Stories by Jason Mark

Jason Mark is a co-manager at San Francisco's Alemany Farm and the editor of the quarterly environmental magazine, Earth Island Journal. He is also a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots. subscribe to Jason Mark's feed

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

Earth Island Journal's roundup of significant events of the past year.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

'Wild' perfectly Captures Cheryl Strayed’s emotional journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

An interview with parks director Jon Jarvis about climate change, "nature deficit disorder," and urban parks.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

From epic day of citizen action to marketing gimmick in just 40-odd years.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

More people are more disconnected from natural systems than at any other time in the history of humanity. But a new scheme may help that.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal

In a new interview Klein says that it’s important to question why some big green groups have been so unwilling to follow science to its logical conclusions.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal

The green jobs movements was wildly successful in its first year, but we let industry pressure scare us off.

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: The American Prospect

As climate change worsens, the internal strains in the environmentalist movement are starting to show.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2012, Source: Earth Island Journal

Here's an important thing to remember: Our food choices don't just affect us, but entire communities.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: Earth Island Journal

To tackle climate change, we need more honest accounting of this potent greenhouse gas.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: Earth Island Journal

From rural Pennsylvania to South America, a global alliance is promoting the idea that ecosystems have intrinsic rights.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We're being asked to do more in less time, and with less help. Here's a simple plan to begin to take back our lives.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source: Earth Island Journal

Underlying the tar sands debate is a more profound question: Is it OK for some people to suffer as long as many others benefit?

Posted on: Mar 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tim DeChristopher faces up to 10 years in prison for an environmental action, and he believes others will have to risk the same to protect the planet.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For too long, environmentalists have been viewed as self-righteous killjoys demanding that everyone overhaul their wasteful habits. It's time to change that.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

There's likely some international law against issuing currency for another country. But we shouldn't let something like national sovereignty get in the way.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal

Why aren't more environmental organizations participating in the up-coming One Nation March?

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Leaving our abusive relationship with oil and gas will cause creative destruction on a scale we have never experienced.

Posted on: May 27, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal

Perhaps the reason that the environmental lobby is putting up a lackadaisical fight for Kerry-Lieberman is simply that the bill isn't really worth fighting for.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal

New technology like iPhones, laptops, and iPads wouldn't be possible without the coal-fired power plants whose design has changed little since the 19th century.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal

Ric O'Barry make the best of his few moments on stage at the Oscars to make a brave gesture in defense of dolphins.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: Earth Island Journal

Sierra Club has picked Mike Brune, the former ED of Rainforest Action Network, to replace Carl Pope as the organization's executive director.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal

Ric O'Barry would love to be at home watering his bamboo and playing with his five-year-old daughter. Instead, he spends most of his time with people who hate him.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: Earth Island Journal

Having unintentionally warmed the planet, we may have little choice but to intentionally cool it back down. But at what cost?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A slowing economy has resulted in speedier service for Amtrak trains, which is helping to make the case for more rail funding.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Climate change -- for many years the concern of scientists and policy wonks -- has finally birthed a broad-based citizens movement.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2008, Source: Earth Island Journal

The abundant water and cheap energy that have fueled the Southwest's transformation are starting to dry up.

Posted on: May 6, 2008, Source: Earth Island Journal

The food safety regulations established in response to the spinach E. coli outbreak are threatening environmentally friendly farming practices.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

A conversation with Salt Lake City's super green mayor and advocate for Bush's impeachment.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Lois Gibbs, who put Love Canal on the map and ignited the movement against toxics, shares the secrets of organizing work learned on the fly.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Our current economic model has created nothing but poverty and pollution for the South Bronx. But the visionary folks there have a different model that will change all that.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

We need to promote the globalization of mass movements and the globalization of sharing ideas so that communities can help each other achieve self-reliance.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

When the system doesn't allow people to protect themselves from corporate harm to their communities, it is time to change the system.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Is it possible to get our power from local sources? Yes, and an interview with one expert explains how.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Civil rights leader and environmentalist Van Jones talks about suburban sprawl, race and the future of cities.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

What do race and the environmental movement have to do with each other? Quite a lot, explains one environmental justice activist.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

An interview with a leading food expert on the crisis of the America food system, the fallacy of labels and the organic vs. local conundrum.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

One of the world's leading water experts explains how our local water supplies are threatened across North America and across the globe.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source: E Magazine

Propelled by the obesity epidemic and the drive for more sustainable economies, an urban agriculture movement is flowering across the U.S.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2007, Source:

Can Americans retain their bad habits of overconsumption but simply switch to earth-friendly products? In truth, we are not going to spend our way out of a social and ecological crisis 500 years in the making.