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This Land Is Our Land

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Leslie Cory

Solutions Journalism Network

Hartford, CT, USA

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

This collection takes a look at various efforts being implemented by people throughout the world to reclaim the land that they value. Despite facing opposition, these five stories represent the resilient nature of both the physical land and the people that put stock in maintaining it. In a time where we are often told, “it is too late” to reverse negative impacts on the earth, these people are responding with, “but we can still try.” Instead of promoting Band-Aids on injuries, each of these stories exemplify how you can take what may be broken, and not just try to fix it, but make it even stronger going forward through  sustainable solutions.

Stories In This Collection (5)

Belize is working hard to save coral reefs. These kids may be their secret weapon.

Belize is working hard to save coral reefs. The...
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Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World...
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Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal Country

Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Nat...
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Reclaiming native ground: Can Louisiana's tribes restore their traditional diets as waters rise?

Reclaiming native ground: Can Louisiana's tribe...
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While Trump promotes coal, other countries are turning to cheap sun power

While Trump promotes coal, other countries are ...
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