Spontaneous Smiley Project
Dec 11, 2009
- Ruth Kaiser, founder of the Spontaneous Smiley Project, sees smiles in everyday life. Here, she shares a few of her favorite spontaneous photographs.
How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen
by Madeline OstranderDec 10, 2009
- Talking about climate change may be one of the most revolutionary things you can do. But how do you strike up your own Copenhagen conversations—and what do you say once you do?
Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
by Grace Lee BoggsDec 10, 2009
- I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
Cool Globes in Copenhagen
Dec 09, 2009
- "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" is a public art exhibit featuring over 25 large globes, each with a different message about climate change.
Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice
by John de GraafDec 06, 2009
- Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness.
Behind the Scenes of Seattle
by Susan GleasonDec 02, 2009
- WTO+10: An in-depth interview with Alli Chagi-Starr, a key organizer of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
Annie Leonard on Life After Stuff
by Annie LeonardDec 01, 2009
- Annie Leonard reveals what gives her strength, even as she and her popular film, The Story of Stuff, are attacked as un-American.
Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday
by Jonathan RoweDec 01, 2009
- GDP and productivity don't measure what's really going on in the economy—or in people's lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.
Fight Climate Change: Live the Good Life
by Colin BeavanDec 01, 2009
- Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice. Colin Beavan says it’s the good life.
Towns Rush to Make Low-Carbon Transition
by Tara LohanDec 01, 2009
- More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke JarvisNov 29, 2009
- By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
Buy Nothing Day
by Berit AndersonNov 25, 2009
- A non-holiday founded by a Vancouver office worker has become an international movement.
The Piano Staircase - What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
Nov 25, 2009
- Can something as simple as fun change people's behavior for the better? The Fun Theory demonstrates this idea with recycling arcade, world's deepest garbage bin, and a piano staircase.
I Give Thanks
Nov 25, 2009
- An original song by Kathryn Mostow, inspired by Margaret Mead's famous quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Giving Thanks for What We Share
by Jay WalljasperNov 23, 2009
- The sharing ethic of the commons is woven into American traditions.