Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is the owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co., the first vertical multi-species ocean farm in Long Island Sound. He is also the co-founder of Voices for a Sustainable Future.

Food

Farming the urban sea

In Long Island Sound, just outside New York City, new aquaculture projects promise to clean the water while raising low-input sustainable seafood in vertical underwater gardens.

Climate & Energy

Four new ways climate activists can organize in an age of extreme weather

Climate chaos has kicked into high gear this summer. That means new opportunities for activists.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil-fuel subsidies are the real job killers

Big Oil accuses environmentalists of killing jobs, but behind the scenes the oil industry is laying off thousands of workers and undermining our entire economy.

Green Jobs

Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program

Keystone XL supporters have successfully painted the anti-pipeline crowd as "job killers." Here's how we can fight back.

Sustainable Food

The sustainable seafood myth

Seafood sustainability ratings don't get to the heart of the matter: If global warming continues unabated, there won't be any fish left to eat.

Climate Change

Calling all artists: The climate movement needs you!

See related slideshowThroughout history, artists have joined forces with political movements to battle injustice and demand a better and more beautiful world. Picasso’s “Guernica” captured the horrors of the German bombing of civilians in 1937. “Solidarity Forever,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Give Peace a Chance” expressed the optimism and power of the labor, civil rights, and peace movements. Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People” embodied the utopian fervor of the French Revolution. Shepard Fairey’s Obama “Hope” silkscreen during the 2008 election captured America’s yearning for a more visionary politics. Great upheavals demand great art. And now humanity faces the gravest of …

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