Eek! Bat Populations Are Shrinking. Here Are A Few Ways to Help

This post was originally published on this site By Alexa Peters October is a time for bats. As the crisp fall air descends, plastic bats swing from trees and confectioners make treats in their little winged shapes. The little spooky creatures even have an entire week leading up to Halloween dedicated to them: International Bat […]

The Key to Saving Family Farms Is in the Soil

This post was originally published on this site By David R. Montgomery Would it sound too good to be true if I was to say that there was a simple, profitable and underused agricultural method to help feed everybody, cool the planet, and revitalize rural America? I used to think so, until I started visiting […]

Can We Work Less and Save the Planet, Too?

This post was originally published on this site By Todd Miller In 2008, performance artist Pilvi Takala took her seat as a new employee at the company Deloitte, a global consulting firm, and began to stare into space. When asked by other employees what she was doing, she said, “brain work” or that she was […]

Bill McKibben: This Climate Strike Is Part of the Disruption We Need

This post was originally published on this site By Bill McKibben Business as usual is what’s doing us in. We live on a planet that finds itself rather suddenly in the midst of an enormous physical crisis. Because we burn so much coal and gas and oil, the atmosphere of our world is changing rapidly, […]

How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies

This post was originally published on this site By Tracy L. Barnett Sources reviewed this article for accuracy. For Sicangu Lakota water protector Cheryl Angel, Standing Rock helped her define what she stands against: an economy rooted in extraction of resources and exploitation of people and planet. It wasn’t until she’d had some distance that […]

How to Counter Trump’s Disastrous Attack on Our Public Lands

This post was originally published on this site By Randi Spivak Slashing two national monuments in Utah may have received the most attention, but Trump’s Interior Department and U.S. Forest Service have been quietly, systematically ceding control of America’s public lands to fossil fuel, mining, timber and livestock interests since the day he took office. […]

For a Sustainable Climate and Food System, Regenerative Agriculture Is the Key

This post was originally published on this site By Kristin Ohlson From where I stand inside the South Dakota cornfield I was visiting with entomologist and former USDA scientist Jonathan Lundgren, all the human-inflicted traumas to Earth seem far away. It isn’t just that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye — are […]

How Permaculture Is Helping Wildfire Survivors Recover

This post was originally published on this site By Dani Burlison On a bright spring afternoon in late April, roughly 75 people gathered at the first Camp Fire restoration weekend at a farm 20 miles southwest of Paradise, California. The small private farm, nestled near a sprawling cow pasture that reaches east toward the burn […]

A Climate Action for Every Type of Activist

This post was originally published on this site By Cathy Brown Most of us have heard about UN researchers warning that we need to make dramatic changes in the next 12 years to limit our risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty caused by climate change. Report after report about a bleak climate future […]

12 Tips for More Equitable Travel

This post was originally published on this site By Carol Pucci, Yasmeen Wafai and Zeb Larson None Share a meal in a local household. Eatwith.com and Mealsharing.com connect travelers with people in host countries who love to entertain. Prices vary. Eight other guests and I recently paid $49 each, staying past midnight sharing food, wine, […]

What’s Next for the Youth Climate Lawsuit

This post was originally published on this site By Fran Korten On June 4, Andrea Rodgers was in the front row of attorneys sitting before a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court. The court session, held in Portland, Oregon, was to determine whether the climate change lawsuit (Juliana v. United States) brought by 21 […]

Amazon Refuses to Act on Climate Change. So We Employees Are Speaking Out

This post was originally published on this site By Rajit Iftikhar My parents moved to the U.S. from Bangladesh to try to have a better life and eventually settled in New York, where I was born and raised. During my childhood, I saw myself as just another American. Over time, however, I now see that […]

Everyone Knows the Benefits of Meal-Sharing. Here’s How to Actually Do It

This post was originally published on this site By Yasmeen Wafai Busy schedules, rifts in the family and long commutes can all be factors that prevent families from sharing a meal together. But research shows a shared meal can be beneficial in many ways to both mental and physical health. Launched in 2010, The Family […]

The Kitchen as Classroom: How Food Helps Students Learn Leadership

This post was originally published on this site By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield With the Detroit Food Academy, there’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. The students in this program designed to introduce them to the food business wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s what they enjoy most. The kitchen is […]