Trees Against Trump

Want a simple and yet effective way to oppose Trump's environmental policies?  Now you can donate to "Trump Forest," an effort to completely offset the effects of Trump's disastrous climate policies - including his dismantling of the Clean Power Plan - by planting 1 billion trees worldwide.  Yes, that's 1 billion trees or the absorption... Continue Reading →

“Conversations With the Earth”: Why We Should All Listen to Indigenous Peoples More in 2018

Welcome to 2018.  With a new year comes new thinking, and along those lines I'd like to focus on the "Conversations with the Earth" project by biologist and traditional knowledge researcher Gleb Raygorodetsky (who is also author of the new book  Archipelago of Hope). Conversations with the Earth features videos and photo stories of indigenous communities who are... Continue Reading →

Earth Issues are the Same as Race Issues, Class Issues, Sexuality Issues and Empire Issues: Cornel West on Why we Need a Spiritually-Grounded Activism

Cornel West wrote an excellent piece for The Guardian recently describing the crisis the United States of America is facing, partly due to the presidency of Donald Trump but also due to long-standing efforts to oppress women, immigrants, people of color, native peoples, LGBTQ people and to sacrifice the environment that are really coming to a head right... Continue Reading →

The New Agreement on International Arctic Cooperation shows Science can Build Peace and Sustainability – Even in these Troubling Times

The Arctic is a microcosm of the diversity and sensitivity of our entire planet.  Not only do the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans flow into the Arctic Ocean (creating a unique meeting place and a mixture of Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic marine species), but the constant ebb and flow between ice, water and air has created... Continue Reading →

Seven Mega-Trends that Could Stop Climate Change – Or, the Movements that are Attempting to Remake Our System into One that Supports All Life on Earth

I couldn't resist sharing this article from The Guardian: "The Seven Megatrends that Could Beat Global Warming: 'There is Reason for Hope'." Damian Carrington talks about a lot of interesting solutions that have the potential to be scaled up to what's needed to halt global climate change. For instance his solution #1, plant-based and lab-grown meat alternatives, could... Continue Reading →

Eyes in the Sky: How Satellite Technology is Already Changing How we Protect the World’s Rainforests

Recently there have been many breakthroughs in commercially available satellite monitoring technology, and especially in how it's used to protect one of Earth's most precious terrestrial ecosystems — rainforests. Mongabay just reported on a new set of free, open-source software tools (Collect Earth) that lets any person monitor deforestation and landscape-level changes (and track their causes)... Continue Reading →

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