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The Fossil Fuel Resistance: Enter the Citizens

The Fossil Fuel Resistance: Enter the Citizens

According to the Huffington Post, the 2013 hurricane season looks just as worrisome as the 2012 season: nine hurricanes predicted, four of which will be major, and 18 named storms. Meanwhile according to Bill McKibben, people’s refusal to accept to climate destabilization is finally taking on storm proportions in the form of a fossil fuel … Continue reading

Gratitude: A List

Gratitude: A List

Thanksgiving, for all its complex and controversial history, is one of my two favorite American holidays, and the official act of giving thanks is something that I think shouldn’t be restricted to one day a year. So putting that in practice, I started free writing on gratitude. Here is a partial list of what and … Continue reading

Social Entrepreneurship and Self-Discovery

Social Entrepreneurship and Self-Discovery

Casting about on the interwebs on an entirely different task the other day, I came across this thought-provoking post by Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green on social entrepreneurship. Given the immense popularity of social entrepreneurship and Echoing Green’s role in promoting it, I was intrigued that Galinsky took on the task of examining its shadow … Continue reading

What to Do When Things Go Wrong

What to Do When Things Go Wrong

On Jennifer Lentfer’s blog on international development, a discussion is under way about “how our own personal approach affects the relationships and processes of which we are a part,” or as I interpret it: how our own baggage helps or hinders our efforts to make the world a better place. Of the many questions up … Continue reading

“Participation” and Power

As someone who recently returned from five years of community conservation work in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where I grappled with a frustratingly slow internet connection and other cultural barriers to global communication, I’m excited to see so much discussion about community-driven development from many people who have been doing it a lot longer in more … Continue reading