Strengthening our connections.
When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollierposted Jul 29, 2010
- Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”
by Margaret Wheatleyposted Jul 27, 2010
- Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.
How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillenposted Jul 19, 2010
- Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
How to Share Time
by Mira Lunaposted Jul 08, 2010
- When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Jul 02, 2010
- Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 02, 2010
- Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Better Than Facebook?
by David Bollierposted Jun 30, 2010
- Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
posted Jun 22, 2010
- Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable
by Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smithposted Jun 22, 2010
- We're sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today's biggest questions.
Development Redefined: A Holistic Vision in Bangladesh
by Suzanna Finleyposted Jun 17, 2010
- Photo essay: Bangladeshi activists promote development that's rooted in indigenous knowledge and community values.
Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jun 10, 2010
- A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.
Radical Homemaking for the Real World
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 09, 2010
- Relationships around here are hardly ideal or like-minded. They’re complex. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
People We Love :: Monica Beemer
by Keith Rutowskiposted May 27, 2010
- Advocating for the homeless
Que Viva el Arte De Regando
posted May 13, 2010
- Andrew Mascareñas' story of the importance of flood irrigating to his family and to the culture of New Mexico.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvisposted May 12, 2010
- Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.