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Navigating the Waters of Ecological Innovation: A Conversation with Erin English on Integrated Water Strategies and Biophilic Design

Water is a fundamental component intricately interwoven with the fabric of our ecosystems, communities, and civilizations. As we grapple with the profound implications of climate change, urbanization, and unsustainable practices, the imperative to reimagine our relationship with water has never been more pressing. A key strategist in this pivotal paradigm shift is Erin English, a […]

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The Promise of Restorative Justice: Insights from Leading Advocates

In this week’s newsletter, we’re diving into the transformative power of restorative justice. In a society in which purely punitive legal systems very often perpetuate cycles of harm, Restorative Justice offers a hopeful alternative rooted in healing, accountability and bringing communities together in the mediation of conflict. Join us as we explore a range of […]

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Secret Harvests: An Excerpt From Organic Farmer Mas Masumoto’s Latest Book

In his latest book, which has been chosen as a finalist for the National Book Critics Award, Mas Masumoto tells the story of his Japanese American family that was separated by racism and the discrimination against people with developmental disabilities, and how they are reunited seventy years later, returning to their roots on his farm. Excerpted […]

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Organizing for Self-Determination and Liberation: Beyond the Basics in the Black Liberation Movement

Mississippi is the poorest state in the US, with the highest percentage of Black people and a history of vicious racial terror. Black resistance at a time of global health, economic, and climate crisis is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in this new and revised collection of essays, titled Jackson Rising Redux: […]

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Exploring the Healing Promise of Plant Medicines with Bioneers

Rooted in the wisdom of ancient cultures and thriving in today’s world, herbalism takes a holistic approach to health and wellness through recognizing the healing properties found in plants. Botanical medicine has played an important role in Indigenous cultures and millenia-old healing and folk medicine traditions around the world, and those repositories of knowledge have […]

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Katsi Cook: Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge and Medicine, Nurturing Health and Cultural Resilience

Katsi Cook, a wolf clan Mohawk, is a prominent midwife, environmentalist, and women’s health advocate known for her impactful work in the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. Born on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in 1952, she embraced traditional practices after attending Catholic boarding school and later became a trailblazer at Dartmouth College. Cook’s passion for […]