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Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week

Colin Beavan   |   Aug 18, 2011

Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start. ”   MORE »
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Woman's face photo by Elvert Barnes How To Build a People’s Movement

Seth Borgos   |   Aug 17, 2011

Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.   MORE »


More Incarceration Is Not the Answer

Ruth Wilson Gilmore   |   Aug 19, 2011

In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.   MORE »

Wrong Way photo by Evolve Love Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster

Nellis Kennedy-Howard   |   Aug 19, 2011

Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."   MORE »

PLANET Washington protest photo by Focus the Nation Bill McKibben: This Is Getting Exciting

Bill McKibben   |   Aug 18, 2011

The climate movement’s biggest civil disobedience action ever is about to take Washington by storm.   MORE »

Carbon Nation still Film Review: Carbon Nation

Robert Mellinger   |   Aug 16, 2011

Take a trip across the United States to find out who is developing low-carbon solutions.   MORE »


Van Jones photo Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream

Sarah van Gelder   |   Aug 17, 2011

Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.   MORE »


Ta'Kaiya Blaney photo by Carol Carson What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands

Angela Sterritt   |   Aug 15, 2011

Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.   MORE »


The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming

Aug 13, 2011

The Greenhorns documentary follows young farmers who are digging their way to an agricultural revolution.   MORE »

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