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Out of the Sierra

The decisions that they have to make on a daily basis about what to assimilate into, and what to resist, is something that comes out viscerally in small moments everywhere you look in that community.

  • 01/25/2023
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A New Life for Foxtail Farm

Emmalyn Kayser & Chris Burkhouse

  • 12/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Sarah Ingram: Changing Restaurant Culture

For Ingram, providing a superb experience to restaurant guests starts with taking care of her employees.

  • 11/29/2022
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Collectively, We Hold These Truths: Editor’s Letter and TOC

We all need to be involved
in building communities, not focused solely on developing things. — Winona LaDuke

  • 07/28/2022
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An Introduction to the Commons

We have an upside-down narrative that seems to allow a few people and institutions to profit from the public spaces we care for.

  • 07/28/2022
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Appreciating the Common Wealth

What communities are capable of doing in a time of democratic crisis and economic rebuilding.

  • 07/28/2022
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U of M Center Helps K–12 Educators Teach Climate Change, One Story at a Time

Education about climate change has been largely nonexistent in K–12 schools until recently.

  • 07/28/2022
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Reclaiming Rights From Government and Industry

Grant Township in Pennsylvania, a town of 600, was sued three times by an energy company and the state’s department

  • 07/28/2022
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Imagine the Year 2060

People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.

  • 07/28/2022
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“Meeting in The Commons: How to Become Badass Collaborators”

My view of the media business I love is that we tend to be reactive, writing for a passive audience. But our most engaged readers are NOT passive, and want to get in front of the stories, to change outcomes.

  • 07/25/2022
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Let’s Talk Iron Range and Boundary Waters Politics

What we can do better in northern Minnesota — a conversation with four people who see the environmental, political, and community needs.

  • 06/15/2022
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VIEW: The Hopeful Messengers About Climate Change

While there is plenty of bad news out there about climate change, Bill McKibben — who founded 350.org — published

  • 05/17/2022