From despair to hope - rejuvenating a local community in Detroit.
‘In Harris' vision, vacant lots can turn into a greenhouse-to-café food system where people do community gardening and urban green space, and an abandoned gas station can turn into a farmers market and a café.’
‘Community composting can help spark more interest in how food is grown and where it comes from; the process can encourage local gardening, as seen in Los Angeles; and keeping waste more local can help raise awareness about environmental challenges’ - and it can, indeed, also provide a local economic opportunity!
If you support the kind of work we do in Ladakh, please consider contributing to this campaign to build a Ladakhi 'alternative university' for traditional knowledge. We're very excited about this project!
In a nutshell, George Monbiot articulates the root cause behind the chaos happening right now…
‘Under the onslaught of the placeless, transnational capital that McDonald’s exemplifies, democracy as a living system withers and dies. The old forms and forums still exist – parliaments and congresses remain standing – but the power they once contained seeps away, re-emerging where we can no... View details ⇨
Fantastic news - and a huge win for the protectors of Mother Earth!
We hope and pray this is not just a delay, but a final cancellation - and the beginning of a fundamental change in direction.
“I don’t know quite how to put into words how proud I am of our people,” Mr. Eagle said. “And I mean our people. I don’t just mean the indigenous people of this continent. I mean all the people who... View details ⇨
We agree - it's definitely time to rethink our food systems!
'Currently around 88 million tonnes of food is wasted in Europe every year, part of a global wastage of 1.3bn tonnes – enough to feed as many as two billion people, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).'
In the pursuit of happiness...and a healthy society.
“A culture can be toxic or nourishing,” writes Thom Hartmann. If we wish to take full responsibility for health in our society, we must not only be vigilant guardians of our personal well-being, we must also work to change structures, institutions, and ideologies that keep us mired in a toxic culture.
The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led to a series of interlocking crises. Here's why a Great Deceleration is necessary "to live again with affection and beauty on this earth."
Do you live in a tiny house?
Here’s an inspiring story about transitioning to a more simple way of life.
“We learn in our tiny house but also on nature walks, on field trips with our church’s home school co-op, at the children’s theater and the science museum, in Papa’s garage building birdhouses, in Nana’s sewing room making mittens, and at their uncle’s farm meeting baby animals and riding... View details ⇨