Alternative Currencies and the New Sharing Economy

Alternative Currencies and the New Sharing Economy

by Beth Buczynski. Throughout history, local currencies have been used not only as a way to survive during periods of economic…
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It Is Getting Easier Everyday To Be Serious About Privacy

Nothing shocks me too much anymore about online abuses of privacy. It is hard to know just who you can trust online these days.…
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Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (and Lots of Other Stuff)

Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations (and Lots of Other Stuff)

by Miriam Axel-Lute. What if you asked Americans in largely "red" or Republican districts and largely "blue" or Democratic…
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How to Shrink Income and Wealth Inequality

How to Shrink Income and Wealth Inequality

The pertinent question is not whether income and wealth inequality is good or bad. It is at what point do these inequalities…
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Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country

Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country

The secret ingredient in Boston's prize winning tap water? Forest conservation. If you already love Boston for its unmistakable…
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Sharing is Good: Building a Sharing Economy

Sharing is Good: Building a Sharing Economy & Community

by Beth Buczynski. By changing our idea of what it means to be sustainable people, families, and businesses, and working together…
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Climate Change up Close & Personal

Climate Change Up Close & Personal

If you’ve ever wondered how much little things really matter, consider the mountain pine beetle. Roughly the size of a grain of…
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What They Don't Know...Could Hurt Us

What They Don't Know...Could Hurt Us

by Stacie Bland. As a high school student, I have seen environmental apathy everywhere. The basic concept among my peers seemed…
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Piven’s Theory Of Disruptive Power

Fast or Slow Reform: Frances Fox Piven’s Theory of Disruptive Power

Mostly, the work of social change is a slow process. It involves patiently building movement institutions, cultivating…
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Three Simple Reasons Why Climate Change Is Real, And Humans Are Causing it

Three Reasons Why Climate Change Is Real, And Humans Are Causing it

Dire warnings of imminent human-induced climate disaster are constantly in the news but predictions of the end of the world have…
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Children of the Millenium: Catalyst for Change

The Children of the Millennium Are A Catalyst for Change

by Edward F. Malkowski. Today’s youth are so civic minded that some social commentators have dubbed them the “civic generation.”…
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Seasons Are Changing But Long-term Effects On Wildlife Still Unclear

Seasons Are Changing But Long-Term Effects on Wildlife Still Unclear

Spring and summer have come early – and observations from some parts of the country even suggest that typical autumn events, such…
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Another Example Why Big Business Promises Of Cheaper Prices Is Just A Scam

Why Big Business Promises Of Cheaper Prices Is Just A Scam

In Missouri thousands of independent small and mid-size family hog farmers have gone out of business because they don’t have…
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Restoring A Sense of Harmony and Balance by Reclaiming Our Sacred Heritage

Restoring Harmony and Balance by Reclaiming Our Sacred Heritage

by Sharron Rose. It is time to start a revolution and envision a new society — a sacred society that arises from a real desire…
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Putting Love into the Matrix: Writing New Stories for Society

Putting Love into the Matrix: Writing New Stories for Society

by Carl Greer PhD, PsyD. We worry about the condition of the world we will leave to our children, while our children worry about…
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How Many Wolves On The Head Of A Pin?

How Many Wolves Can You Fit On The Head Of A Pin?

About 300 wolves live in the nearly 2-million-acre swath of central Ontario forest known as Algonquin Provincial Park. These…
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Solving The Climate Problem by Encouraging The Free Market to be Altruistic

Solving The Climate Problem by Encouraging The Free Market to be Altruistic

The UK government’s senior adviser on science has made an entirely sensible call for researchers and policy makers to move the…
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How To Save Equal Access on the Internet

How To Save Equal Access on the Internet

Publicly owned networks in cities across the US preserve net neutrality and provide quality service. With the announcement by the…
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How Grassroots Organizing Came To The Rescue In West Virginia’s Water Crisis

Environmentalism's Benefits On Display

An estimated 10,000 gallons of the coal-processing chemical MCHM, along with an unknown amount of a second substance called PPH,…
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Eyes of the Future: I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?"

Eyes of the Future: I dream things that never were and I say ‘Why not?"

by Bill Plotkin. Lack of personal meaning and fulfillment is endemic to contemporary Western and Westernized societies. Why are…
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Taking Back The Streets One Community Garden At A Time

Meet the tenacious gardeners putting down roots in "America's most desperate town". They're not always optimistic about the…
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Banned in Europe But Safe in the U.S.?

Banned in Europe But Safe in the U.S.A.?

Who determines whether chemicals are safe — and why do different governments come up with such different answers? In the United…
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Once You Know, There’s No Excuse

Once You Know, There’s No Excuse

“What’s the most effective way to raise awareness of environmental issues and motivate people to take action?” While pondering…
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12 Agrihoods That Are Building Sustainable Communities

12 Agrihoods That Are Building Sustainable Communities

Ever wish you could live at your CSA? Or move to a neighborhood where everyone is as excited about fresh, healthy food as you…
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Draft Overcomming Greed, Ill-will And Delusion In Our Institutions

Overcoming Greed, Ill-Will and Delusion In Our Institutions

All institutions are the mirror image of the motivations that make them work. So when politics and economics are based on the…
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Germany Is Even Out In Front On Renewable Power Tourism

Planning a Vacation? Germany Offers "Renewable Energy Tourism"

A guidebook with a difference is selling well in Germany. It details nearly 200 renewable energy sites it thinks will appeal to…
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