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ArticleAnti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
Located in People Power
ArticleThis Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Located in Planet
ArticleThe Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction
Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
ArticleWhere Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities
Sevier County, Tenn., diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time.
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ArticleBeyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
Located in Happiness
ArticleWhy Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging
The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.
Located in Happiness
ArticleLessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
Located in Happiness
Article Troff documentPortland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
Located in Planet
Article Troff documentMonsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
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ArticlePhoto Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Located in Peace & Justice