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 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
PEACE & JUSTICE  

Erika and Riley photo by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott Raising Babies in Prison

Abby Quillen   |   Jan 14, 2011

Supporting the bond between inmates and their newborns gives these families a better start.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Hardy snow biker, photo by Simon Barnes flickr.com/simondbarnes Let It Snow: The ABCs of Winter Biking

Jay Walljasper   |   Jan 14, 2011

Tips for winter riding from the coldest big city in America.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Microphones, photo by Rusty Sheriff flickr.com/rustysheriff Words Matter: How Media Can Build Civility or Destroy It

Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis   |   Jan 12, 2011

The media can, as we know, promote fear, hatred, and extremism. Can it also lead us to greater civility and more productive debate?   MORE »



Stopping deforestation through community ownership, photo by Lara Danielle flickr.com/lara danielle Rewriting the “Tragedy of the Commons”

Bill McKibben   |   Jan 10, 2011

What cooperation and sharing have to do with saving the world.   MORE »



PLANET  

'Dispersed' Oil, Photo by National Wildlife Federation flickr.com/NWFblogs Diary of a Disaster: 6 Months in the Gulf

Riki Ott   |   Jan 11, 2011

What it’s like to respond to an environmental and democratic crisis—and where we go from here.   MORE »



Boy in grass photo by Jason The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 8

Jan 10, 2011

The first 7 days of the No Impact Experiment were as difficult as they were illuminating. Sunday's eco-sabbath was for reflecting on what it all means.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Small-town America, photo by Steve Minor flickr.com/lumierefl David Korten: My Defection Story

David Korten   |   Jan 11, 2011

How I came to challenge the legitimacy of the institutions I once served.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Fixing the Future

Jan 14, 2011

Documentary: David Brancaccio travels the country, meeting the people building our new economy and more sustainable ways of living from the ground up.   MORE »
David Brancaccio Fixing the Future, video still


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