FDL Book Salon Welcome Douglas Bevington, The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear

By: Sunday September 19, 2010 1:59 pm

Douglas Bevington’s The Rebirth of Environmentalism comes at a very important moment. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest in U.S. history. Then another in Michigan. Heat waves and record temperatures across the South and along the East Coast. Massive fires in Russia, that ripped into wheat supplies and sent prices soaring. Floods in Pakistan that have displaced at least 20 million people, one-fifth of that country’s population.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes, Heather Rogers, Green Gone Wrong

By: Sunday July 18, 2010 2:00 pm

Green Gone Wrong is the story of how our global economy — even some aspects of it that were ostensibly designed with sustainability as a priority — is undermining the ongoing environmental revolution. From the ‘beyond organic’ farms of New York’s Hudson Valley to the eco-villages of Western Europe, author Heather Rogers provides a first-hand account of the places and processes at the intersection of sustainable living and modern capitalism.

FDL Movie Night: Dirt! The Movie

By: Monday February 15, 2010 5:00 pm

Perfect for Lupercalia, the Roman festival for fertility and health, we give you Dirt! The Movie, a whimsical, intellectual, witty and cautionary look at the life sustaining mix of minerals and microorganisms that coat our planet like a skin.

Where would we be without dirt–well gosh we wouldn’t be. Mud is matrix of life, it grows our food, it can build our homes. Man and microbes share paragraphs of the same DNA..ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we are dirt.

Be Like Me. Or Else.

By: Sunday January 17, 2010 9:30 am

Brother, can you spare a dime?

If you still have one, look on the back of the coin where it says “e pluribus unum” (out of many, one) and ask yourself this question: Why do many Americans seem to translate the Latin as “be like me or else”?

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