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Readers Take Action
A Victory in Argentina, Bicycle Messengers, Clean Elections Coming, Getting Active
India's Dawn
by Rachel Milanez
India's Dawn by Rachel Milanez - Auroville reforestation and water management
The Big Promise of the Small
by Carolyn McConnell
How a Namibian beetle, drip irrigation, clay pots and a child's seesaw help overcome water scarcity
Young People And Their Watershed
by Diane Galusha
Catskill Watershed Corporation funds a student project to prevent erosion and preserve water quality
Karen Charman: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park
by Karen Charman
A floating ecological living machine--a gorgeous botanical garden--is restoring open sewage canals in Fuzhou, China
Readers Take Action in Iraq
An Open Letter to a Neighbor, We All Have Family in Iraq, Peace is Possible
Kids And Chemicals
by Elizabeth Guillette
In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by Anna Marie Carter
"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty
Urban Peacemaker
Nane Alexandrez returned from Vietnam to a community struggling with drugs, violence, and poverty. Determined to reach young people with alternatives to violence, he started Barrios Unidos. but to succeed, he found he had to confront his own addiction.
Put Some Heart Into It: Spirit in Action
by Linda Stout
Spirit in Action: Create a collective vision; Take time for community, and bring spirit into our work for change.
Earth Democracy - an interview with Vandana Shiva
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder, Vandana Shiva
an interview with Vandana Shiva, about seed saving, cultural insecurity, economic insecurity in India, hope
Broadband Democracy
by Jeff Chester, Gary O. Larson
center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
A Place For Dignity
by Carol Estes
Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon, a tent city. Dignity Village is fundamentally different. It's a self-governing community of about 60 homeless people who take care of themselves by taking care of each other.
Ordinary Heroes
by Samuel P. Oliner
Sociologist and Holocaust survivor Samuel P. Oliner writes about what motivates altruists and heroes who put the welfare of others alongside their own. Reaching out to others has been the force behind much that is good in the world.
Dream of a Ridiculous Man
by Charles W., Joan C. Pratt
A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.
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