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HAPPINESS

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

The War Against Ourselves
by Doug Rokke
A career army officer went to the Gulf to bring US soldiers safely through nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare. What he experienced convinced him that war is obsolete an interview with Major Doug Rokke
Health Hunger And Hunting
by Jim Minick
a story of a vegetarian who learned how to hunt on his land. He developed his own personal ecology, which included eating locally and responsible hunting.
When Nuclear Plants Close, Infant Deaths And Childhood Cancers Drop
by Carolyn McConnell
A study of the areas surrounding nuclear power plants has found that rates of infant death and childhood cancer drop dramatically after the plants close. Rates dropped by 17 percent on average, and in one case, infant deaths and childhood cancers dropped by a full 42 percent.
Restoring Nature, Restoring     Yourself Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself
by Francesca Lyman
A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?
Surviving the Great Dying
by Michael Lerner
As an era of extinctions unfolds, the dawning understanding of its links to our own health could energize a movement to save us all
Kids And Chemicals
by Elizabeth Guillette
In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
The Whispering Is Over
by Nancy Evans
women are mobilizing to find the causes of breast cancer, phase out chemicals that cause cancer, enforce environmental protection laws, eliminate the use of harmful chemicals. The Breast Cancer Fund.
Discussion Guide :: Our Planet, Our Selves- environment and health
Questions like: Who in your own life has experienced serious illness? What has it been like for those close to that person? What obligation do we have to keep an environment clean for other people?
Eco-clean Homes Eco-clean Homes
by Pam Chang
What if house cleaning weren’t a thankless, low-paid, toxic job? Mayda Iglesias co-founded a cooperative that does eco-friendly cleaning. Business is great, her clients are happy, her health has improved, and her leadership is widely recognized.
Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by Anna Marie Carter
"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty
Urban Peacemaker
Nane Alexandrez returned from Vietnam to a community struggling with drugs, violence, and poverty. Determined to reach young people with alternatives to violence, he started Barrios Unidos. but to succeed, he found he had to confront his own addiction.
Put Some Heart Into It: Spirit in Action
by Linda Stout
Spirit in Action: Create a collective vision; Take time for community, and bring spirit into our work for change.
Earth Democracy - an interview with Vandana Shiva
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder, Vandana Shiva
an interview with Vandana Shiva, about seed saving, cultural insecurity, economic insecurity in India, hope
Watching the Watchers
by Megan Rowling
Surveillance Camera Players, SCP, retaining privacy, Street Performances challenging surveillance technologies
Broadband Democracy
by Jeff Chester, Gary O. Larson
center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
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