Archive for Activism

To Love Water is to Celebrate Life

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to [...]

An Open Letter to California’s Marijuana Industry from the Arts

Dear Members of the Marijuana Industry of California, We recognize that many young artists, cultural organizations and communities benefit greatly from your contributions to the arts and your support of young and emerging artists across many [...]

A Love That’s Louder Than Rage: the Beautiful Revolution

At first I thought… The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it’s not [...]

Eagle and Condor: A Story of Hope

Emergent stories that create hope, and inspire people to action are of the utmost value at a time when many traditional systems are failing. The Eagle and Condor Prophecy is multi-layered with diverse people from many tribes [...]

Selectively Catholic? Climate Change, Social Justice & the Pope

Is it possible to be selectively Catholic? Some lawmakers seem to think so. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the separation of church and state yet that does not stop elected [...]

Water Defense Activates Collaborative Power

In conjunction with UPLIFT Festival this weekend in Byron, Australia, Water Defense has released a video and an invitation for your input. Collaboration often takes a back-seat in world focused on competition but it is the best solution [...]

For Inspiration: Mark Ruffalo at Uplift Fest

When the mainstream channels only lead to divisive conversations that leave a person feeling hopeless, we look to visionaries who offer solutions. The internet is full of these resources which showcase alternative ideas that inspire us to [...]

Liberals & Conservatives Agree, TPP Hates Your Freedom

Despite growing polarization between the left and the right, there are still a few things that both sides agree on. The United States Constitution and the will of the people as expressed through their vote are [...]

Boycott Starbucks? Here’s Why…

Musical legend Neil Young and informed Americans are standing in solidarity with Vermont voters to boycott Starbucks in what promises to be one of the most exciting showdowns of our time. In a landmark vote on [...]

Essencia Makes Walls Talk

Art changes the way we perceive the world. It’s no wonder that large companies spend millions of dollars littering our urban landscapes with billboards. Public murals, in contrast to advertisements, have the ability to teach, inspire, and [...]