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Changing feelings and actions through art, NYC's first citywide community land trust, and the "sixth mass genesis"

A new book about how art can play an essential role in imagining and communicating a more sustainable future; New York City announces its first citywide community land trust

to make housing more affordable; and another new book about how, ultimately, humans may be responsible for what Thomas calls a “sixth mass genesis” — a nearly unprecedented branching and blooming of life on this planet.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How corporate insider-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter has created an investigative website to expose corruption and show the public how to fight back. Read more here

• How Sacramento is nudging people to use less electricity at peak hours. Read more here

• How New York City has announced its first citywide community land trust to make housing more affordable. Read more here

• How art can play an essential role in imagining and communicating a more sustainable future. Read more here

• How, ultimately, humans may be responsible for what Thomas calls a “sixth mass genesis” — a nearly unprecedented branching and blooming of life on this planet. Read more here

• How, in an example of restorative development, a new form of wave power is being designed to also restore reefs. Read more here

• How Chinese scientists have developed a strain of super-tough "sea rice” that farmers can grow in salty water. Read more here

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