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PLANET  

Photo by Robert Josiah Climate Emergency Action Plan

Sarah van Gelder   |   Jul 20, 2012

We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis. But we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization. And we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.   MORE »



The Big Fix Movie Poster Inside America’s Worst Toxic Waste Cover-Up

Valerie Schloredt   |   Jul 18, 2012

Film Review: The Big Fix exposes BP’s efforts to minimize awareness of North America’s biggest oil spill.   MORE »



Upside Down Bats How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard

Heidi Bruce, Shannan Stoll   |   Jul 17, 2012

Bats are mammals, shy creatures of the night, and fascinating to watch. They’re also endangered by loss of habitat, disease, and pesticide poisoning. You can help by providing protection.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off

Yates McKee   |   Jul 19, 2012

Debt—and the shame that surrounds it—is the tie that binds the 99 percent. Can young people reimagine it as something productive, rather than a tool for profiteering?   MORE »



The Story of Change

Annie Leonard   |   Jul 17, 2012

Can shopping save the world? Put down your credit card and start exercising your citizen muscles with Annie Leonard’s new film.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Brad Smith Visiting the Economies of the Future

David Brancaccio   |   Jul 16, 2012

Journalist David Brancaccio takes us to the most innovative local economy hot spots in his PBS documentary, “Fixing the Future.”   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Cameron Karsten Life Is Easier With Friends Next Door

Sven Eberlein   |   Jul 16, 2012

Feeling a need for community? Cohousing can provide affordable space and neighbors to share it with.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Minnesota’s Ground Zero for Unjust Evictions

Jul 18, 2012

A glitch in PNC Bank’s online payment system meant the Cruz family’s home fell into foreclosure, putting it at the center of a committed community stand-off.   MORE »



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