed us

Here are just a few things that have shifted in our world because of the extraordinary Native-led uprising at Standing Rock.

How Two Tribal Women Are Fighting to Protect the Arctic From Oil Drilling

The Gwich'in people of Alaska and Northern Canada have fought for three …

The 2016 Elections: 6 Takeaways for the Economic Cooperation Movement

The election of America’s most prominently parasitic and malicious …

Factcheck: Newspaper claim about Global Temperature is ‘Deeply Misleading’

It is all but certain now that 2016 will shatter historical …

Black Food Sovereignty: Urban, Rural, and International Connections

Food sovereignty and not merely security, land ownership not tenancy, and thriving not just surviving are the goals of an Earthcare Coalition …

The Commons: A Quiet Revolution

In the contemporary political landscape, the commons blur the lines of the ‘private’ and ‘public’ sectors as we have known …
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The day Theresa May visited Standing Rock

How different would the world be if the grace and poise shown at Standing Rock were to influence our wider political culture? Very different.

A Climate Change Conference Without the Carbon

Having a hard time imagining what 100,000 pounds of carbon dioxide actually …

"People’s Hearing" Demands Oversight of FERC for Allegedly Rubber-stamping Pipeline and Gas Projects

Since 1977, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been quietly …

‘Insurgent Architecture’ Students Built a Mobile Greenhouse to Overcome Urban Farming Challenges

It is believed to be a world first: a fully functioning greenhouse on wheels …

Solar Panels have been Benefitting the Climate ‘since 2011’

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year …

Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality

In 1986, at the age of 26, Chuck Collins, the great-grandson of meatpacking giant Oscar Mayer, gave away his trust fund.

Localism in the Age of Trump

2016 will be remembered as the year Donald Trump—a wealthy, narcissistic political novice with a strong authoritarian bent—was elected president of the United States after campaigning against economic globalization.

When Memes Fail Us

Yes, there has been a major electoral upheaval, and it seems there are many …

A Merry Menagerie

Tucked in the golden, rolling hills just north of Vacaville, California, …

After Flint Failure, EPA Refocuses Federal Drinking Water Role

The lead contamination scandal that unraveled in Flint the last two years …

The Rise of Community Energy

Around the world, the idea that communities install, own, and enjoy some of …

State of The Transition, November 2016: Steps forward continue to outnumber steps back

The global energy transition remains in a state of net forward momentum as …

Investigating Environmental Racism

In Nova Scotia, minority and low-income communities are disproportionately …

Whole Systems, Humility, and Empathy—Thoughts about a Sustainable and Resilient Politics

If we were to consider the recent election and its aftermath as a dry run or …

Aging in Community: Inside the Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing …

Standing Rock: Cautiously Optimistic as International Solidarity Builds

This morning, the water flows a little easier in the Cannonball River.
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