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How 5 New Orleans Communities Rebuilt Home in the Wake of Katrina
by Natalie Pompilioposted Oct 29, 2012
- Book review: Tom Wooten’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” follows leaders in five different post-hurricane neighborhoods, showing that New Orleanians are a unique breed, deeply loyal to their sometimes infuriating, often insane, and never imitated hometown.
Will “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy End Climate Silence?
by Duncan Meiselposted Oct 29, 2012
- While our two main candidates for president have avoided the topic of global warming, the climate itself is anything but silent.
7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”
by Christine Grantposted Oct 24, 2012
- Don’t let the spandex-clad iron men scare you off! Here are seven reasons why all types of people are biking to work—and why cities are encouraging them.
Mr. Schieffer, Ask the Candidates: “Where Do You Stand on Climate Change?”
by Allison Fisherposted Oct 22, 2012
- Climate change is a national security issue, and it must be discussed during tonight’s third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin Moeposted Oct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
5 Ways to Protect the Rights of Future Generations
by Melanie Jae Martinposted Oct 16, 2012
- This fall, 150 women gathered in the desert town of Moab, Utah, to discuss the changes we would need to respect the rights of future generations.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen Liuposted Oct 15, 2012
- How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns
by Corey Hillposted Oct 15, 2012
- A ten-day ad blitz courtesy of companies like Cargill, Monsanto, and Syngenta has swayed many voters against a ballot initiative to label foods containing genetically modified organisms. Yet supporters still expect the initiative to pass.
YES! Recommends: Nourish
posted Oct 15, 2012
- Nourish is an education initiative that celebrates food and community. Its food curriculum and lesson plans, short films and discussion guides, and powerful action ideas will help young people and their families, schools, and communities think about the food they eat and what they can do to make healthy choices for themselves and planet Earth.
Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles
by Cat Johnsonposted Oct 08, 2012
- As more and more people begin sharing and renting out their cars and homes, insurance issues have begun to emerge. Sharing communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.
Maryam Henein: Filmmaker Advocate for the Bees
posted Oct 08, 2012
- Concerned about dwindling bee populations, this journalist undertook a five-year labor of love to educate the public about the harmful impact of pesticides on bees.
Sharat Somashekara: Healthy Food For All
posted Oct 08, 2012
- When Sharat noticed that Americans without access to affordable, healthy food didn't eat as well as his family, he decided to do his part to change that.
A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love
by Corey Hillposted Oct 03, 2012
- Three provisions in the bill would make it more difficult to regulate the safety of genetically modified crops. Consumers fight back with a flurry of organizing.
A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts
by Sarah Treuhaftposted Oct 01, 2012
- The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling neighborhoods.
Why “Green” Consumer Choices Aren’t Enough
by George Lakeyposted Sep 27, 2012
- Middle-class people are often socialized to believe they are responsible for improving their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world itself. Helpful as that often is, it creates a blind spot when it comes to global warming.