That’s how Anishinaabeg have instilled pride and respect for the land for countless generations, as I understand it. Those are the stories the land holds.
We share some of the most interesting reads from the past year, on everything from toxic weedkillers to bringing back beavers.
From devastating wildfires to rising methane emissions, Earth’s vital signs are continuing to deteriorate, scientists warn.
Though the AIDS Memorial Quilt is the most famous example, quilts have been utilized as a medium for protest, storytelling and preserving a people’s version of history for centuries.
If I accept the seriousness of our predicament the question becomes, to use a familiar phrase, “How then shall we live?” What can people who care about life on Earth do to help at this point?
Scientific control leads to rigid dogma in academics; science should be open as an axiomatic condition. Pluralism helps to avoid theories unfit to their realms of use.
The Mandela Day has inspired me to reflect on two things: the importance of collective leadership and the need to heal from the traumas of our history.
The second alternative that is widening the boundaries of democracy is even more transformative, which does not exclude participatory processes such as the Citizens’ Assembly, on the contrary, it is nourished by them, which is the rise of independent politics.
The Transformative Cities People´s Choice Award and the Atlas of Utopias are intended as a process and a tool to give greater visibility and resources to local practices that preconfigure post-capitalism, thus facilitating its spread and prosperity.
In France, collective farms are quite common (known as a Groupement Agricole d’Exploitation en Commun, or GAEC). Social issues on the farm are central to farming in a collective set-up. But these farmers are also keen to look beyond the farm to build community and connection.
Many model pathways designed to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement rely heavily on large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR), also known as “negative emissions”.
The number of climate litigation cases around the world has more than doubled since 2015 – the year the Paris Agreement was signed.
The Shadow of the Mine about the long history, a serious piece of writing that assesses the political, cultural and social ramifications of deindustrialisation in South Wales and County Durham.
The 21 young plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States will mark their six-year anniversary just days from now. They first petitioned the federal District Court for the District of Oregon on August 12, 2015.
What a marvellous book! A powerful refutation of one of the most deeply entrenched and mistaken assumptions built into our taken-for-granted world view, and thus leading to many wrong-headed practices.
To end the boom-and-bust cycle of distressed real estate, the proliferation of private equity landlords, rent increases, tenant displacement, and homelessness, the Housing Justice for All Coalition formed.
We have a need of skills. We are too much enamored of the tools we’ve made. We believe these tools have freed us from hard labor, hand labor, back labor; but it seems to me that we are working harder than ever.
Of course, Afghanistan has no oil, and this much was known. But in the 1990s the oil reserves of the Caspian region, adjacent to Afghanistan, had been the object of a game of aggrandizing that led to exaggerating their extent at least of an order of magnitude.
Intact old-growth forests remain our best natural defence against dangerous climate volatility because they have witnessed the greatest climatic variations overtime.
All of Sicily is a dimension of the imagination,” wrote the novelist Leonardo Sciascia. Indeed, the island has always emanated a slightly mythical air, neither quite real, nor quite imaginary, like a kind of Mediterranean Shangri-La.
At this time everyone, as parts of the human systems constituted by communities, polities and humanity as a whole, must consciously, collectively and urgently strive to realize the ecological civilization.
Degrowth shines a light on the problem of growth on a planet with finite resources. It also envisions a smaller human society living on a shrinking economic pie…
The companies that used to spend millions to deny that climate change even existed, now, since it is no longer possible to cover up the elephant in the room, seek to promote these doubts about the origin of it, emphasizing that the earth has always changed, that it is no big deal, etc.
Through adopting a proactive, climate-oriented and environmental justice focus in its agriculture, land management and water management policies, Australia has the potential to manage the significant pressures of climate change.
In the past, socio-political fires like this have usually burned themselves out eventually—but not before a lot of people got hurt.
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”
Breaking Boundaries is a well-intentioned but bungled documentary about the ecological destruction currently being wrought by industrial humanity.
Reduction and removal of direct emissions from across all modes cannot be addressed by considering individual modes in isolation. A whole system view is critical—and this report offers an important contribution to this.
In theory, encouraging dialogue between various parties is a good thing. In practice, multistakeholder processes often fail to recognise that not all stakes are the same.
Futures in New York rose 0.2% last week, completely recouping a selloff on Monday that was stoked by the rapidly spreading delta variant.
I am writing to you with the intention of raising a series of relevant questions regarding the current effort to undergo an Ecological Transition that must achieve the total decarbonization of Spain and Europe by 2050.
Disillusioned with the representative democracy that had allowed the rise of national socialism, and inspired by the Ancient Greek polis, political theorist Hannah Arendt firmly believed in the power of direct democracy to enable true political freedom.
The fossil fuel industry has been exceptionally proficient at delaying actions which would curb our appetite for fossil fuels or which would actually address climate change by dramatically reducing carbon emissions. Now the industry is rolling out once again one of its favorite delaying strategies, carbon capture and storage.
Based on their concrete situations, such as pollution, lack of housing, or lack of drinking water, people are able to build a relational power that challenges and changes reality.
Ecocentric Socialism distinguishes itself from all other theories of socialism and ecosocialism by a conscious attention to the problem of alienation from nature as manifested in anthropocentrism.
The problem with philosophy — and much of the rest of the world of writing — is that writing is done by the privileged. It is edited and published by the privileged.
It’s critically important for climate activists to understand what policies and programs are possible under reconciliation. According to the House Budget Committee, only policies that change spending or revenues can be included.
The most important of these questions was this: “How does Ecocentric Socialism differ from other theories of socialism and ecosocialism?” To explain this is the task of this essay.
The Wilderness experiment shows what’s possible when nature is allowed to create rich, native woodland for free. I think Mellanby would be pleased with how it all turned out.
In order to close the circle, the commons must be that which helps to provide the minimum subsistence that guarantees a decent quality of life.
To what extent does the peasant way inherently impose certain kinds of social structure, to what extent can we now exercise different choices over those structures, and how might peasant societies of the future differ from or resemble ones of the past?
I describe this dialogic endeavor here as “living perenniality.” I see in it the beginnings of a radical transformation of consciousness that has the potential to let the wisdom of the living world increasingly inform human endeavors.
India’s commitment to full railway electrification by 2023 shows that rapid rail decarbonisation is possible when strong political will and large-scale public investment are part of the equation.
Secret activism encourages the co-authoring of new, good narratives about the world, to help us empathize and collaborate to build a better future.
The Keystone XL victory was sweet for Native pipeline foes in unceded Lakota treaty territory, and a month later, they were still celebrating.
Paint Your Town Red clearly maps new forms of democratic collectivism across the UK. We catch glimpses of an alternative strategy beyond inner party struggles and electoral tactics.
If we don’t take advantage of this moment in a time where we have demonstrated that society can accept deep changes, then we will pass up our opportunity of a lifetime to help future generations.
We can learn from the communities in and around Bristol who are defying top-down challenges by coming together at local level. Radical approaches to resilience are more important than ever, and bearing fruits for the grassroots.
The Black Elephant In The Room, in this case, is that nothing grows forever. Unlike what our system – the Elephant in The Room – pretends to do, which is designed to do so and doesn’t know how to slow down.
Gardening on a rooftop is more than just a clever use of limited space, though. Rooftop gardens have substantial positive effects on air pollution and city temperatures.