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Lots of us have had a moment—a revelation, observation, or interaction—when climate change became more than a concept. What’s yours?
Liz Pleasant | Dec 4, 2015
Tired of the lack of understanding with traditional "Get well soon" cards, Emily McDowell decided to create an alternative.
Liz Pleasant | May 22, 2015
For Bryan Stevensen, the largest evil surrounding African-American history isn’t slavery, but the pervasiveness of white supremacy and the difficulty we have discussing it openly.
Liz Pleasant | May 13, 2015
How do you fit a full-sized family into a tiny house? The Morrisons and Kasls found that the benefits of life in 200 square feet outweigh the difficulties.
Liz Pleasant | Dec 25, 2014
First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Liz Pleasant | Jun 28, 2014
From Oakland to Brooklyn, practitioners of holistic health care are working to make their services affordable for all.
Liz Pleasant | Jun 7, 2014
The decision is the largest single win for the movement to push institutions to divest from fossil fuels. And student activists say they'll keep the pressure on Stanford to divest from oil and natural gas as well as from coal.
Liz Pleasant | May 14, 2014
Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
Alicia Garza and two friends first tweeted #BlackLivesMatter to spark a conversation after the death of Trayvon Martin. Three years later, their hashtag has become a movement.
Liz Pleasant | May 2 2015
Who needs banks when you have communities? And organizations like Mission Asset Fund have even figured out how to use the system to raise credit scores.
Liz Pleasant | Oct 21 2015