The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
Matt Damon on Facing History
posted Aug 14, 2009
- Matt Damon recalls when a Holocaust survivor spoke to his Facing History and Ourselves class when he was in middle school.
posted Aug 14, 2009
- Let Road Trip Nation open your eyes
The Tragic Gap: Between Idealism and Cynicism
by Parker Palmerposted Aug 14, 2009
- Parker Palmer on how to move from what is to what we know to be possible.
We Are All Responsible for Making Health Care a Right
by David Scheinerposted Aug 07, 2009
- Uninvited from a White House forum, President Obama's former doctor says it's time to give single-payer health care a fair hearing.
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.
People We Love :: Chris Goodman
by Kim Nochiposted Jul 07, 2009
- In defense of a good education.
Sherman Alexie, How Do You Dare to Tell the Truth?
by Heather Purserposted Jul 07, 2009
- A young native writer’s ambush interview with Sherman Alexie throws her into a whirlpool of unanswerable questions about tribal loyalty, silence, and healing.
Marshmallows and Gratification
posted Jul 07, 2009
- A TED talk by Joachim de Posada.
Anthropology 101: How to Change the World
by Tom Murphyposted Jun 30, 2009
- Professor Tom Murphy wanted his students to reconnect with nature. Now, they work beside farmers, fishermen, wastewater technicians, environmental groups, and Native American leaders through an award-winning service learning program.
You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring
by Paul Hawkenposted May 27, 2009
- The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009
Would Obama’s Mother be Amazed?
by Fran Kortenposted May 08, 2009
- Would Barack Obama’s mother be amazed that her son is president of the United States? Fran Korten knew his mother, and she doesn’t think she would be.
In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzenposted May 07, 2009
- A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.
The Garden of Eatin'
posted Mar 16, 2009
- Presidential households from Jefferson to Roosevelt kept gardens at the White House. Why shouldn’t President Obama? A colorful history of Pennsylvania Avenue’s “edible landscape.”
If You Give a Kid a Shovel
by Joe Gillespieposted Mar 11, 2009
- Joe Gillespie from Crescent City, California, started his first school garden in 1993 with 50 raised beds. Today, he and his middle school students are growing vegetables year-round, monitoring wind turbines, and experiencing the incredible joy of connecting with each other and the land.