PAYAHUUNADU UPDATE: BRINGING LIFE By Kathy Bancroft Spring is always a time for renewal, but today we have been offered a chance to renew the way we live our lives and treat the Earth. With the Covid-19 shut down, we have had the opportunity to slow down and take a
OTEPIC KENYA PEACE PROJECT: RESPONDING TO CRISIS By Philip Munyasia and Siri Gunnarson OTEPIC Peace Project is a grassroots food sovereignty community project in Kitale, in North Western Kenya. Since 2012 we have been serving the community with permaculture education & training, open community gardens in four locations, a childrens’
WATER SHUT OFF'S DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC By We the People of Detroit The coronavirus pandemic has brought an already questionable policy front and center As the coronavirus ravages the City of Detroit, The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has not done its residents any favors. In 2014, the
WATERWAYS - A PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI JOURNEY By the Waterways Team Our initiative was born out of a 3-year project called “Water Matters” which took place between 2016-2019, supported by USAID and led by the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel Holy Land Trust, Palestine and Integrated Green Solutions, Jordan. This
WATERGEN - BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO GAZA By Shira Kronich The lack of clean drinking water in Gaza has become extremely severe in recent years. Gaza’s main source of water is its coastal aquifer. Unfortunately, its water supply has been rapidly depleting over the last several decades due to over-extraction
WATER FOR ROJAVA: An Ecological Society in the Middle East By Martin Winiecki In the region of North-East Syria, also known by its Kurdish name Rojava, a democratic self-administration system has been built up since 2012 – a system of “democratic confederalism” based on grassroots democracy, ecology and women's liberation,
MOTHER I'M SORRY A song inspired and created during the Standing Rock Movement. 3 years after the camps were closed, we walked in honor of all the water protectors who stood up and protected Mother Earth. By Teena Pugliese - filmmaker and media for Sacred Stone 2017 - 2019.
WATER JUSTICE IN THE TIME OF C19: VALPARAISO, DETROIT AND SOUTH AFRICA The Blue Planet Project is deeply concerned about our friends on the frontlines of water justice struggles who are now dealing with the additional challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic. In the wake of a global lockdown aimed
The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of more than 3,000 proposed hydropower developments threaten to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region. Blue Heart, now in its first digital release, documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe,
At the end of February I walked into Bishop Elementary School’s office to sign out my son so that he could go to a medical appointment. As I walked in the door, I was greeted by the sight of two photographs hanging on the wall. The first was taken quite a number of years ago as students...