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Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

Black Land Matters

As a young black girl, Leah Penniman struggled to understand who she was and where she fit in with the world. There was one thing she did know – when she was connected to the earth she felt at home. But what did that mean? Was the land trying to tell her something about who…

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Separate and Unequal: A Story of How Wealth Divides Us

For Chuck Collins, privilege and wealth were birthrights: As the great-grandson of hot dog-royalty Oscar Mayer, he would inherit part of the family fortune as a trust fund. While most people would have viewed this as a blessing, Collins simply felt a profound sense of guilt. Having become aware of inequality at a young age,…

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WATCH: Bioneers 2008: Founder Kenny Ausubel's Keynote Speech

In his keynote speech at Bioneers by the Bay 2008, co-founder Kenny Ausubel (Bioneers: A Declaration of Interdependence), urges political regime change, economic regime change, and ecological regime change—with the future of the human race hanging in the balance. Dreaming the future can create the future. We stand at the threshold of a singular opportunity…

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Give the Gift of Sustainability: Holiday Gift Ideas from Chelsea Green

The Holidays are the perfect time for imposing your progressive values on family and friends! Here are some suggestions from your like-minded friends at Chelsea Green. For Foodies and Philanthropists: This is the book we’re giving to our foodiest friends—the book that could convert your Stove Top-loving cousins: Renewing America’s Food Traditions by Gary Paul…

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Bioneering Effective Activism

Bioneers by the Bay, presented by the Marion Institute, is an annual gathering of “biological pioneers” who use cutting edge approaches to environmental restoration. Their work encompasses technological innovation, economic strategies, social justice, and a spiritual connection to the natural world. For these innovators, scientists, and grassroots leaders—as well as 2,000 regular folks—it’s an opportunity…

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