This week, Sierra magazine released its seventh annual ranking of America's greenest schools, a salute to colleges that are helping to solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably.
Georgia students, galvanized by the groundbreaking work of Dream Act supporters and the visionary role of Freedom University, are serving as an organizing model for a growing "climate and immigrant justice freedom movement" across the country.
As to be expected, there has been a lot of distortion around the Michigan Clean Energy ballot Proposal 3 in the weeks leading up to the election, confusing voters about one of the more meaningful proposals on the state-wide ballot this year.
The story of fierce resistance to coal is hardly unique to the Western world. Across the globe, communities are fighting back against the money and influence of the coal industry. Amazingly, they are winning.