Strengthening our connections.
Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Rev. Lennox Yearwoodposted Sep 17, 2009
- To honor the victims of September 11, 2001, urban communities involved in the green jobs movement spent the anniversary of the attacks building stronger communities through service.
A Lifelong Search for Real Education
by Julia Putnamposted Sep 09, 2009
- Grace Lee and Jimmy Boggs brought people together to rebuild inner-city Detroit and to teach the things you can’t learn in a classroom. At 94, Grace is still at it.
Radical Acts of Education
posted Sep 09, 2009
- Meet our pick of organizations and strategies that foster life-long learning and personal growth while teaching age-old and brand-new skills.
Seniors Find More to Learn
by Sean Roseposted Sep 09, 2009
- Retirement doesn’t have to be merely time off; it can be a time to gain new skills or find rewarding ways to give back to your community.
What We Need Is Each Other
by John McKnightposted Aug 05, 2009
- No matter how hard they try, our very best institutions cannot do many things that only we can do.
Mali's Gift Economy
by Beverly Bellposted Jul 22, 2009
- In Mali, one of the most cash poor nations in the world, "dama" or the gift economy is thriving.
Invite the World for Dinner
by Jim Haynesposted Feb 17, 2009
- Every week for the past 30 years, Jim Haynes has hosted a Sunday dinner in his home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and the crowd can overflow into the garden.
The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer
posted Feb 11, 2009
- America's young farmers show promising signs of an agricultural revival.
Free Hugs Campaign
posted Dec 17, 2008
- Sometimes, a hug is all that we need. Free Hugs is the real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to put a smile on their face.
We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect
by David Kortenposted Jul 30, 2008
- Recent research has shown that our brains are made to support caring, cooperation, and service. David Korten says there is evidence that we can learn to get along across the red-blue divide—after all, we want most of the same things. As a bonus, we'll be healthier and happier if we do.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia
posted Feb 14, 2008
- See the solar installation in process, start to finish: follow two rural illiterate women from The Gambia who learn how to become Barefoot Solar Engineers.
People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village
posted Nov 07, 2007
- Individual villages in Colombia are resisting by remaining neutral, refusing to participate in the war, not carrying weapons, and saying no to injustice
Conversation Café :: Guidelines
by Vicki Robinposted Nov 07, 2007
- The conversation café agreements are guidelines for participating with others in group settings so there’s freedom for all, not a free-for-all.
A Taste of Freedom at Home
by Adam & Kibby MacKinnonposted Nov 07, 2007
- Living their values in a community in Seattle, Adam and Kibby MacKinnon describe how Emma Goldman Finishing School provides a new kind of freedom.
Can We Talk?
by Vicki Robinposted Nov 07, 2007
- Conversation Cafés are there to create a space for diverse strangers and neighbors to gather and talk about things of common interest and concern—culture, politics, philosophy and more.