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PLANET  

Maldives Underwater Cabinet Meeting. Photo by Mohamed Seeneen. flickr.com/photos/ sindi 10 Ways to Celebrate 10/10/10

350.org   |   Oct 08, 2010

How to bring this weekend’s global work party to your town.   MORE »



Bill McKibben and a group of activists located one of the solar panels that graced the White House roof during the Carter Administration and returned it. Photo courtesy of 350.org. flickr.com/photos/ 350org White House Goes Solar, After All

Bill McKibben   |   Oct 06, 2010

The White House’s decision to install solar panels will give a boost to 10/10/10, this weekend’s global work party in support of climate solutions.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo courtesy of the municipal government of Pinas. flickr.com/photos/ municipiopinas Standing Up for Democracy in Ecuador

Laura Carlsen   |   Oct 07, 2010

The Correa government is a progressive leader in Latin America.   MORE »



Image by Joulupukki How We Brought Down a Dictator

Bryan Farrell, Eric Stoner   |   Oct 07, 2010

10 years later: A conversation with Srdja Popovic, a leader in the the nonviolent overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic.    MORE »



Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial to demand jobs, justice, and education for all. Photo by Eric P. One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War

Phyllis Bennis   |   Oct 06, 2010

At the historic One Nation Working Together march, activists made the connection between unemployment and our outsize military budget.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

'Across the Fence' Image by Tonp flickr.com/photos/ tonp Support Groups for Hard Times

Chuck Collins   |   Oct 05, 2010

How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Meet Buffy,  O'Malley, Spike, and Nimoy: 12-year-old Hannah Mckinney's urban backyard chickens. Photo by Tatyana Ryevzina Reflections on the Transition

Pamela O’Malley Chang   |   Oct 05, 2010

Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is local sufficiency, together with my neighbors.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

GBIACK training center. Photo by Heather Day In Kenya, Farmers Grow Their Own Way

Heather Day, Travis English   |   Oct 04, 2010

Thousands of grassroots, African-led efforts are building locally rooted alternatives to the chemical agriculture promoted by the Gates Foundation and Monsanto.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

The Happy Planet Index

Oct 08, 2010

Video: Forget the GDP. There’s a new way to measure the good things in life.   MORE »
Image from Nic Marks' TED talk on the Happy Planet Index


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