Strengthening our connections.
Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies
by Grace Boggsposted May 29, 2012
- Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
We’ve Got Some Big Houses—That We Could Share
by Doug Pibelposted May 24, 2012
- Just 60 years ago, the average American had 291 square feet of living space. Now it’s close to 1,000 square feet. Have we changed our needs that much? Or just our wants?
Real Homes: Small, Frugal, and Green
by Doug Pibelposted May 23, 2012
- With 5 million houses in foreclosure, we are rediscovering that living sustainably includes living affordably.
6 Ideas for Sensible Homes
posted May 09, 2012
- Small, supportive, affordable, recycled—and you can build your own.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena Christianposted May 03, 2012
- Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood
by Kathryn Clarkposted Apr 24, 2012
- How have foreclosures transformed the layouts of Detroit, Las Vegas, and other cities? Artist Kathryn Clark’s mapped it—in quilts.
Free Your (Eco)Mind
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Apr 20, 2012
- This Earth Day, think like an ecosystem—and you just might save the world.
8 Ways to De-Corporatize Your Money
posted Apr 11, 2012
- Debit or credit? Keep your dollars out of corporate clutches.
A Dakota Way of Life
by Kris Kolbposted Apr 06, 2012
- Diane Wilson’s new book asks, how do you raise beloved children and break the cycle of self-destruction in native communities?
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredtposted Mar 26, 2012
- Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabrielposted Mar 20, 2012
- Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisensteinposted Mar 12, 2012
- Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities
by Anne Thomasposted Mar 10, 2012
- One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.
We’re the People: Close-Ups from Zuccotti Park
by Joseph O. Holmesposted Feb 15, 2012
- Photo Essay: Portraits of a nascent society.
5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
by Michael Shumanposted Feb 14, 2012
- Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.