Cameron predicts new economic crisis

Green (Living) Review

crisis Depression economy EU green living recession UK by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In mid-autumn 2014 the British Prime Minister David Cameron stated that the Euro zone is teetering on brink of new third recession and he may, in fact, not be far off this. The fact is that, despite what they are telling us, the economy is not doing very well at all and also not in Britain.

Needs must as economic crisis makes us greener in the office

Green (Living) Review

The YouGov poll, commissioned by office products manufacturer Avery, found that nearly half the UK’s office workers (47%) said their offices have actively become greener as a result of the economic downturn as staff put more effort into recycling, turning off unused lights and saving on the heating bill. Nicky Amos, an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility, said: “It’s clear that the current economic situation is forcing many workplaces to become greener.


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Economic Crisis as a Catalyst for Spiritual and Community Renewal

The Green Changemakers

by Richard Flyer - November 03, 2008 People take notice when “officialdom” makes pronouncements like this one from Bank of England Deputy Governor Charles Bean regarding the economic situation “This is a once in a lifetime crisis, and possibly the largest financial crisis of its kind in human history." It is obvious that there is no "center" holding our economic system together--there is no foundation other than getting us to buy and consume more stuff.

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Another Capitalism is Possible? From world economic crisis to green capitalism

The Green Changemakers

Oakland: From world economic crisis to green capitalism , chapter 56 by Tadzio Mueller and Alexis Passadakis Image: Global Project Another Capitalism is Possible? From world economic crisis to green capitalism The world’s energy system is on the verge of far reaching change, and its future is up for grabs. Tags: Sustainable-development Economy Economics Green Sparking a World-wide Energy Revolution - Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World.

VERGE 19: Welcoming Remarks


This isn’t just about avoiding an ecological and economic crisis,” Rappaport says. “It’s Business Eco Green a-future-unfold action-and call carbon policy carbon-pricing ecological-and economic-crisis event executive more-prosperous potentialGreenBiz Vice President and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, welcomes VERGE 19 participants to the event with a clean economy call to action and surprise performance by The Seastars.

The "Commons in the House of Commons" event on 8 May points the way out of the economic crisis

Green (Living) Review

Their list include the New Economics Foundation, the Finance Innovation Lab, the Institute for Public Policy Research, St. He has also been an economic consultant for agencies in more than 30 countries. The School of Commoning, a London-based Community Interest Company will launch its 12-seminar educational campaign for a commons-based, fair and thrivable economy and social renewal, with an opening in the House of Commons on 8 May.

Abandoned Jag, BMWs and Mercedes Gather Dust at Abu Dhabi Airport

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was badly bruised by the 2008 financial crisis. Cars & Transportation abandoned cars Abu Dhabi bankruptcy Dubai economic crisis Ferrari luxury cars United Arab EmiratesA fleet of fancy cars are gathering dust in the short-term parking lots at Abu Dhabi airport. The car parks, walking distance from the terminals, are meant for stays of three days or less. You pay dearly for convenient location, air conditioned walkways and covered car bays.

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Watch: Indiscriminate logging in Latvia is fueled by Britain’s markets

Green Blog

The clear cutting, which is a total loss not only for biological diversity but also for social and economic reasons, is the result of the current economic crisis in Latvia. Biodiversity Al Jazeera animals Britain capitalism deforestation Economic Crisis economy EU EU habitat directives Europe forest forest destruction Forest Stewardship Council FSC Latvia markets nature nature reserves politics sustainability timber UK video

Carbon emissions sees record rise despite economic recession

Green Blog

And this despite one of the worst economic recessions in recent history which analysts thought would lower the carbon emission levels from last year. This is an increase of nearly 1.6ppm on last year and the highest ever recorded" Global Warming carbon emissions climate change climate science Economic Crisis Fatih Birol fossil fuels greenhouse gas emissions IEA John Sauven Nicholas Stern“The prospect is getting bleaker. That is what the numbers say.&#.

