Archive: What’s on your mind blog


Flags on the Mind

By Ethan Story / September 4, 2020
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This essay is the 6th of our monthly staff posts and is written by Community Advocate Ethan Story. These posts by staff are intended to be a way for people to get to know us better and to provide topical variety that is of interest to our members. This is also the 19th installment in […]

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Beauty of SW Pa

The “Close to Home” Beauty of SW PA

By Kristen Locy / August 4, 2020
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There is a word for this in Japanese, shinrin-yoku (森林浴), which translates to ‘forest bathing’. I’ll think of this when I am out in the woods sometimes, when being immersed in the forest does literally feel cleansing. So there you go! In case you needed another excuse to get out of the house. Veronica Coptis […]

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Staying safe during covid

With this Mask I Thee Wed

By Heaven Sensky / July 30, 2020
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This blog was written by CCJ member and supporter Jeremi Sensky (aka “Heaven’s dad”). It is the 17th installment in our What’s on your mind? blog. Enjoy! Set aside all of the lies being spread about the dangers of wearing a mask, and search yourself for the common sense in it all. I feel the […]

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Elk State Forest

Rethinking Boundaries and Borders

By Kristen Locy / July 28, 2020
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While watching the third installment of Movement Generation’s “Course Correction” series, I learned about the idea of thinking of places in terms of “bioregions” instead of the political boundaries we use today to govern, like counties or states. A bioregion is defined by Movement Generation as “a land and water territory whose limits are defined […]

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Indigenous Sarayaku community

A Powerful Story about a Group of Indigenous Ecuadorians and Their Fight for Environmental Justice

By Lisa DePaoli / July 23, 2020
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In the summer of 2003, I went to Ecuador to do six weeks of preliminary research with the Sarayaku Kichwa (also spelled Quichua), one of 13 indigenous groups living there. I had contacts within the community, and they knew I was coming to Puyo, a town on the edge of the Oriente, the Amazonian region […]

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