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Solving Crime and Inequality, with a Seed

Is it possible for a humble seed and a patch of soil to be the catalysts for stronger, healthier, more equal urban communities?

The Degrowth Alternative

Both the name and the theory of degrowth aim explicitly to repoliticize environmentalism.

Lives Not Our Own

Keeping the Wild was conceived to confront the notion of human hegemony and also to join the growing conversation within the conservation movement about the so-called Anthropocene.

'Stand' a documentary film about British Columbia's threatened coast (review)

The idea of blending sports action with a story about the Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project first came to filmmakers Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob not long after Hann’s paddling adventure.

Ecological Artist Basia Irland and Her “Ice Books” Engage Communities and Restore Rivers

Basia Irland is a sculptor, poet, and installation artist who has focused her creativity on rivers for thirty years.

River Killers

Destroying wild rivers to generate electricity is a false solution to humanity’s need for energy, with extremely high costs to individuals, communities, and ecosystems.

Primal Fears, Primal Joys

We’re living in a time of growing fear of what I have come to call the “Big Primal.” ...Our scientists confirm that we’re not all simply imagining that our weather has gone wild; for them, the warming of the oceans and the rising of the seas are facts, not theories.

Small Talk: Life on a Farm

I live on a farm that was once part forest, part swamp. I live with animals both domesticated and wild, with plants, with flowers, with a garden. My grandparents lived here, my parents, my siblings and I, and then my children too. I walk on the land every day and never get bored. There is always …

Afghanistan, Ecology, and the End of War

Working with school children in Afghanistan, one experiences the great sweetness of the people there and the commonplace lack of ecological understanding of how the physical world works.  This absence of understanding is magnified by the striking deterioration of the Afghan land and the …

Follow nature and avoid collapse

“The economic relationships between and among communities at the level of the biosphere are sympathetic and circumstantial,” LaConte writes. By contrast, industrial capitalism has led to a perfect storm of problems — climate change, peak oil, overpopulation, species extinction …

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