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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

What the “We’re Not Broke” Backlash Means for the Climate What the “We’re Not Broke” Backlash Means for the Climate
by Tom Athanasiou
What do the deficit, budget, and tax battles now raging across America and Europe have to do with solving climate change? More than you think.
Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?
The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
by Nick Buxton
A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.
A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over
by Cherri Foytlin
A year after the BP oil spill, Cherri Foytlin walked 1,243 miles to send a message: this disaster is far from over.
Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up
Speaking at Power Shift 2011, activist Tim DeChristopher says it's high time the environmental movement stop just making statements—and start taking a stand.
Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible? Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
by Danielle Nierenberg, Mara Schecter
The resilience of our food supply is as much about the quality and diversity of our food sources as it is about how much we produce.
Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time
by Mari Margil
How communities are saying "no" to corporate drilling—even if it means bucking state law.
People We Love: Mari Rose Taruc People We Love: Mari Rose Taruc
by Alyssa B. Johnson
Environmental justice for all.
Sitting In with Wendell Berry Sitting In with Wendell Berry
by Jeff Biggers
An interview with Wendell Berry midway through his four-day sit-in in the Kentucky governor's office in protest of mountaintop removal coal mining.
Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic
by Van Jones
Video: How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.
A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal? A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal?
by Sandra Diaz
In an historic move, the EPA has vetoed a permit for mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.
In Memory of Judy Bonds In Memory of Judy Bonds
by Robert Shetterly
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds
by Taylor Lee Kirkland
West Virginia activist Judy Bonds died of cancer this week. Before she died, she gave this interview about fighting to save her home from mountaintop removal coal mining.
Walking Gently on the Earth Walking Gently on the Earth
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Making faithful choices about food, energy, shelter, and more.
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