The Overstory Alliance is a community that empowers people to reconnect with the living world and defend the future of life.

Our Work

Pipeline Resistance

We work to support Indigenous-led efforts to resist the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline in northern Minnesota through media, training, and action. We aim to make Line 3 the most expensive pipeline that never gets built.

Updates from the movement

Library Articles

We’ve written a cornucopia of articles about our world, its origins, its messy present, and the future it’s heading for. Designed for education, these articles tell our story, and why we fight for deep justice.

Articles from our library

Food Sovereignty & Relocalization

How can we reclaim control, of the food system in times of turmoil? Food sovereignty may provide some hope, and relocalization provides the means.

Community Governance and Economies

The centralized states of the present are unsustainable in the face of resource depletion. Looking ahead, community governance offers a promising alternative.

The Human Superorganism

As human society has grown ever-larger, organized, and inter-reliant, our collective behavior remains simplified and predictable. Enter: the “superorganism.”

Systems Destabilization

Humans seem so insignificant on our own – yet our efforts, together, affect everything. Today, this leads to the unmooring of Earth’s systems en masse.

Movement School

Overstory Alliance is partnering with Cooperation Northfield to host a program that teaches and trains passionate young people to be effective changemakers. We’re piloting the program in Minnesota this summer.

Our Communities