The “Back to the Land” Movement

By Kate Daloz

Living in communes, co-ops, and handmade geodesic domes, each feeling a deep personal objection to their current lives, the youth of the 1970s surged at once away from their urban lifestyles into sustainable rural living.

Finding Time for Our Parks

By John de Graaf, from Earth Island Journal

Americans are visiting more parks but spending less time in them. What does this mean for the future of our wild spaces?

Environmentalism: A Military Approach

By Robert P. Marzec

By taking a look at what he calls “environmentality,” Marzec shows how a military look at environmentalism has turned into the ill-conceived idea that human adaptation should trump the effort for sustainable living.

How to Get Solar Panels Onto More Affordable Apartment Buildings

By Laurie Mazur

Tackling the energy costs of affordable housing tenants with solar + storage technologies.


The Pain Truth: What is Pain?

By Justin O. Schmidt

How is the nebulous and murky nature of pain explained?

Fighting Fracking to Save the Land

By Louise A. Blum

The threat of environmental destruction creates unity among those who believe that their efforts, no matter how small, have the power to create change.

Moving the Goalposts for Plant Intelligence

By Derrick Jensen, from The Myth of Human Supremacy

What Cleve Backster’s research into plant intelligence reveals about the attunement of living things.

From a Need for Hygiene to Environmental Racism

By Carl A. Zimring

From the age of Thomas Jefferson and on, environmental racism in the United States and ideas about waste and cleanliness have shaped where people have lived, where people have worked, and how society’s refuse has been managed.

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