Tag Archives: environmentalism

The Power of Wangari Maathai

By Ken Butigan. First published on Waging Nonviolence, September 29th, 2011. The first thing Wangari Maathai did after being notified that she had won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize was to plant a tree in her backyard. She said she did this whenever she celebrated something. Maathai died of ovarian cancer [on September 25th, 2011] in Nairobi.… read more

Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning

by Michael Nagler………Originally published at Yes! Magazine  on April 5, 2012 The spinning wheel, and the spinning wheel alone, will solve the problem of the deepening poverty of India. —Mahatma Gandhi Anyone who thinks consumption can expand forever on a finite planet is either insane or an economist. —E.F. Schumacher   After a roaring start,… read more