Articles about Sustainability
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15 Films Inspiring and Illuminating the 'New Story' Revolution
Charles Eisenstein is one of the first people I heard talk about the "new story," synthesizing a diverse movement that has been emerging for the last several decades. When I go...
7 Solutions We Can Support Right Now to Transition to a Resource Based Economy
One of the downsides of presenting such a visionary solution to our global crisis is that it's hard to know where to begin, beyond raising awareness. The gap between where we...
The Four Mantras of True Presence
These simple mantras can help us overcome suffering
7 Inspiring Quotes by Aldo Leopold
Let's tip our hats to the ecologist who defined wilderness.
How Native Americans Managed "Wild" Land Long Before Settlers
When European settlers first came to North America, they assumed they were looking at "untouched" nature. Sure, there were native peoples, but history tells us they didn't...
When We Attack Nature by Clearcutting Forests & Paving Farmland, We Attack Ourselves
Growing up in southern England and Wales, we always lived close to the woods, streams, and hills of the nearby countryside. The towns were built to be dense and tight, so it...
Our Bodies Don't Need Meat. So Why Can't We Give It Up?
Imagine a post-apocalyptic world in which resources are so scarce that the government decides that all grain must go to people rather than animals. Without animal feed, steak...
What's Happening to the Fireflies?
Noticing fewer fireflies? You’re not alone.
Transforming the Human Narrative: The Rise of Regenerative Development & Design
The novelist Terry Pratchett once wrote, “people think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.” However it seems these types of dichotomies are...
On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture
"All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given." - Joanna Macy
"Good" Children - At What Price? The Secret Cost of Shame
A five-month-old baby is lying in his mother's arms. He is close to sleep, then wakes and begins to cry. His mother tells him that he should stop being a naughty boy, and that...
No Single Project Is the Magic Acorn: How All Our Efforts are Working Together
My interview with Tiziano Bonini has ben published in Italian at Che Fara. Here is the English version: Q Among the many case histories that you brilliantly discovered and...
A Different Way to Die: the Story of a Natural Burial
Tristan knew the end was near when his dad turned yellow. Two years earlier, his father, Jake Seniuk, had been diagnosed with a rare form of small intestine cancer. He tried...
We Should Look Beyond Economics and Open Our Eyes to Beauty
We seem to have forgotten that the human spirit is not satisfied by material progress alone. It’s time for us to reconnect with nature
Infographic: The Heart of the Amazon Faces a Serious Threat. Here's What You Need to Know
The Tapajós River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the entire Brazilian Amazon. But this river in the heart of the rainforest and the people and ecosystems that depend...
By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How do I...
Hope and Burnout in the Anthropocene
To build a lasting movement for climate justice, activists must decouple hope from victory and confront their fatigue head-on
Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for WHATEVER Comes Next
“Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the...
Why Spirituality Is the Key to a More Visionary Politics
Progressive renewal lies in a deep recognition that we are not choosing our current lives.
5 Reasons the Fight for Energy Democracy Starts in Communities
It is a sunny April Saturday and I’m running late to an event. This itself is not remarkable – but this time it is because the street I’m looking for in Lambeth is not marked...
Be an Island Crystal of Hope In These Times of Profound Global Turbulence
We can all feel it — the mental disease of late-stage capitalism is causing widespread depression, an epidemic of suicides, chronic feelings of guilt and shame, and a general...
Solving a Problem That Has Not Been Named
Many changes happening around us remain unclear. We need better names and stories for them.
The Costs of Exporting the American Dream
“… America is a new kind of society that produces a new kind of human being. That human being – confident, self-reliant, tolerant, generous, future-oriented – is a vast...
Changing Everything Except What Needs Changing: What's Missing From The Renewable Energy Debate
Among climate change activists, solutions usually center on a transition to renewable energy. There may be differences over whether this would be best accomplished by a carbon...
Who Is Creating the Future Nobody Wants?
Here’s an amazing fact: It’s 2016 and humanity is collectively moving toward a future that nobody wants. We are literally going somewhere that will hurt every single one of...
