Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

A view from the vast sea

Posted March 21st, 2014 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish This morning I stood for a precious few moments on the beach at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. It was a homecoming of sorts to the Atlantic Ocean, the one I grew to love along the shores of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia […]

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What’s that definition of insanity again…?

Posted February 7th, 2014 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What’s that definition of insanity again…?

The State Dept. environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline is only one indication of our government’s commitment to ramping up our fossil-fuel-based economy. From decisions about playing a far greater role in the refining, transport, and export of tar sands oil to continued encouragement of the fracking industry, despite severe drought and looming water scarcities, the US and Canada are collaborating on a global oil regimen that spells disaster for the planet. A deeper commitment to big changes in our lives and our culture is required if we hope to create a different future than this one.

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The Ecology of Economic Growth

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Zine 1 Comment

Economic growth within the model of the global economy has an ecology to which we are all connected, a model driven by the logic of consumption. But rather than a model of “growth,” it is a model of depletion and diminishment, of “using up.” It is the logic of this way of life that must be changed fundamentally if we are to have a future at all.

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Defending the planet is our most important task now

Posted November 1st, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Defending the planet is our most important task now

There’s no going back anymore. We will not re-create the post-war industrial Dream of the affluent American middle class. That era is over. The sooner we come to terms with that, the quicker we get about the business of saving the ecosystems of the planet for the sake of our survival and that of millions of other sentient and non-sentient beings… Industrial civilization and the dedication to growth as our model for life on the planet has brought us to this moment when we either decide to get off that path in a hurry, or face the Great Unraveling. And if we are still placing our hopes and expectations on preserving for ourselves and providing for our children and their children this “nice” life that few on the planet get to actually live, what we will really be passing on to them is something most of us don’t really want to think about.

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