Without justice, there can be no environmental justice. The year my mother moved the two of us from southwest Georgia—1956—was the same year the legislature there chose to unfurl a new state flag in defiance of the desegregation mandate of the Supreme Court’s unanimous Brown v. Board of Education ruling. The lawmakers chose the most prominent part […]
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Riding my bike through downtown DC on this inaugural day, I encountered road barriers in the form of police cars, military trucks and entire buses which kept cars outside of a perimeter circling the mall where Obama’s swearing in ceremony took place. The hordes of people overflowing off the sidewalk and overall lack of car traffic made navigation easy on two […]
From college campuses across the country, ten thousand young climate activists have gathered in Washington DC this weekend for Powershift 2011 – a conference to train and empower activists on climate action and take that energy back out to the rest of the country. Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org, gave the one of […]
Of course I knew when I left San Francisco early yesterday morning that I was one of many – thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions – coming to Washington to bear witness to history. But once the journey is begun, I am myself swept up in its tide.
Two small wind turbines, the type that would power individual homes, farms, or businesses are currently on display at the National Mall and contributing to the Washington, D.C. power grid.
Environmentally-friendly initiatives such as green jobs are at the center of his economic stimulus plan. So it’s no surprise that Obama’s inauguration will have the smallest “footprint” of any president in history.