From consumer society to maker society

Green (Living) Review

We must return from a consumer and consumption orientated society return to, or transition and develop, however one may wish to put it, into a maker society where, once again, people are prepared to make things and enjoy making things rather than just consuming things. The entire world needs to change to a new society but it will only do so if we, the people, actually change. And it not just liberates the individual, but the entire society.

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 2015 Conference

Environmental Economics

  Delighted to: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. From the inbox: Dear John,   Can you please help me share the information below on the upcoming SBCA conference through the Environmental Economics blog? Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

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Acclimatisation Societies of New Zealand

10,000 Birds

The vehicle for their efforts, after a few independent efforts, were the acclimatisation societies. They wanted reminders of home, and so for many years the societies made a concerted effort to bring British songbirds here. But the problems caused by the well-intentioned Victorians and their Acclimatisation Societies remain with us. New Zealand has a very odd biota these days.

2016 Annual Conference | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Call for papers: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is now accepting abstracts for participation in our 2016 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. We define BCA broadly, including cost-effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economics, damage assessment and other methods. Applications in any public policy area are encouraged.

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Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Thursday, March 19, 3:45 – 5:15 Session 4. Non-Market Recreational Welfare Effects of Changes in the Diversity and Abundance of Species. Chair: Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon. Presentations: A Combined Revealed/Stated Preference Model for Projecting the Impact of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Recreational Angling in the Great Lakes, Upper Mississippi, and Ohio River Basins, Gregory L. Poe*, Cornell University; Richard C.

Ted Williams Back at National Audubon Society!

10,000 Birds

Now if we can just get the National Audubon Society to start putting some money where their mouth is on the feral / outdoor cat issue… UPDATE – To the cat crazies I have one thing to say. Now this is some seriously good news ! Or, in Ted’s words: I’ve just been informed by Audubon that I am benched for the next issue but will be permanently back in the game the following issue.

The Society Slumber

Elephant Journal

Six years ago I had a “plan” and I had my future all figured out, the main focus on my vision board was a big house, a big diamond ring, an extravagant wedding, children and a LOT of money. I thought yes, this is it. So at twenty years old my boyfriend asked […].

The Big Society

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The coalition government in Britain under the Cameron-Clegg leadership is talking about the “Big Society” all the time ever since they formed the government after the general election in 2010. Talk about the “Big Society” is increasing more and more in the beginning of 2011 as the government is cutting is cutting back services on a national and local level due to spending cuts and the attempt of tackling the deficit in the national coffers.

The Cyborg Society

Elephant Journal

They are so ingrained in our society and consciousness that life could not function without them, at least not in the way it does today. We are all cyborgs. Our technology attachments being our phones, computers and various technology buddies. These mechanized beasts distort our reality and shed us, or amplify, our biological tendencies derived […].

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 2017 Annual Conference

Environmental Economics

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2017 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. Conference and Meeting: March 16-17, 2017.

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The Society Slumber

Elephant Journal

Six years ago I had a “plan” and I had my future all figured out, the main focus on my vision board was a big house, a big diamond ring, an extravagant wedding, children and a LOT of money. I thought yes, this is it. So at twenty years old my boyfriend asked me to […].

Society’s Secret Miscarriages.

Elephant Journal

I wanted to know why people were going through these life changing, emotionally devastating events but socially, it was being kept under wraps. Family Health & Wellness death grief health health wellness losing a baby losing an unborn baby loss miscarriage parenthood secret women's health

Today's throwaway and buy new society

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The intro – so to speak – below was posted on a Facebook forum by a lady who was rather disgusted, as we can see from what she writes, by the attitude of the woman, or women, concerned: “ Overheard while walking the dog : 'Oh, look at that, the button's just come off my coat, I'll have to get a new one now' I turned to watch while the dog had stopped for a sniff. She had the button in her hand! Her friend was sympathizing with her about how badly things are made etc.

