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Bottled Water Costs 2,000 Times More than Tap—You Don't Have to Drink It
by Madeline Ostrander
Should you be worried about your tap water? Yes, but not for the reason you expected.
As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
by Jessica Camille Aguirre
Rural Bolivians—whose way of life may be an early casualty of a changing climate—want the rest of the world to reevaluate what it means to "vivir bien."
Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik Langendoen
In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Plug In Your Ride
by Rik Langendoen
Networks of electric charging stations—key to the acceptance and use of electric vehicles—are starting to appear around the world.
A Greener Blue Cheese
by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
French dairy farmers have turned their attention to farming practices that can sustain not only the future of the emblematic Roquefort cheese, but also the future of their work and their land.
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.
African American Farmers Go Organic, Bring Healthy Food to Southeast
by Mark Winne
The Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), helps members convert to organic agriculture, and organizes a farmers market in a park that was once off-limits to them.
A Future for Agriculture, A Future for Haiti
by Beverly Bell
Haiti's way forward is tied to food sovereignty and a renewed focus on local agriculture.
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
The City We All Want to Live In
by Carl Anthony
How to make our cities just, inclusive, and green.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Berit Anderson
Two organizations working on opposite sides of the Bay Bridge realized that they would be better able to serve low-income tenants by working together.
10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony, founder of San Francisco's Urban Habitat Program shares strategies for just, green cities.
Drafting Nature's Constitution
Video: Simply regulating pollution will never really stop it. Mari Margil of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund discusses why we need a fundamental change in the way we use law to protect nature.
Sweden Labels Food With CO2 Data
by Jeff Raderstrong
The Swedish government announced new food guidelines that recommend eating habits based on greenhouse-gas emissions.