April M. Short

April M. Short is an editor, journalist, and documentary editor and producer. She is a co-founder of the Observatory, where she is the Local Peace Economy editor, and she is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute. Previously, she was a managing editor at AlterNet as well as an award-winning senior staff writer for Good Times, a weekly newspaper in Santa Cruz, California. Her work has been published with the San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, LA Yoga, Pressenza, the Conversation, Salon, and many other publications.

rooftop solar

How a Neighborhood Co-op Started by Teens Helped Communities Around the U.S. Adopt Solar Power

The nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is one group working to help communities move away from fossil fuels toward solar power.

May 7, 2024

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Outdated Narratives Have Humanity in a Downward Spiral—It’s Time to Tell ‘Stories for Life’

A short film and narratives project “Stories for Life” seeks to bring about the shift in culture that humanity needs to survive.

March 1, 2024

Women's Natural Building Collective Facebook page

The Inspiring Movement to Build for Climate Resiliency

Architects and everyday people are teaching each other to build spaces for community and climate resilience using local, natural materials.

February 27, 2024

Museo de la Evolucion Humana exhibit

How Three New Museums Are Teaching the World About a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding of Human Origins

New findings and significant advances in research have scientists rethinking our origins, and museums around the world are working to catch the public up.

February 16, 2024

irrigation in transition in California

How California’s Farmers and Ranchers Could Lead the Way to Climate Resilience

A platform of California Climate and Agriculture Network would move billions of dollars into the hands of farmers and ranchers willing to adopt regenerative food and farming systems.

January 9, 2024


The Growing Movement to Bring Back Community Grief and Ritual

A free and open community grief-tending event in Berkeley, California, set an example for coming to terms with loss—of people we love and of nature.

October 16, 2023

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