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Urbánika’s SolarPunk Bus Tour and Video Course on the Commons

Urbánika is an international collective of tech commoners that calls itself an “immersive activism school.” Led by Humberto Besso-Oberto Huerta of Mexico, the group wants to help build peer-governed, climate-resilient smart cities and communities, especially in Latin America.

July 24, 2024

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‘Significant shift’ away from coal as most new steelmaking is now electric

GEM’s annual “Pedal to the Metal” report reveals that 93% of new steelmaking capacity announced thus far in 2024 promises to use lower emission electric arc furnaces (EAFs).

July 24, 2024

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Saving Seeds for Climate Justice

As a small research team of activists, practitioners and early career researchers participating in the British Council Farming for Climate Justice Programme we set out to learn more about the potential role of farmer-led and community-saved seeds in realising just climate resilience.

July 24, 2024

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Can Humanity Repair Its Relationship With Nature? Weaving Earth Education Center Offers a Promising Path

This all-ages education center reminds us that “we are a part of this earth, not apart from it.”

July 24, 2024

Multinational forestry company Arauco arrests and burns the homes of indigenous and campesino people living in their ancestral forest territories. Photo: Registro de las familias afectadas por Arauco (Families Affected by Arauco)

From Argentina with Love, and Rage

We know that we depend on ecosystems being healthy for our survival, and yet must remember that part of healthy ecology is also dependent on being more united as we protect all that we love to move forward and ensure a livable future.

July 24, 2024

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The true power of the Green Party is now: to admit our own powerlessness to ‘save the world’

The ultimate reason to put more Greens in power as fast as possible is because we are the ones best placed to help this country (and others) struggle through the terrible, unknown impacts beyond 1.5 that are coming — and precisely because we are the ones brave enough to tell this whole truth, even at the cost of no longer being able to pose as electorally-deliverable saviours.

July 24, 2024

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“Parable of the Sower” Is Now, Says Gen Z

Young people who have read Octavia Butler’s 1993 novel say it’s not only prescient, but also carries lessons for today.

July 23, 2024

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Last Week’s Tech Meltdown Is a Wake-Up Call

Citizens, for example, can make their homes and families more robust by subtracting the majority of digital devices monopolizing their attention and degrading their humanity.

July 23, 2024

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Marburg Food Dialogue – Putting more regional produce on the menu

How can restaurants serve more regional produce? A networking event at the Creativity and Social Innovation Hub Marburg (CIM) brought together local restaurant operators, suppliers, civil society actors and employees of the city and district to discuss this question

July 23, 2024

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Coastal Restoration: Saving Sand

Increasing demand for this seemingly abundant and common material harms human and natural communities — and fuels a lucrative and dangerous illegal industry.

July 23, 2024

The Reality Party

Following the attempted assassination of former United States President Donald J. Trump, Nate reflects on the dysfunctional social dynamics which have brought many of us to high levels of tribalism and mistrust toward others and divorced from the deeper challenges facing us in coming decades. 

July 23, 2024

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West Philly Porchfest: The Battle for Car-Free Streets and Community Celebration

I first found myself in West Philadelphia in 2019 during Porchfest, an annual music festival that exists because approximately two square miles of Philadelphians collectively decide it should. And so it does, whether the city grants the annually requested street closures or not.

July 23, 2024

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