Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 31st, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
by Stogov Anton, High Academic School of Graphic Design, Russia
The advertising industry is at the heart of today’s culture of consumption. Glossy magazine spreads convince us that we’ll be respected and envied if we drive a new car, seductive billboards tell us that a new perfume will transform our relationships, and televised juice adds make us believe that a happy [...]
Posted by Becky Cook, Published: July 27th, 2012
Note 11/26/12: This position has now been filled
Director: Sustainable Economies Program
We are looking for a Director to develop and lead our new Sustainable Economies Program. The program will foster a more systemic approach to economic development at state, regional, and local levels as a means of achieving sustainable prosperity and community resilience.
The role of the Program Director is both [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 20th, 2012
By Mark Bittman
The following article is reposted from The New York Times Opinion Pages, July 18
Here’s what American exceptionalism means now: on a per-capita basis, we either lead or come close to leading the world in consumption of resources, production of pollutants and a profound unwillingness to do anything about it. We may look back upon this year as the one in [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 18th, 2012
By Annie Leonard
I used to think the truth would set us free. Like many who care about the environment, I spent years thinking that information would lead to change. If only people realize the mess our planet is in, I thought, things will change. So I wrote reports, gave speeches, even testified before Congress.
I’ve come to see that we have two parts [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 12th, 2012
By Erik Esselstyn
The following essay on the powers that shaped a life–including Donella Meadows’s Limits to Growth–was written by Erik Esselstyn for his Yale 50th Reunion, October 2008.
The Esselstyn family photographed in Blue Hill, Maine, 1978.
A thousand guiding values thread through our lives. In searching for a theme, some linking thread, that flows through my entire life and ties together my many careers, [...]