Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2013
Leaders in Europe’s new energy economy will discuss their successes and how they can be applied to the Upper Valley region at a public forum this Wednesday, April 24.
Dr. Andreas Wieg and Dirk Vansintjan, two leaders in Europe’s community-based transition to renewable energy, will visit the Upper Valley as part of their Vermont, New Hampshire, and Ontario week-long tour starting [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 18th, 2013
By Pamela Paquin
Monday’s events in Boston have had our staff here at DMI hen-like in their soft “clucking” concerned for our friends and family in Boston and the region.
Indeed, it has been hard to focus on what seem like trivial “to-dos” compared to what people were going through who were present and/or connected to individuals running and cheering around Copley this Monday.
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: February 26th, 2013
By Laura Musikanski and John de Graaf
Growth in GDP was long ago decoupled from personal indicators of well-being, as many Americans report being overworked, stressed, and lonely. (image credit: Stanley Wood)
Happiness: is it just a fad of the day or the wave of the future? On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: December 4th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
Join the New Economy discussion this Friday in Montpelier.
We all want vibrant, resilient economies that support our communities, but it’s becoming clear that our current economic system can’t deliver all that. Prices are unstable, resources are exploited, negative externalities aren’t factored into costs, and profits are shared very unevenly.
There are alternatives. Our economies can be better, healthier, and stronger. They [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 29th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
2,500 people came to Boston to hear Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein speak (Image credit: 350.org)
If Bill McKibben ever gets tired of the author/activist life, he should consider becoming a math teacher. I’ve certainly never seen anyone else create as much interest as he has in three simple integers.
This past July, McKibben introduced the world to these three numbers in [...]