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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.

Life, Liberty, Water Life, Liberty, Water
by Maude Barlow
As climate change and worldwide shortages loom, will people fight over water or join together to protect it? A global water justice movement is demanding a change in international law to ensure the universal right to clean water for all.
Reclaiming Corn and Culture Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Call
NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker :: An Avian Diplomat Ivory-Billed Woodpecker :: An Avian Diplomat
Partners in Flight. Formed in 1990, Partners is a loose collaboration stitched together by the habits of birds, which can travel from as far north as Canada to wintering grounds in places like Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. Extraordinary connections have formed among biologists, NGOs, and governments in these countries.
Life in Liberia :: Photo Essay ::     1 Life in Liberia :: Photo Essay :: 1
by Christopher Herwig
Christopher Herwig's lense on Liberia.
Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fuller
Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.
Update :: Historic Accord Protects B.C. Forests Update :: Historic Accord Protects B.C. Forests
by Noah Grant
We are checking on our favorite stories. Has the promise of the initiatives we covered in past issues turned into reality? Discover where logging in the Clayoquot Sound rainforest is at today.
Great Bear Rainforest :: Photo Essay Great Bear Rainforest :: Photo Essay
by Tim Ennis
Tim Ennis’ beautiful photographs reveal the landscape, biodiversity and indigenous cultures of the temperate rainforests of the British Columbia coast.
The First Rural Women Heroes of Tombouctou The First Rural Women Heroes of Tombouctou
If a village in Tombouctou can be solar electrified against such tremendous odds adopting a Barefoot approach, then it is possible to replicate this process anywhere.
Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global     Movement for Water Justice Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global Movement for Water Justice
by Maude Barlow
Listen to Maude Barlow's interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Teaching Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming Teaching Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
by Gary Braasch, Lynne Cherry
Award-winning photo-journalist Gary Braasch has joined forced with kids author Lyne Cherry to tell the story behind the big climate change headlines and introduce 5-8 graders to the science of global warming.
Teaching Global Warming in Tumwater Teaching Global Warming in Tumwater
by Jana Dean
Jana Dean tells her inspiring story of what happened when she took teaching about climate change beyond the text books. What happens when you pause and listen to your student's fears and allow space for them to work through their feelings of powerlessness? In Tumwater they created a new recycling system for the entire school.
Teaching Climate: Digital Story Telling Teaching Climate: Digital Story Telling
BRIDGES to Understanding has developed teaching tools around the issue of Climate Change that focus on journaling and digital story telling for your students. As your students develop their stories you can follow the work of other schools on-line.
What’s possible in a post-carbon     world What’s possible in a post-carbon world
by Guy Dauncey
Can we get to a post-carbon world? Guy Dauncey shows how to make buildings, electricity, transportation, food, and forests climate friendly. Yes, we can.
Brower Youth Awards Brower Youth Awards
Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards to honor founder and legendary activist David R. Brower. The Brower Youth Awards recognize six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy.
Xavier Cortada: Artist’s Statement Xavier Cortada: Artist’s Statement
by Xavier Cortada
To address global climate change, Cortada has created two related works. One focuses on global awareness, the other on local action. The artist says: "My work aims to challenge us to find deeper meaning in our present lives by exploring the paths of those who came before us and our relationship to the natural world."
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