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April 2011

“Wild Law” Would Codify Nature as Subject, Not Object

The following is excerpted from Cormac Cullinan’s book, Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice, Second Edition. It appeared originally on the web at was probably fortunate to have studied law in apartheid South Africa. It meant that right from the beginning I was very aware that states use law as a method of […]

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Archeology, Not Agriculture, Teaches Good Farming

by Gene Logsdon I’m thinking lately that a farmer can learn more about sustainable farming from history rather than from current science. Agriculture has been taking giant leaps “forward” and archeology giant leaps “backward,” both with intriguing and absorbing results. Both work under a handicap. Archeology studies a silent past and has to worry that […]

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How We Can Change Our Laws to Protect the Rights of Nature

On April 20, South African environmental lawyer Cormac Cullinan took part in a dialogue at the United Nations alongside Vandana Shiva, Riane Eisler, Peter Brown, and Bolivian UN Ambassador Pablo Solón as part of the preparatory process for the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.Cullinan, who led the drafting of the Universal Declaration of […]

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DIY: Make a Self-Watering Planter

Good news, readers – gardening season has begun! If you’re lacking space or live in an urban environment, here’s an easy way to construct a self-watering container garden for growing your food indoors. The following is excerpted from Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by […]

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How Americans Can Get Up and Stand Up

The following review of Bruce Levine’s book, Get Up, Stand Up, was written by David Swanson. It appeared originally on his website, In December 2009, psychologist Bruce Levine published an article at Alternet called “Are Americans a Broken People?” His timing couldn’t have been better. Americans of good will and bad analysis were suffering […]

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Listen: Chasing Chiles authors on Here on Earth

Gary Paul Nabhan and Kurt Michael Friese, two of the three authors of the new book, Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, were interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Here on Earth program earlier this month.Listen to the full interview here. Chasing Chiles looks at both the future of place-based foods and the effects […]

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Taking on the Corporate Polluters, Jail Be Damned

The following excerpt from Diane Wilson’s new book, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth, was published originally on the web at could feel the buzz growing about Hayward. Security was tightened. Bags were being checked. Absolutely no protests or demonstrations were being tolerated. Anything that looked like […]

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Organic Agriculture: Deeply Rooted in Science and Ecology

by Eliot ColemanOrganic farming is often falsely represented as being unscientific. However, despite the popular assumption that it sprang full born from the delusions of 60s hippies, it has a more extensive, and scientifically respectable, provenance.If you look back at the first flush of notoriety in the 1940s, the names most often mentioned, Sir Albert […]

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Is Earth Day Dead?

Earlier this week we sent an email to our list asking: Is Earth Day dead?  Some of you found it quite provocative – but the question stands.  In some ways, Earth Day is dead: every day is Earth Day.  And yet, as issues around sustainability and organic food have moved more and more into the […]

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Support Diane Wilson!

Please check out our new Facebook page for Diary of an Eco-Outlaw by Diane Wilson. There you’ll find photos, news, stories, and more.And please send Diane a message of support using our easy online form to let her know what you think of her fearless actions in defense of planet earth! Many of you know […]

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