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Economic transition is a difficult, but necessary conversation--especially for those affected

Environmental Economics

As countries develop, economically and socially, the means of producing economic well-being shift.    This was a difficult transition for on-farm workers but the overall level of well-being in the U.S.   These shifts are often uncomfortable for those working tin the affected industries.  increased. 

Turkish Coal Tragedy Puts Emphasis on Transition to Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

This is an important decision that will not only affect Turkey’s energy industry but also its environment and the people of this vibrant country.

Public Transit in the 'Most Livable City'

Green (Living) Review

BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, March 2011: As the cherry and plum blossoms re-appear and daylight stretches later, Metro Vancouver gets ready to welcome people from other parts of the world. Whatever your tastes, public transit can get you where you want to go. One of the many reasons why Metro Vancouver stays livable!

Transition Companion – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The first part discusses where we are now in terms of resilience to the problems of rising oil prices, climate change and economic uncertainty.

Ingredients of Transition: Education for Transition

The Green Changemakers

by Rob Hopkins [link] Here is the very final additional ingredient for ‘The Transition Companion’. My thanks to Isabel Carlisle for her input with this ingredient… How can education, at all levels, best contribute to the Transition process, building resilient individuals, resilient communities and resilient institutions? David Orr.

In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

And yet the neighborhood is single-family, detached homes that house relatively few people. Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation.

From Narmada to Tata Mundra: Iconic Indian Activist Demands Clean Energy Transition at World Bank

Sierra Club Compass

The world-wide pressure gave strength to the people on the ground and forced the World Bank to re-think its approach to large projects.

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Transit Score: Buses Matter

Sightline Daily

But Seattle’s Transit Score fell by more than a full point (technically, 1.3 Why did Seattle’s Transit Score dip? ”).

Why Stopping Urbanization Is Not Only Impossible, But Misses the Environmental Point

Nature Conservancy - Science

They only succeeded in creating a large pool of urban residents without permits who were open to economic and political exploitation.

The Tricky Economics of Ongoing Subsidies for People Who Want Their Beach and Eat it Too

Environmental Economics

Smith, professor of environmental economics at Duke University. But if you don’t pay for defensive nourishment and end up having to pay more in disaster relief, it doesn’t make economic sense.”. This would be analogous to the bursting of a bubble.”. said Smith. “No one wants to foot the bill for unnecessary subsidies.

People prefer higher costs

Environmental Economics

politicians: tend to consistently reject economic incentive-based environmental policy and. represent the people (am I right?),

"Use of Public Transit in U.S. Reaches Highest Level Since 1956"

Environmental Economics

billion passenger trips were taken on transit systems during the year, surpassing the post-1950s peak of 10.59 via www.nytimes.com. 10,650.

Transition Model

The Green Changemakers

The 7 Principles of Transition 1. Positive Visioning Transition Initiatives are based on a dedication to the creation of tangible, clearly expressed and practical visions of the community in question beyond its present?day which may underlie the state of denial that many people are caught in. Step 6: Transition Tales.

Public Transit Is a Deciding Factor for Millennials in the Workforce

Green (Living) Review

The trick for Nashville and its peers will be hanging onto to those residents while attracting other talented young people. Petersburg.

Business, Resilience and Transition

The Green Changemakers

There is the danger of economic ‘bubbles’, even in the world of renewable energy, if people throw all their money into it but it isn’t consolidated.

Ingredients of Transition: Education for Transition

The Green Changemakers

by Rob Hopkins Here is the very final additional ingredient for ‘The Transition Companion’. My thanks to Isabel Carlisle for her input with this ingredient… How can education, at all levels, best contribute to the Transition process, building resilient individuals, resilient communities and resilient institutions? David Orr. link].

Spiffy New Tramway Connects Casablanca’s Hot Spots

Green Prophet

That means one quarter of a million people will be off the road, and that is a good thing. :: Your Middle East. billion.

Dump the Pump Day: What Do Transit and Clean Energy Have in Common?

