Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
by Sarah van GelderMay 25, 2016
- In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies
by Tristan AhtoneMay 24, 2016
- From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty.
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.
When the Police Came, I Didn’t Risk Arrest. So What Was My Role at the Break Free Climate Action?
by Erika LundahlMay 18, 2016
- I had held at bay the question of whether I wanted to participate in direct action. But I also knew it was the heartbeat of this diverse movement.
Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience
by Kate StringerMay 13, 2016
- A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Sarah van GelderMay 11, 2016
- Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.
Only Six Years After BP Oil Disaster, Gulf Coast Is Faced With New Drilling
by Kate StringerMay 10, 2016
- Still recovering from the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf Coast activists battle the threat of new offshore oil wells.
Tiny Houses Are Cute, But Can You Actually Cook a Meal in One?
by Ellie LillstromMay 09, 2016
- As an avid cook I wondered what orchestrating a sizable meal would be like in the two-burner kitchen of a 250-square-foot home. So I gave it a try with my favorite recipe.
After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise
by Leah PennimanMay 05, 2016
- These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.
What Does a Feminist Mortician Look Like?
by Jennifer LuxtonMay 04, 2016
- Historically, when a man takes care of a corpse, he is a professional. When a woman takes care of a corpse, it’s a domestic task. How can we close the gender gap in the death care industry?
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
by David KortenMay 04, 2016
- “How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.
How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader In Wind Energy
by Kim EckartMay 02, 2016
- Even though Iowa is typically associated with red state politics, everyone there seems to agree that wind power makes economic sense for one of the windiest states in the country.
What’s a Carbon Farmer? How California Ranchers Use Dirt to Tackle Climate Change
by Sally NeasApr 29, 2016
- Scientists believe that simple land management techniques can increase the rate at which carbon is absorbed from the atmosphere and stored in soils.
What Small Farms Need to Compete With Corporate Food
by Kate StringerApr 27, 2016
- Most small farms have to follow the same rules as big corporate ones. In Maine, flexible food ordinances have increased the number of small farmers.
Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl
by Erin SagenApr 25, 2016
- The future for suburbanites, who now have twice the carbon footprint of city dwellers, seems to be pointing backward to pre-automobile, train-based living.