The Problem With Society Isn’t Greed

Green (Living) Review

greed societyGreed Is a Symptom of a Deep Need Going Unfulfilled A lot of people reacted to my comment on Facebook the other day that greed is more a symptom than a cause of our current system, with all its inequities. I’m asked, What is the cause of greed? First I’ll say what I think greed is: Greed is the insatiable desire for that which one doesn’t really need, or in amounts beyond one’s needs.

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National Audubon Society Caves to the Cat Crazies

10,000 Birds

In a sad, stupid, and short-sighted move, the National Audubon Society has decided to suspend their contract with Ted Williams and remove him from his position of “Editor-at-Large” on the masthead. The column was clearly labeled as expressing the views of Ted Williams and not those of the National Audubon Society. (It

National Audubon Society 11th Annual Women In Conservation Luncheon

The Green Samaritan

On Tuesday at the Plaza Hotel in New York, The National Audubon Society celebrated its 11th annual Women in Conservation Luncheon by presenting the 2014 Rachel Carson Award to yet another three. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

The Vegan Society Falls Further Down The Speciesist Rabbit Hole

Eccorazzi

At the end of last week, the Vegan Society in the UK announced the formation of a new group and partnership, taking them ever further away from the vision of their founder, Donald Watson, who back in 1944 had views that were progressive – he recognised that veganism was a matter of fundamental respect for other sentient beings. What we’re seeing is the Vegan Society further embracing its position as an arm of corporate welfarism. Say no to the antics of the “Vegan” Society.

Re-thinking our ‘built to fail’ society

Green (Living) Review

In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way When I first heard of planned obsolescence – products being purposefully built to fail in order to fuel our buying more and more – I felt shock and disbelief.

8 Powerful Conversations of the Conscious Society.

Elephant Journal

The true state of our global society is clear: humanity is suffering terribly. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) capitalism consciousness education global economy health humanity media mindfulness Power reality society spirituality

This is What our Society Needs to be Truly Free.

Elephant Journal

I believe bio-sovereignty is critical to a truly free society. The physical inputs that enter our living system shape our experience of reality. Our consciousness is affected by everything our bodies take in. In order to achieve true sovereignty, we must strive to exert control over what enters into our bodies. Sovereignty describes the ability […].

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THE POWER OF SIDE EFFECTS: TOWARDS A COLLABORATIVE SOCIETY

Green (Living) Review

Although less visible, they have the power to profoundly upset the current social order and are the key to what, at OuiShare, we call a collaborative society. It’s time to explore what this collaborative society we started talking about a few months ago is. The “collaborative economy” and “collaborative society” approaches are peculiarly different: the latter is prescriptive while the former is descriptive. collaborative society green living society

Humane Society Thanks Ellen for Oscar Selfie

Eccorazzi

Thanks to the incredible publicity generated by Ellen DeGeneres‘ now-infamous Oscar selfie, which was taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and re-tweeted more than three million times on Twitter, Read More The post Humane Society Thanks Ellen for Oscar Selfie appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Entertainment News Top News ellen degeneres The Humane Society of the United Staes

Can Home Cooking Create Enlightened Society?

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today community cooking health home cooked meal obesity shambhala TrungpaAllowing corporations to cook for us has not only made us fatter and sicker. The loss of home cooking and community meals, combined with other factors, has.

Humane Society Serves Pork to Save Dogs…WTF?!

Eccorazzi

The Sandusky Register is pleased to invite Sandusky County residents to come out to ‘Pork for Paws,’ a collaborative fundraiser between the Humane Society of Sandusky County and a restaurant called Jimmy G’s Barbecue. On April 20th, a donation to help Humane Society rescue animals will also get you a plate full of dead ones. This isn’t an episode of the twilight zone, but it sort of reads like one.

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Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The.

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / competitions / Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil Giveaway of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil By Corey • March 3, 2011 • 7 comments Tweet Share Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time again!

