When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sustainability and business growth don’t usually get talked about together. Johnson Controls—inventor of the thermostat—is contributing to growth in the green building market. Building the Evidence for When Sustainability Can Drive Growth.

Protecting Florida’s Last Old-Growth Pines

Nature Conservancy - Science

That is one of the reasons why so many rare old growth trees have been killed with the reintroduction of fire,” she says, “but these trees are a very rare and valuable resource that needs special care and planning.”. Archiving Old-Growth Trees. Jean Huffman drills a longleaf pine core.

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We Must Risk Growth in Order to be Fully Seen.

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5 Ways to Maximize Personal Growth at Burning Man (or Anywhere). ~ Steve Bearman & Troy Dayton

Elephant Journal

Ordinary reality is not designed with personal growth in mind. If what you’re interested in is personal growth, however, you’ll need to go through the cracks in ordinary reality and find out what’s on the other side. If you like conformity, competition, or pretense, then ordinary reality is a great place to be! Where [.].

5 Behaviors that Block us from true Spiritual Connection & Growth.

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Are We Undervaluing Nature’s Role in the World’s Growth Story?

Conservancy Talk

And it’s a solution that cannot only help solve climate change but also help transform our global growth story. I have also seen development occur in a way that can be replicated at the global scale required to make truly sustainable, climate-friendly growth a reality.

Fake economic growth

Green (Living) Review

In the economic statistics, however, those cars show up as sales of new vehicles and thus create a fake economic growth and also a fake GDP for the countries where those cars have been made and registered.

The Problems with Unsustainable Growth.

Elephant Journal

The need for new renewable energy sources is perhaps one of the world’s most pressing issues. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only corporations education energy environment government green Isaac Saxton-Knight renewable resources

Does income inequality cause decreased economic growth?

Environmental Economics

' One of Reich's basic premises in Inequality for All is that income inequality causes decreased economic growth.  then we should see a negative correlation between measures of income inequality and income growth.  Gini coefficient and GDP growth

Emerald Edge: Old Growth Forest Injects New Life into Conservation

Conservancy Talk

As soon as you step into the deep green old-growth forest on Meares Island in Clayoquot Sound, its vitality envelops you. It can be hard to define what connects us to particular landscapes. We can be born in them, we can choose to make our homes in them, or we may just be passing through.

The fairytale of green economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Politicians, industry and media are telling us for decades the fairytale of green economic growth and sustainable consumption and many believe in this myth all to eagerly. All in the name of “economic growth” and now we are being presented with the fairytale of “green economic growth” as the greatest thing since sliced bread (not that sliced bread is actually such a great thing).

Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that the Earth is finite, it can't grow, and so are all of her mineral resources, which don't regrow either, talking about sustainable and growth in the same breath is an oxymoron and a fallacy. Sustainable economic growth is not possible as more and more growth is NOT sustainable regardless of what the powers that be try to claim. A finite Planet means that sustainable economic growth cannot be.

What to Remember when our Spiritual Growth gets Scary.

Elephant Journal

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“Am I Enlightened Yet?”—6 Signs We’re growing Spiritually.

Elephant Journal

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The myths of sustainable consumption and sustainable growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Across the globe the concept of sustainable consumption is being touted as the way of the future, a change in lifestyle and values that promises “green growth”– economic growth that doesn’t hurt the environment. The term itself is, however, an oxymoron for it also keeps relying on the other oxymoron, that of sustainable growth. Permanent consumerism and consumption is not sustainable and there simply is no such thing as sustainable growth.

The Silver Lining to Suffering: Post-traumatic Growth. ~ Suzy Reading

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Inner Growth Through Outer Growth: 6 Things my Beard Taught Me.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Arts & Culture Ecofashion Funny Health & Wellness 6 Things beard beards change facial hair happiness inner growth life my Beard. Taught Me Outer Growth self loveThere is a mutual appreciation amongst men, for the effort and sacrifice involved in growing and maintaining a beard. Complete strangers will often approach with approving handshakes and words of encouragement.

