Dawn Allen

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.


Lake Erie Bill of Rights Wins in Ohio

Toledo voters recently passed the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, providing strong protection and personhood status for the world’s 11th largest lake. Will it stand against legal challenges from farmers resistant to change?


Too Much Stuff

After nearly a century of industrial consumerist culture, we have too much stuff. As we start to unpack and purge, let’s find a different way to live.


Debt Jubilee: Time for a Clean Slate?

American household debt is at its highest point since 2008 and people are starting to miss auto loan payments. Can the ancient tradition of the debt jubilee help us mitigate some of the worst effects of modern capitalism?




The Future of Coffee

With climate change shrinking habitat and introducing new pests and diseases, what will become of the coffee crop that gets us through the day?