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Cell-Phone Towers and Communities: The Struggle for Local Control by B. Blake Levitt

    The Telecommunications Act of 1996 stripped communities of the right to refuse cell towers, but citizens are fighting back with zoning and scientific research on possible health concerns.

Printing Money, Making Change: The Promise of Local Currencies by Susan Witt

    Communities all across the country have begun issuing local scrip as a means of fostering economic development and cultural renewal. What lies ahead for the local-currency movement?

The Blood Root of Yaak by Rick Bass

    Knowing the patterns and rhythms of our places may be the best key to finding the proper sense of timing and tenor of our actions on their behalf.

A Call to Action by Alison Hawthorne Deming, Richard Nelson, and Scott Russell Sanders

    Three acclaimed nature writers ask: What can artists do to raise a contrary voice, to speak in public arenas on behalf of the land and other creatures and future generations?

Learning from Love Canal: A 20th Anniversary Retrospective by Lois Marie Gibbs

    How did the citizens of Love Canal confront the realities of the health crisis they faced, and what can other communities learn from their actions?

Scaling Down, Opening Up by Bill McKibben and Sue Halpern

    In a community where kindness is a currency, the dream of a library and a new school is realized through patience and commitment.

Forest Home: Taking a Stand for Conservation and Community by Richard Nelson

    In a small town in Alaska, neighbors with vastly differing opinions about the natural world still share respect, civility, and an occasional cup of coffee.

The Black Mesa Syndrome: Indian Lands, Black Gold by Judith Nies

    In this era of transnational corporations, the methods of separating indigenous peoples from their lands are many, and often quite legal--at least to those making the laws.

A Stranger in My Own Home Town: The Fight to Save Teal Slough by Rex Ziak

    A cedar-loving citizen sends a "Trojan Horse" to one of the country's largest insurance agencies in an effort to stop a proposed timber sale.



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