Category: Ecology & Sustainability

Adam Bucko: How Youth Leaders Can Address the Climate Crisis

Last December, the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) held a side event at the COP21 conference in Paris entitled “The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change – Spiritual Perspectives.” The event featured a presentation by Vandana Shiva, and conversations with Acarya Judy Lief, Father Michael Holleran, and Adam Bucko, among many other spiritual leaders and practitioners. In this …continue

7 GMO Myths Debunked by Vandana Shiva

Taiwan is the latest on the growing list of countries that are increasing limits on, or outright banning, genetically modified food. As more countries and individuals are opting against genetically engineered crops, international agribusinesses continue to insist that GMOs are the only realistic solution to the world food crisis. Here, in an exclusive excerpt from her new …continue

Five Things to Do on Black Friday That Don’t Involve the Mall

It would be dishonest for me to claim that I’ve always been disinterested in the sales on Black Friday. Fortunately, none of my experiences involved camping out outside a store, physical violence, or any kind of police intervention. Just your run-of-the-mill shopping sprees that started with scraping ice off of my windshield at 4 AM and went …continue

Infographic: Coral Bleaching

Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared a global coral bleaching event. Find out more about coral bleaching and what you can do to prevent it in this infographic inspired by Liz Cunningham‘s Ocean Country:    

It’s Time for Earth Democracy

The 2016 presidential election is just about one year away and, depending on what you read or who you listen to, it’s hard to know what the year ahead might hold. Even if some would propose that our form of democracy is working the way it is intended to, the question remains whether it’s too narrow to be sustainable. Are …continue