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.
Unhealthy food aimed at children who then grow up to reject healthier options is a complex, systemic problem, and it’s both unfair to schools to expect them to fix it alone, and absolutely necessary that they try.
How long can we rely on energy-intensive industries to transform fuel into plastic and plastic into fuel, or to perform services that nature would willingly undertake for free if we’d just get out of the way?
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?
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?