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Eye of the Stockwoman

On the voyage from corporate life at Williams-Sonoma to the running of a 210 acre ranch with over 100 animals, Kelli has developed a different kind of eye along the way; the eye of the stockwoman.

A Conversation with RSF Social Finance CEO Don Shaffer

"People get buried in a blizzard of financial terms that obfuscates—makes opaque—what is going on, furthers the paradigm of, “We’ll just take care of you. Here are the reports—full of jargon and charts and analytics that are virtually meaningless to you."

Trade Winds of Change: Charting a New Course

Corporate interest-driven trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are undermining the very principles of government by the people, and if approved, would continue to reverse hard-won progress for environmental …

Born of Triumph and Tragedy, Social Justice Org Fosters Health Equity and Well-being of Communities of Color

Though D’Artagnan Scorza grew up economically disadvantaged amidst a food desert in South Los Angeles, his family created an oasis of fresh fruits and vegetables that left him wanting for nothing at home.

Transition in Cities  

It is widely assumed that the ongoing migration of rural peoples to mega-cities all over the world will help reduce humanity’s per-capita energy footprint, while giving people a higher standard of living and accelerating energy transition.

The Privilege of Being Privileged

The Ford Foundation believes we have an obligation to strengthen capitalism. In fact we have a duty to transform it.

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 20th Oct 2016

 A midweek update. This week’s EIA stocks report gave a major boost to the oil markets by reporting that US crude stocks had declined by 5.2 million barrels while analysts were expecting an increase of 2.7 million barrels.

Help by Giving Time

Time is money – so the saying goes. Now you can donate and even exchange your time to help people.

The Quiet Revolution: Community Buyback in Wanlockhead, Scotland

Is the Scottish government truly sparking a revolution through land reform?

Oil & Money: Tackling Corruption and Climate Change

This week, senior executives of the oil and gas industry will be meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel in London for an exclusive conference named Oil & Money.

Prop. 51 Versus a State-Owned Bank: How California Can Save $10 Billion on a $9 Billion Loan

However, there is a much cheaper way to fund this $9 billion school debt. By borrowing from its own state-chartered, state-owned bank, the state could save over $10 billion – on a $9 billion loan.

Repair Cafe and Seeing the Beauty in Broken Things

Actually, in Silicon Valley, some engineers do still work with their hands, some people appreciate the beauty in broken things and some people help each other for free for the fun and good will of it. Here's a story of how that happened all at once for me.

Dark Mountain Issue 10: Uncivilised Poetics

There’s something dishevelled and unsettling about poetry.

A European Vision for Sustainability

The referendum vote in favour of Britain leaving the EU is causing uncertainty in many areas, not least in the future direction of agricultural policy.

CCC: UK must Act Now to Secure Zero-Carbon Heat by 2050

UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

To Build a Sustainable World, Academics need to Tear Down the Ivory Tower

Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world.

How Democracy Collaborative Will Create 50 Million Employee Owners by 2050

There are currently an estimated 10 million employee owners in the U.S. What if that number grew to 50 million by 2050?

There's Much that Don't Matter a Fig

Most of us resist new circumstance, and so the finest art is the skill (the cultivated humility) of accepting new circumstance (a rare skill) & then of the knowledgeable application of ancient morals to explain it.

These East African Countries Show How Teamwork and Technology can Thwart Illegal Fishing

Composed of the six countries that drove out the Premier, along with Madagascar and Somalia, FISH-i Africa seeks to form a united front against illegal — or “pirate” — fishing.

Georgist Macro-Economics and the Land Value Tax

The ideas of Henry George are still very relevant for economic theory.

Vindication for Press Freedom as Charges Dropped Against Journalist Amy Goodman

In a vindication for press freedom and land protectors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline, North Dakota has dismissed the "riot" charges against Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman, issued after she reported on pipeline company security guards physically assaulting nonviolent, mostly …