How Higher Education Imperils the Future

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…

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Mary Evelyn Tucker on "Integrating Ecology and Justice: The Papal Encyclical"

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.

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Racing Extinction

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between…

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Reforming Farming to Fight Climate Change: An Interview With Michael Pollan

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,…

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Six Infrastructure Projects for a Trump Administration

Six Infrastructure Projects for a Trump Administration by Roy Morrison The Trump proposal for a ten year trillion dollar investment in infrastructure supported by an 82% tax credit has the potential to help build an efficient, productive and low polluting 21st century economy. The focus is on user or fee based projects that would pay…

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The Next System Project

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.”

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Trump Wins: Next Steps for Environmentalists

(NOTE: A version of this post was earlier published in the Huffington Post) Friends, Yesterday’s election was frightening in many respects. But from an ecological perspective, it is an unimaginable disaster. The United States had recently signed on to the Paris agreement ― the successor conference to which is occurring in Marrakesh as I write…

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Ecological Civilization in China

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…

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Transitioning To An Ecological Civilization: Dialogues East And West

A collaboration between Schumacher College and the Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Southwest University in China, this program will explore what is wrong with the current economic system, in east and west, and why it is not delivering well-being for people and planet.  It will look at the seeds of new possibilities towards growing an ecological…

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2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress: Planet at the Crossroads

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 was hosted by the US government in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, from 1 to 10 September. The theme of the Congress, “Planet at the Crossroads,” focused on the recently agreed collective challenge of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the next 15 years, which…

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