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Finding Rootedness

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh report from their search for rootedness—the social, environmental, and economic anchoring that sees us through tough times.

Occupy Wall Street, 1979 Occupy Wall Street, 1979
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Before there were hashtags, 32 years ago, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...
Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted? An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?
Slower Living for a Rooted Future Slower Living for a Rooted Future
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the "Slow Living Summit" about building sustainable economies everywhere.
The Road Not Built: Redefining Progress At Home and Abroad The Road Not Built: Redefining Progress At Home and Abroad
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Local opposition to a proposed road in Trinidad brings new understanding of “progress,” and what it means to be rooted.
From Ecotourism to Community Tourism From Ecotourism to Community Tourism
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Does travel have a place in a future of "rootedness"?
Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?
Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible? Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
The Story of Refined White Rice The Story of Refined White Rice
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
The Coming Global Food Fight The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
Organics and the Science of Farming Organics and the Science of Farming
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Some say that organic farming means going "backwards." These farmers think otherwise.
Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?
Food for a Rooted Future Food for a Rooted Future
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.
Finding Rootedness

John Cavanagh and Robin Broad

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