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This animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy. Narrated by economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor. Produced by The Center for the New American Dream.
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Watch as Marcin (bio) explains the connection between artificial material scarcity, a decent economy, and autonomy. Part of a longer speech published in segments on the Marion Institute's YouTube channel here. His TED talk on a civilization starter kit, part of Open Source Ecology, is here on Earthsayers.tv.
The Marion Institute is a member based non-profit that acts as an incubator for a diverse array of programs and projects that delve into the root cause of an issue and seeks to create deep and positive change.
http://bit.ly/storyofbroke — The United States isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy' on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better.
Inspired by the idea that "when one teaches, many learn," Ryland King, a 2012 Brower Youth Award Winner, founded Environmental Education for the Next Generation, a program that recruits college students to teach elementary school kids about our environment. King wanted to "promote sustainable action throughout communities, from the youngest members of society up" and so he designed an eight-week curriculum for college students to teach first and second graders. The curriculum, which is aligned with the California State Board of Education's content standards, includes topics like "The Importance of Bees," "Composting," and "Water Conservation." In less than three years, 400 college student volunteers have taught more than 3,000 elementary school students in 200 classrooms across California. King hopes that by 2015 college students will be teaching at least 14,000 elementary school students a year.
Canadian marketplace and sustainability reporting is discussed by Yolanda Banks, Senior Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Export Development Canada (EDC). EDC provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services as well as foreign market expertise. She references GRI, Global Reporting Initiative, guidelines and their use in looking at those companies the EDC is considering for investment purposes.
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Julie Gorte of PAX World talks about progress over the last ten years in sustainability adoption, a journey rather than a destination. First thing is to understand your footprint on the planet and disclose this information. She was interviewed at Ceres 2012 conference in April 2012 in New York City.
Jack Ehnes, CEO of The California State Teachers' Retirement System, CALSTRS, talks about the real tools for looking at sustainability in their investment strateagies, tools for corporatons to measure their performance, and road maps. He was interviewed at the Ceres 2012 conference held April, 2012 in New York City.
Damon Silvers the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO, addresses some of the issues they are focusing on including investment in clean energy, advocating for long term investment strategies, and job creation. He was interviewed at the Ceres 2012 Conference by Ian Gray of 3BL Media.
Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, sat down with 3BLMedia at the Ceres Conference (April 2012) to share her belief that collaboration between conference attendees will lead to sustainable solutions. Mindy also talks about the Ceres "Road to 2020" best practices report, and how different companies' compliance measures up.
Related to the Ceres Conferences is our special collection, Investing and Sustainability.
Dr. Newman is the Director of Clinical Research in the Emergency Department at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and an Iraq war veteran. In addition to being widely published in medical journals he has written health care articles for the New York Times and is the author of Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets From the House of Medicine. He is also the editor-in-chief for two online publications, TheNNT.com, (The Number Needed to Treat)a resource for health care evidence summaries. Presented by TEDxColumbiaEngineering
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