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"Planeat": Making the Case for an Earth-Conscious Diet

The Latin origin of the word “companion” literally means “one who eats bread with another,” and anyone who has ever walked past a bustling restaurant on a Friday night and listened…

5 Editor Favorites for Putting Values Into Action

Activism, Books, Music and Film

5 Questions for David Helvarg

1. What’s one fact everyone should know about the state of our oceans?Ninety percent of the heat we’re generating by burning fossil fuels is being absorbed by the ocean, …

8 Songs for Social Change: The Music of Revolution

I came to activism out of a desire to make a difference, but I stayed for the music. I marvel at music’s capacity to open us up, lift us up, and touch us so deeply. And I marvel ev…

Are You the 100th Monkey?

Oh, mankind, you are such a remarkable species. So, bear with me. I have to get this out. I’m gonna chat about the pink elephant in our collective living room. You know, the one th…

Book Review: Become Ocean

Become OceanJohn Luther AdamsCANTALOUPE MUSICGlobal warming and climate change are on the minds of many these days. John Luther Adams is no different. The 61-year-old Alaska-based …

Book Review: Rewilding Our Hearts

Rewilding Our HeartsBuilding Pathways of Compassion and CoexistenceBy Marc BekoffNew World LibraryI saw Jane Goodall give a talk in person once. When she took questions at the…

Can Religion Save the Planet?

Unleashing the power of their faith on tough environmental problems, today's "ecovangelists" ask: Can religion save the planet, or will the planet save religion?

Extreme Permaculture

From the rainy coast of British Columbia to the Texas desert to the snows of Sweden, these die-hard off-the-gridders test the limits of complete sustainability.

Film Review: A Will For The Woods

A Will for the WoodsDirected by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, and Brian WilsonOVERWHELMING UMBRELLA PRODUCTIONS, INC “I’d like to use whatever time I have left to…

Film Review: Pelican Dreams

Pelican DreamsDirected by Judy IrvingIn 2005, in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, filmmaker Judy Irving detailed the odd relationship between a group of feral parrots and an une…

Film Review: The Seer

The SeerA Portrait of Wendell BerryLaura DunnTwo Birds FilmDirector Laura Dunn’s documentary portrait of the legendary environmentalist, writer, and farmer Wendell Berry owes as mu…

Film Review: This Changes Everything

This Changes EverythingAvi LewisAbramoramaThere have been hundreds of environmental documentaries over the years, but This Changes Everything kicks off with an interesting philosop…

Healthy Home: How to Practice Mindful Cleaning

Practice mindful cleaning with eco-friendly products to help maintain a healthy environment—in nature and in your home.CLEANING MEDITATION“One day, while washing a bowl, I felt tha…

How to Soak in Divine Brine

Why? Because we’re always pickling in something…

Indigenous Wisdom Illuminates the Path to a Sustainable Future

Scientists agree that climate change is real, that it is caused by human activities, and that it is accelerated by the burning of fossil fuels. In the 2009 Copenhage…

Mary Pipher: The Healing Power of Action

The psychologist Mary Pipher unites conservatives and liberals to defend Nebraska’s environment one small, sweet action at a time.

More Than Money Can Buy

People are asking themselves, How much is enough? They are choosing to live on reduced incomes, realigning their values to meet smaller budgets, and finding that less really can be more.

Mountaintop Mining: Crisis in Appalachia

Traveling through West Virginia, Michael Hendryx passes through two worlds. One has forested hills, trees cresting up and over the mountains, the hum of endless streams lending the…

Native Intelligence

Environmental activist Tom Goldtooth discusses the Keystone XL pipeline, the “spiritual battle” against climate change, and reconnecting with Mother Earth.

People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages

Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.

Planting for the Future

Sponsored Content from Celebrant Foundation & Institute

Praying for Water through Aerial Art

Art as Activism at the Bhakti Festival

Putting Birds to Work

The value of birds in pest control can be distilled to a dollar figure. All they need is a bed and some bugs to reduce the need for pesticides and to increase yields of fruit, vegetables, coffee, and tea.

Rituals for Wastelands

We shut ourselves away from wounded places, psychologically, emotionally, and communally, but there is a better way to heal ourselves and our world.Whenever Lisa Olson returned to …

Rivers Are People, Too

S&H’s spiritual activist, Celia Alario, on the rights of nature.

Speaking Out On Climate Change

In the wake of our hottest year on record, polar caps melting faster than predicted and even California in the midst of an historic drought, the numbers of people being effected by…

Ten Lessons from Wal-Mart Going Green

The company once derided as the “bully of Bentonville” is now serious about green, having concluded that the clean, green, and least wasteful way of doing business is also the most…

Thanks, Monsanto (I Think)

In May 2010, in response to the earthquake in Haiti, Monsanto announced a $4 million hybrid-seed donation in coordination with the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture. As reported on M…

The Buzz on Colony Collapse

An insidious new class of pesticides threatens our food supply’s most important pollinators.

The Call of the Ocean

The first time I saw the aquamarine waters of the Florida Keys at the age of 15, I felt I’d come home to a place I’d never been before. For a time, I wanted to be an oceanographer,…

The Commons: A Miracle That Should Unite Us All

Here we are, profoundly amazed to find ourselves on a planet speeding 67 thousand miles per hour through vast regions of cold space, impossibly removed from any other known place o…

The Dangers of Microbeads

Leaders against plastic pollution, Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins ask cosmetics companies to rethink “microbeads.”

Wetlands Under Threat

An ancient web of wetlands across the upper Midwest, essential to migratory birds and the health of waterways, are draining at an alarming rate.

When Pines Are Divine

A six-year Japanese program preserves thousands of Shinto shrines and woodlands.

When Pines Are Divine

A six-year Japanese program preserves thousands of Shinto shrines and woodlands.

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