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Elder Activism

Bringing Young and Old to the Climate Fight By Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org It always seems to me that different groups can bring different things to the climate fight — not completely different, but subtly so, in ways that reflect the diversity of our society....

America the Soulful: Midsummer 2013

“America the Beautiful” tugs at my heart in summer concerts.     Yet with spacious skies of fire and smoke, fields besieged by drought and fruits by flood, with heat waves from sea to shining sea, it is Ray Charles’ lyrics that ring in my ears: Oh...

Early Summer Buzz

Early summer is prime time in the journey to the ground at our feet with warming days to stir both soil and soul. With summer solstice upon us, the dirt–under my fingernails, on my fresh produce–is as common as longer hours of daylight. How healthy is your...

Dreams for Care of Earth

Can our dreams give us intimations of our need to respond to our wider environmental crisis? Let us consider several dreams reflecting environmental threats.  This first dream, Diamonds and Tornado, is from Paco Mitchell: I am in a house with several others.  A...

Earth Month 2013

April’s Earthy spirit began for me on the sunny afternoon of April 5th when my friend and I drove to Newtown, CT, to hear Richard Louv speak alongside a panel of CT outdoor educators who work with children. Louv, a journalist and author, originated the concept...

GAIA–an Ancient Myth Awakens Through Science!

By Martin Ogle Here is a scientific story of mythic proportions with a boatload of characters and concepts to tug simultaneously at both your left and right brains: In the 1960s, NASA really wanted to know if there was life on Mars, yet a Mars mission was still...

The Flood Next Time

The impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York and New Jersey in 2012 was an example of what educators call a “teachable moment.”  The storm got our attention. For some, it helped to connect the dots by showing how hurricane intensity can be a secondary effect of global...