Jun 082011
How Hot Soup is Making the Planet Cooler

by Sven Eberlein For the past three months, my daily walk down the street has been seasoned by a small but quite lovely addition to the neighborhood. Whenever I’d cross the street at Valencia and 21st, a friendly, almost fairy-like voice would ring from around the corner, beckoning me with a cherubic “Hello Sir, would you like to try some soup?” While fate conspired for me to have just eaten or be on the way dig deeper

Feb 082011
"one if by land ..." ecoswarms & ecojustice

by Deborah Phelan In her inimitable prose, Deborah manages to tie together animal communication, climate change, Carl Gustav Jung, the disproportionate exposure of African Americans to pollution, and the recent events in Egypt. In his 2004 book Animal Talk, Tim Friend writes about his search for a universal language to answer such questions as: Is animal communication similar to human communication?  Do animals ever lie or deceive one another?  Does inner-and extra species communication have dig deeper

Jan 042011
The World Without Us

by Deborah Phelan Join Deborah on a trip through the great American West, Alan Weisman’s classic, “The World Without Us,” as her companion. Beautiful and daunting, this essay connects the scars of the land with the tears of the soul. What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent dig deeper