Archive for the ‘Global Voices’ Category

Upcoming Lectures in Energy, Sustainability, and Security

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 9th, 2013

Join the Dartmouth community to engage with a spectrum of voices offering potential solutions to our common climate challenge! Starting July 11, Dartmouth will host the Leading Voices Series in Energy, Sustainability and Security. This series of six free lectures is open to the public and will provide good discussion focused on solutions and engaging young minds and community. Anyone interested [...]

How You Can Get Started Building a New Economy

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 9th, 2012

By David Korten

No one of us can do it alone. If, however, we each contribute according to our distinctive gifts and circumstances, together we can turn the human course. For those of us already engaged in bringing the New Economy into being, daily news headlines provide ample reason to feel discouraged. Even major successes seem insignificant relative to the scale of the disruption wrought [...]

Vertical Veg: Growing Food, Sharing Knowledge, Building Community

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 29th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Mark Ridsdill Smith at work on his garden balcony(Image credit: Miki Yamanouchi, Vertical Veg) Most people looking at his Camden flat might have seen a cozy brick apartment packed in tightly against its neighbors, the sort of building that fits in well with London’s historic urban architecture. But Mark Ridsdill Smith saw an opportunity for agriculture. In 2009, Mark started growing food [...]

What the Economic Crisis Really Means and What We Can Do About It

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 17th, 2012

By Theo Kitchener

We were told that the global financial crisis of 2008 happened because irresponsible borrowers couldn’t afford to pay back their loans. This is true, but it was also part of a much deeper problem. The issue is that our economic system is based on the need for continuous, perpetual growth. It’s highly likely that we’re already in the beginnings of [...]

Slow Ride Stories: Perspectives on Climate Change

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 12th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Erik Fyfe studied environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry before embarking on Slow Ride Stories “Climate change has become such a hot button issue in the United States that people are uncomfortable talking about it,” states Erik Fyfe. ”I imagine that the only time that the average person hears anyone talk about climate change is if it comes up in the [...]

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