Posts Tagged ‘fossil fuel industry’

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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A true ecological movement must reflect the way nature works – decentralized, non-hierarchical, nurtured and fed from the roots, biologically and culturally diverse

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on A true ecological movement must reflect the way nature works – decentralized, non-hierarchical, nurtured and fed from the roots, biologically and culturally diverse

I want to talk about the work in which we are engaged. I want to talk about what an ecological movement is and must be. I want to raise some issues for our reflection…While a lot of attention goes to the national campaigns with lots of media attention, a lot of the real organizing and basis for changing this culture is happening at these local levels. We need to do more to empower these efforts, make them visible, offer solidarity, enter into conversation (humbly, not as outside experts or leaders), help develop the interconnections that build a real movement, and allow space for these expressions to, well, be expressed! The real leaders are there at the grassroots where they go door to door, neighbor to neighbor, to their church communities and town halls, and get upset and inspired to defend life in the places where they live.

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Resettling America – and the rest of the world as well

Posted April 8th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Resettling America – and the rest of the world as well

At the Berry Conference in Kentucky, we reflected deeply on the ecological crises created by industrial agriculture and the troubling future we face on this planet because of our carbon dense way of life. Protecting life means entering into deep, loving relationships with the eco-communities in which we live and move and have our being. And what we know now is that the future of life itself depends upon healing those relationships.

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The global market isn’t the solution, the global market is the problem

Posted September 28th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on The global market isn’t the solution, the global market is the problem

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Watching, listening, to people attempting to offer solutions to our many and varied crises – political upheavals, climate change, hunger, energy challenges, etc. – within the logic of the market is listening to a real exercise in futility. The market, based in the logic […]

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