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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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The decisions we face are huge!

Posted July 9th, 2014 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on The decisions we face are huge!

Never before have humans had to make decisions as huge, and with such enormous implications, as those in front of us now in this very generation. We need to find our collective moral compass – and fast – if we are going to make good decisions, the kind that ensure a living planet for future generations.

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What does Earth Day mean anymore?

Posted April 21st, 2014 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What does Earth Day mean anymore?

So what does Earth Day mean in 2014, in this time of an ecological crisis that we could not even imagine back in 1970? It means among other things that we have to do more than wonderful programs and teleseminars. We have to do more than education and consciousness-raising events. We have to start living differently, radically differently.

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An Appalachian hero passes on

Posted September 12th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on An Appalachian hero passes on

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Friends, visitors, Earth-lovers all: All sorts of life circumstances have made it hard to keep up with this blog lately. I apologize for that. Next week I will begin again to do regular weekly posting. But checking my email just now, I found something […]

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