Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

"Federal Jury in Utah Convicts Environmentalist" -- Movement Galvanized

"Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher knew what he was doing when he made $1.8 million in false oil and gas drilling bids at a federal auction. He knew he couldn't possibly pay for them. And he knew he could end up behind bars. But he did it for the cause. On Thursday, a federal jury convicted him on two felony counts of interfering with and making false representations at a government auction."

Source: AP, 03/04/2011

"Montanans Protest Republican Assault On Workers, Environment"

"Protests against union-busting state bills and cuts to state programs are spreading from Wisconsin across the country today. In Montana, the environment is front and center as protesters challenge Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, on his budgetary plans, which they say cut health, nvironmental, and labor programs to pay for corporate tax cuts."

Source: ENS, 02/23/2011

Environmentalist Pushes Green Sustainable Living in Black Communities

"When environmentalist Naomi Davis walks past the boarded-up homes and businesses in her Woodlawn neighborhood, she envisions a community that will confront the climate crisis by becoming self-sustaining, with vibrant, black-owned stores and green gardens."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/21/2011
February 24, 2011

Free Webinar: Tackling Wicked Problems Through ‘Post-Normal’ and ‘Transition’ Science

Join a free webinar presented by Jerome Ravetz, originator of post-normal science, and SEJ member Valerie Brown, editor of Tackling Wicked Problems, who discuss the kinds of knowledge we need to tackle our ecological and social crises.

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