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Identity as Springboard to Community

I keep returning to the post from Civil Eats, A Young Farmer Calls for Political Ecology, and the idea of cause "siloing." It's important to see commonalities with other groups, but how to balance this with keeping a strong sense of identity? Ideally, we should be able to use our own personal ex...

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Tags: Activism, Feminism, Human rights, Identity, Women
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The Human Side of Green

Grist's recent post Can human rights be the climate movement’s moral guide? touches on some questions that have come up before in this blog: How do you reach people on a personal level with the urgency about climate change? How can the green movement itself keep in touch with the human costs of...

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Tags: Advertising, Human rights, Marketing, Policy
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Trash Destinations: Ship Breaking Workers in Bangladesh

In the U.S., we have our own sense of environmental changes. Cities like Atlanta are dealing with a water shortage; dry states are getting dryer; coastal cities feel even more threatened by hurricanes. On the positive side, some rural areas are experiencing a renaissance of the small farm, and ur...

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Tags: Asia, Bangladesh, Contamination, Human rights, Ship, Toxins, Trash, Workers
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NYT: Rich-Poor Divide Still Stalls Climate Accord

Developing nations demanded that the US and other developed countries cut their carbon emissions by more than 70% by 2020, according to the New York Times' Dot Earth blog. Developed countries have a historical debt – a historical responsibility. The more they pay now they less they pay later -- ...

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Tags: Class, Developing, Global warming, Human rights, Policy, Poor, Resources, Rich
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