Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 14th, 2013
We’re excited to announce that we just released Vermont’s New Economy: A look at the New Economy by the numbers.
This new publication is all about injecting new ideas and a “sense of the possible” into our notions of what an economy can be. It envisions an economy that serves our communities, environment, and values—not the other way around.
Already, this New Economy [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 6th, 2013
By Sarah Parkinson
The complete text of the original Limits to Growth study is now accessible for free online, thanks to a partnership between the Dartmouth College Library, Dennis Meadows, and the Sustainability Institute.
The Limits to Growth, originally published in 1972, was a groundbreaking study that modeled the dynamics of our human presence on the planet. The team behind it, led by Dennis [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 7th, 2013
Themes, Questions, and Next Steps from the Vermont’s New Economy Conference
Conference attendees discussing complementary currencies at one of the morning’s sessions
The Vermont’s New Economy Conference on December 7 brought together 110 individuals from across Vermont and its neighboring communities. Attendees included members of Vermont’s legislature, local business owners, educators, nonprofit employees, and others. After a keynote address by Ellen Brown [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 21st, 2012
By James Gustave Speth
What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
Slowing down GDP growth can mean more time to do things we love. Image credit: Qfamily via Flickr
Editor’s introduction: Gus Speth has been a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an advisor to presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the head of the United Nations’ [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 28th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
We know that the earth is warming. We also know why the earth is warming. The question, then, is what can we do about it? Is it really possible to curb emissions without crippling our economy and our society?
The answer is yes according to Paul Krugman, an internationally recognized economist and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. [...]