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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
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
When it comes to divestment, the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence. Here's how South Africans are starting to apply those same lessons to addressing climate change.
Posted Nov 04, 2014
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

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