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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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Partners for Youth Empowerment 2014 Highlights

by: EJ on 01/12/2015

Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy, authors of Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth Adults and Communities, have, with the help of a community of supporters and partner organizations, positively impacted the lives of over 200,000 teenagers around the world. Please see the showcase below of ten highlights of the …

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