The following talk by Michael Shuman was presented as the kickoff event of Vermont’s New Economy Week 2013. It explores various ways that communities can invest locally and create wealth and resilience. Michael Shuman is one of the leading experts on community economics. He is the author of numerous books, including Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from [...]
By Umberto Colombo
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
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E-mail address: umcolombo [at] tin.it (U. Colombo).
What remains of The limits to growth after 25 years? What impact would it have in the next 25 years? This essays attempts to answer these questions by examining the notions of sustainability and eco-technologies.
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The first report [...]
By Giorgio Nebbia
The following piece was published in Capitalism Nature Socialism, Volume 23, Number 2 (June 21012)
The 20th century has been one of hopes and disappointments. The population of the world has increased almost fivefold, which has entailed a tenfold increase in the demand for food, energy, metals, space, housing, and water. There has also been a tenfold increase in [...]
June 9, 2012
Focal Point USA, a program of the Global Reporting Intitiative, seeks to increase the prevalence of sustainability reporting in the U.S. and to increase the quality of the sustainability reports being issued. Mike Wallace, the Director of Focal Point USA, speaks about the importance of sustainability reporting and sustainable business practices in the video below.
by Elizabeth R. Sawin
— June 13, 2007 —
Climate change, fisheries crashes, toxic pollution, endangered species. Sometimes it’s enough to make you throw up your hands in despair. “I’m just one person, what difference can I make? What could I do?”
Well, actually one person – one ordinary person – can do quite a lot if she sets her mind to it. [...]