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The Psychology of Climate Change with Robert Frank
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After more than three decades, the public is finally beginning to grasp what a serious threat global warming poses. Whats missing from the climate conversation now is a plausible narrative about how we might parry this threat. Drawing on ideas from his recently published book, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work, Robert Frank explains why our ability to tap the prodigious power of behavioral contagion may make the path forward less daunting than many think. Recorded on 1/27/2020. [3/2020] [Show ID: 35561]
Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. For more than a decade, his "Economic View" column appeared monthly in The New York Times. 
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EarthSayer Robert Frank
Date 2/11/2020 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Change More Details
Climate denial isn?t stopping climate action. Here?s what is. |
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Climate change denial draws headlines. But is it actually an obstacle to climate action?
A great majority of Americans say they're concerned about climate change.
The real roadblock is our unwillingness to pay money to help stop climate change.

David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He was previously the deputy editor of The Paris Review. He lives in New York City. His latest book is The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming (https://goo.gl/ih35YX)

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EarthSayer David Wallace-Wells
Date 4/12/2019 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Change More Details
Creativity is the Antidote to Destruction with Climbing Poe Tree
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Watch their full talk here: http://bit.ly/2lTHbh5 Extraordinary award-winning poets, performance activists and cultural architects Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree explore the network of mutuality that binds our existence through the ricochet of oppression and the reciprocity of liberation. Their art is a tool for catalyzing action, cross-pollinating solutions, getting at the root of our most pressing social and ecological issues, and reminding us that we all belong to each other. This speech was given at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. Subscribe to the Bioneers Radio Series, available on iTunes and other podcast providers and on your local radio station. Support Bioneers today: www.bioneers.org/donate Please join our mailing list (http://www.bioneers.org/subscribe), stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

EarthSayers Alixa Garcia; Naima Penniman
Date 3/16/2017 Format Performance
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Artists and Musicians More Details
Sustainable Human Launches New Gift-Based Economic System
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Find out how you can participate in creating a new economic system that helps humanity to live in harmony with each other and the planet: http://sustainablehuman.com/

The mission of Sustainable Human is to assist in creating and promoting a new economic system based on the collective voluntary gifts of everyday people. The goal is to transition from our current, scarcity-based economic system to a new system capable of creating abundance for all. Bypassing the monetary system, we will voluntarily collaborate on projects aimed at creating goods and services that are given freely to the world, helping to create a bottom-up, participatory, global gift economy.

After 7+ years of holding space for a conversation about the deep underlying roots of our many sustainability-related crises, the time has come to be more proactive towards a solution.

We recognize at the very root of many of our systemic issues is an economic system that measures progress and success in only one metric - growth or profit. Economic growth means consuming more resources each year than were consumed in the prior year, which means that more of Nature must be turned into product for human consumption. The scale has reached ecocidal proportions.

At the same time, fewer people are able to meet their needs from the present economic system as wealth inequality only continues to grow. Complicating matters is the fact that technology is rapidly replacing human workers in a variety of ways in both the virtual and creative markets. The idea of income being attached to work is coming undone.

We need a new economy and it is going to be up to each of us to co-create one.

Sustainable Human is creating a new, voluntary, global gift economy called the Sustainable Human Gift Economy Network (powered by Hylo - an emerging, open-source social network designed to help communities to collaborate). Its purpose is to transcend the economics of scarcity and transition humanity into the economy capable of delivering sustainable abundance for all.

The idea is simple.

We all have a gift to give. When we work together in sharing our gifts, we are able to accomplish amazing achievements. However, most ideas we create are limited by the need to make a profit. No longer.

Now we can voluntarily work together using our unique gifts and skills to create anything we want and give it freely to the world. As more people decide to join the gift economy, the size and scope of the gifts will grow to a point where people will be able to meet some of their needs through this economy, reducing the need for us to participate in the life-destroying, soul-crushing, industrial, growth economy.

Learn more about the gift economy at:
http://sustainablehuman.com/

The best part about the gift economy is everyone can participate. Join the gift economy here:
http://sustainablehuman.com/hylo-gift-economy-sign-up/

Learn how the Sustainable Human Gift Economy Network can help you to create and give your gift to the world:
http://sustainablehuman.com/#partfour

Questions? Check out the FAQ:
http://sustainablehuman.com/#faq

To learn more about the issues, click here:
Infinite Growth: http://sustainablehuman.com/#growth
Technological Unemployment: http://sustainablehuman.com/#tech
Extreme Inequality: http://sustainablehuman.com/#unequal
A Shift In Values: http://sustainablehuman.com/#values
Abundant Economics: http://sustainablehuman.com/#economy

Learn more about Hylo:
https://www.hylo.com/about

Date 2/14/2016 Format Appeal
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Transforming Our Economy More Details
Fun and Fame not Shame and Guilt by Anthony Zolezzi
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ANTHONY ZOLEZZI, Co-founder of Greenopolis. is speaking at the New World Fest (Festival of Eco-friendly Science & Techonology) in Santa Monica. He explains the "New Spirit of Sustainability." Greenopolis focuses our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. They reward users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit their site at  to learn more!

EarthSayer Anthony Zolezzi
Date 10/25/2011 Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
The "How" of Embedding Sustainability by Stephanie Bertels
Static PreviewAt the CBSR Conference on October 21st, 2010, 3BL Media caught up with Stephanie Bertels, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University. She is interviewed by Lorraine Smith of 3BL Media about her research on the culture of sustainability with the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS).
EarthSayer Stephanie Bertels
Date 10/25/2010 Format Interview
Length 4:30 Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Canadian Business for Social Responsibility More Details
The Power Of Compassion: Matthieu Ricardo
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How can we tackle the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short-term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long-term? Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and public thinker whose powerful message has influenced major economists such as Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz and George Soros. He has taken his simple, yet radical message to Davos and the United Nations, and now visits the RSA to make a robust case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for benefitting society – and ourselves. It seems so simple, but why is it so hard to implement this ancient solution to both our personal and global 21st century predicaments?


EarthSayer Matthieu Ricard
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Wisdom Keepers More Details
Non-Duality and the Mystery of Consciousness by Peter Russell
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What is non-duality? What do we mean by consciousness? Does it really exist? What is reality? Is there any thing "out there"? Why don't we see consciousness in the material world? What do we mean by "I"? Why is any of this important? From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space — the development of the human mind. He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge in England, and has written ten books in this area, including The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.

Science and Nonduality

EarthSayer Peter Russell
Date unknown Format Teaching
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Non-Duality and the Mystery of Consciousness by Peter Russell
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What is non-duality? What do we mean by consciousness? Does it really exist? What is reality? Is there any thing "out there"? Why don't we see consciousness in the material world? What do we mean by "I"? Why is any of this important? From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space — the development of the human mind. He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge in England, and has written ten books in this area, including The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.

EarthSayer Peter Russell
Date unknown Format Teaching
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
Julia Butterfly Hill "Disconnection"
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Julia Butterfly Hill "Disconnection"

"I call separation syndrome when you rip a plant's roots out of its connection to life it begins to die as we ripped the roots of our connected consciousness out..we too are dying our planet system isdying our human families are dying thewhole global family is dying..."

EarthSayer Julia Butterfly Hill
Date unknown Format Teaching
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Julia Butterfly Hill More Details
 

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