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Environmental Exploitation

The environmental exploitation of ecosystems by humans deeply affects our food, health, air and water quality, plant and animal diversity, and much more. Low-income and impoverished communities and communities of color are especially hard-hit while the global trend strains natural resources as wealthy communities continue to demand a higher standard of living. This has led to some irreversible loss and destruction of our natural resources, such as trees, fossil fuels, sand, and water, calling for a closer look at sustainability, conservation, environmental education and aid, and power and system shifts. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Silent Spring—I

If we are living so intimately with chemicals, we had better know something about their power.

How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement

Though she did not set out to do so, Carson influenced the environmental movement as no one had since the 19th century’s most celebrated hermit, Henry David Thoreau, wrote about Walden Pond. “Silent Spring” presents a view of nature compromised by synthetic pesticides, especially DDT...

Who Owns the Land?

No one disputes that decades ago local Indians were unfairly deprived of hundreds of thousands of acres that were guaranteed to them in perpetuity by solemn treaty; yet no one can agree about what should be done to correct that injustice today.

Stopping Trump’s Last Pipeline Will Take All of Usface

A report from occupied Palisade, where Water Protectors confront a dying, but still deadly, energy behemoth.

Joanna Macy, PhD: The Tireless Voice of a Wise Elder Activist

In an interview with this author in August 2019 in Berkeley, California, Joanna Macy shared her perceptions of Earth, human beings, and our responsibility to repair the damage we have wreaked.

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