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How Small Groups Can Power Big Change

Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.

As a general rule, as communities grow, they lose social cohesion. There is a tricky tension between growing a group and a maintaining sense of personal belonging for members.

In Small Groups and Small Towns, Opposition to Citizens United Spreads

Ordinary, introverted Jennifer Robinson helped convince her town to officially oppose the Supreme Court decision. You can, too, with a little help from your friends.

In Small Groups and Small Towns, Opposition to Citizens United Spreads

Ordinary, introverted Jennifer Robinson helped convince her town to officially oppose the Supreme Court decision. You can, too, with a little help from your friends.

Reality TV's "Stories of Stuff"

New reality shows offer an unwitting window in to the new green economy.

Watch out Annie Leonard and the “The Story of Stuff!” Reality TV is on the stuff beat.

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