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Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
In St. Paul, Minnesota, artist Seitu Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal?
Posted Nov 25, 2014
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
Posted Nov 24, 2014
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
"This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight
Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight
The cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, as well as First Nations, have all sued the pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which wants to extend a pipeline through a mountain in British Columbia.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?
Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next?
Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
Conflict Kitchen serves up food from countries in conflict with the United States—and its customers think it's worth defending.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
10 Climate Conscious Cities—Electric Cars, Rooftop Farms, and Other Ways They’re Preparing for the Future
10 Climate Conscious Cities—Electric Cars, Rooftop Farms, and Other Ways They’re Preparing for the Future
There’s no time to waste when it comes to acting on climate change. The world’s most forward-thinking cities are curbing carbon and building for a sustainable future, now.
Posted Nov 19, 2014
Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems
Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems
New energy is transforming our cities into hotbeds of democracy and progressive innovation.
Posted Nov 19, 2014
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
At a time when nations are gridlocked and corrupted by special interests, cities are taking on poverty, social isolation, and the climate crisis.
Posted Nov 18, 2014
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
Posted Nov 17, 2014
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
"The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
Posted Nov 14, 2014
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
These 14 Teenage Inventors Built a Glove That Translates Sign Language—and Other Tech Solutions
These 14 Teenage Inventors Built a Glove That Translates Sign Language—and Other Tech Solutions
What these kids came up with will leave you wondering what adults are even doing anymore.
Posted Nov 11, 2014
Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods
Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods
From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.
Posted Nov 07, 2014

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