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. [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 11th, 2012
The Living Planet Report 2012 was released this past month by the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with the Global Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London. The report, published biennially, surveys the Earth’s health and the state of its natural resources. Results show that human consumption of resources has outpaced their supply at an ever-increasing rate since the 1970s. [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: May 29th, 2012
By Alan AtKisson
The following article is reposted from Global Transition 2012.
Sustainability expert Alan AtKisson asks, is there life after growth? In a new report by that name and written by AtKisson and the new Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society the authors argue decisively, there is. The report demonstrates that more and more countries are seriously questioning the “Gross Domestic Product” (GDP) and traditional [...]