Sierra Club Compass

in the first quarter of 2014 came from solar , and public transit ridership continues to soar. Transit saves America 4.2 Case in point?

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

“These estimates translate to a climate genocide involving the deaths of 10 billion people this century…&#. Already 16 million people (about 9.5 However while transition top gas burning might be expected to decrease mortality from fossil fuel burning for power, clearly gas burning will contribute to such mortality.

Economic History in 10 Minutes

The Green Changemakers

People had no money, and there was neither barter nor trade among members of any given group. But, back to our tour of economic history.

An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change—Find Out What Happens Next

Conservancy Talk

People seemed interested in what I had to say. Climate change also poses significant economic risks to the U.S.

Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities?

The Green Changemakers

The best thing, the really hopeful thing, about the Transition Town movement is that it breaks the emotional isolation privatized responsibility inflicts on us, and makes us part of a group working together towards change. 1) What are Transition Towns? Jennifer Gray, the founder of Transition U.S. link].

Leaner nations bike, walk, use mass transit

The Green Changemakers

Americans, with the highest rate of obesity, were the least likely to walk, cycle or take mass transit, according to the study in a recent issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. By comparison, 67 percent of commuters in Latvia, 62 percent in Sweden and 52 percent in the Netherlands either walk, bike or use mass transit.

On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. Compass. « Recent Creation Care Highlights | Main. Reblog (0). |. |. |. |.

Privilege and the Hierarchy of Oppression within the Animal Rights Movement

Eccorazzi

At thirty-three, after a lifetime of hiding gender-related issues (even from myself), I started to transition as a female-to-male transsexual.

The Future’s So Bright

Conservancy Talk

But it also advances our transition toward a robust, clean energy economy, and the quality jobs that come with it. We now have a consensus.

Proposed Tel Aviv SkyTran Project is “Up in the Air”

Green Prophet

Developing economical and green urban transit systems have not been easy. Photo: NASA/SkyTran. of  Tel Aviv.

Friday Viewing: Economic Injustic of Plastic

Sightline Daily

Jones lays blame on a culture of disposability: disposable bottles, people, and communities. Skip to content. Submit it here. Submit it here.

How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S.

Green (Living) Review

Cooperation Jackson is emerging as a leader in the global cooperative movement and the struggle for economic democracy. Read more: [link].

Polar Vortex ? Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

We need more people to be actively engaged and intellectually curious about this very important topic. This is a good thing.

After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Is there a way to ecologically restore the forests on Prince of Wales while also creating economic opportunities for local communities? The U.S.

Ecovillage: 1001 Ways to Heal the Planet (Ebook)

The Green Changemakers

It conveys not only the variety and ideals of the ecovillage movement, but the heart of it as well. The book can now be ordered. Source: [link].

Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from studying our.

Elephant Journal

Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from our feathered friends. Birds aren’t that different from people. Video. Member.

MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

Green Prophet

MENA must continue to embrace clean energy innovation to transition to a fully renewable energy future.

The Washington Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce Report is Out

Sightline Daily

Washington could invest carbon revenue in clean energy and transportation options for a smooth transition to a post-carbon economy.

Quick Take: One Year into USDA Climate Guidance, Farms and Forests are Making a Difference

Conservancy Talk

Farmers, ranchers and foresters are traditionally good stewards of our land, and provide the world with the food and fiber we depend on every day.

We Don’t Need a $12B Transportation Package

Sightline Daily

billion package that surfaced this week would spend less than 2 percent of that on transit and improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.

Can the Gates Foundation be convinced to dump fossil fuels?

Green Blog

Rusbridger wrote that this would be “a small but crucial step in the economic transition away from a global economy run on fossil fuels”.

IRENA says: it’s not too late to turn to renewables

Green Prophet

Amin, IRENA Director-General, at the launch of the publication in Abu Dhabi. What energies to we need? Download the report here (PDF web friendly).

Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist. Tercek: What led you to marine conservation? To the Nature Conservancy? Your work?

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