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Ever since Whale Wars first aired, the question Shannon Mann has been asked most often is, “But, what can I do for the planet?” It was clear that the enthusiasm was out there, but that people weren't sure how to get involved, and what initiatives were underway in their own cities. … more
If I hadn't woken up with a crick in my neck, I would have been on a bike ride yesterday. But I did, so I wasn't. Instead, I was walking on the beach when a baby sea lion stranded himself just north … [Read More...]
A festival of GOP gerrymandering, coupled with the uninspiring performance of Democrats in recent years, has left my home state of North Carolina in the hands of retrograde Republicans who are urged … [Read More...]
Imagine what your community would look like if the vacant lots, patches of half-dead, boring old lawn, and sidewalk beds were thriving, beautiful gardens filled with veggies, flowers, and herbs. … [Read More...]
This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org. It originally appeared on Alternet.org. Gasland Part II, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, takes us … [Read More...]
In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in order to get it?” The inmate declared, … [Read More...]
This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org. It originally appeared on Alternet.org. Need a creative way to fight fears of our planetary demise? A new book by Billy Talen … [Read More...]
Yesterday, after 21 months in federal custody, climate activist Tim DeChristopher approached the pulpit at his church in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a free man. The First Unitarian congregation rose in … [Read More...]
Philip Radford of Greenpeace and Bill McKibben of 350.org recently joined the growing crowd of people calling for comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship. I see their … [Read More...]