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The Myth of Apathy or Why People Don't Seem to Care About Sustainability
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Renee Lertzman, Ph.D. is a researcher, writer and communications consultant, focusing specifically on the psychological dimensions of sustainability. She gave a lecture to the Social Sustainability Colloquium at Portland State University (PSU), Portland, Oregon on February 4, 2010 on the topic, The Myth of Apathy or Why People Don't Seem to Care About Sustainability.

Renee has been involved in the sustainability sector for two decades. She has consulted and worked with numerous organizations, and her research has received recognition for its innovation and insight. She holds a master's degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctoral degree from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK, where she trained and developed psychosocial research methodologies applied to sustainability. Her work has been featured in the New York Times "Dot Earth," KBOO Radio, and The Ecologist. More about Renee on her Website.

EarthSayer Renee Lertzman
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Human Behavior and Climate Change by Dr. Shahzeen Attari 2 of 2
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Dr. Shahzeen Attarti discusses her findings regarding public perceptions of energy consumption. She notes that, contrary to the findings of researchers, the public tends to view energy curtailment rather than efficiency as the better means of reducing energy consumption. Dr. Attari notes that the public tends to make small overestimates regarding energy expenditures associated with low-energy behaviors and large underestimates for those associated with large-energy behaviors. Dr. Attari mentions factors shown to correlate with accuracy of prediction. Presented at the Garrison Institute's Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, May 2010.


EarthSayer Shahzeen Attari
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Future of Human Race Is In Danger by Stephen Hawking
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Charlie Rose interviews Stephen Hawking.

Despite being almost completely paralyzed by ALS, Hawking
remains one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists and has contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe.

The full interview airs Friday , March 7, 2008.

EarthSayers Stephen Hawking; Charlie Rose
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Grasslands and Carbon by John Fullerton
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Sustainability - John Fullerton of the Capital Institute talks about his journey from Wall Street to being a sustainability advocate. An early influence in his understanding of the sustainability crisis was the work of E.F. Schumacher author of the book, Small is Beautiful.

John goes on to discuss his work with Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, in restoring grasslands and, ultimately, carbon back to the soil. The interview was conducted by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv in San Francisco on October 7th, 2010.

The mission of the Capital Institute is to stimulate the interaction and action of leaders, scholars, and society by raising awareness of the need to harness the power of capital and markets to advance a just, resilient, and sustainable economic system that will improve lives and preserve the planet.

The focus of the Allan Savory Institute is to restore the vast grasslands of the world through the teaching and practice of Holistic Management and Holistic Decision Making.

Founded in 1980 the mission of the Schumacher Society is to promote the building of strong local economies that link people, land, and community.

EarthSayers John Fullerton; Allan Savory
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Economic System bumps into Biosphere Boundaries by John Fullerton
Static PreviewThe founder of the Capital Institute, John Fullerton, says that climate change is just one symptom of a "full-world economy." Interviewed by Daniel Erasmus at King's College, April 2010.
EarthSayer John Fullerton
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Sustainability: This I Believe by David Orr
Static PreviewDavid W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. He is the author of The Nature of Design (Oxford, 2002) and Design on the Edge (MIT, 2006). Recent projects include a two year, $2 million project to define a 100 day climate action plan for the Obama administration (www.climateactionproject.com ).
EarthSayer David Orr
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Good Steward Award- ICCF - Tomkins 2 of 2
ICCFoundation November 21, 2007Gala Co-chairs Hank and Wendy Paulson, presented ICCF's "The Good Steward" Award to Kris and Doug Tompkins for their personal investment in the rehabilitation and conservation of over two million acres of land in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina.
EarthSayers Wendy Tomkins; Doug Tomkins
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Bonneville Environmental Foundation: Todd Reeve
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Todd Reeve of the Portland, Oregon based Bonneville Environmental Foundation talks about this small Foundation's three major programs areas.More info on their Website.1. Climate Change, Renewable Energy; (2) Educating  k-12 students on climate change and energy; 3. Watershed (long term) Restoration.

For more leaders, please visit the Portland Sustainability Leadership channel on YouTube sponsored by:
EarthSayer Todd Reeve
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Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
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This National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. 

Additonal videos on NRDC YouTube channel

EarthSayers Bruce Steele; Sigourney Weaver
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The Heat is On: Confronting the Facts of Climate Change

The Heat Is On - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat Is On: The High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate, provides documentation on how global warming is real and increasing. He exposes the campaign by oil and coal interests, teamed with conservative politicians, to confuse the public on the issue. His book was published in 1997 as Mr. Gelspan was early in getting people to confront the facts of climate change.

 

EarthSayer Ross Gelbspan
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