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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.

TransFARM the White House Lawn TransFARM the White House Lawn
by Amanda Fuller, Justin Mog
Two Peace Corps volunteers decided to write a letter to Obama and suggest that he establish an organic "Hope Garden" at the White House, and of course hire them to manage it.
Uniting and Building Movements Uniting and Building Movements
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him what it was like for him to act as that bridge.
YES! Picks: Favorite Green Gifts YES! Picks: Favorite Green Gifts
A collection of favorite green gift ideas, from experiences you can give to things you can make.
The Green Long March
Check out this video of the Green Long March, China's largest youth conservation movement.
Dream House Dream House
by Dee Williams
Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
Signs of Life :: Climate Spurs Direct     Action Signs of Life :: Climate Spurs Direct Action
by Noah Grant, Madeline Ostrander
Climate direct action, such as this year's climate camps, wins support.
No Foreclosures Here No Foreclosures Here
by Holly Sklar
With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
Living Large in a Tiny House Living Large in a Tiny House
by Carol Estes
Dee Williams doesn't need a big house to be happy. Instead she found happiness in a 84-square foot house on wheels.
The Good Life Doesn’t Have to Cost the Planet The Good Life Doesn’t Have to Cost the Planet
by Andrew Simms, Joe Smith
What if you woke up one day to find that humans eventually did make the right decisions, and those decisions had all the right effects and, well, the world turned out to be a pretty cool place.
Life Reclaimed Life Reclaimed
by Madeline Ostrander
After growing up amid violence and harassment, Jarid Manos found a way out for himself and for troubled youth—restoring prairie ecosystems.
Sustainability in Seattle: Energy Efficiency
by Richard Conlin
Richard Conlin looks back to the beginnings of Seattle's green energy policies. It all started with the request to fund a nuclear power plant.
Sustainability in Seattle: Disposable Bag Fee
by Richard Conlin
Richard Conlin and Seattle mayor Greg Nickels proposed a 20-cent fee on all disposable grocery bags used in their city in 2008. Their goal was to shrink the mile-long train of garbage the city sends out every day to a distant Oregon landfill.
Sustainability in Seattle: Green     Buildings Sustainability in Seattle: Green Buildings
by Richard Conlin
Seattle has one of the largest stocks of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in the country. Conlin said the city uses its power as both a regulator and an economic force to push the rest of the city and region to adopting greener building styles and methods.
Sustainability in Seattle: Water     Conservation Sustainability in Seattle: Water Conservation
by Richard Conlin
When water consumption in your city is expected to skyrocket in the coming years, what would you do? Build more dams? Or build hundreds of smaller projects to fix all the leaks in your pipes and install low-flow fixtures in homes and businesses?
Sustainability in Seattle Sustainability in Seattle
by Richard Conlin
City Council President Richard Conlin talks about Seattle's green initiatives, promoting vibrant neighborhoods, sustainable community, fighting climate change, and protecting the environment.
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