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A Tale of Collapse and Redemption

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By
planet on fire

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. As I sit here isolated from the pandemic at home, I’ve been thinking a lot about the bigger picture.  The world we know has been set back on its keister by a global-scale force of nature.  It wasn’t done to us. We ourselves are responsible for its unleashing.
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Our Eating Habits Are Killing the Planet

Jun 19th, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. Humans have been a distinct species for at least 200,000 years.  For most of those years, we were stone age nomads. Humans are omnivores, which mean we are able and willing to eat almost anything. During the Neolithic era, generally speaking, men hunted animals to eat, while
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Redefining Ourselves for Survival

Jun 12th, 2020 | By
earth is better

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. I’m always happy when consequential people make consequential remarks about stuff that matters. One of the most influential people on Earth, the revered naturalist Jane Goodall, has just delivered a consequential whopper. If you’re paying attention, you have to recognize that humanity is on a dead-end course. I’m
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Finding “Time for Nature” Means People are Part of Nature

Jun 5th, 2020 | By
Mountain gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable Natl Park [photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. This is the year of upheaval and change and understanding that we are all in this together, this life on our little blue dot.   If the current inhabitants of Planet Earth don’t get that humans are part of the web of life by now, we are all in big trouble. To help
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The Other Crisis: Making Sure Girls Return to School

May 20th, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. It’s obvious that people all over the world have not just been inconvenienced by COVID-19, but many lives have been turned upside down and put at great risk due to a number of factors. Education is one such important sector where students are struggling to adjust.  It’s hard enough in the developed
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Blueprint for Planetary Survival

May 14th, 2020 | By
julian_report

By Suzanne York. We could call it the “COVID-19 void” or some such name, the period when so many important issues, reports, conferences and more fell to the wayside due to the overwhelming need to deal with the novel coronavirus. One such report was released last month that didn’t seem to garner much attention, which
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Urban Cooperative Farming: A Game-Changer for Food Systems

May 3rd, 2020 | By
[photo:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_farming]

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. All humans require nourishment. No exceptions. The future of food may reside in multi-story urban structures, built out with hi-tech hydroponic or aeroponic crop growing systems. Another name for this is vertical farming. There’s a lot to like about vertical farms. They require about 90% less water
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Sexual & Reproductive Health and COVID-19: How the Lockdown is Affecting Uganda

Apr 28th, 2020 | By
quarantine uganda

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is altering lives around the world.  Below is a closer look at how it is impacting Uganda, and peoples’ access to reproductive health. Uganda registered its first COVID-19 case on March 22nd, when a Ugandan citizen returned with the virus
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Opening Our Eyes to What We Can Achieve

Apr 16th, 2020 | By
[photo: Flickr Creative Commons]

By Suzanne York. If it wasn’t clear before this year, it should be crystal clear now:  we need to change our unsustainable ways of living. For our own sake, business as usual cannot continue.  We’re not talking about 9-5 jobs, shaking hands and public gatherings, though who knows what will happen with all that. No,
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The Time for Transformation is Now

Apr 2nd, 2020 | By
[Williams, Laurie. “Butterfly Life Cycle”. publicdomainpictures.net]

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. The world we know is in a tailspin.  The immediate challenge, a pandemic, caused by a moderately severe pathogen, has driven our economy to near collapse, and put literally billions of people at risk the world over. Normal life in every corner of our Earth has been put on hold.
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