Environment


Let’s Topple the Foodopoly

By Wenonah Hauter

Lobbyists have purchased agricultural policy. Changing our food system is a political act—one that will require a massive grassroots mobilization to challenge multi-national corporations—and one we must support. 


For Green Graffiti, Moss is Boss

By Suzanne Lindgren

With moss, graffiti artists and activists go green, literally.


Chinese Gold Made with American Waste Paper

By Sam Worley, from the Chicago Reader

Chinese dominance of American waste paper recycling negatively impacts American paper mills.


The Real History of the Commons and Today's Environmental Crisis

By Tim Swineheart

If we don’t teach students the real history of the commons, they’ll have a hard time recognizing what—and who—is responsible for today’s environmental crisis.


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Green Economy Sparks a Modern Tragedy of the Commons

By Danielle Marie Mackey

Displacement in Bajo Aguan, Honduras, illustrates how green economy initiatives like carbon cap and trade can create a modern Tragedy of the Commons.


Hima: Reviving the Islamic Tradition of the Commons

by Jay Walljasper

The idea of a protected commons was central to early Islam, and today informs efforts to protect threatened ecosystems throughout the Muslim world.


Watering Down Our National Parks

By Suzanne Lindgren

When it comes to plastic water bottles, the cash-strapped National Park Service has been putting Coca-Cola’s interests ahead of the common good. Now, a growing coalition is demanding change.


Eating Together: Churches Build Green Communities

By Mallory McDuff

Read the stories of inspiring church communities addressing climate catastrophe by eating sustainable food.