Marisol Cortez In Spring of 2012, at the tail end of my time teaching in Lawrence, Kansas, I had the privilege of attending the Rights of Mother Earth Conference at Haskell Indian Nations University. I’d found my way to Haskell via the Wetlands Preservation Organization, where I fought alongside Haskell […]
Embodied research notes toward a bird movement vocabulary. Marisol Cortez I met Fabiola Ochoa Torralba years ago, helping plan the International Women’s Day march. Around San Antonio she’s known for community-embedded dance projects that use movement to draw people into a variety of issues—from migration to the preservation of public […]
We are excited to present Deceleration’s first foray into DIY publishing—an avian-themed poetry zine called Words for Birds 2020: Poetics for Pandemics. Read it here … with two bonus features for our online readers. Marisol Cortez When the pandemic nixed Words for Birds, an annual workshop and reading held at […]
Marisol Cortez As Día de los Muertos approaches – bedecking local H-E-Bs in all manner of commercialized Latinidad – another familiar ritual begins in the far northern reaches of the hemisphere. Like glacier melt rolling downhill to join with rivers and eventually oceans, a tributary of monarchs moves slowly southward […]
What the plan does. What it doesn’t do. And why it matter.
Saturday’s march is all about climate action in San Antonio. Standing in solidarity against violent climate denialism is an everyday challenge for the broader science community.
With San Antonio’s first climate action plan approaching public release, contributing volunteers from local government, business, activism, and academia discuss their expectations of the San Antonio Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.
Rising king tides, saltwater intrusion, and hunger are increasingly the stamp of global warming across islands such as the Carterets. But increasingly aggressive climate goals, such as those under development in San Antonio, Texas, are a cause for hope for the islands of the world. Greg Harman At the conclusion […]
Click play to listen to podcast above. Marisol Cortez & Greg Harman Pocacito—POst-CArbon CIties of TOmorrow—is an initiative of the Washington D.C.-based Ecologic Institute, whose goal is to build trans-Atlantic solidarity and intellectual exchange around local creative efforts for a renewable economy and planet. As part of their “Eight to […]
What is a truly sustainable building? Is it about how much dirty energy it avoids? The clean energy it produces? What about the building materials themselves and the “embodied carbon” they represent? What if those materials also were able to absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and sequester it from […]
A giant inflatable “cask” urging people to “Say No to Radioactive Waste” is touring Texas this week. It represents the effort of state, national, and international anti-nuclear groups to shut down a proposal to transport high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants from around the United States to a West […]
Marisol Cortez A couple Sundays back, in late March, I finally get around to visiting Gil and Jo Ann Murillo where they have lived for decades in Government Hill—a neighborhood at the northeastern corner of what is now downtown, so named because it abuts Fort Sam Houston to the south. […]