WHY CITIZENS (NOT SHOPPERS) HOLD THE KEY TO A BETTER WORLD

I want to re-circulate this video from The Story of Stuff Project and encourage you all to take the quiz to see what role can you play in changing the world’s economy.   “Over the past several decades, many environmental and social change efforts have come to reflect the centrality of shopping in our culture, suggesting…

LAWSUITS ARE CHALLENGING ALMOST ALL TRUMP’S ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENSIVES

By blocking these common sense standards, the administration is reversing progress in cleaning the air we breathe and fighting climate change On Thursday, President Trump made international headlines by announcing his intent to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement—a landmark decision that was met with outrage and dismay from climate activists and environmentalists. But while…

What Does Trump’s Budget Mean for the Environment?

His proposal would gut federal enforcement and effectively halt many Superfund cleanups. Didn’t we just go through this? In early March, President Trump proposed a budget that would have scaled back the federal government’s stewardship of the environment beyond recognition. The budget traded historically unprecedented cuts to the EPA for $50-billion boosts to defense spending,…

Fell Purpose

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster If this bid for power succeeds, the consequences for Britain will be irreversible. It will privilege special interests over the public good, shut out the voices of opposition and damage the fabric of the nation, perhaps indefinitely. No, I’m…

How Climate Change Denial Set the Stage for Fake News

I wasn’t worried when the newspaper I worked for started publishing “climate skeptics.” I should have been Written by JONATHAN KAY and published in The Walrus the 1st of May 2017 The website truetrumpers.com recently ran an image of a hospitalized senior citizen along with the following garbled caption: “BREAKING: This is 78 years old Trump supporter…

The Logging Company That Wants to Take Down Greenpeace

A Canadian company is suing Greenpeace for $220 million—and it might have a case Written by David Ferry and published in Outside the 16th of May 2017 For the past year, Greenpeace has been quietly embroiled in a lawsuit the environmental group says is designed to sue it “out of existence.” The suit, a $220-million behemoth that’s received…

Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan

A federal court said on Friday it would halt consideration of a major lawsuit over former President Barack Obama’s signature policy aimed at tackling global warming, handing the Trump administration a modest and perhaps temporary victory. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a request from the Trump administration…

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Exclusive: analysis commissioned by Labour reveals 59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health Article written by Sandra Laville and published in TheGuardian the 22nd of April 2017 Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health, according to…

Prescriptions for fresh produce, and other world changing ideas in food

Learn about the winner of the food category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards–and the other innovative finalists. Article written by BEN PAYNTER and published in FastCompany the 19th of April 2017 Roughly 66 million people in the United States are either on food stamps or suffering from food insecurity, creating what amounts to a buy-by-volume…

Now rivers have the same legal status as people, we must uphold their rights

Rivers around the world have been desecrated in every way. Now the Ganges and New Zealand’s Whanganui have legal standing, how will we protect their rights? Article written by Ashish Kothari, Mari Margil, and Shrishtee Bajpai and published in TheGuardian the 21st of April of 2017 Several geographically-distant but related events signalled a dramatic mind shift in…

Circle of Life

By reframing the economy, Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics changes our view of who we are and where we stand. Article written by George Monbiot, published in Monbiot.com the 13th of April 2017 So what are we going to do about it? This is the only question worth asking. But the answers appear elusive. Faced with…