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In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts
In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts
Jay Inslee’s multipronged approach includes meeting with farmers and members of indigenous tribes, working toward policies like cap-and-trade, and closing the state’s last coal-fired power plant.
Posted Oct 28, 2014
Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds
Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds
When it comes to providing jobs and money to towns and cities, not all renewable energy is created equal.
Posted Oct 22, 2014
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Posted Oct 16, 2014
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
Posted Oct 16, 2014
How to Pickle Almost Anything
How to Pickle Almost Anything
Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.
Posted Oct 15, 2014
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
Posted Oct 14, 2014
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them?
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them?
See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Posted Oct 10, 2014
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
“Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
Posted Oct 09, 2014
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
Posted Oct 07, 2014
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
Posted Oct 06, 2014
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
Posted Oct 03, 2014
Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
Posted Oct 03, 2014
West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive
West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive
The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Posted Oct 01, 2014

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