(cover drawing) The cover is based on an original painting by Mary J. Budkoski, shown below: … [Read more...] about Finding Our Way
Focus on Pages
The "Focus On" section provides in-depth information and opinion on many facets of sustainability. (Although these topics may appear quite distinct and separate, it’s important to remember that they are interconnected and interdependent in multiple ways — in general, the 4 basic principles of ecology apply to all complex systems.)
When you select a Focus On… topic, the system will select all the articles and posts in that category with the most recent pages at the top, just under a brief introduction to the topic. (Many articles appear in multiple categories.)
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Paige Capone Paige Capone is a student at the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts. … [Read more...] about Environmental Neglect
Thoughts from the Writers and Artists
Several contributors supplied additional thoughts on their work; for your convenience, their bio is also repeated here. Mary Budkowski (cover, 'Fearless Flying From A Bird’s Eye View — Migrating South') “I see creativity as a vital process, inherent in many aspects of life, and creating beauty through art is a passion that I continue to pursue and share. Over the years … [Read more...] about Thoughts from the Writers and Artists
Robert Christopher As they did every night, the animals gathered at the tree, not sure why, but felt an attraction to it. It was the one place they all could mingle together, a neutral safe haven. The crow in the safety of its branches, the squirrel distracted by all the acorns and filling its belly, and the cat securely nestled behind the girth of its gnarled trunk. One by … [Read more...] about The Gathering
Fearless Flying From A Bird’s Eye View — Migrating South
Mary J. Budkoski Wow, we made it! That was a long though exhilarating haul, and it‘s so thrilling to meet up with you here. One of my favorite rest stops to restore, renew, and regroup and it still exists! So reliable. Those brilliant berries are the greatest how could you miss them? I don‘t know about you, but my appetites been up. Don‘t worry, it will be easy … [Read more...] about Fearless Flying From A Bird’s Eye View — Migrating South
What is Bioregional Regeneration?
Richard Lane Paradoxically, we can only fully manifest this planetary era in time to avoid biospheric collapse if we come home to place and region again. We need to fit our now-globalized human patterns of meeting our needs into the life-sustaining, abundance-generating, scale-linking complexity of life….” (Daniel Christian Wahl) The most useful place to start building … [Read more...] about What is Bioregional Regeneration?
Fight the System, Not Each Other
Elaheh Farmand Once a year on our immigration anniversary, my mother and I reflect on our journey from Iran to the United States. In the past, we would celebrate the freedoms we were given in America, embrace the struggles we endured as immigrants to settle in a new home, and learn not only a new language, but also a new way of living, a new culture, a new dream. But if … [Read more...] about Fight the System, Not Each Other
‘Three Birds’ & ‘Falling’
Cecelia Tabor … [Read more...] about ‘Three Birds’ & ‘Falling’
We Can Reverse Climate Change
Bruce Wilson I’ve been what we now call a ‘Green Builder’ since the 1980s. In 1987, I was a manager for a builder that could almost be qualified for Passive House certification, now becoming the standard for new buildings.In 2003, I attended my first Greenbuild®, the trade show of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). While there, I realized that I already knew more about … [Read more...] about We Can Reverse Climate Change
Turning the Earth
Edward J. Gallagher I have a kind of romance with the earth. A strange romance. An odd romance. It will surprise you that my favorite part of the garden process is preparation, the first part, the beginning part, the hard part. I love to turn the earth in my backyard garden. It’s a sacred rite of spring for me. I find it regenerative. I love to break … [Read more...] about Turning the Earth