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Shades Of Green: Reconciling differences and building solidarity

In building a movement, finding common ground is paramount. A movement can progress with the aid of constructive criticism, but it is imperative that this criticism be accompanied by genuine effort to understand and learn from one another, and recognition of each party’s value to the movement.

An Orchard Grows in Boston

Rebuilding the commons in an economically-divided, violence-scarred neighborhood.

What Shade of Green are You?

A danger with any movement is its potential to fragment into factions once it reaches a certain size – with the various factions competing instead of collaborating – and the potential emergence of a dominant faction that drowns out competing worldviews, theories of change, and tactics.

Extracting ourselves from the extractivist mindset

Review of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" by Naomi Klein.

Welcome to the 21st Century

This is the time for our species to “turn 21”: to transition from adolescence to responsible adulthood as citizens of the planet, before we destroy our own future.

Activism and Integrity

Truth be told, my goal here is not to belittle Bill McKibben, nor is it to scold climate activists in particular or activists more generally.

Public Energy Art Kits Push Back Against Consumerism

You have immense powers." That’s one of the messages of Post Carbon Institute's Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.) project.

Bill McKibben interview - time for the climate movement to get on the front foot

"We couldn't outspend the fossil fuel industry – they have more money than God. But we had other currencies that we could find work in - the currencies of movements: passion, spirit, creativity..."

Betting on Climate Failure: The Ethics and Economics of Fossil Fuel Divestment

Naïve or Necessary? How does the economic and ethical case for divestment stack up?

Fear and action

Fear. It's that chill that creeps up your spine. That awful, churning hot knot, deep in the pit of your stomach. The tremble that makes your hands feel powerless. The freeze-up, that tempts you to inaction.

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