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How can I support the application of Indigenous laws?

by: Sara on 01/07/2020

Alejandro Frid, the author of Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, was asked the question "how can I support the application of indigenous laws' many times during his book tour this past fall. Alejandro elaborates on his original response in today's post.

That question heartens me. It tells me that those who …

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Building Environmental Strength through a Diversity of Youth

by: Sara on 12/16/2019

Today's blog post is an excerpt from Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders by Angelou Ezeilo with Nick Chiles. Angelou is the founder and CEO of The Greening Youth Foundation, The company's mission is to engage under-represented youth and young adults, while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in …

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Solar Electricity Basics

by: Sara on 11/20/2019

The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students is back with new and updated information. Solar Electricity Basics -- Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy by renewable energy guru Dan Chiras is here. Check out the excerpt below to learn about …

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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

by: Sara on 10/07/2019

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook: How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government by Laura MusikanskiRhonda Phillips & Jean CrowderThe Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness …

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Citizen Led Economies - Creating the Commons

by: Sara on 09/16/2019

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" to emancipate themselves from a predatory market-state system. In this excerpt from Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich we learn how citizen collaborations are changing the …

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