Change is not only possible,
it's happening all around us every day

Change is not only possible, it's happening all around us every day

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Take the pledge to #EndAmazonCrude

The California government holds a crucial role in ensuring that California businesses and residents are not complicit in the expansion of oil drilling in the Amazon. Support the campaign from AmazonWatch and
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Brighter Futures

Emerging models and ideas for new ways of doing and being 

Humanity Is Beautiful

Draft excerpts from Kindling Executive Director Peter Schulte's upcoming book. Full library available to patrons only

Dead birds covered in oil

Exxon Valdez

For those in the early-to-mid 20th Century, these fossil fuels must have appeared a gift from God. Just below our feet was a seemingly endless supply of cheap, efficient energy which we could use to power our whole lives and economies. In 1989, that rosy outlook changed forever.
Donald Draper

Donald Draper

In Mad Men, everyone does their best to project a Leave It To Beaver life to those around them. And yet, on the inside, they live a much more nuanced, more subversive, more sorrowful life. They all seem to recognize that life is not so clean or easy as they had been told. 
Soldiers from World War I

The Trenches

In 1910, “Progress” was thriving seemingly in every facet of life and every corner of the “civilized” world. But in 1914, this sense of progress all came crashing down.
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