How many ways are there to say, "It's time for change"? The protesters in New York City over the past few months have found a seemingly endless variety. This is a movement that refuses to be boxed in and it doesn't look like it's going away soon.
Scraggly protesters camped out in public parks. Young people pepper sprayed and bloodied in clashes with the police. These are the images that have come to represent the Occupy movement. But as these portraits show, the reality is far richer. The occupiers deserve to be heard.
Last Thursday morning, when protesters blocked an intersection in a failed attempt to shut down Wall Street, the police moved in with force. The national media paid scant attention. Here's the view from the street.
Last weekend, eaters from around the country celebrated the first annual Food Day (Oct. 24). It's an event modeled after Earth Day, but seeing as how the food movement is the new environmental movement, it wouldn't surprise us if Food Day outpaced Earth Day within a few years.
Eat it, Dwell. The kids who designed the sun-fired homes for the 2011 Solar Decathlon came up with some remarkably innovative designs, each engineered to meet the challenges of the local climate and/or economy. Read our Decathlon review here. Winners will be announced Saturday.
The Center for Biological Diversity wants to give away 100,000 Endangered Species Condoms this fall. Wanna help? Sign up and you'll always have a good pick-up line. The condoms are part of the 7 Billion and Counting campaign highlighting how population growth threatens diversity.
On Saturday, citizen activists in more than 175 countries called on world leaders to move beyond fossil fuels -- and showed how much fun it can be to move without fossil fuels. Check out these photos from Moving Planet events, organized by 350.org.
Friday was Park(ing) Day, when folks reclaim parking spots around the world for dinner parties, cornhole tournaments, performance art -- even urban chickens. Here are some of our favorite shots from the past few years. Score one for the humans!