Wed. 11/09 8:30a: Poetry and Justice for All. Shailja Patel’s unique artistry is a provocative global mash-up of genres. She’s a slam poetry champion and star of her award-winning, one-woman play “Migritude” about the intricate webs of global migration and cultural identity.
Wed. 11/16 8:30a: Hello, My Other Self. In today’s radically shifting world, the name of the game is resilience - the capacity of both human and ecological systems to absorb disturbance, roll with the punches and come up standing. Resilience arises from building community - enduring relationships and networks that hold cultural memory in the same way seeds regenerate a forest after a fire.
12/7 8:30a: The Clean Energy Climate Challenge. The climate crisis is a crisis of governance and leadership. Will we move rapidly enough to realign our policies, politics and economy to stabilize the climate? Creative and innovative people from all walks of life are stepping forward to address the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.
Wed. 12/14 8:30a: Innovations usually arise locally. If conditions are right, they spread globally. That story is playing out around the world today. In India, human rights activist Mallika Dutt designed an elegant media campaign that successfully interrupts domestic violence live in real time.
Wed. 12/21 8:30a: The future belongs to women. Around the world, women are inspiring each other to envision a world where women lead, but quite differently. Women are spontaneously redefining power and shaping it in novel ways.
Wed. 12/28 8:30a: Though still small in the big picture, organic food has come all the way -- from hippie to hip to mainstream since the Sixties. But can organic food and fair food ever feed seven billion people? How can the entire food chain become sustainable? And does sustainability stack up to profitability?
Wed. 1/11 8:30a: Some say the modern environmental movement was born in an oil spill in April 1970. Enraged by the first television images of the massive crude oil spill off the pristine Santa Barbara coast, 20 million Americans took to the streets chanting with one voice: Protect Mother Earth.
Wed. 8/18: Architect Jason McLennan is raising the bar on green building to "living" buildings that actively engage with the environment.
A living building is like a flower, planted and rooted to its place. It collects its energy from the sun. It harvests its water from the rain. This building does not pollute. It engages actively with the environmental around it. And it's beautiful and inspiring.
Wed. 8/25: Improve your soil and water literacy today and the planet tomorrow, with master permaculture designers Darren Doherty and Brock Dolman.
Half of Americans cannot name one component of the water cycle upon which all life depends. Yet water is at the root of every human endeavor - from manufacturing to agriculture, energy production and waste management. No water, no life.
Join master permaculture designers Darren J. Doherty and Brock Dolman for both practical and poetic ways to re-educate earthlings in soil and water literacy.
Wed. 8/4: If life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the inalienable rights of the American people, why does "corporate personhood" consistently override the legal rights of citizens?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have long been held as the inalienable rights of the American people. Then why is it that "corporate personhood" consistently overrides the legal rights of citizens? And what about the rights of nature? Do rivers, mountains, whales - or ecosystems - have inalienable rights that guarantee their interests?