They should give the Nobel to the person who figures out how to restore the prize that goes with the Nobel

Environmental Economics

The economics prize, which has been dominated by Americans over the years, is the last to be announced, on October 15. Because of the economic crisis, the Nobel Foundation has slashed the prize sum to eight million Swedish kronor ($1.2 million, 930,940 euros) per award, down from the 10 million kronor awarded since 2001. via

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GM is Bankrupt. Now What?

Living In a Toxic World

The bankruptcy of GM represents the bankrupt economic model we are currently trying to revive. When we awaken to this point then we can move forward to create a sustainable economic model that respects the ideals of democracy and free enterprise. Tags: economics crisis sustainable development green living business Everybody knows that GM is bankrupt. Many people probably thought it has been for a while. The broader impact is still unknown.

Parents’ preschool co-op breaks the education mould in Greece

Green (Living) Review

The Greek economic crisis led to devastating cuts in social services, including preschool childcare – but a new model of education is now emerging, with parents forming a co-operative to fill the gap. The Halandri Parents Social Cooperative Enterprise is only the second co-operative care-giving enterprise in Greece – the first was established on Crete a few years ago – and offers a platform for parents to share information about preschool, primary and secondary education.

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Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment

Green (Living) Review

As a way to confront the congestion, economic instability, and environmental degradation that were part and parcel of turn-of-the-century urban life, residents began taking matters into their own hands—by planting school gardens, for example, or cultivating the vacant lots between buildings. Since then, the popularity of these gardens has seen ebbs and flows in relation to the social and economic climates of particular eras.

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Beware the ‘Great Reset’: a power grab by billionaires

Low Impact

According to its own description, the World Economic Forum is “THE international organisation for public-private cooperation” and has as its main objective “to improve the state of the world”. ” Let’s take a look at the list of stakeholders that the World Economic Forum is convening.

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Did you watch the jobs speech?

Environmental Economics

" But Obama added: But what we can’t do — what I won’t do — is let this economic crisis be used as an excuse to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades. Surprisingly, I did (I usually prefer to read the criticism ), and this part got more of my attention than the rest, especially after the smog regs were not implemented: President Obama’s big jobs speech Thursday takes an apparent shot at GOP efforts to scale back environmental regulations.

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Matt Taibbi and Mayor Julián Castro

Sightline Daily

Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi is known for his entertainingly quotable, scathing, and illuminating histories of the current economic crisis. Rolling Stone ''s Matt Taibbi What do Matt Taibbi and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro have in common? Sightline’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series ! They’ll be closing out our year-long celebration with talks that we expect will sell out Town Hall, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Matt Taibbi. reveals Brits abandoning the Eurozone in favour of domestic breaks

Green (Living) Review, the website tour consolidator, has found that the recent civil unrest, economic crisis and poor exchange rates in the Eurozone are having a negative impact for Europe in terms of Brits choosing to take their holidays there, with many opting to stay closer to home and holiday in the UK instead. I think it’s fair to say that the longer the economic crisis continues, the more 'staycations' will be booked."

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Why we need social care co-ops: Graham Mitchell of Co-operative Care Colne Valley

Low Impact

We’re moving from a health crisis to a social and an economic crisis now. I think our authority here have understood that as a result of 10 years of austerity following the financial crisis, they’ve had to shift their position.

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Green ‘Khutbah’ Muslim Sermon Campaign Launches Today

Green Prophet

“Although the evidence of environmental damage is stronger than ever, the public is starting to tune out due to the recent economic crisis and a lack of political leadership. Today marks the first annual ‘Green Khutbah Day’ which also coincides with Earth Day 2013.

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Urban Farming

Living In a Toxic World

If you combine the current economic crisis with peak oil and global warming it may be forced upon us. There has been a lot going on with urban gardens and raising chickens along with a few other things. What if a an entire urban area was transformed into a farm? Check out this article about Detroit being converted into a farm. The premise is interesting and the article contains some interesting stats.

Denmark to end their reliance on fossil fuels, aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Green Blog

Denmark’s climate minister, Martin Lidegaard, said that the new energy plan is designed to combat the climate crisis, the country’s current economic crisis and future resource crisis at the same time. “We It doesn’t make any sense to solve the economic crisis if that affects the climate crisis and vice versa.”. The new red and green government in Denmark wants to end the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.

