How to Not Love the National Parks to Death
by Heather J. HansenJun 03, 2016
- More visitors than ever will head to national parks this summer. Here’s what we can do to keep the wild in wilderness—and set parks on a sustainable path for the next century.
Climate Change Film Tells Us “How to Let Go of the World”
by Yessenia FunesJun 03, 2016
- In his new documentary, Josh Fox says we can use love to push aside the fear and hopelessness that comes with climate change.
Why We Shouldn’t Call Trump an “Ignorant Bully” (Even When We Really Want To)
by Bill BuzenbergJun 01, 2016
- Name-calling is Donald Trump’s stock-in-trade. Here are five more logical fallacies that kill political discourse and threaten democracy.
What If Trade Agreements Helped People, Not Corporations?
by David KortenJun 01, 2016
- Current trade agreements have been of, by, and for transnational corporations. Growing opposition gives us the opportunity to change that in our next-generation agreements.
Immigrant Moms Were Told They Can’t Have Jobs—So They Started Their Own Tamale Co-op
by Travis Putnam HillMay 31, 2016
- Employment options can be extremely limited for undocumented immigrants who can’t work legally. These single moms are relying on each other.
Infographic: Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 31, 2016
- Three maps show where restrictive abortion laws disproportionately affect low-income and African-American women.
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena GrewalMay 27, 2016
- One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.
As Boomers Retire, Mom-and-Pop Businesses Convert to Co-ops to Save Jobs
by Keli TiangaMay 26, 2016
- Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. Worker cooperatives could keep the jobs they’ve created from disappearing.
A Simple Solution to Low Voter Turnout—Knock at the Front Door
by Kate StringerMay 26, 2016
- In communities of color where voter turnout has historically lagged, in-person interaction seems to be the most effective fix.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- Forty years after Roe v. Wade, discourse about reproductive rights must acknowledge how crucial the abortion decision is to gender equity, economic stability, and a healthy life free from violence.
Baby Boxes Cut Infant Mortality in Finland—U.S. Cities Give Them a Try
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 23, 2016
- Five reasons baby boxes are more than cutesy cardboard containers, from offering a safe place to sleep to giving an equal start in life.
Video: Meet the Activists Facing Arrest to Break Free From Big Oil
by Catherina SavattereMay 20, 2016
- Nearly 200 activists arrived in Anacortes, Washington last week to protest our dependence on fossil fuels. They joined others across the globe in the call for a renewable energy transition.
Seattle Students Call for Nationwide Awakening on Campus Racism
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 20, 2016
- Seattle University students plan to sleep outside their dean’s office for as long as it takes her to resign. Will she budge?
Meet the Citizens Who Helped Decide Their City’s Budget—and Got Better Buses, Benches, and Crosswalks
by Ken OtterbourgMay 20, 2016
- Greensboro, North Carolina, is the first Southern city to give citizens direct control over a slice of public spending.
Who’s Lobbying for Millennial Interests? Meet the “AARP for Young People”
by Araz HachadourianMay 19, 2016
- This is the first election year with the same number of millennial voters as baby boomers. Here’s how lobbyists for young people could change our politics on prisons, climate, and student debt.