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  • Climate change: Landmark US bill clears Senate hurdle, BBC News (Aug 08, 2022)

July 2022[edit | edit source]

  • The ‘world’s first library farm’ is home to plush gardens and community innovations, Shareable (Jul 05, 2022) — Since 2011, community members local to The Cicero Branch of the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) in Upstate New York have tended to a lively library farm, leading innovations in urban farming and food access.

June 2022[edit | edit source]

  • City compost programs turn garbage into ‘black gold’ that boosts food security and social justice, The Conversation (Jun 11, 2022)
  • Drought-stricken US warned of looming 'dead pool', BBC News (Jun 03, 2022)

May 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Vermont Green: The new US club attempting to do things differently, BBC Sport (May 11, 2022)
  • The return of California's butterflies, BBC News (May 08, 2022)

April 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Linking protected areas from Yellowstone to the Yukon shows the value of conserving large landscapes, not just isolated parks and preserves, The Conversation (Apr 26, 2022)

March 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Cities need to be redesigned for the climate crisis. Can they make us happy, too?, theguardian.com (Mar 28, 2022)

February 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Chicago set to launch big guaranteed income pilot, fastcompany.com (Feb 24, 2022)
  • Lessons from New York: What makes a community turn against climate adaptation?, Grist (Feb 08, 2022) — To build a sea wall, you first have to build community trust.
  • Solar Project Devised by Highline High School Students Wins District Approval, South Seattle Emerald (Feb 07, 2022)

January 2022[edit | edit source]

  • First Electric School Bus In NYC Is An EV Conversion & That’s A Big Deal!, Clean Technica (Jan 30, 2022)
  • E-bike package delivery is coming to L.A., Fast Company (Jan 28, 2022)
  • Data may be Colorado’s best bet to mitigate increasing wildfire risk on the Front Range, Climate Central (Jan 23, 2022)

2021[edit | edit source]

  • Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out, The Guardian (Oct 17, 2021) — Features activists from Philippines, Australia, India, United States, Uganda, Pakistan, Peru, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Kenya and Canada
The ancient Calfornian giants destroyed by climate change
Authors: BBC News, Nov 2021

...Ecological restoration California

Images show decline of California's 'life source', Aug 17 [1]

US heatwave: Wildfires rage in western states as temperatures soar, Jul 11 [2]

Berkeley’s Ohlone Park Crop Swap builds community through food, Jul 6 [3] ...California news

Many things can be a commons - even an ageing commercial oldies radio station. How Radio Kingston (covering NY and the Hudson Valley) became its community's mirror, Jun 18 [4]

Hawaii becomes first US state to declare a climate emergency, Apr 29 [5]

US pledges to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade, Apr 22 [6]

  • ‘I’m hopeful’: Jerome Foster, the 18-year-old helping to craft US climate policy, The Guardian (Apr 13, 2021)

The Hope for Lasting Change from a South Dallas Mobile Food Park, Apr 7 [7] ...Texas

Guaranteed Income Increases Employment, Improves Financial and Physical Health, Mar 3 [8] ...California news

Biden's climate agenda: Is this the beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Jan 31 [9]

2020[edit | edit source]

Joe’s not sleepy, but he should wake up to American localism [10] Nov 8

  • Why Women Are Biking in Record Numbers in N.Y.C., nytimes.com (Oct 07, 2020)

Public libraries are giving away an insane amount of free food [11] Sep 29 ...Food USA

Global warming driving California wildfire trends say scientists [12] Sep 25

California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images [13] Sep 18

Oregon wildfires: Half a million people flee dozens of infernos [14] Sep 11

California wildfires: Smoke turns skies orange [15] Sep 10

The SEED grows: after 2 years of a basic income experiment, the residents of Stockton, Cal., are on the uplift [16] Jul 15

Seed libraries help communities grow food in a pandemic [17]Jun 17 ...San Diego

It’s their religious fervour, and their love of culture, that XR/UK can teach the US green movement [18] Jan 27

“Funky around the edges, humanly fermented, alive”. How the Park Slope Food Coop makes a commons (and great produce) [19] Jan 13 ...New York City news

2019[edit | edit source]

‘My moment’: the activists fighting climate crisis and winning elections, Dec 25 [20] ...Climate action USA

Kansas City becomes first major U.S. city to make public transit free, Alissa Walker, Dec 6 [21]

Grassroots democracies form North American coalition. [22] Oct 23 ...Towards sustainable economies US

How one nonprofit is fighting hunger, food waste, and poverty with kitchen apprenticeships. [23] Jun 3 ...California news

The next egg: Investing our retirement savings in our local communities. [24] Apr 6 ...Funding community action

Bank On San Francisco: Supporting community financial empowerment. [25] May 1

How the simple act of sharing a meal is creating community change. [26] Mar 22 ...Community involvement USA


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Composting in NYC. [27] Mar 19

How Citizen University is building an army of civic leaders. [28] Mar 18 ...Community involvement USA

Tiny neighborhood libraries worth checking out. [29] Feb 9 ...San Francisco

California’s rooftop solar mandate will normalize clean energy. [30] Jan 8

2018[edit | edit source]

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Back to the land: are young farmers the new starving artists? [31] Dec 17 ...Food USA

The two fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. right now are solar installers and wind technicians. [32] Dec 3 ...Climate action USA

Bristol to Brooklyn, Paris to Pittsburgh: restless cities act themselves on climate crisis [33] Dec 1 ...Climate news 2018

How renters are becoming co-owners and co-developers, Nov 8 [34]

United States: Why 'Social Infrastructure' Is the Key to Renewing Civil Society [35] Sep 11

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library [36] Sep 8

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