Dawn Allen is a freelance writer and editor who is passionate about sustainability, political economy, gardening, traditional craftwork, and simple living. She and her husband are currently renovating a rural homestead in southeastern Michigan.




COP26 Summit: From Hope to Nope

The recent COP26 meetup in Glasgow was supposedly our last best chance to take real climate action and avert disaster, but then: more blah, blah, blah.






Crews Race, but It’s Always Too Late

As crews race to save oily beaches or prevent spills from happening at all, remember that violence against people, wildlife and natural systems is, for many, an acceptable evil, and the cost of modern convenience.