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Environmental Movement

An Invitation to Create Beautiful Actions Seeable From Space (350 EARTH)

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

We need to reach past people's heads to their hearts. Environmentalists have traditionally been more comfortable with the side of the brain that likes bar graphs; we need to engage the rest of our souls in this movement.

Our Planet, Our Selves: The Earth's Symptoms and What to Do About Them

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Human health is more dependent on the health of the planet than the planet is dependent on human health. Unless we learn to live in harmony, we will be expelled from this Garden of Eden.

Greenwash: Nativists Cynically Working to Co-Opt Environmental Movement

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Potok

Environmentalists need to be aware of so-called "progressives for immigration reform" and their true motives. These individuals and organizations do not see protecting the environment as their primary goal.

Stewart Brand On Colbert (VIDEO): Is Nuclear Power Green 'Because That's The Color We'll Glow?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stewart Brand has been around since right around the inception of the environmental movement. He's best known for the Whole Earth Catalog, published b...

Republican Opinions on Environmentalism have Shifted Drastically in the Past 10 Years

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

In honor of Earth Day, Gallup has just released polling showing how American's opinions of the environmental movement have changed in the previous ten...

Earth Day at 40 In Brooklyn

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

These are the people and groups who toil, every single day, for a better environment, no matter what. Here in Brooklyn, we are taking out some time on this environmentally symbolic day to honor some of those groups and people.

Earth Day 2010: Celebration vs. Cynicism

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published on The Green Fork. It's hard to believe it's been two years since we launched The Green Fork but there it is, 473 blog posts lat...

Earth Day 40

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

This downgrading of Earth Day resurrects the tired old shibboleth that when economic growth and environmental reform appear to be in conflict, the latter must give way.

The Green Movement: The Day It All Started 40 Years Ago

McClatchy | Rocky Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOISE, Idaho -- One U.S. senator and a core of young organizers turned April 22, 1970 , into the day the environmental movement was born. On that day...

Obama's Earth Day Message (VIDEO): Environmental Movement Is Not About The Laws, It's About You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama issued an Earth Day message with a challenge: He wants you to take action. While Washington has its place, Obama argues that the envir...

We All Have Disagreed to Agree, Now What?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Xiu Min Li

The vast differences between countries and within the environmental movement are telling as to how COP15 failed to result in a binding agreement. Where do we go from here?

Share Your Sixties Memories

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decade of Civil Rights, the women's movement, the environmental movement, and JFK turns 50 this year. That same decade was also the era of Woodsto...

The Sixties Turn 50

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Having reprised the past, miserable decade -- bracketed by 9/11 and The Great Recession -- let us also take note of the 50th anniversary last week of the start of probably the most prophetic and influential decade in memory. Yes, The Sixties.

Earth Days: Dare To Care

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Earth Days, the new film that opens this weekend from acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, is being promoted as a history of the environmental movement in the United States. But it's more of a road trip, really.

Cleveland Celebrates a River Reborn

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969, attitudes had changed, and "the Mistake by the Lake" sparked environmental reforms across the country.

Green Groups Celebrate The Election Of President Obama

Grist | Sarah K. Burkhalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Big green groups were wholly delighted that voters elected Barack Obama as the next president of the United States on Nov. 4. Take a look at how sever...

Serena: This Fall's Most Dangerous Novel

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

As unforgettable as a haunting mountain ballad, Serena unfolds like a brilliantly conceived cautionary tale and mediation on the dark corners of unbridled lust to profit at any cost.