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HAPPINESS

The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

Nowtopia Nowtopia
by Laura Kaliebe
Review of Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future—Today!
Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Rev. Lennox Yearwood
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.
Journey to Midway Journey to Midway
by Brooke Jarvis
Follow the journey of five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, to Midway to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.
A Lifelong Search for Real Education A Lifelong Search for Real Education
by Julia Putnam
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.
What Draft Horses Teach College Students What Draft Horses Teach College Students
by Sean Rose
The students at Sterling College learn from demanding teachers—like a stubborn, 2,000-pound draft horse or the campus cows.
Trade Your Job Trade Your Job
by Valerie Saturen
The old apprenticeship model of learning by doing gets new life as people who’ve been left out of the job market train to meet the growing demand for green-collar workers.
Youths Face the Holocaust Youths Face the Holocaust
by Lynsi Burton
Facing History connects students to people who have witnessed injustice, like artist and Holocaust survivor Ava Kadishson Schieber.
Melia Reschools Herself Melia Reschools Herself
by Lynsi Burton
For her one-woman project, Reschool Yourself, Melia Dicker revisited her childhood classrooms, shadowing students and ­interviewing teachers to figure out how school had defined her adulthood.
The Power of "Why?" The Power of "Why?"
by Andrea Batista Schlesinger
Students in Hampton, Virginia, and Brooklyn, New York, learn that asking questions is more powerful than memorizing answers.
Radical Acts of Education Radical Acts of Education
Meet our pick of organizations and strategies that foster life-long learning and personal growth while teaching age-old and brand-new skills.
Life's Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom Life's Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom
by Daniel Fireside
Students find real-world solutions when they learn from their community, not just their textbooks.
Kids Take Charge of School Kids Take Charge of School
by Madeline Ostrander
Students at the Albany Free School and its sister school for upper grades, Harriet Tubman Democratic School, decide how and what to learn.
Grounded Learning Grounded Learning
by Ron Miller
Why educator Ron Miller is turning to soil, water, sunshine, and greens.
Teens Talk to 90-Somethings Teens Talk to 90-Somethings
by Sean Rose
Teens in Rabun County, Georgia, are tapping into the memories of 90-year-olds in an effort to protect the culture of southern Appalachia.
Santa Fe Tells Its Stories Santa Fe Tells Its Stories
by Heather Purser
The Academy for the Love of Learning created El Otro Lado (“the other side” in Spanish), a citywide public art project that encourages people to learn about one another.
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