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HAPPINESS

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

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
Study Circle Democracy Study Circle Democracy
by Cecile Andrews
Deliberative democracy through study circles.
Yes! But How?
by Pamela O'Malley Chang, Beth Balderston
Recycling computers, unclog bathroom drain, non-toxic solutions, bees nests, hornets
Turning the Sword
by Milenko Matanovic
Is art for museums and collectors, or does it belong in the streets? Could art help us turn away from mass–produced violence and ugliness, and give each of us ways to forge an imaginative and beautiful future?
The Time of Your Life
by Martin Keogh
With leaps, bounds, and stillness, dancers make peace with time.
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