To read “How Higher Education Imperils the Future: An Urgent Call for Action” by Peter G. Brown and Jon D. Erickson, please click here (PDF). Jon Erickson is Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont (USA). He has published widely […]
To read “Integrating Ecology and Justice: The Papal Encyclical” by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, please click here (PDF). To watch Mary Evelyn Tucker on “Cosmology, Ecology, and Justice in Laudato Si’” please click here.
Although agriculture is a large source of global emissions, Pollan suggests it can help reverse climate change. Rene Ebersole: Should we be looking more closely at how the food we eat affects the climate? Michael Pollan: I think there’s a growing recognition that you can’t really address climate without looking at the food system. Yet, […]
Growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption prompt an important insight. When the old ways no longer produce the outcomes we are looking for, something deeper is occurring. It is time to explore genuine alternatives and new models—“the next system.”
Institute for Postmodern Development of China Introducing the Institute for Postmodern Development of China Ecological Civilization – A national strategy for innovative, concerted, green, open and inclusive development The Ecological Civilization Debate in China Green is Gold – the Strategy and Actions of China’s Ecological Civilization China’s New Blueprint for an ‘Ecological Civilization’ Interpreting Ecological […]
The 2016 California Economic Summit will take place in Sacramento on December 13-14, 2016 marking the fifth annual gathering of private, public and civic leaders from across California’s diverse regions. Participating in the Summit’s year-round process with the goal of expanding opportunity for all, the network of business, equity, environmental, and civic organizations will come together […]
Zero Carbon Britain is the flagship research project from the Centre for Alternative Technology, showing that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today. The research project has produced the following reports: Zero Carbon: Making it Happen (2015) (Download report here (PDF)) Who’s Getting Ready for Zero? (2015) (Download report here (PDF)) People, […]
Four years on from New Economics Foundation‘s Growth isn’t Working, this new report goes one step further and tests that thesis in detail in the context of climate change and energy. It argues that indefinite global economic growth is unsustainable. Just as the laws of thermodynamics constrain the maximum efficiency of a heat engine, economic growth […]
We are accustomed to thinking of learning as good in and of itself. But as environmental educator David Orr reminds us, our education up until now has in some ways created a monster. This essay is adapted from his commencement address to the graduating class of 1990 at Arkansas College. Read the entire essay here.