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Wangari Maathai: A Dream of Trees

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Jennifer Buffett

In formally establishing the Green Belt Movement in 1977, Wangari was wise enough to see that for the disempowered, planting trees was in fact a radical act of self-assertion, a method of laying claim to the life-giving power of one small corner of the Earth.

A Modern-Day Prophet And Reconnecting To Sacred Places

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

We need alternative road signs and luminaries if we are going to reconnect human communities with places. Wendell Berry's writings provide some direction: "What I stand for is what I stand on."

The Luddites Revisited

Mark Engler | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Mark Engler

The Luddites have been slandered. They did not oppose technology per se, but rather asked some important questions about the ends to which new technological discoveries were being used and who in society would benefit from them.

Inside the Governor's Office: With Wendell Berry and Other Anti-Mountaintop Removal Protestors

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Bennett

FRANKFORT, KY, Feb. 11, 2011 -- Wendell Berry, Kentucky's most famous author and one of America's most respected essayists, is among sixteen protester...

One Love: The Nation Should Watch the Kentucky Rising Sit-in on Valentine's Day

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The 14 sit-in Kentucky Rising protesters inside the governor's office have electrified the clean energy movement across the nation with an inspiring valentine for the country: This is the year to end mountaintop removal mining.

Live at the KY Capitol on Day 3: Exclusive Video Interviews with Wendell Berry and Sit-in Activists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the sun rose on the Frankfort capitol in Kentucky on this beautiful winter morning, 14 anti-mountaintop removal activists were already in meetings ...

LIVE UPDATES FROM HISTORIC KY SIT-IN: Wendell Berry, Scholars Join Retired Coal Miner, Residents in Kentucky Rising at Capitol (Photos)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The Kentucky activists declared their intent "to remain in his office until the governor agrees to stop the poisoning of Kentucky's land, water, and people by mountaintop removal; or until he chooses to have the citizens physically removed."

The Meek Are Reconciled With The Earth: The Basis Of Christian Ecology

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

For the meek to inherit the earth speaks to the reconciliation of the human person with creation itself, and all that is entailed by that term.

Kentucky Cancels Coal Plant, New Power Movement Electrifies Grassroot Alliance

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Thanks to a growing grassroots movement, a broad alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message across the nation today: A just transition to a clean-energy future, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible.

The Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Smith

Michael Pollan said "For the food movement," this may be "the most important election this year." Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Mo...

Michael Pollan Makes TIME 100 List, Alice Waters Says She Was 'Pollanized' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TIME released their annual TIME 100 issue last week, naming the people who have most influenced our world, and author/journalist/food activist Michael...

An Academic Outpost of Heaven

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

There's a particular alternate reality experience that I highly recommend. It happens to take place at an academic outpost of heaven. Forty five minu...

The Garden Conversations

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

For the last few weeks, I've been talking with gardeners at an imperiled community garden on the South Side of Chicago. Last spring, the University of Chicago informed us it wants its land back.

Poetry Best Sellers Of 2009

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Every week, the Poetry Foundation compiles information from Nielsen Bookscan and puts together lists of the best selling books of poetry. Here are 2009's best selling books of contemporary poetry:

Planet Earth: Difficult Times, Insatiable Appetites ... Doomed?

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janice Taylor

We human beings are pretty crude creatures. We want more, more, more. We have insatiable appetites. We do everything in excess, in both our personal and collective lives.

Words Of Wisdom: Which Quotes Inspire You?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

For years, I've been collecting great quotes. They're words to live by. And they're invaluable to a speechwriter like me.

A Shout Out to Climate Activists

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

The dirty coal power station literally powers our congressional building in DC. It is just one among the thousands around the world that threaten to push climate disruption beyond the point of no return.

Power Shift 09: Young People Lead on Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Young people have a variety of ways to generate noise about climate solutions right now, from organizing their campuses to putting boots on the ground in Washington.

Powershift09 to Capitol Power Action: Follow the Young

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the first massive act of civil disobedience, thousands will cross the line to demand an end to our nation's denial of the spiraling impact of dirty coal and old coal-fired plants.

Well, Black Is Always in Style

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Gunther

But I was amused to stumble upon a different question that's sparking debate among the young people planning to attend the action: What should one wear to a protest against coal?

Ripe for Change?

Dan Imhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Imhoff

People want our unhealthy food and agriculture system made healthy. And it doesn't look like we'll be giving up any time soon.

Slow Food Nation: Slow Foodies Mingle, Learn And Eat

Grist.org | Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's going to take me more than just a few days to fully understand the effects and implications of the first Slow Food Nation, held in San Francisco ...

The Fast Track To Slow Food

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

A funny thing happened on the way to Agribiz ascendancy; the same military-industrial complex that locked us into this fuel-ish food chain also gave us the key to free ourselves -- the Internet.