Planet

Leave It to Beavers?
by Ashlee Green
Nature's water engineers can restore river channels.
YES! Film Picks: A Sea Change, The Good Soldier, Trouble the Water
by Jeff Parsons
Reviews of our favorite films for the Summer 2010.
Roads Aren’t Just for Cars Anymore
by Jeff Raderstrong
The Americas have lagged behind Europe in promoting bicycle transportation, but recent government efforts may change that.
Public Housing Goes Green
by Jeff Raderstrong
Throughout the last year, green public housing projects have been built or proposed in several major cities.
Climate Talks End With People’s Agreement
by Jim Shultz
Just the Facts :: Water Footprints
by Berit Anderson
How much water do we use? More than any other country, it turns out. And we could save a lot.
Meet the Riverkeepers
by Margit Christenson
Meet citizen riverkeepers from Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.
It’s Everybody’s Water
It's time we fell in love with the bundle of atoms that makes Earth possible.
YES! But How? :: A Greener Pour
by Berit Anderson
I see more and more “green” boxed wines hitting the shelves at the supermarket. Are these really better for the environment?
Debt vs. Localization: Climate Justice in the New Economy
by David Korten
David Korten: Where does the concept of “climate debt” fit into a New Economy framework?
A Requiem for Detroit?
by Grace Lee Boggs
A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.
The Case for Sustainable Meat
by Shannon Hayes
Can meat have a place in the life of a “radical homemaker” trying to live sustainably? Farmer Shannon Hayes believes it can.
Transforming Space Into Place
Video: Is the shortest distance between two points all that life is about? City Repair doesn't think so. They're helping people imagine and create lively public spaces—starting with your local intersection.
City Repair in Action
Photo essay: City Repair helps people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities—and reclaim the notion of “neighborhood” in the process. Here’s a collection of their best work.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvis
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.