In Fayetteville, North Carolina, a protest led by veterans and military families drew 4,000 people to the largest demonstration ever held in that military city.
Children learn lessons from slugs and hemlocks, and would-be MBAs from Bainbridge Graduate Institute attend class in a treehouse
From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
A poor-people's movement settles thousands of aspiring farmers on unused land - and now they have some really big plans.
Movement building is not just about winning on a particular issue, says Grace Lee Boggs. It is about advancing the evolution of human society.
Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
Curricula and other resources for teaching peace.
What are your favorite places in your area? Where do you spend the greatest amount of your leisure time outside your home? Where do you most enjoy spending time? Which of the five qualities do these places have? More questions like these for discussion . . .
Want to take action, but don't know where to start? Start here! The following is a list of organizations that support both teachers and students in their efforts to create positive environmental change.
YES! for Youth curriculum materials are based on articles published in the pages of ad-free YES! magazine. They are designed to help students explore positive solutions to social justice and environmental challenges.
The Shrinking American Middle Class by Meizhu Lui - United for a Fair Economy
For one woman writer, wilderness provided sanctuary and solace in an unstable world. Preserving this source of the good life meant stepping into the political fray.
Alternative spring breaks: These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises
Project for Public Spaces works to create places that attract people. What makes these places work?
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Incorporates a mix of high-density residential, retail and office functions all within easy access of a major transit stop.
CLT's take land out of the speculative market and hold it for farmland, conservation or as sites for housing or businesses.
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) developed "community benefits agreements" to specify benefits to be provided to neighborhoods affected by a particular development.
Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
USAS campaign protests Coca Cola human rights violations at Colombian bottling plants
Unocal agrees to settle lawsuits in connection with the company's construction of an oil pipeline.
Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.
South Korea builds world's biggest solar power plant and tidal energy power plant
Florida and Nevada will require minimum wage to rise automatically with inflation.
Not just local, but community-owned stores are starting up in Ely, Nevada, Middlebury Vermont, Swanville, Minnesota and more.
Through a national referendum, Uraguay had become the first country to outlaw water privatization by direct democracy and to declare water a “constitutional right.”
I still believe that we are capable of moving beyond the simplicity of “good people and bad people,” and that we can overcome our racism and arrogance to work with others of all colors and cultures to make a better world for everyone. And I’m still basing my life on that belief.
no comment - a humorous look at history getting even
No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
The science of global warming, and the dream of the "World Energy Modernization Plan" are two issues covered in the book
How to Give Money for Tsunami Relief
Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.
Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.