The Most Eco-Friendly Nation on the Planet Is Now Carbon Negative
Lodged between two of the most populated countries on earth — India and China — Bhutan may be small at 700,000 souls, but it has a mighty role to play in showing the world how...
Regenerative Economies for a Regenerative Civilization
There is nothing more difficult to plan, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the creator has the enmity of all who would profit by the...
Portugal Runs for Four Days Straight on Renewable Energy Alone
Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours
Seeing Wetiko: on Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition
What if we told you that humanity is being driven to the brink of extinction by an illness? That all the poverty, the climate devastation, the perpetual war, and consumption...
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing-And Just Grow Up
“How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and...
UN Report Finds Almost No Industry Profitable If Environmental Costs Were Included
If you haven’t been paying attention, I don’t blame you for at first not believing this. After all, companies go to great lengths to greenwash their image and present...
We Are Those Who Are on the Side of the Living. and We Are Going to Win
Who are we? We are the people who are ready to fight back. The people who no longer live in hope that the Earth will be saved, but in the certainty that we will save her. We...
Maybe the Humans in Interstellar Wouldn't Have Wrecked Their Planet If They Had Stopped Monocropping
Did the brainiac space man played by Matthew Mcconaughey ever stop to consider the possibility that continuing to rely on massive homogeneous corn fields was driving the death...
What Do You Think About When You Hear People Say That 'We're All One'?
Sometimes I feel this in my body and it's hard to describe. And I say 'we are all one' as a verbal way to describe the feeling. Other times it is an intellectual idea which I...
How a 'New World' Would Look to One of the Most Famous Pagans Alive
A new book by Starhawk explores the task of healing society.
90 Inspiring and Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways
The world today is in crisis. Everybody knows that. But what is driving this crisis? It's a story, a story that is destroying the world. It's a story about our relationship to...
13 Point Human Rights-Based Revolutionary Agenda
REVOLUTION LA is a political discussion group and revolutionary grassroots movement dedicated to building class-consciousness from the bottom-up through community education...
The 10 Revolutionary Keys to Saving Humanity and Healing the Planet
The Awakening of Humanity Occasionally in the course of human events, a new worldview emerges that transforms society. It happened when Jesus’ disciples were inspired by his...
Mapping the Emerging Post-Capitalist Paradigm and Its Main Thinkers
“We do not live in an era of change, but in a change of eras” is the way Jan Rotmans from the University Rotterdam describes the structural changes impacting our societies...
The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy
Are the ancient stories of the Native Americans coming true?
Kind is the New Cool
When I was in high school, I remember social banter consisting of a lot of subtle put-downs and one-upsmanship. The popular kids were generally not very nice, certainly not to...
Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, and Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles and Mud
These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes. They also maintain a comfortable temperature, produce zero carbon emissions, and are powered by...
Apocalyptic Capitalism
The charade of the 21st United Nations climate summit will end, as past climate summits have ended, with lofty rhetoric and ineffectual cosmetic reforms. Since the first summit...
Realize You Are the Earth
“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the...
Paul Watson: If the Ocean Dies, We Die!
If the ocean dies, we all die. Why? A few people have asked me to explain just why it is that humanity will die if the ocean dies. Billions of people depend upon the ocean...
Healing Our Collective Trauma: The Key to Creating a Society Based on Trust Rather Than Fear
Behind the crisis of our time hides the core crisis of human relationships.
The Precious Opportunity of Climate Change
We are in the process of burning ourselves and many of the beings on Earth right out of existence. Overwhelming. Unbelievable. Wildly inconvenient. Weirdly difficult to take...
The Ending Of Sorrow
First of all I would like to remind you if I may, this is not an intellectual entertainment nor some kind of romantic ideological rubbish. We are dealing with our daily life...
As 'This Changes Everything' Debuts in US, Leave Your Climate Despair at the Door
'People are ready for a deeper, much more systemic critique and much more grassroots, radical solutions,' says film's director Avi Lewis
Sustainable Development: Something New or More of the Same?
Two years ago when he was 14, my son Matthew grew six inches. Last year he only grew two inches, and this year he has only grown half an inch. Should I be worried? Of course...