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From Environmentalist To ‘Sustainabilist’

Most thinking people care about the air we breathe, the safety and quality of the food we eat and the water we drink. Living healthy lives is a common desire. Yet those who wish to... 



The Value of Food

It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and... 



The Occupy Movement

It all started with an email. On July 13, 2011 Adbusters magazine sent out a call to its 90,000-strong list proclaiming a Twitter hashtag, #OccupyWallStreet, and a date, September... 



Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities

Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral... 



Ecology, Community & Economy

Each individual citizen can play a role as “ordinary hero,” in transforming society for the benefit of future generations.    However, optimism without realism is delusional.... 



Contemplating Wal-Mart

I thought a bit about Wal-Mart’s Chinese imports. I have really strong feelings about the importance not only of local commerce but also of maintaining our production capacity within... 



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