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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - It Could Have Been October 3rd

by: EJ on 08/13/2015

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has used up one year's worth of natural resources.  Last year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 19th, this year it falls six days earlier on August 13th.  Earth Overshoot Day is an initiative of the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, …

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Action on Climate Change - Pope Francis

by: EJ on 06/18/2015

Today's release of the encyclical "Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home", from Pope Francis has been called "The most controversial papal pronouncement in half a century."  Today's blog post was originally posted on The Global Footprint Network and is reposted here with permission.  New Society published the network's …

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Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

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National Day of Unplugging

by: EJ on 03/06/2015

Today's post comes to us from Christina Crook, author of The Joy of Missing Out:  Finding Balance in a Wired World.  This post was originally published March 6th on Christina's blog.

 

National Day of Unplugging: Should we ever stop fasting from that which numbs or dulls us to life?

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Why a People's Climate Works, But Only So Far

by: EJ on 01/21/2015

Heather Menzies, author of  Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, is writing a People's Climate blog series leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris in December 2015. You can read the entire series by following her blog.  This is the first entry.

 

If you’d marched to the UN shouting “the people’s climate” 20 …

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