Canadice Lake

Tompkins County, the Finger Lakes Hub of Sustainability

Tompkins County plays a crucial role in establishing a systems approach to the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region. It serves as the region’s sustainability hub, from which activities, planning, and policies radiate into surrounding counties like the spokes of a wheel.

June 21, 2024

Freeing buffalo on the Great Plains

Rewilding the American Serengeti

Intact North American prairie is often referred to as the “American Serengeti” because of the abundance of biodiversity found on the landscape. As a keystone species, bison are integral to creating habitat for other prairie animals

June 21, 2024

indigenous knowledge sharing

How vital is indigenous knowledge in sustainable development?

The journey towards sustainable development demands respect for Indigenous values and a willingness to learn from their centuries-old wisdom. By bridging traditional knowledge with contemporary advancements, we forge a path toward inclusive growth and sustainable futures for all.

June 20, 2024


Juneteenth/the Summer Solstice

So to put today in human context… tonight will be a short summer night, one of many that feel more or less the same to my human body. Tomorrow the sun will rise very early and I will rise to greet the new day and savor the unfolding of time. These are the scales of a human life. And that, too, is good.

June 20, 2024


Tir The Story of the Welsh Landscape: Excerpt

So what is this Welsh cultural attitude and why does it matter so much in a book about the history of the landscape? In summary, it is the deeply held conviction that the land and its people are inextricably intertwined.

June 19, 2024


A National Climate Action Plan

To create a common consensual vision around which the national climate movement could mobilize, a broad civil society gathering should be convened to attract the leadership of all environmental and climate action groups and set the stage for the National Climate Action Plan.

June 19, 2024

Episode 93

Crazy Town 93. Escaping Escapism: What a Bizarre Rodent Ritual Can Teach Us About Navigating a World We Can’t Really Escape

After a full season of trying to escape more than a dozen evil -isms (fun things like capitalism, industrialism, extremism, and otherism), Rob, Jason, and Asher come to one conclusion: there is no true escape — at least not for those of us who want to help their communities collapse and re-emerge gracefully.

June 19, 2024

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