America the Possible

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Along the way, Americans have wreaked havoc on people and planet. Its an understatement to say the Madison Avenue version of The American Dream hasnt worked out too well for most Americans. The results here strongly suggest that its not going to work out better for people elsewhere. The original version of The American Dream, however, was inspired by The Declaration of […]















The Dark Side of Consumerism

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With the help of organizations like the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, ISEC has been able to sponsor 50 “reality tourists.” Ladakhis stay with locals for as long as three months, visiting nursing homes, shopping malls, and garbage dumps, as well as local farms and solar energy installations. While they are astounded by the […]















The Community of Goods

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To me, it seems that as Christians, we have a responsibility to follow Christ’s example in our lives, and this includes economics. Christianity should not be associated with the seeking of profit and property, but with radical economic community and sharing. This was the economic vision of the earliest Christians, and it should also be […]















Wasted food is a huge climate problem

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If wasted food became its own pungent country, it would be the world’s third biggest contributor to climate change. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization had previously determined that roughly one-third of food is wasted around the world. Now it has used those figures to calculate the environmental impacts of farming food that is never […]















Midway: A Message From the Gyre

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On a remote island civilization is killing the inhabitants from thousands of miles away. Tragic video about the consequences of our actions and choices as a society and individually. MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.















Big green groups are more trouble than climate deniers

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Not everyone agrees with Naomi Klein’s take on the problems facing us and what stands in our way. I think her criticism is worth engaging and I tend to agree with her analysis of how our economic system relates to our ecological crisis. Now, in a new interview with Jason Mark of Earth Island Journal, she lambastes […]















David Roberts’ top 20.5 parting insights

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David Roberts has done a masterful job in summing up the state of affairs as regards climate change and public policy. Not sure if I agree with every point, but it’s impressive to be so succinct and insightful through a medium such as Twitter. Hope he has a good year off. Here are my favorites: […]