COVID 19 and Our Ethical Future

COVID 19 and Our Ethical Future

Guest blog by Suez Jacobson, executive producer of “Wild Hope” (wildhopefilm.com) and a member of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness (greatoldbroads.org) board of directors. For Suez, the COVID-19 pandemic reminds her of many of the ideas in “Wild Hope,” particularly...

“Compromise” – voice of the earth no 3

You have grown silent. You are not moving.  I breathe. I am no longer chained by contrails. You are momentarily anxious. I am momentarily free. Your kin is suffering. You started this. I know that you know. But your anxiety has not rendered you incapable. You care....
What does the future hold for millennials?

What does the future hold for millennials?

Beyond the immediate health emergency response and the discomfort and anxiety of containment measures, how deeply will we be affected by the chain of consequences unravelling in front of our eyes? First responses were that it would cause temporary disruption and...
The End of American Exceptionalism

The End of American Exceptionalism

Within the sustainable consumption community we have been talking for a long time about the need for system change. And there has been no shortage of ideas on that front: from reducing consumption by way of shorter working hours, to reducing competitive consumption by...
May Be, or The Luck of the Virus

May Be, or The Luck of the Virus

What if we applied Taoist and Zen wisdom to the coronavirus pandemic? Many of you have probably heard the Taoist story of “May Be.” Also called “Who Knows What’s Good or Bad” and “The Farmer’s Luck.” If you haven’t, here it is: in text (below) and a 2-minute video...