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Earth911 Quiz #36: America Youth’s Role in Climate Recovery

What drives youth organizers to work to change climate policy? …

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This Girl Scout Is Saving Our Oceans

Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. …

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Kids Saving the Rainforest Grows Up

In 1999, two nine-year-old girls living in Manuel Antonio, Costa …

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Proof of Global Domination By a Few Corporations

Image: The network of global corporate control, Vitali, et. al.

A Few Companies Have Power Over Most of the Real Economy
The idea that the few dominate the many will not come as news to those gathered either to occupy wall street or to occupy everywh…

"The Story of Broke" Takes on Wall St & Government (Video)

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How I Created a Tool Library in Under Two Hours

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When I say “I”, I mean “we”. And when I say “tool library”, really I mean lending network. But the core lesson still stands. Sharing is really easy, and often all it takes is broaching the…

"Communities Are More Important Than Nations": Bill McKibben

From community-owned solar power stations through edible landscaping in parks to feed the homeless to the power of local investing, we’ve featured plenty of localized, community-based responses to climate change and peak oil. But how does community a…

David Suzuki Visits Occupy Montreal: "We’ve Got To Take Back Our Democracy" (Video)

Screengrab from Why? Simply Because video; Footage by JobBook News; Photos by Kimberley Mok

Prompted by my curiosity about the global movement known as Occupy Wall Street, on Saturday I headed out to the Occupons Montreal / Occupy Montreal protests, w…

Utility "Representatives" Explain Their Profits to the Public (Video)

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When we hosted a live chat with Solarcentury’s Jeremy Leggett, he was unequivocal in describing the relationship between fossil fuels and clean energy as nothing short of “civil war”. Interestingly, he also singled out many utili…

How to Start a Tool Library: Just Do It

Image credit: The Center for a New American Dream

When I posted a video about Portland’s tool libraries, one commenter wished that he had something similar in Boise—and I am sure he was not alone. The idea of being able to borrow tools you rare…