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Film Review: The Biggest Little Farm

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Emma, the pig, and Mr. Greasy, the rooster, are frequent scene-stealers in The Biggest Little Farm, showing just what's possible with a little inter-species understanding; NEON.

A folksy, daydream quality suffuses about half the frames of The Biggest Little Farm, out now from NEON, and showing in artsier cinemas and festivals around the country.

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Fast Fashion: The environmental threat hiding in your closet

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When we think of pollution, we tend to think of single issues like air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, and the bottom line, the climate change that is exacerbated by the production process. But the fashion industry encompasses all of these — the “Four Horsemen” if you will. And it destroys lives.

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What We Leave Behind

Dan Devine, Calf, plaster detail; Dan Devine, Calf, plaster; Giroux Gallery (photo: Sara Farrell Okamura).

Impact, New Works by Dan Devine, Thompson Giroux Gallery

Enter Thompson Giroux Gallery in Chatham, New York from now until May 5 and you are walking into Impact, the latest body of work by Dan Devine. Chalky white plaster sculptures cast from the metal remains from collisions and crashes are installed throughout the space. On the

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March 15, 2019:
International Youth Climate Strike

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Members of the student group, R.E.V., at Mt. Greylock Regional School, Karen McComish, Sophie Jones, Maddy Art, and Ella Dudley speak at the Feburary 24 meeting of Greylock Together at the UNO Center in North Adams; photo by Jason Velázquez.

The youth of Earth have a message for its leaders today: You have failed to lead, so now you’ve forced us to.

By synchronizing worldwide demonstrations demanding action to reduce the human activities driving climate change, young people from elementary school on up through college are staging sit-ins, walkouts, marches, strikes, and town halls to

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Growl #4 Movement for a People’s Party

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On today’s show, we hear from Nick Brana, Founder and National Director of The Movement for a People’s Party. You’ve likely heard him on Democracy Now! and the Jimmy Dore Show. I spoke with him this summer, before all hell broke loose around here, and I’m glad,

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TLC #64: Hay Day — brand new old-fashioned fair in Williamstown

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Williamstown Historical Museum recreates old time favorites at new festival linked to town's agricultural past; speaking of which, could hemp return to the farmlands of Western Mass; AND might that be part of the solution to the environmental crisis addressed by Rise for Climate? No one segues like we do.

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Join local climate activists at the 350MA-Berkshires Meeting

Work with us on legislative actions aimed at moving Massachusetts toward our clean energy goals. Join our campaign to help Berkshire residents increase energy efficiency, green the grid, and reduce our carbon footprint. Bring your energy and ideas to share, or come by to meet and see what we’re all about.

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350 MA-Berkshires meeting

350 MA-Berkshires is meeting on Wednesday, November 15 at 6pm (5:30 for snacks & conversation) at the UU Church at 175 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield. We’ll be joined by Beth Adams, Co-Founder of the Mass Forest Rescue Campaign. Beth will speak about the important role of intact forests in mitigating climate change. She’ll also bring us up to date

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Timothy Snyder to Visit Williams to Discuss Links between Environment and Holocaust

"Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" urges us to pay close attention to growing ecological panic and increasingly widespread governmental destabilization; image courtesy Penguin Random House

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will present a talk titled “Black Earth: The Ecological Politics of the Holocaust”­­­­­ as part of the year’s Confronting Climate Change Initiative at Williams College on Monday, Sept.19, at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. This event is free and open to

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Plenty #3 — Timothy Snyder Warns of Next Genocide

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Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale, and author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning;" photo by Ine Gundersveen, courtesy timothysnyder.org

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Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

We spoke with Timothy Snyder about his recent work examining two necessary conditions for the Holocaust: disintegration of the state and ecological panic. The Yale history professor explains the connections between perceived resource scarcity, the dissolution of

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