How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan

Green (Living) Review

We can temporarily use resources faster than Earth regenerates them only by borrowing from the future productivity of the planet, leaving less for our descendants. Modern economies have been constructed to require growth, so that shrinkage causes defaults and layoffs; mere lack of growth is perceived as a serious problem requiring immediate application of economic stimulus. The human economy is currently too big to be sustainable.

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Douglas McCauley on Marine Mammoths, Rhino Steaks & Garage-Band Science Communications

Nature Conservancy - Science

Whales are some of the largest animals to ever have roamed the planet. The high seas, for example, present a kind of lawless no man’s land that has no precedent anywhere else on the planet. Douglas McCauley. Photo: © Jon Little. By Matt Miller.

Who is Getting the Green Money

Green Life Smart Life

billion dollar stimulus plan will be going towards green initiatives and incentives. There are a lot of sites trying to break down the Stimulus plan and they aren’t all exactly the same. From what I can see there is more money being spent on things like highways than on saving the planet, but hey who needs a planet if you can’t drive on a 14 lane highway ? I’m sure a lot of us have been wondering what part of this $787.2

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Eco-Minded Green Home Insurance

Green Furniture Home Design

If you’re a homeowner, but also are concerned about this giant ball of rock we orbit the sun on, you may well have looked into green home insurance before now – after all, it’s a great way of not only looking after your home but also looking after the planet on which we live. This allows your insurer to use the extra income to offer financial stimulus to green projects such as restoring forests, developing renewable energy and the like.

Going Green Helps Businesses

Eco Friendly Daily

The global recession is hurting industries all over the planet, and even the green industry is suffering as solar panel sales are falling, with the solar industry asking for help through the stimulus package. We are in tough times right now.

Hitting a Moving Target—What is Normal?

The Alien Next Door

The TOVA is actually (surprise, surprise) a computer test (supposedly extremely boring) that requires the kids to respond to a target stimulus by pressing a button, or to not respond when theres a non-target stimulus.

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Secretary Kerry's Solar Surge - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

solar manufacturers seeking new markets, this should be an obvious way to support and expand on previous stimulus package investments. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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Climate After Growth

The Green Changemakers

Done right, they can also serve as the foundation of a whole new economy—an economy comprised of people and communities that thrive within the real limits of our beautiful but finite planet.

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly than Expected in 2011

Green Blog

trillion, but economic activity was weaker than expected as government stimulus spending was insufficient to boost private demand. planets to sustain us, according to GFN. The global economy grew 3.8 percent in 2011, a drop from 5.2 percent in 2010.

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OSDE methods

The Green Changemakers

Stimulus and airing : exposure to a stimulus presenting different and ‘logical’ perspectives on the theme. Stimulus and airing : exposure to a stimulus presenting different and ‘logical’ perspectives on the theme.

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Six Myths About the Smart Grid

Green Life Smart Life

But now you can’t pick up a newspaper or read a blog without hearing about it, whether its plans for development under the stimulus package or GE’s captivating ecomagination commercials – smart energy messages abound. We are the cheapest people on the planet. If “green&# was the buzzword of 2008, you can bet that “smart grid&# will be the buzzword for 2009 and probably even 2010.

The global crisis in land use.

The Green Changemakers

And, if we want any hope of keeping up with these demands, we’ll need to double, perhaps triple, the agricultural production of the planet in the next 30 to 40 years. Since the last ice age, nothing has been more disruptive to the planet’s ecosystems than agriculture.

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A Circle of Gifts

The Green Changemakers

These are known, respectively, as monetary stimulus and fiscal stimulus. Today, however, on the fringes of political and environmental movements, the recognition is growing that society and the planet can no longer sustain further growth.

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Jill Stein, Presidential nominee of the Green Party, answered questions on Reddit

Green Blog

It’s a vote for the policies that are destroying our economy, our planet, shipping our jobs overseas, etc. Stein answered and said that the US could afford to pay for the Green New Deal: Actually the estimated cost (Phillip Harvey, Rutgers University) to get the Green New Deal going are about the cost of the first stimulus package.

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Qualitative Growth

The Green Changemakers

From an ecological point of view, all of this is good news, since continuing growth of such material consumption on a finite planet can only lead to catastrophe. Similarly, unlimited quantitative economic growth on a finite planet cannot be sustainable.9

Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth

The Green Changemakers

Woody Tasch: Three trillion dollars a day zooms around the planet in currency markets alone. Governments of the world just threw tens of trillions of dollars of stimulus money at the economy.

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A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

billion in stimulus funding for clean tech. stimulus funding for clean technology range from $50 to $80 billion.

Next Steps in Education for Sustainable Development

The Green Changemakers

5) Netherlands moving ahead with Cradle to Cradle ( closed loop ) initiatives at Regional and Government level Key stimulus: Prof. Life, from its beginning more than three billion years ago, did not take over the planet by combat but by networking.

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21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

The Green Changemakers

Faith communities are greening their houses of worship and advocating for policies and lifestyles that protect the planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants, joining scientists, policymakers and environmental advocates as good stewards of God’s creation. The national Interfaith Power and Light Action Center has generated thousands of letters petitioning for energy efficiency standards, fuel economy standards, green stimulus funding, and clean energy tax incentives.

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Path to a Peace Economy

The Green Changemakers

We undertook vast continental and transcontinental migrations to populate the planet and adapted to vastly different physical topographies and climates. Note here the essential difference between the bailout money and the Obama stimulus money.

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

The Green Changemakers

Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around. This wake-up call is inspiring unprecedented numbers of people to take action to bring forth the culture and institutions of a new economy that can serve us and sustain our living planet for generations into the future. The government can and should instead issue debt-free money to finance the stimulus and meet other public needs.

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9 Things Nobody Tells You about Recreational Drug Use in Your.

Elephant Journal

The stress did not _cause_ the heart disease; it was only the stimulus that accelerated the inexorable process to manifest illness." Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call.

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To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

president will face a nation in economic chaos, a people suffering from deepening political divisions, and a planet in desperate need of leadership on a whole host of extremely critical issues. We recently called upon the smartest, most interesting people we know to answer the following question: In 100 words or less, what should the next president do in his first 100 days to address the planet's most pressing problems?

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