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Crafting Guild April 2023

Holidays are incredibly hard on our environment. From wrapping paper and decorations to unneeded gifts to gimmicky candy and toys, we produce huge amounts of stuff in our factories and ship it all over the world only to throw most of it away the day after the holiday is over. This stuff doesn’t honor the […]

Community Self-Defense and the Environment

April post in honor of Earth Day. Concerned about the local impacts of climate change? Our Community Self-Defense working group thinks a lot about this. Extreme weather is just one of the things we aim to prepare ourselves and our communities for. We did two presentations in March to educate communities about community organizing, self […]

Environmental Justice and the Classroom: Green Gaslighting

Many of us recall being in elementary school and learning how to “reduce, reuse, recycle.” The recycling symbol has long been associated with the classroom and student learning. We learn about the importance of recycling and turning off our faucets and lights as we are growing up. This barely-there “environmental education” has remained largely unchanged […]

Workers’ Council Thoughts on the Environment

Much of the argument against saving the earth has to do with saving jobs. We need these jobs, they say, so we can’t do anything that might threaten industries and businesses. Of course, this isn’t true: it’s only their profits that they care about. But somehow, this obstacle keeps putting an end to the conversations […]

Earth Day 2023: Mutual aid and climate change

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we look at our projects through an environmental lens this time. Some words from Howard Zinn that help us to stay hopeful: “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only […]