Stories by Mark Dowie

, a freelance journalist living in Point Reyes Station California, is author of Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century (MIT 1995). subscribe to Mark Dowie's feed

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010, Source: Guernica

Our country's most ramshackle city has an opportunity to re-invent itself -- and perhaps the future of American food production.

Posted on: May 21, 2001, Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy

As the second century of American foundations dawn, organized philanthropy should break with its elitist traditions and become a vital instrument of American civilization.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: deleted

Mark Dowie comes out against the word sustainability. He writes: "From the moment it was first used in an ecological perspective, 'sustainability' and its attendant adjective: 'sustainable' -- as in s. development, s. agriculture, s. trade, s. fisheries, s. yield forestry, s. communities, s. markets and s. profitability -- has evolved into the most befuddled concept in contemporary discourse. The only thing one can be certain about someone else's definition of sustainability today, is that when stripped of its details, self-service will be found at the core."