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A New Movement for Ecovillagers

[This is the first of a projected three-part series focusing on innovative ways to foster places of equity, integrity, and sustainability.] By Joel Rothschild of the Ecovillagers Alliance – Gaia’s Dance Ecovillage started with beautiful intentions. The founders were visionaries who saw the power of place could be equal to, perhaps greater than, the power […]

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Trump vs. America

By John Rensenbrink – Trump believes he has found an elixir. Since we were great once, we can and will be great again. He imagines a story about America. It’s altogether the wrong story, a false story, a fell story. The spirit of America that he appeals to as springing from our past is false. […]

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Swedish Teen Climate Activist Nominated for Nobel Prize

Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-swedish-teen-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-nominated-for-nobel-peace/

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Trump’s Ideology and Ours

From Donald Trump’s State of the Union address 2/5/19: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that […]

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Toward climate sanity

Wake up World Leaders. The Alarm is Deafening. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/opinion/climate-change-ipcc-report.html

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Ranked Choice Voting: Embracing a move from margins to the mainstream

By Rob Richie — In my 23 years at FairVote, I’ve seen my share of advances and setbacks. I’ve gone from years of working from home to having a staff of more than ten, then twice seen our budget boom and bust. We’ve played lynchpin roles to introduce ideas like universal voter registration, a constitutional […]

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Real Sustainability

The most important #resistance.

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The Green Path to Alternative Energy

Article by Linda Cree from Green Horizon No. 36, Spring 2018 . . . In facing our energy crisis, we seem to be at the crossroads Anishinaabe prophets described as the Time of the Seventh Fire. They warned that during this time humans would have to choose between two paths: the Burnt Path of destruction […]

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The Thoughts Within

We don’t have an overall specific theme this time that includes most or all of the articles. We have a medley of articles, some of which go together, such as the two articles on the rights of Indigenous peoples; and such as the commentary on Pope Francis’s historic Encyclical and the urgent call by Ben […]

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Indigenous People in the Eye of Climate Disruption

By Romi Elnagar “What we are fighting to protect is the survival of this generation and the continuation of the human race,” fifteen-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske- Martinez told the United Nations General Assembly on June 29. “My father raised me in the Mexica [Aztec] tradition. I learned from [him] is that …every living thing […]

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