Big Brother in Africa

Big Brother in Africa

A reality TV shows concentrates Western consumerist propaganda and broadcasts it straight into the living rooms of the African consumer class.

Next Step Beyond Big Scary Labels: Scary Names

Next Step Beyond Big Scary Labels: Scary Names

The U.S. is finally catching up with the rest of the world with its new cigarette labels, and Australia is leaping ahead with its new very restrictive labels. But who will be the first to take the next bold step of legally changing the name of cigarettes to “cancer sticks?”

A New We, Found in Community

A New We, Found in Community

A New We–a recently released documentary on Ecovillages in Europe–will surely inspire you and offer some new ideas on how we can live sustainably, and in community.

Fe- The Future of Racing

Fe- The Future of Racing

Is a 35% fuel reduction by 2013 the best Formula One can do? Or could it, over the next 7 years, phase out F1 racing altogether, replacing these racers with solar racers and rebranding itself as Formula e-?

Buy Nothing This Holiday Season

More than 200 million Americans shopped over Thanksgiving Weekend, spending more in a day on average than 1 billion people worldwide earn in a year. If you haven’t started your shopping yet, please don’t buy a thing. The Earth can’t afford the interest payments. Read on for tips on how to make it easier to buck cultural expectations to buy nothing.

What Would You Sacrifice for a Secure Future?

What Would You Sacrifice for a Secure Future?

Sacrifice has become a dirty word in environmental politics. But we sacrifice all the time. Two-thirds of Americans have sacrificed their waistlines and lifespans for cheap food and high profits for food companies, often without actively making this choice. Is there a way to reclaim the word to get people to start “sacrificing” to sustain a healthy relationship with Earth—or to at least stop sacrificing to the modern god of growth?

Boldly Going to the Next Frontier(Ville): Actual Farms and Homesteads

Boldly Going to the Next Frontier(Ville): Actual Farms and Homesteads

After finally trying FarmVille and the new FrontierVille, I was deeply saddened to imagine the millions of hours a day being squandered growing virtual corn and carrots. But there may be a silver lining: this addictive social game may cultivate a whole new generation of farmers, although only with a bit of help from the inventors of these games….

School’s Out for the Summer…

Just in time for the summer: the State of the World 2010 Discussion Guide. Download your free copy today and beat the heat by keeping your brain filled with cool new thoughts….