To help promote healthier lifestyles, a free two-hour hands-on public class explaining how to preserve food was held in Oakville, Washington this week.
As our landfills overflow and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch grows, some good news is that zero packaging grocery stores are spreading across the globe; from Germany to Colorado, more people can buy locally grown food in bulk without wasteful packaging.
Olympia just held its 20th annual Procession of the Species parade, which is a uniquely DIY local community based noncommercial arts event that celebrates all life and creatures.
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping were in San Francisco recently; they spoke of a yawning deadly silence surrounding climate change, why it is so very important to engage with one another and loudly address this life threatening issue in public now.
Thousands of people converged upon San Francisco’s waterfront last weekend to partake in another festive Sunday Streets public event, biking, skating, walking and dancing, while safely enjoying miles of car-free roadways.
The dangerous gas mining process of hydraulic fracturing is threatening the fresh water supply on our planet. And though petrochemical companies still try to feebly claim that fracking is safe, in a most revealing move, Exxon’s CEO is now fighting to stop hydraulic fracturing on his own land.
Ukrainian activists have adopted a number of clever methods for political action, including nudity and humor; now for their non-violent demonstrations they are utilizing an even more powerful tool, a simple mirror.
For five years Annie Leonard and the folks from the innovative Story of Stuff Project have been creating compact educational videos explaining complicated ideas in a very accessible and easy to understand format. One of their most recent short films, The Story of Solutions, is perhaps the most hopeful and inspiring in the series.
In an attempt to reverse rampant extreme poverty and severe economic inequities, the Swiss populace is now demanding a vote to implement a Basic Income for all of its citizens. These proposed economic reforms would mandate $2500 francs monthly for every adult; regardless if they are rich or poor, all people would be treated equally.
The planned documentary Bikes vs Cars is more than a film, it is part of a global movement to fundamentally change how we get around. Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail. This powerful film analyzes the politics and consequences of subsidizing the car, and also highlights individuals from around the world who are fighting to improve bike access and infrastructure.
This week’s moment of inspiration comes in the form of a three-minute video entitled “Giving”, which beautifully chronicles the story of a humble shop keeper who is suddenly repaid for some of the selfless and caring deeds that he performed over the course of his life.
Sometimes the simplest graffiti can offer wise insight into very dense and complicated issues, while at other times art installations may just strive to celebrate life’s ordinary moments. Here are a few examples of some recent thought-provoking public murals, knitter tagging and clever graffiti.