Posts Tagged ‘frac sand mining’

Assessing where we are…

Posted October 24th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Assessing where we are…

Ecologically, the news is not so good. We are reaching many tipping points and some dramatic changes are now irreversible. However, in terms of the human response to ecological crisis, well, things are really looking up. As the world warms and the threats mount, grassroots groups are rising up to defend the places where they live.

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Fast and furious…

Posted July 9th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Fast and furious…

The vast network of energy extraction and transshipment lines is being developed now at a fast and furious pace. There is intent here: to build it faster than people are able to become aware of what is being done to their communities, faster than they can organize. The fact that this is happening is proof of the effectiveness of the opposition. And that should encourage us to engage even more in the struggle to save the eco-communities in the places where we live.

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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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Ecological hope is really about love – and so this post is about love

Posted May 31st, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Ecological hope is really about love – and so this post is about love

Embodying ecological hope, working for ecological justice, is first and foremost a commitment of love. It is deeply personal and relational. This essay is about love, and about how we intend to express that love through this year and beyond.

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