In a Win for Opponents of Mountaintop Removal, W.Va. Govt Decides to Study Health Impacts
by Laura Michele DienerMar 31, 2015
- The shift in approach in West Virginia is also good news for environmentalists worldwide, who want to see more urgency in transitioning away from fossil fuels.
What Your Town Can Learn From America's Most Walkable Suburb
by Jay WalljasperMar 31, 2015
- It's got great transit, plenty of sidewalks, and values people more than cars.
It's Time to Think Boldly About Building a New American System
Mar 31, 2015
- The inability of politics to address poverty, climate change, and other basic challenges has fueled extraordinary experimentation in American communities. Welcome to a new conversation on how we make change happen.
Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let's Start by Ditching "It"
by Robin Wall KimmererMar 30, 2015
- Calling the natural world “it” absolves us of moral responsibility and opens the door to exploitation. Here's what we can say instead.
This “Raging Granny” Crashed a Wall Street Dinner to Demand Answers
by Peter D'AuriaMar 27, 2015
- “Two Raging Grannies” is a beautifully shot film that juxtaposes a journey into activism with a profound meditation on aging.
Call for Submissions: Debt, Power, and Life After Loans
Mar 27, 2015
- Rolling Jubilee, debtors unions, underwater mortgages, and more: We're about to dive deep into debt. Send us your pitches by April 13!
This Activist Went to Prison for the Climate. Now He Wants Churches To Take Moral Leadership
by Tim DeChristopherMar 27, 2015
- The movements that persevere are those that find a form of hope, even in dark times.
Climate Scientists Are for Real—Video Project Shows They’re Parents, Neighbors, Just Like You
by A.C. ShiltonMar 25, 2015
- The project offers climate scientists a chance to speak to the public for themselves.
"Shame Cannot Survive Empathy": Monica Lewinsky Was the Internet's First Victim. Here's How She Bounced Back
by Lindsey WeedstonMar 24, 2015
- In 1998, the brutal public shaming Lewinsky underwent was an online phenomenon we'd never seen before. Today, it's a growing trend that can only be curbed by compassion.
Wendell Berry on Climate Change: To Save the Future, Live in the Present
by Wendell BerryMar 23, 2015
- In this selection from his new book, the poet and farmer Wendell Berry connects the dangers of the future to a failure to live fully in the here and now.
How to Become a Citizen Eater: A Trip Behind the Labels of Your Ethical Cup of Coffee
by Rachael StoeveMar 20, 2015
- Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
A March Madness Makeover: 5 Ways to Bring Fairness Into College Basketball
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMar 20, 2015
- March Madness is now a bigger cash cow than the Super Bowl, but in college sports the only people not getting a piece of the billion-dollar pie are the players.
Why “Broad City” Is the Perfect Comedy for the Student Debt Generation
by Kate AronoffMar 18, 2015
- The Comedy Central show allows millennials of a specific demographic—and even those outside of it—to laugh at the situation the 1 percent has handed them.
Depaving Cities, Undamming Rivers—Here’s How We’re Undoing the Damage
by Diane BrooksMar 16, 2015
- All around the United States, people are stepping up to help a damaged planet heal.
7 Myths About Housewives, Debunked
by Lindsey WeedstonMar 13, 2015
- Are housewives less ambitious than career women? Are they bad feminists? Read on to go beyond the stereotypes.