The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Green (Living) Review

carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was due primarily to the growth in fracking ( "When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal" ). Progressive environmental activists know we must reduce our carbon footprint, but for strategic reasons, we advocate a mélange of solutions.

How to Organize a Progressive Local Activist Group

Green Living Ideas

How do you get started in community organizing around a progressive issue that will impact our planet positively. The post How to Organize a Progressive Local Activist Group appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Activism Green Lifestyle community organizing diy green living neighborhood progressive sustainability

Earth Day, Celebrating our Planet

Green Home Blog

For the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands of New Guinea, displacement has become an everyday misery as a result of rising ocean tides, salt water influx into fresh water wells, and progressive erosion.

Our Insecurities are Destroying the Planet.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness anorexia bubble distraction environmental global issues meditation mental health progress separation understandingBeyond the discomfort there is an indescribable relief when we stop putting energy into distracting ourselves from the truth and start looking at what really matters.

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Captain Planet Stressed Me Out

Conservancy Talk

As a child I was discouraged from watching a television program called “Captain Planet.” Captain Planet in the Flesh! It’s been over a decade and a half since my first encounter with Captain Planet, but it wasn’t until recently I was able to meet my childhood hero in the flesh.

Environmental studies creates crusaders for our planet

Green Prophet

Choosing to work in environmental science not only opens potential candidates to a secure career with longevity and much potential for progression; it gives the feel good, impact factor and job satisfaction that most spend their whole lives trying to find.

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EU announces progress on fast-start climate financing

Green (Living) Review

Commenting on an EU report launched today at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, about the progress made on providing fast-start financing for developing countries in 2010, Friends of the Earth's International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said: "The EU might have made good progress by their standards - but this is because they have set the bar so low.

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Crushers: Emirate Mountaintops Reduced to Rubble in the Name of “Progress”

Green Prophet

It’s not hard to understand why some might consider them a landscape worth sacrificing in the name of progress, development and profit. They’re exactly the sort of survivors we will need to draw inspiration from once we have depleted this planet’s resources.

One Planet Living - a practical solution

Green (Living) Review

At BioRegional they know that One Planet Living is possible. Working with partners they have developed cost effective working examples of sustainable communities and businesses which show One Planet Living in practice.

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Our Hungry Planet: Design Thinking Challenge

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] The following lesson, Our Hungry Planet, is brought to you by the California Academy of Sciences. Encourage students to keep track of their ideas and progress in a design notebook or on a blog.

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Billionaire Arab Prince Buys Planet’s Largest Private Jet

Green Prophet

Call the guys at Guinness World Records back to the Middle East: the Saudi billionaire’s newest toy will be the planet’s biggest private jet. Here passengers can stand on a “magic carpet” and watch their journey progress, scented breezes blowing into the room.

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Heroines for the Planet: Laura Turner Seydel

Eco Chic

Ironically, one of my favorite shows as a kid was Captain Planet , a show which Laura’s father, Ted Turner, created. She’s the Chairwoman of the Captain Planet Foundation , which promotes environmental education and gardens in schools, and Zero Waste Zone-Downtown Atlanta.

Laurie David Is Serious About Healthy Dinner: Heroines for the Planet

Eco Chic

For all her work on behalf of the Earth, Eco-Chick is proud to include her as one of our Heroines for the Planet. Eco-Chick: We were both raised on Long Island, which hasn’t always been one of the more environmentally progressive places to live.

5 Legit, Free Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself—and the Planet—in 2016

Eco Chic

Instead of fixating on a big purpose or goal, try focusing more on the progress. Using a reusable bottle not only ensures that you reap enormous health benefits, but also helps you take direct action against the suffocating effects of plastic waste on our planet. SONY DSC.

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For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

Saving the planet will largely depend on our ability to close this gap. Here are three ideas for translating what we know about current environmental challenges into tangible—and meaningful—progress. And the private sector can be a great source of innovative new ideas to accelerate and scale up environmental progress. Creative collaboration accelerates progress.

Gyms Go Green for a Healthier Planet

Eco Friendly Daily

If you are concerned about your body, you should be concerned about the health of the planet too. That’s the message a lot of new age gyms are giving out. Now, it’s not only about eco-consciousness, but modern gym owners are realizing that green practices can boost their profits too.

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

Building Progress in Challenging Times I grew up not too far from here—on the east side of Cleveland in the Collinwood neighborhood. There’s an encouraging takeaway here: We really can build environmental progress out of challenging times.

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How Altruism Can Save the Planet: Q&A with Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard

Conservancy Talk

Tercek: Of course I especially like the emphasis the book places on environmental challenges and how altruism can support strong conservation progress.

Heroines for the Planet: Green For All’s Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Eco Chic

She has a bold yet simple vision for the future — one in which everyone gets to prosper while not destroying our planet. Has it impeded Green For All’s progress? Featured activist feminist heroine for the planet urban

Ananda Marga Gurukula - Global Education Network for People and Planet

The Green Changemakers

The Gurukula system of education is the oldest on our planet, tracing its roots back 10,000 years to the time of ancient civilisation and dedicated to the highest ideals of all-round human development: physical, mental and spiritual.

GPI, GNH, GCH: True Indicators of Progress

The Green Changemakers

Gross domestic product (GDP) is often used as an indicator to measure progress in the economy and society. Can GDP really indicate true progress, including happiness? Because GDP includes what makes us unhappy, and excludes what makes us happy, it cannot be a true indicator to measure social progress. The country is attracting increasing attention because the Bhutanese consider Gross National Happiness (GNH), instead of GNP, as the indicator to measure national progress.

