Culture

Tying My Shoe’s: The Sustainable Thing to Do

By | January 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm | No comments

Photo by madame.furie via flickr While walking home the other day, I noticed my shoe was untied. In a lethargic fashion, I first didn’t care about my laces swaying to and fro as I walked. After some thought, I tied my shoe – not because it was annoying, but because it...

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The Future of Green Goddesses

By | January 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm | No comments

Photo of Vandana Shiva by MillionsAgainstMonsanto via flickr We live in a culture that is unsustainable and unjust. Our economic system is based on the objectification and exploitation of the planet, its “resources,” and of the workers who “develop” those...

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How Empathically the Animal Kingdom Works

By | January 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Photo by Noa Brandt via flickr Scientists recently conducted research on rats to see whether animals other than apes can perform selflessly. It is long observed that we inherit our empathy from our closely related apes and ape-like ancestors. Non-ape animals were not tested...

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Mark Twain on Occupy Wall Street

By | December 1, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

The great American writer and humorist whose two Occupy-supporting quotes are shared in the cartoon, would have turned 176 yesterday. If he were alive today (gross) he'd have been pepper-sprayed by now. Revolute! Joe's cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon...

Posted in: Culture, Green Cartoons, Politics

Occupy Big Food

By | November 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm | No comments

Photo by Lillyrhoads via flickr The Occupy Movement’s radical spirit continues to spread this week. It is forcing Americans to rethink their relationship to corporations in every aspect of their lives. The movement has quickly become the amplifier for the voices of a...

Posted in: Culture, Food

The Green Movement: Occupy Wall Street’s Biggest Ally

By | November 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm | No comments

Photo by compujeramey via flickr Occupy Wall Street inspired numerous satellite Occupations around the world. The movement is forcing Americans to reconsider the connection between capital and government. It is inspiring students, the unemployed, elderly, and middle class...

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Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm | One comment

Photo of Derrick Jensen On Sunday, November 13, Derrick Jensen is leading a day-long talk at Berkley University where environmental authors and changemakers will gather together to be interviewed in front of a live audience about crucial issues facing the state of the planet...

Posted in: Climate, Culture, Energy, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

An Eco-Friendly Movement is a Sustainable Movement

By | November 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm | No comments

Photo by David_Shankbone via flickr As Occupiers continue to fight Wall Street’s monopoly on wealth and democracy, they are creating the world they want to live in, from organizing committees to generating their own media. We must realize that the process of organizing...

Posted in: Climate, Culture

Ethical Expeditions: Making a Sustainable Difference

By | November 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Photo via Ethical Expeditions Being an environmentalist, it’s easy to get bogged down in the overwhelming disparities that exist between the environmental movement and those who have the power to make a difference. Fortunately, there are groups that are striving to make a...

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Interview with Non-GMO Expert, Jeffrey Smith

By | October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm | One comment

This Saturday and Sunday the Green Festival is coming to Los Angeles for the first time ever. As the largest sustainability event in the world, there will be no shortage of informative booths, how-to-workshops, cutting-edge film screenings, green shopping opportunities, and...

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