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Karen Litfin is the author of "Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community" Check out the website. Ecovillages from the around the world represent sustainability as they integrate the social, economic, and environmental into the community. Learn about ecovillages as Karen did on her journey.
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Published on Mar 7, 2013
Go where markets and government have failed before. The Status Qou and Business as Usual cannot exist any longer. Investing as a means, not just an end. Jacqueline Novogratz, social entrepreneur, and founder of the Acumen Fund. TEDxEuston,
Intro and Outro music by Kadialy Kouyate performed at TEDxEuston 2011. You can view the full performance here.
As Chief Urban Designer for the City of New York, Alexandros Washburn understands one key thing about designing successful cities: it doesn't work until it works for the pedestrian. TEDx speech at ChristChurch New Zealand. He is uthor of the new book (Fall 2013) The Nature of Urban Design. To order from Amazon, click on the image or visit your local book store. Published on Sep 18, 2012
Activists Marshall Ganz, Rachel Laforest and Madeline Janis describe how organized people can successfully fight organized money to deliver social change. Marshall Ganz notes the difference between a movement (about meaning and what is good) and a special interest, how the powerful don't always win, the importance of strategy/structure and narrative and many other important aspects of activisim. He is associated with the Leading Change Network.
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Friends of Justice, Why Stories Matter, Interview and book, Love, Power and Justice by Paul Tillich referenced in this interview and another must read.
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Dean Karlan discusses the importance of knowing people and knowing language to change human behavior. With these findings, Dean has developed innovative mechanisms to increase savings in communities across the developing world.
Dean Karlan is a Professor of Economics at Yale University. Karlan is President of Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit organization
TEDxMiddlebury Published on Aug 18, 2013
The nearly 10 million people in the city and county of Los Angeles, California require a lot of water -- most of which is imported snow melt from the Eastern Sierra Nevadas and Rocky Mountains, hundreds of miles away. UCLA researchers Stephanie Pincetl and Mark Gold are studying how Los Angeles can reduce its water imports and better capture, store and reuse water for a more sustainable water supply. Published on Jul 12, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland is a major city situated on the Chesapeake Bay- a sprawling 64,000 square mile watershed. Currently, the Chesapeake is facing an environmental crisis due to pollutants. Scientist Claire Welty of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County is monitoring the travel times of pollutants in the urban streams in and around Baltimore. Through her research, she hopes to gain an understanding of the urban water cycle, and how municipalities can better prevent pollutants from contaminating the greater watershed. Published on Jul 12, 2013
Bill Moyers has followed the stories of two Milwaukee families since 1991. Like thousands of others, they were caught in the powerful undertow of a merciless economy and a changing city, constantly faced with devastating challenges and difficult choices. Bill revisits his reports on these families, and also explores the human price of inequality with journalists Barbara Miner and Barbara Garson. Click on images to order their books from Amazon or visit your local book store. Thank you.
Published on Jul 4, 2013
A heartfelt message from the Amazon rainforest communities in Ecuador to new Chevron CEO John Watson: "We don't want to continue dying of cancer." This video message appeals for Chevron to clean up its massive contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon that has devastated the environment and continues to cause widespread cancer, birth defects, and other ailments. (published in Jan 2010)
David Meslin, Community Catalyst, addresses the question: local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. Meslin encourages we recognize apathy actually as a web of barriers that reinforce disengagement - and that we work together to dismantle the obstacles.
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