The takeaway: Strip-mining more than stripped the land; it stripped the traces of any human contact.
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Degrowth is a movement built around a critique of the growth economy, which draws strongly on the limits to growth (cf also The Growth Illusion of Richard Douthwaite) and strong sustainability debates of the 1970s.
Journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges took time during his September 13, 2014 appearance at Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to talk about the human race’s sustainability or potential collapse in the age of unstoppable climate change, corporate domination, and perpetual war.
This October, the Sharing Cities Network will launch the Second Annual Global #MapJam to bring activists together in cities around the world to connect the dots and map: grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons.
A statement in JM Greer's blog last month challenged everything I thought I knew about soil management in American cropland.
Review of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" by Naomi Klein.
Partnering with children, parents, farmers, and professionals, we seek to better understand the contemporary circumstances that create alienation between children and the natural environment and the effects of this disconnect on their development.
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you care about your community.
...making space for nature goes beyond the world of nature reserves, wildlife documentaries or even pilgrimages into the wilderness.
The People’s Climate March, which saw hundreds of thousands around the world take to the streets for action on global warming in New York City, was followed this week by a United Nations climate summit in which world leaders advanced an agenda devoid of binding commitments.
Although many supporters of oil and gas will no doubt try to shift the focus claiming such divestments could only be driven by an ethical stance, their case appears weak.
Countless examples suggest that cooperation and care for others is an important part of human culture and that often self interest and common interests are aligned and not opposed.
Composting can seem pretty complicated. Depending on who you talk to, or what you read, you will find tons of different advice on how to get just the right “brew”.
As women, men, peasants, smallholder family farmers, migrant, rural workers, indigenous, and youth of La Via Campesina, we denounce climate smart agriculture which is presented to us as a solution to climate change and as a mechanism for sustainable development.
There is an adage commonly spoken in many activist circles: Think global, act local. And several communities across the Northwest, linked together in their opposition to coal transports by concern for the health of their communities and of the planet, are aiming to do just that.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
What is more relevant to me than the fiction of property is the precise nature of the social agreements that define and underlie property.
The idea that we can use design to strengthen relationships between parts of the city,,,is essential for the emergence of a sustainable society.
A mid-week update. New York oil futures took a jump on Wednesday after the EIA reported that US crude inventories fell by an unexpected 4.3 million barrels last week as US refinery operations increased slightly and crude imports fell by 1.2 million b/d.
The illusion of invincibility is far and away the most important asset a mature ruling elite has, because it discourages deliberate attempts at regime change from within.