Last year, in connection with the Leap Manifesto, this blog was re-launched as The Leap: System Change on a Deadline. It was envisioned as a home for cutting-edge thinking and debates to advance the vision behind the manifesto internationally: a bold and rapid leap away from fossil fuels, towards a way of life far more desirable than what our current system can offer.
We look forward to expanding this work in 2017, including here at the blog. In dialogue with communities leading the fight, we’ll focus on amplifying stories and tools to help ensure that the global green transition is based on principles of justice, inclusion, and care.
Here are 10 of our favorite pieces from the past year that point the way forward for the Leap blog, in chronological order.
In every corner of society, the battle between fossil fuels and renewable energy is reaching a fever pitch.
We are the frontlines of the solution: keeping fossil fuels in the ground and transforming the economy with innovative, community-led solutions.
The story of a Mapuche oil worker, who has worked in the heart of Argentina’s fossil fuel industry for three decades.
No US region is experiencing environmental injustice more profoundly than the Gulf South, and no entity is creating this calamitous condition more than the fossil fuel industry.
An interview with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, who organize against the linked crises of war, inequality, and ecological destruction, about their vision for a just and safer world.
The fight for democracy, peace, and climate justice is accelerating. It is time to join the chorus of voices insisting that national governments do their part.
How can our social movements emerge stronger and more interconnected from this fight?
Local communities today find themselves at the nexus of a global confrontation with neoliberalism.
Will a red-green coalition transform New York into a democratic mural, showing other cities how to slash carbon in an effective, democratic, and egalitarian way?
We all have to do something. Because otherwise, we’re passively consenting to the devastation of most life on earth.