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Trash Planet: Germany

The Green Changemakers

by Marie Look The Trash Planet series highlights various countries around the world and how they handle their waste. Future Progress Germany certainly has no plans to fall out of the No.

Heroines for the Planet: Executive Producer of Makers.com Betsy West

Eco Chic

This project has been a chance to hunt down dramatic stories of women’s progress, like the stunning tale of what happened when runner Kathrine Switzer entered the Boston Marathon in 1967!

Can Cities Save the Planet?

The Green Changemakers

Thus, to reduce global warming, whose effects are already beginning to be felt, it will be necessary to take drastic measures just to stay at the present level, never mind actually making real progress. Scientists are skeptical. Planners are hopeful. The Dutch are pragmatic. By Witold Rybczynski Posted Wednesday, Dec.

Ecological Footprints and One Planet Thinking

The Green Changemakers

Principle 2: Ecological Footprints and One Planet Thinking The green space is teeming these days with lengthy and complex explanations about the meaning of sustainability. Ecological Footprint and One Planet both frame human impact in terms of physical space.

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Heroines for the Planet: Cupcake Queen Chloe Coscarelli

Eco Chic

You were this beautiful, progressive young women bringing something entirely different to the counter. Chloe Coscarelli is as sweet as the vegan cupcakes which landed her the winner on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. She truly is!

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Heroines for the Planet: Jill Danyelle, Eco Interior Designer

Eco Chic

Believe me, this is still a work in progress over here. Jill Danyelle is, quite simply, too talented to fail. Her artistic prowess, indomitable desire to evolve, and adoration of nature led her to recently launch the interior design business she was always meant to create.

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System change not climate change

Green (Living) Review

But most importantly, what can be done instead to actually stop the murder of our Planet? Thus system change that is required for the world to become a better place where people and the Planet count and not (just) money.

Heroines for the Planet: Jill Danyelle, Eco Interior Designer

Eco Chic

Believe me, this is still a work in progress over here. Jill Danyelle is, quite simply, too talented to fail. Her artistic prowess, indomitable desire to evolve, and adoration of nature led her to recently launch the interior design business she was always meant to create.

2012 70

Quote of the Day: Frying the Planet Is Okay As Long As We Protect It.

Mother Jones

Quote of the Day: Frying the Planet Is Okay As Long As We Protect It From Asteroids. Copyright ©2013 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress. Inspiring, relevant, smart audiobooks: sustainability, progressive economics, health, engaging fiction. Meet progressive singles in the environmental, vegetarian. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble.

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A global manifesto for a happier planet

The Green Changemakers

The Happy Planet Index : [link] The HPI is an innovative measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered around the world. Steering towards success No single country listed in the Happy Planet Index has everything right. happy-planet-index-2-0.pdf

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Heroines for the Planet: Sseko’s Liz Bohannon Empowers Ugandan Women with Sandals

Eco Chic

But I also found so much hope, progress and opportunity. Liz Bohannon isn’t your typical 20-something. Just out of college, Liz fearlessly set off to Uganda to experience another side of the world.

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Heroines for the Planet: NYC Botanist and Urban Ecologist Marielle Anzelone

Eco Chic

What sort of progress have you made since its inception? If you’ve spent any amount of time outdoors in New York City’s parks, you’ve likely passed by Marielle Anzelone at one time or another.

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The growth machine is killing our planet, so why hasn’t it been stopped?

Green Blog

Even then, it wasn’t until the first decades of the 20th century that the general belief that material progress is desirable transmuted into “an urgent conviction that promoting growth is a matter of national priority.”. In article after article, book after book, scientists and environmentalists have exposed the devastating effects of constant economic expansion on the global environment.

Striving for a Better World, Starting Now in 2010

The Alien Next Door

Labels: 2010 , Adam and Eve , happy new year , hungarian allegory , Imre Madach , progress of humanity , The Tragedy of Man Stumble It! I love this planet, Earth, and I pray we all take good care of it for our children and their children.

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9 Surprising Facts About Junk Food | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Heres Moss: "This," Witherly [a food scientist] said, "is one of the most marvelously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure." Copyright ©2013 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

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Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

During his first term as President, Barack Obama took historic steps to mitigate the climate crisis our planet is facing. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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How to do your bit for the planet

The Green Changemakers

But are these efforts to save the planet enough? Take a simple survey at www.happyplanetindex.org to find out how efficiently you're using the planet's resources to give yourself a good life, and get some tips on how to feel better while lowering your environmental impact. Most of us accept the need for a more sustainable way to live, by reducing carbon emissions, developing renewable technology and increasing energy efficiency.

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Latest UN Environment Report Describes a 'Threatened Planet

The Green Changemakers

Link source : The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released its latest detailed report, "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)," which examines the state of the planet from a number of different aspects. There has been progress "in tackling some relatively straightforward problems," and environmental concerns are now "much closer to mainstream politics everywhere."

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Reflections on Being the Bully & the Bullied. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

It’s amazing when I look back at the last five to 10 years or so of my life, and mark the progression that I’ve made regarding the relationship I have with myself and the relationship I have with the world around me. Want to stay in touch with elephant?

2013 63

What is Happening with the Rainforests?

Green Home Blog

billion acres of land (about 40% of the continent), the Amazon (Amozonian) is the largest rainforest amongst those found throughout the world (which in total cover about 6% of our planet). Some consider this progress, as natives literally hold onto their land by banning together within it.

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Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

Green (Living) Review

What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever.

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From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

For some, the Eiffel Tower remains a symbol of romance, but thanks to the Paris Agreement's successes, the landmark will also be remembered for the time that the phrase “for the planet” was draped across its front.