Given the often-debilitating realities of environmental issues, how can teachers build an environmental pedagogy that inspires creative change?
Mainstream environmental discourse often employs emotions like fear, guilt, and outrage. But what about irony, humor, and irreverence? What feelings and what people get left out of environmentalism when we have such a limited emotional range?
Environmentalists played a disturbing role in the Adirondacks’ prison-building boom. As the state now shutters many of those facilities, we’re at risk of forgetting that.
Last week’s IPCC report sunk the spirits of many. But one veteran activist, with no time for despair, still believes in the power of citizens.
Why were American radical environmental movements able to gain political and philosophical ground in the second half of the 20th century? Keith Woodhouse looks at this question through the history of Earth First! and its legacy today.
Du Bois, born 150 years ago, was one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. But his environmental thought remains underappreciated.
Environmental justice is the future of environmental activism. A new documentary reader edited by Christopher Wells chronicles the birth of the environmental justice movement.
The acclaimed author and activist, who has edited the new Library of America edition of “Silent Spring,” reflects on how Carson changed her style of writing to become “defense attorney for the Earth.”
Why do we recycle? American consumers have learned to think of recycling as a local activity, but a recent Chinese ban on imported solid waste may force us to see the ways that recycling is a global industry.
What if today’s climate activists acted more like the scientists who spoke out on the first Earth Day?