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Galvanizing Hope :: Sujatha Baliga & Restorative Justice

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gal· va· nize [gal-vuh-nahyz]; verb

1. to stimulate 2. to treat with induced direct current 3. to startle into sudden activity 4. to coat (metal) with zinc (to add strength)

Welcome to our “Galvanizing Hope” series. This series, as we mentioned in our “On Goals and Living Intentionally” post back in June, will highlight ideas, individuals or organizations [Read More…]

350 KM Pledge Riders :: THANK YOU!

Diana Weis, Jen Stasny, Linda Hayek riding the Wabash Trace

We’re riding for change. Join Us!

Remember back in May when we dedicated a portion of our around the world ride toward the spirit of “connecting the dots” between climate change and our precarious future? In the 350.org spirit (scientists warn that we have to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts [Read More…]

Cumbre de los Pueblos :: The People's Summit

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(This was originally scheduled to be posted on 6/26/2012.)

Government and business leaders from the world’s 20 wealthiest and most influential countries in the world met in Los Cabos, Baja last week (June 18-19th) for the G20 Summit.

Readers may recall the protests that took place at the last couple of G20 summits; last year in Cannes, France and the year before [Read More…]

Lessons in Fresh Water and Baja River Sand

A mined riverbed in Baja, Mexico.

Stuff we consume has to come from somewhere, right? Whether its drinking water or construction aggregate, unless you produce it yourself, someone somewhere else has to get it for you. And, unfortunately, while getting this stuff for you, sometimes other folks don’t carry front and center your best interests or the best interests of the environment.

The following are a couple of examples of things that should be obvious [Read More…]

TurnAbout :: Alternatives to Banning Urban Camping

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turn · a · bout [turn-uh-bout]

1. the act of turning in a different or opposite direction. 2. a change of opinion, loyalty, etc. 3. a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another. 4. a person who changes things; a radical.

We’re introducing a new series on our blog! Our “TurnAbout” series will cover editorial [Read More…]

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