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Building a Just and Sustainable World   October 2009
Learn as You Go
Parker Palmer. Photo by Dan Kowalski Parker Palmer: Know Yourself, Change Your World
If we learned in school how to navigate the inner landscapes of our lives, we might gain the tools to make it through difficult times, and clarify and act on our deepest values. Parker Palmer speaks about why “reflection” should be the fourth “R” of education.

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FROM WHAT IS TO WHAT WE KNOW TO BE POSSIBLE
Detail from El Otro Lado. Photo by Chrissie Orr Life's Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom
Kids go on the radio, visit farmworkers, start a snack shop—and score better than kids stuck inside with drills.
Photo courtesy of YouthWorks Trade Your Job
Old-style apprenticeships prepare workers of all ages for jobs in the green economy.
Ron Miller, editor of Education Revolution magazine and author of several books on educational alternatives. Photo by Jim Flint Grounded Learning
Why educator Ron Miller is turning to soil, water, sunshine, and greens.

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Weapons of Mass Democracy
Here’s evidence that nonviolence is the most powerful tool to promote democracy and overthrow tyranny.
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Native Recipe for Health
How a Southwest desert tribe is combating diabetes and obesity by replacing fast food with the diet of its ancestors.

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Climate Solutions
Bill McKibben. Photo by Channing Johnson for YES! Magazine
"You’re a part of this planet. Feel good about the rippling message now going out around the earth: if we shout it loud enough, even our leaders will hear."
—Bill McKibben


350 or Bust
From Mount Everest to the Maldives, people worldwide are turning an arcane number into a movement for a stable climate. Bill McKibben asks: Will you join them?

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School children in Costa Rica dressed up, sketched and wrote down their wishes and thoughts about peace.  Photo courtesy of Peace One Day.
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Chris Jordan collects plastic garbage on the beach in Midway. Photo by Jan Vozenilek
A New Department of Peace
Costa Rica renamed its justice ministry the Ministry of Justice and Peace, another in a long line of peaceful initiatives that includes abolishing the army in 1948 and establishing peace education in schools.
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The Economics of Happiness
In France, a ground-breaking commission of leading economists suggests that nations look beyond GDP.

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Journey to Midway
Five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, journeyed to Midway to call attention to the effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.

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350.org In anticipation of the Copenhagen summit, people are turning up the volume on climate change. They're taking actions that range from signing petitions to participating in the 350.org events, all the way to risking arrest in demonstrations…

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It's All Right. Painting by HuongAn artist, peace activist, and former refugee who fled her native Vietnam in 1975, has painted her visions of war and peace for more than three decades.

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Instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius, says Elizabeth Gilbert.


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