A new generation of activists is developing
a much healthier and more emotionally-intelligent culture.
governor has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to evacuate, but
will the authorities enforce that decision?
With a climate change denier in the White House,
what are the prospects for the Paris Agreement on climate change?
The quest for profit
is transforming the natural world. Can it be halted?
On World Vegan Day it’s time to recognize that
veganism isn’t just a fashion statement. The decision to boycott animal
products has major political implications.
By refusing to recognize that the Earth is alive we implicitly endorse
the worldview that enables our destruction of the planet (3k words).
The militarized response to activists opposing the
Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the
area's deep racial divides.
our confidence in the unifying power of fear obstructing action to combat
Instead of fighting a
destructive economic system, international conservation NGOs are bonding with
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Instead of imprisoning
animals for profit, why not support shared efforts in coexistence?
Weather-related hazards are displacing millions of people globally. The World Humanitarian Summit was a start, but countries need to start dealing with climate refugees.
The scientific community is profoundly uncomfortable with the
storm of political controversy that climate research is attracting. What’s
Animal rights campaigns like PETA care more for animals than they do for the lives of marginalized people.
Protesting against air travel might
displace attention away from the actions required to reduce carbon emissions at
the necessary scale.
story of a pioneering naturalist stands as one of the best examples of an individual’s
spiritual awakening becoming a catalyst for social change.
Stories of ordinary people
doing extraordinary things are the building blocks of transformation, but they have
to be told wisely and well.
It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it. The first step is to start with the easy stuff.
post-carbon world is fast emerging from the shell of the old. Even Saudi Arabia
is planning for it.
Through compassionate connection we can begin to find the foundations of
Instead of changing our economic system to make it fit within the
natural limits of the planet, we are redefining nature so that it fits within
the economic system.
The political saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is like a real-life version of The Force Awakens. So why are we giving the Dark Side even more power?
Greenham was an alternative world, an anti-nuclear protest by hundreds of thousands of women activists. At 'Bringing Greenham Home', we relived the spirit with films and talks from those who were there.
To get the most out of a community, you need a shared strategy, a space to grow, and to practice liberation.
A third of all food that’s produced in the world is thrown away as ‘waste.’ What’s going on? Español
is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit (video, 3 minutes).
Despite conflicts and crises at home and abroad,
2015 offered glimpses of the road to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable
Tens of thousands of gold miners are suffering with diseases like silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV. In the mines, Apartheid lives on.
Too many foundations fail to practice what they preach on climate change. It’s time
to close the gap.
Integrating ecology with feminism is the only way to
implement the Vatican’s newfound enthusiasm for environmental concerns.
"We are our land and our land is us." Hawaiians stand for a mountain.
is life, and it belongs
to all of us. It’s time to start acting that way.
Knowing about climate science isn’t enough. We need
to get our hearts involved too.
Seeing a mass of drunk and high naked white people celebrating their newfound liberty with police officers standing guard is a slap to the face.
There is no place
on earth that can be safe, secure or healthy in a world that is running out of
What is Transformation
The Love that Does Justice
NGOs, Social Change and the Transformation of Human Relationships
The Tree of Contemplative Practices
Thick Problems and Thin Solutions
The Hidden Leaf Foundation's useful reading list on transformation
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