At its most fundamental level, Living Earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, Living Earth asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
Longer articles from Kindling designed to offer a new way of looking at society, culture, politics, sustainability, progress, and conscious living.
We are outraged at racism and sexism. But can we reframe the story to reveal possibility when before we saw hopelessness and despair?
Can we achieve sustainable prosperity for all without actually “growing” the economy? Is an economy without growth even possible?
Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.
Entomophagy is not only an opportunity to expand our diets and find delicious food. In fact, it is essential for our society’s sustainability.
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.
Americans don’t think much of atheists. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 74% of Americans would vote for a qualified gay or lesbian for president. Only 58% would vote for an atheist. Forty percent would refuse to vote for an atheist.
If we don’t look at underlying causes and dynamics, how can we possibly find lasting solutions to our more complex problems?
How can we expect to drive real change when we are constantly underfunded and in the pockets of corporate donors?
In a now-famous video, comedian Russel Brand passionately pleads:
[British Prime Minister] David Cameron says profit isn’t a dirty word, well I say profit is a filthy word… I think the very concept of profit should be very much reduced because wherever there is profit there is also deficit.
But is profit really a dirty word?