New report Forecasts Huge Growth in Green Jobs

Celsias

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called on governments to drive investment of at least 2% of GDP in the green economy in the wake of independent economic analysis forecasting the potential for green jobs growth.

West Bank and Gaza’s Economic Growth Isn’t Sustainable

Green Prophet

USAID billboard in Ramallah graffiti-ed with words “We Don’t Need Your Aid” but according to latest World Bank report, growth in the West Bank and Gaza is dependent on aid donors.

Endless growth is a real danger

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) More than 150 years ago John Stuart Mills wrote this and he went on to say that in advanced capitalist countries it is necessary to establish, what he called, a stationary state of the economy in order to limit unnecessary growth.

Unsustainable growth

Environmental Economics

At current growth rate, the cover of @tylercowen and @ATabarrok ’s textbook will soon be completely obscured by hands. pic.twitter.com/QDwUkB6xs6. Daniel Lin (@DLin71) January 15, 2015

The End of Growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “We do not have enough growth in the economy. For that statement, I suggest, we read: “We must have more growth so that capital can make more profits and screw the Planet and its inhabitants.” Perpetual growth, as is being advocated by our governments and the business lobby, however, is not, never was, and never will be, something that can ever work on a finite Planet such as is the Earth, and it is not, never was, and never can be, sustainable.

How Embracing Unhappiness can Help with Personal Growth & Character Development.

Elephant Journal

As I got older, I smothered it all with all sorts of “pain killers.” I had developed a cynical outlook on life and affection in general, as a way of. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) anxiety defensiveness depression emotions failing healing meditation Yoga

Fast-tracking your Spiritual growth may Not be a good Idea. ~ Freya Watson

Elephant Journal

YES, please, help me to put some oomph in my kundalini practice! YES, I want to to reach enlightenment before the end of 2014! YES, I''ll pay for the express train to nirvana!

Five myths about economic growth

Green (Living) Review

Love it – there are so few organisations pointing out the insanity of the quest for perpetual growth (image: [link] ). Growth was probably economic for much of American history. Economic growth is often miraculous Right now we’ve got the Chinese miracle. economic growth economy

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

"As awareness of the potential of renewables spreads around the world, and as these technologies continue to advance and prices fall, this impressive growth could further accelerate." Renewables are increasingly a driver of economic growth, accounting for an estimated 6.5

Six Wise Lessons from our Natural World.

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If your Spiritual Path feels Ugly, you’re on the Right Track.

Elephant Journal

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Climate after Growth – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The authors drive a coach and horses through the notion of the possibility of the continuation of the perpetual growth economy and also throw some rather large spanners – wrenches, to our American cousins – into the works of those in the “green” movement who believe in the idea of “green growth”.

The Recipe for Spiritual Growth in 485 Words.

Elephant Journal

In 472 words, this article outlines the simple recipe for spiritual development in an easy to read language.

Top 10 American Cities with Fastest Green Job Growth

Eccorazzi

with a green job growth rate of per year. with a green job growth rate of per year. Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa with a green job growth rate of 11.4% Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas with a green job growth rate of 10.5%

How to Reclaim Our Wild Genius in a Status-Quo Culture.

Elephant Journal

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There is Something Better than Finding a Soulmate.

Elephant Journal

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Why I Stopped Trying to Improve Myself.

Elephant Journal

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Difficulty & Pain Give you Wings. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Real growth needs to be watered by the hardships of the past. Health & Wellness Literary Journal Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) broken difficulty fly growth pain transformation wings

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She was Done.

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The Awakening that happens at 40.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) life after 40 midlife crisis personal awakening self-growthThis all happened around that magic age of 40. So maybe 40 is the new 20.

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Economic Growth Brings Return to Growth of CO2 Emissions

Celsias

Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 percent in 2010. In 2011, global atmospheric levels of CO2 reached a high of 391.3 parts per million (ppm), up from 388.6 ppm in 2010 and 280 ppm in pre-industrial times. According to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online project, energy use represents the largest source of global CO2 emissions.

When our Souls are Weary: How to Heal.

Elephant Journal

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2016 30

Before You Make a Single New Year’s Resolution, Read This.

Elephant Journal

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