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Overcoming Global Inertia: The Solutions to Make Earth Day Every Day

Apr 21st, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. The world is in a funk, recovering from Covid-19 and all that changed with the pandemic.  The cost of just about everything is rising and then we throw climate change into the mix – along with other entrenched problems that existed before Covid – and we have a crisis situation.
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I Speak ‘Gylany’: A New Language for Humanity

Mar 31st, 2022 | By

By Geoffrey Holland. Gylany is a new word.  It was first proposed by the social scientist Riane Eisler in her culturally transformative book The Chalice and the Blade, published in 1988. In her book, Eisler defines gylany as ‘the linking of both halves of humanity’. It’s women and men standing together as equals, sharing power.
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Football and the Power to Strengthen Reproductive Rights

Mar 28th, 2022 | By
[Figure 1 - One of the girls teams lining up before their game]

By Joshua Mirondo, Transition Earth. Young people are diverse and so are their needs, therefore to get their attention, one needs to be considerate. In a community where reproductive health is often called immoral, it takes a lot of work to break these barriers. Many interventions have been made to ensure that young people have
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An Entirely New Understanding of the Biosphere

Mar 9th, 2022 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. Let’s begin with a definition of the Biosemiosphere.  It is a term most likely first coined by Susan Petrilli in an essay published in 2015, but most recently greatly expanded upon by Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison, authors of a new book from Nova Science publishers
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Using Digital Innovations to End Teenage Pregnancies

Feb 18th, 2022 | By
[Figure 1 A mobiliser enrolling girls on the Tiko platform]

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. At the age of 19, Martha (not her real name) is living with a mental disability in Uganda’s Odia, Arua district. She is a mother of two children, a 9-year-old and 4-year-old. Martha has no idea of who their fathers are and neither do the people with
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First, Do No Harm: A Common Commitment for Planet Earth

Feb 13th, 2022 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. Do no harm. This is an axiom first illuminated in the Hippocratic oath that originated in Greece in the 5th century BCE. It has mostly applied since then as a pledge taken by medical professionals to affirm their commitment to the good care of the patient’s they treat.
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Pets vs Children – The Choice is Whatever Works for You

Jan 25th, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. Recent comments by Pope Francis about the choice to have pets instead of children underscores what an upside down world this truly is today. Earlier this month, the Pope criticized couples who choose to have dogs, cats and other animals instead of children as being selfish.  Having a pet was “a denial
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The Third Path: Our Journey to a Worthy Common Destiny

Dec 22nd, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. ‘It is our collective and individual responsibility…to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live ~ Dalai Lama On advice from a friend, I acquired a copy of a new book titled, Beyond Knowledge.  It’s not a big book, but it is packed with old and
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Book review: On the Nature of Ecological Paradox

Oct 26th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. I have been a follower of the authors, Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison, for a long time. They have written dozens of books that focus on science, nature, and the human condition. All of their books reflect an exceptionally high standard of scholarship and intellectual rigor.
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Supporting Reproductive Rights – Abortion and Ugandan Adolescents

Oct 13th, 2021 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Ugandan law prohibits abortion unless performed by a licensed medical doctor and a situation where a woman’s life is at risk. According to research by Alexander Kagaha & Lenore Manderson called Power, policy and abortion care in Uganda,unsafe abortion practices remain the major contributor to maternal death
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