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The Tree Saviors of Chipko Andolan | A Woman-led Movement in India

Article

Chipko means "to hug," "to embrace." Women declared that they would hug the trees to protect them—loggers would have to kill them before they felled the trees.

What is Solidarity?

Introduction

As we start to see how all oppression is connected, we can also start to see glimpses of how all healing is connected. And that our own liberation is not only bound up with that of others but that our collective future is dependent on it.

Power Colours Memories Identity Fighting

Poem

“And it doesn’t matter if they bury us, Because we are like seeds.”

Freedom and Energy from Healing White Racism

Article

Friends of color tell me they want primarily two things from white people: to show up for justice and to do our own work with white people at dismantling racism.

Hitching for Hope, with Ruairí McKiernan

Conversation

I think there’s a great moment upon us now, whereby all the rules are being disrupted. I was about to say a rewritten, but they’re not rewritten yet.

How We Win | Divestment and Nonviolent Direct Action

Article

One reason to target a bank was the interface between the climate crisis and the economy. We observed that the economic class that sets the direction for the U.S. refuses to accept responsibility for climate consequences. By pressuring a bank to take responsibility for the consequences of its practices, we would be pushing a higher standard of behavior.

Soil Wealth and a Regenerative Green New Deal

Article

How do those of us who are not fundamentally business-minded nor trained in soliciting investments become more adept and sophisticated in obtaining funding to scale up our regenerative economy? How do we prove to investors that there is a strategic, indeed existential imperative to consider investments that not only are socially responsible and good for the environment but also build the essential new regenerative economy?

greenplanet-blueplanet | Sacred Economy and Caring

Mixed Media

Julian Guderley is on a quest to identify and interview the top 500 key players in the Regenerative Movement.

The Evolutionary Potential of Wealth

Introduction

Right now, the greatest generational wealth transfer in human history is underway. Over the next 25 years, 45 million U.S. households will pass a mind-boggling $68 trillion to their children. Can Brian Swimme's cosmological model point young inheritors toward a new vision for giving during this pivotal evolutionary moment?

From What Is to What If

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Given the state of the world, the message of despair is pretty convincing. Things look grim. But something about that doesn’t sit quite right with me. In fact, there’s evidence that things can change, and that cultures can change, rapidly and unexpectedly.