You are not what you have and own

Green (Living) Review

But our governments have been encouraging, nay, nigh forcing, people to go out and spend, spend, spend, for, so they claimed, that is what will get us out of the economic crisis. Much of the consumerism is, however, being fueled even by the governments of our countries telling us that we should spend our way out of the financial and economic crisis.

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Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally

Green Blog

The promising numbers come from the annual review by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and shows that – despite the economic crisis – the renewable energy industry is growing and has become a key player on the job market. The number of people working in the renewable energy industry grew by 14 percent to 6.5 million people in 2013 with solar power leading the job growth.

Climate change has pretty much fallen off the agenda of the organized left

Green (Living) Review

In 2010, it produced a report, with the assistance of the CWU, PCS, TSSA & UCU trade unions to argue for the creation of one million climate change jobs to address the environmental and economic crisis which we face. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Since the election of the Con-Dem Coalition Government in 2010 and the onset of vicious austerity, the issue of climate change has pretty much fallen off the agenda of the organized left.

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The (not so) green recovery: New report warns world is failing to ‘build back better’


The (not so) green recovery: New report warns world is failing to ‘build back better’ Cecilia Keating Fri, 03/12/2021 – 01:30 The fiscal spending plans of major economies in the wake of the coronavirus crisis have fallen far short of ensuring the recovery from the crisis does not exacerbate ongoing climate and nature crises, with just one in every $40 committed by governments in the wake of the pandemic set to deliver a positive impact for the planet.

Whatever happened to Localism and the Big Society?

Green (Living) Review

The charities – in fact all charities – that would have been the cornerstones, foundation and operators of the Big Society have their funding slashed and the people of the UK, who are feeling the pinch of the economic crisis and the austerity measures also have no means of giving to those charities. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Much has been made in the days when the Con-Dem coalition took power of localism and of the Big Society but both are very much falling by the wayside.

Privatized prison - payment by results

Green (Living) Review

However, the Corrections Corporation of America believes the economic crisis has created an historic opportunity to become the landlord, as well as the manager, of a big chunk of the American prison gulag. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Like the UK the USA is also headed down the road of privatization of the prison service and in fact has been on that road for a while (like the UK). America's largest private prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America, is on a buying spree.

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Gardeners urged to support woodlands by buying British beanpoles

Green (Living) Review

And in this age of economic crisis, it shouldn’t be forgotten that you’ll also be supporting rural jobs when you switch to British coppiced beanpoles. Organisers of National Beanpole Week 2011, which takes place between 23 April and 1 May, have called on the nation’s gardeners to support Britain’s woodlands, and their beans, by switching to British coppiced beanpoles. Britain lost around 90% of its coppiced woodland during the 20th century - over 500,000 acres.

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Economy could cause “gardening” craze to spike

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people everywhere in the developed world, with the economic crisis still biting, are looking at gardening to save money. We are talking here about a gardening that will not be concentrating on the growoing of pretty flowers but on food for the table.

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Austerity pushing UK economy towards a Greek-style crisis

Green (Living) Review

An economic spectre is haunting Britain and the path to austerity will propel it into an economic crisis on a par with Spain and Greece, warned Tony Burke, assistant general secretary of Britain’s largest union Unite. A deep crisis has gripped the eurozone and is affecting the UK. These are the depths of the crisis that austerity has brought - that have yet to reach Britain. Speaking at the conference: ‘Sorting out the crisis: What’s the EU got to do with it?’,

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Green (Living) Review

The country’s economic crisis has simmered down, and visitors now receive 116 kroner to the dollar, almost twice the kroners they received just two years ago. Looking Back at 2010, Eruption Results in 16 Percent Increase in Tourism REYKJAVIK (Dec.


Green (Living) Review

Leading Marketplace for Individual Philanthropy Matches Donations to Carbon Reducing Development Projects WASHINGTON, April 2009 : As we seek to combat global warming, the developing world faces a double burden: climate change threatens poor communities with both environmental and economic devastation in the form of floods, droughts, and ruined harvests.

