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Signs of Life :: Iraq War Signs of Life :: Iraq War
by Madeline Ostrander
Virtual Memorials for War Casualties
Signs of Life :: Green Economy Signs of Life :: Green Economy
by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, Brendan Smith
Green Jobs Kindle Economic Hopes
A Potential Ally in Fighting Consumerism A Potential Ally in Fighting Consumerism
by Dale Jiajun Wen
A Potential Ally in Fighting Consumerism, by Dale Jiajun Wen shows that China, like the U.S., is discovering the dangers, eco-stresses, and human costs of a consumer-oriented lifestyle—and like in the U.S., some in China are creating alternatives.
Derrick Ashong :: Sweet Mother Tour Derrick Ashong :: Sweet Mother Tour
Derrick Ashong, The 32-year-old Hip Hop musician, along with fellow members of the band Soulfège, founded the pop music and multimedia phenomenon Sweet Mother Tour, which has brought positive music, videos, and stories about Africa to 146 million viewers.
Sweet Mother Tour Sweet Mother Tour
The Sweet Mother Tour has brought positive music, videos, and stories about Africa to 146 million viewers through television and radio broadcasts in more than 45 countries. The goal: to bring to Africa a sense of empowerment and cultural self-worth as a foundation for cultural progress.
Chris Jordan :: Running the    Numbers Chris Jordan :: Running the Numbers
by Chris Jordan
Dazzling images make the statistics that describe the huge waste streams of our consumer culture visible. This photo essay shows recent works of Chris Jordan from his Running the Numbers and Intolerable Beauty series.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia
See the solar installation in process, start to finish: follow two rural illiterate women from The Gambia who learn how to become Barefoot Solar Engineers.
The Story of Stuff: The Bigger Picture The Story of Stuff: The Bigger Picture
Take a look at our YES! articles to support teaching with The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to get your students thinking and talking about the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
The Story of Stuff by Annie     Leonard The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
by Annie Leonard
The Story of Stuff will take you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture—from resourc extraction to iPod incineration—exposing the real costs of our use-it and lose-it approach to stuff.
Pete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing? Pete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing?
by Sarah van Gelder
At the age of 94, Pete Seeger has passed away. Sarah van Gelder interviewed him in 2007 on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes.
The Greatest Danger The Greatest Danger
by Joanna Macy
In the face of global warming it is hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says that speaking the truth of our anguish for the world brings down the walls between us, drawing us into deep solidarity.
Connect and Engage :: Consumption Connect and Engage :: Consumption
Resources to accompany the January/February 2008 Education Connection newsletter on The Story of Stuff and Consumption: Facing the Future, The Center for Ecoliteracy, UNESCO, and Redefining Progress.
People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village
Individual villages in Colombia are resisting by remaining neutral, refusing to participate in the war, not carrying weapons, and saying no to injustice
People Taking Charge :2: Grow Food on Your Roof People Taking Charge :2: Grow Food on Your Roof
at Start Now Farm in Bremerton, WA a couple grows food on their roof, garage, carport . .
People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless” People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless”
Hip Hop is right at home being the voice of the voiceless. It takes a "we don't need permission" attitude. Includes video of Rebel Diaz and music from Foundation Movement.
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