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WATCH: Lewis Black: A Bucket of Humanure and One Dead Spongebob

Folks, if you really want to get people to abandon their wasteful ways and embrace a greener lifestyle, you’ve got to get ’em while they’re young. As a child I remember watching all the kid-oriented Earth Day programming with rapt attention. I even watched Captain Planet—and Captain Planet was not a good show.

That’s the lesson we should all take away from Lewis Black’s “Back in Black” segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Kids’ minds are like empty, pristine buckets just waiting to be filled with knowledge, compassion, and—if you want to get really ambitious—human poop.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c
Back in Black – Kids’ Earth Day
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—Lewis Black, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


Why Modern Wheat Is Making Us Sick

Why is modern wheat making us sick?  That’s the question posed by author Eli Rogosa in her new book Restoring Heritage Grains.Wheat is the most widely grown crop on our planet, yet industrial breeders have transformed this ancient staff of life into a commodity of yield and profit—witness the increase in gluten intolerance and ‘wheat […] Read More

A Dictionary to Survive the Future

When British economist David Fleming died unexpectedly in 2010, he left behind his great unpublished work, a masterpiece more than thirty years in the making—an intellectually evocative and inspiring dictionary, Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. In it, Fleming examined the consequences of an economy that destroys the very foundations—ecological, […] Read More

Overshoot, Collapse, and Creating a Better Future

In 2016, Earth Overshoot Day happened on August 8—the day when we’ve exhausted the planet’s resources for the year, and are essentially borrowing from future years to maintain our existence today.Perhaps you celebrated this day with a counter-solution: a vegetarian meal, telecommuted, or turned off the air conditioning. There’s a lot more you could be […] Read More

Plants & Pests: Will Bonsall’s Advice on “Wee Beasties” in the Garden

“From a plant’s point of view there is little difference between a cutworm, a woodchuck, a blight spore, and, for that matter, us.”“These are all things that in one way or another prey upon it. It is an inevitable constraint of all living things: We escape one peril only to ultimately succumb to another,” so […] Read More

To Create Climate-Secure Foodscapes, Think Like a Plant

The techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change contained in Gary Paul Nabhan’s Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and […] Read More
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