Ethanol Production Slows In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

Due to the current economic crisis and people driving less, plants are shutting down and refiners are buying less ethanol. This was to be in place by 2015, however due to the economic downturn this is not expected to be met. Ethanol, once touted as an energy solution, is in overabundance in the United States. While gas prices were extremely high, refiners were purchasing the maximum amounts of ethanol able to be mixed with gasoline.

Turkish Conglomerate Plans Undersea Pipeline To Import Israeli Gas

Green Prophet

But Greece’s buying potential has been slashed by the economic crisis there, and China is only in the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG), which wouldn’t be as profitable for the Leviathan operators. It would have to pass through Lebanese and Syrian economic zones, and would pose a challenge to Russia’s Gazprom, currently the dominant gas exporter to Turkey and Europe. Turkey’s Economic Growth Hampered By Oil Addiction, Analysts Say.

Escalating Ukraine conflict could impact Chernobyl’s radiation shield

Green Blog

But the economic crisis in Ukraine, following the revolution and the ongoing conflict with Russia, could delay the construction with up to two years. An escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia could impact the construction of Chernobyl’s radiation shield. The gigantic $2 billion containment shield – one of the largest moveable structures ever constructed – is designed to keep the still highly unstable nuclear power plant safe from radiation leaks for approximately 100 years.

Op Ed: Failed COP18 Climate Talks Boil Down to Money

Green Prophet

Both the EU and US cite the global economic crisis as justification for their reluctance to make commitments. Although just about everybody at the COP18 climate talks in Doha understood the importance of arresting climate change following a slew of recent reports that show temperatures and sea levels rising faster than we imagined, the conference closes today without a commitment to cut a single pound of CO2 emissions.

Confronting the fascist threat in Europe and abroad

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Europe today, and especially in the EU member states, fascism is again rearing its ugly head and is attempting to present itself as a solution to the disorientated and the desperate – to those whose world appears to be crumbling around them in the midst of economic ruin.

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“Irresponsible” World Bank Says Red-Dead Canal Feasible

Green Prophet

“The World Bank report is irresponsible as the conclusions drawn ignore the environmental risks and the high economic price to pay.” Economic viability of the project is dependent on international grants of $5 billion USD, in addition to Jordan raising $2.5 The study seems to forget that there is a global economic crisis, that Jordan is on the verge of bankruptcy, and that Israel is heavily in the red.

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Guerilla Gardening

Green Earth Journey

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, the country experienced an economic crisis that led to food shortages. Guerilla Gardening is when a group of people (or I suppose you could go by yourself) find a piece of public property that is baron. At night they come back armed with shovels, plants, flashlights, and water. The plant the lowers in the cover of night and then leave. This beautifies these used spots without going through government procedures.

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Devastating gold rush in Peruvian Amazon rainforest as seen from space


The 2008 economic crisis accelerated the price of gold and sparked the gold rush. The Peruvian Amazon is the world’s fourth largest tropical rainforest and an important biodiversity hotspot. But as usual, people are putting financial gain over preserving endemic and endangered species. As the price of gold has passed $1,700 an ounce, gold miners have swarmed the Amazon rainforest. Some are poor, desperate to feed and clothe their families. Some are downright greedy.

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A 2012 Energy Forecast For Turkey: Heading Down A Tried-And-False Path

Green Prophet

” The government will continue to try to privatize the rest of its thermal power plants in 2012, Direskeneli says, but the global economic crisis has reduced many investors’ appetites and assets. Increasingly smoggy skies are in store for Turkey if it follows the energy paths predicted.

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The Communist Manifesto – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

It is still able to explain, as mainstream economists and sociologists cannot, today''s world of recurrent wars and repeated economic crisis, of hunger for hundreds of millions on the one hand and ''overproduction'' on the other. And this is not just about the economic state of affairs, though they are definitely spot on in that department.

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Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP

Green (Living) Review

The current economic crisis throughout the European Union, and not just in the Euro bloc, is causing a resurgence of Fascism in many countries, including and especially Hungary and others countries of the former Warsaw Pact. Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP and neither did it end there by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It has often been suggested and is generally assumed that Fascism in Germany equals National-Socialism and thus began with Hitler and the NSDAP.