Activism Stories

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Next to the River
Next to the River
Next to the River
Molly Baker

For 16-year-old Bosnian Ali Sarajlić, living without the free-flowing Neretvica River is unimaginable. That’s why he has joined, and in many ways led, the continuing fight against damming it.

5 Min. Lesezeit
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Kristian Jackson

A lesson in the rules of trail building.

6 Min. Lesezeit
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Allison Gibson

Nearly every Wednesday, Courtney Reynolds can be found elbow-deep in a bin of someone else’s castoffs, searching for scraps of fabric and colorful quilts to deconstruct and sew into original clothing items for her three preschool-age kids, or to sell in her online shop, Napkin Apocalypse.

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Undeniable
Undeniable
Undeniable
Cassidy Randall

John Murray’s lifelong work to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine from oil and gas drilling.

13 Min. Lesezeit
A Swamp and 60 Feet
A Swamp and 60 Feet
A Swamp and 60 Feet
Sakeus Bankson

An unlikely community, in the most unlikely location, has become an even more unlikely force for public lands conservation.

10 Min. Lesezeit
Overburden
Overburden
Overburden
Dave Quinn

Coal built this ski town. Can the locals keep skiing without it?

9 Min. Lesezeit
A Letter from 2030
A Letter from 2030
A Letter from 2030
Yessenia Funes

The next nine years will be a time of resilience, rebuilding and reinvention.

8 Min. Lesezeit
Vjosa Forever
Vjosa Forever
Vjosa Forever

Einer der letzten Wildflüsse in Europa ist in Gefahr

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Fire Sheep
Fire Sheep
Fire Sheep
Esha Chhabra

Sheep (and their poop) could help California’s climate-driven wildfires. One couple is ushering in this idea with a small flock and some supportive fire departments.

6 Min. Lesezeit
Green Reconstruction
Green Reconstruction
Green Reconstruction
Tetsunari Iida

Ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese communities are turning toward citizen-led renewable power.

7 Min. Lesezeit
Black Bears, Black Liberation
Black Bears, Black Liberation
Black Bears, Black Liberation
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

A wildlife biologist uncovers an unexpected, intersectional legacy of slavery.

8 Min. Lesezeit
In Memory of Barry Lopez
In Memory of Barry Lopez
In Memory of Barry Lopez
Malcolm Johnson

In one of the last interviews he gave before he passed away, the writer and conservationist shares his reflections on the past, and the work still to do.

12 Min. Lesezeit
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River

50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

8 Min. Lesezeit
Activists Want Fashion to Change
Activists Want Fashion to Change
Activists Want Fashion to Change
Archana Ram

Climate and social justice activists are pushing the clothing industry to take better care of people and the planet.

6 Min. Lesezeit
The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
Mădălina Preda

In 1991 Dirk Vansintjan co-founded Ecopower, a Belgian renewable energy cooperative that now has more than 60,000 members. He has advice on how communities can achieve energy democracy.

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One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer
One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer
One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer
Sean Doherty

Photographer Paolo Pellegrin captured the aftermath of the wildfires that burned through Australia in 2019.

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Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Felipe Cancino

A dead-end dirt road is the start to a new challenge—and a fight to protect South America’s Yosemite.

6 Min. Lesezeit
She’s Taking Out the Trash
She’s Taking Out the Trash
She’s Taking Out the Trash
Andrew O’Reilly

One woman’s decades-long fight for clean air and environmental justice.

10 Min. Lesezeit
A Matter of Love
A Matter of Love
A Matter of Love
Colin Wiseman

Marie-France Roy on speaking up for our home planet.

6 Min. Lesezeit
The Resonance of Stone
The Resonance of Stone
The Resonance of Stone
Terry Tempest Williams

“Castleton Tower has a pulse. We have a pulse. The Earth has a pulse.”

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We’ve Got The Energy
We’ve Got The Energy
We’ve Got The Energy
Zoe Hart

The ups and downs of bringing power to the people in the Chamonix Valley.

8 Min. Lesezeit
Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Mădălina Preda

Climate policy expert Leah Stokes on how fossil fuel interests undermine American climate policy, and what you can do to stop it.

9 Min. Lesezeit
Will You Vote for Winter?
Will You Vote for Winter?
Will You Vote for Winter?
Maia Wikler

Snow lovers and professional athletes are mobilizing to elect climate leaders.

6 Min. Lesezeit
Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Doug Chadwick

If we continue trying to save the world one species at a time we will fail; it is time to redefine our relationship with nature so that we save all of nature.

9 Min. Lesezeit
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts
Patrick Shea

A reminder of why voting is essential to the protection of our public lands.

3 Min. Lesezeit
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands
Wudan Yan

Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band on how protecting lands and waters can provide solutions to climate change.

8 Min. Lesezeit
Unser Bekenntnis
Unser Bekenntnis
Unser Bekenntnis
Patagonia

Wir lernen, wie man ein antirassistisches Unternehmen wird.

2 Min. Lesezeit
Where the Work Gets Done
Where the Work Gets Done
Where the Work Gets Done
Jeremy Hunter Rubingh

Thoughts on activism from a year of filming Public Trust.

17 Min. Lesezeit
What Comes Down Must Go Up
What Comes Down Must Go Up
What Comes Down Must Go Up
Johnie Gall

Melinda Daniels is huddled under the shelter of her purple tent waiting for the rain to start, which only seems odd when you consider the context: she’s in the middle of a farm on a blindingly sunny day.

8 Min. Lesezeit
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Dylan Tomine

A bold plan to kick net-pen salmon farms out for good.

7 Min. Lesezeit
What Are Public Lands Good For?
What Are Public Lands Good For?
What Are Public Lands Good For?
Jeff McElroy

Our public lands have tremendous value beyond the extractive. Here's a refresh on why they're worth protecting.

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Why Wilderness Matters More Than You
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You
Michael Ferrentino

BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride wherever we want.

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What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System
What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System
What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System
Lionel Astruc

In 2008, two little-known farmers, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer, decided to embrace the principles of permaculture. 12 years later, the success and lessons of Bec Hellouin Farm spark a movement in Europe.

5 Min. Lesezeit
Red Lake, Green Future
Red Lake, Green Future
Red Lake, Green Future
Nick Martin

The case for Indigenous-led land management.

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30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World
Senator Tom Udall

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” —Rachel Carson.

5 Min. Lesezeit
From Assignment to Ally
From Assignment to Ally
From Assignment to Ally

A photographer learns what it means to be an ally while on assignment on Gwich’in lands.

7 Min. Lesezeit
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