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PLANET

We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

Losing Power in Standby Mode
by Valerie Doyle
The average American household continually leaks about 50 watts of electricity. Eliminating that trickle, would save $1 billion annually in wasted electricity.
Sunscreen Safety
by Lilja Otto
Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarren
Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
Indicator: Mayors Vote to Support Climate Protection
by Megan Tady
US mayors, and mayors from throughout the world vote to support climate protection.
Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford
by Guy Dauncey
Guy Dauncey reviews a book that praises the details in life that become noticable when people walk through their communities instead of driving.
Experts Warn of Oil Peak
by Rik Langendoen
World oil supplies are about to decline, risking major effects on the world's economy and politics
How to Build an Ecohome How to Build an Ecohome
Build a home that conserves energy, water, and wood using components from Berea's ecovillage
West Oakland Gets Fresh
by Jodi Helmer, Carolyn McConnell
Teenagers bring fresh produce to vacant lots of West Oakland neighborhoods.
What's the matter with sprawl? What's the matter with sprawl?
by Meredith Dearborn, Lisa Kundrat
This article outlines some downfalls of urban sprawl, from environmental to psychological effects.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
A Classroom in the Forest
by Kathryn Haines
Children learn lessons from slugs and hemlocks, and would-be MBAs from Bainbridge Graduate Institute attend class in a treehouse
Two Crises, One Solution Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jones
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
Appalachian Ecovillage Appalachian Ecovillage
by Christopher Gutsche, Kathleen Smith
Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
Resources for a Sustainable Future Resources for a Sustainable Future
by Katie Billings
Want to take action, but don't know where to start? Start here! The following is a list of organizations that support both teachers and students in their efforts to create positive environmental change.
The New City Beautiful The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lyman
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
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