Posts Tagged ‘bold nebraska’

Plants grow from the roots – the ecology of social movements

Posted March 4th, 2015 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Like roots of a healthy plant, social movements grow from below. In recent years, a grassroots movement has emerged in much of the U.S. in response to the fossil fuel industry’s increasing destruction of our eco-communities. Some of those “healthy plants” came together in Madison WI on Feb. 21, and this is part of that story, a story of hope and inspiration. We have lost a lot; we have not lost everything. The seeds of ecological/social/cultural transformation are maturing into one of the most significant, and arguably most important movements of this century.

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Reaching critical mass

Posted February 20th, 2014 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Reaching critical mass

We are reaching a point of critical tension where something has to give. The world is facing challenges as vast as any faced before in our history. The reality of change and the resistance to change is now fraught with tension and threat. The burgeoning grassroots movements rising up in defense of “place,” of home, of eco-communities, of the Earth, is the human’s ecological response to crisis. It is also the place where hope is burgeoning, creating along the way the kind of work that can remake the world.

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Where the change is really happening…

Posted October 17th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Somethin’s happening here – and all over the place. The reasons are sad, but the happenings are not. In the past few decades or so, by as much stealth as possible, the crude oil transhipment network and the explosive growth of the fracking industry have crashed into local communities all around the country. Suddenly, farmers, small town residents, rural areas and cities are finding their “places,” their beloved places – the places that are home, family, community – under threat of contamination and destruction.

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