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Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

10,000 Birds

And it looks even better in my hands while I dream about a visit to regions of Brazil I had scarcely heard of before being provided with a review copy of the first volume of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil.* • Explore These Related Posts The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Fun, Fun, Fun Crossley ID Guide Giveaway Review of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds.Or

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The Underappreciation of Rest in Today’s Society

Green (Living) Review

“What is without periods of rest will not endure.” Ovid Recently, I spent a few weeks on vacation. The time was filled with travel, reconnecting with family, playing golf, swimming, sleeping, and reading. As you can probably imagine, it was quite enjoyable. But more than that, it was desperately needed. Consider the benefits that rest offers: a healthier body. more balance. less stress. deeper relationships. better opportunity to evaluate life’s direction. a new, fresh outlook.

A poem about my interpretation of society

Elephant Journal

Society: You are used to seeing the world through rose tinted glasses, Accepting people at face value, believing the masses. Conform to society […]. What a spell to fall under, Your uniqueness has passed out the door. You were told to do this and believe in that, Your mind taken over by people who are trapped.

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How Societies Self-Destruct Following Traumatic News.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today diversity news philosophy politics refugees truthNot only can we find it difficult to understand how someone else is feeling, we will never really understand or know the exact truth behind the news headlines we see.

Defying Society’s Standards of Grieving.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Writer's Contest June 1-14 grief Grieving lessons let it in letting grief in loss society's expectations surrenderAs you probably know, the universe has a sense of humor. How that humor has been playing out in my life as of late is that I am grieving while practicing as a grief counselor.

Moroccan Municipality Uses Graffiti as Pro-Society Tool

Green Prophet

Historically, graffiti has been used to subvert authority or spread anti-social messages, but in Morocco, one municipality has turned the art form on its head by getting kids to “tag” pro-society slogans instead. Cities Al-Dusheira pro-society graffiti world environment day youth activity

Finding Yom Kippur in Society’s Melting Pot.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality atonement awareness change compassion faith family Hebrew jewish Jewish High Holy Days letting go life parenting rituals Rosh Hashanah spirituality traditions yom kippurI used to approach this holiday with tremendous cynicism. I could not understand how one day of fasting, asking for forgiveness, and self reflection could change anything.

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Disputed Election at Madison Audubon Society Ends up in Court

10,000 Birds

Just to run a local Audubon Society… Hat-tip to Shaz. Asides

£5 Note Nonsense & The Vegan Society

Eccorazzi

The Vegan Society – or as I like to call them, the You Don’t Have To Be Vegan Society – had this to say in response: “While it is unfortunate that the new £10 note will contain tallow, The Vegan Society is pleased that the Bank of England has been transparent in their response to this important issue, and has taken the beliefs of the public into consideration. “We

Society’s Hatred of Femininity is Bullsh*t.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. disney disney villains effeminate effeminophobia enlightened society feminine feminine roles Femininity feminism feminist feminist issues feminity gender gender roles inspiration intersectional feminism masculinity media misogyny politics sexism the importance of feminismWhy is this a reoccurring theme with male Disney villains?

It’s time we talk about Society’s Secret Miscarriages.

Elephant Journal

I wanted to know why people were going through these life changing, emotionally devastating events but socially, it was being kept under wraps. Family Health & Wellness death elephant magazine grief health health wellness losing a baby losing an unborn baby loss miscarriage parenthood secret women's health

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Why Did The National Audubon Society End Their Contract With Ted Williams?

10,000 Birds

” By the very next day they were calling on their mindless followers to email the National Audubon Society’s CEO, David Yarnold, and Chairman, B Holt Thrasher, to call for Williams’ dismissal because he ”just published a major newspaper editorial calling on the public to kill millions of cats by poisoning them with Tylenol.” And why would the National Audubon Society cave so quickly to an organization completely at odds with its conservation mission?

Is The Internet Destroying Society? Yes—And No.

Elephant Journal

Brokenness is wandering range-free through the global mind. I have a brain that compartmentalizes trauma. There are hidden chambers with terrible secrets. The mainframe—where I operate the mouth—is not always aware of things that have happened or are happening to me. This is also the case with my emotions. While I manage the “to-do” list, […].

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Go Home Society, You’re Drunk.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) alcohol awareness drugs drunk food god happiness health mindfulness society spirituality That''s why I am an advocate of altered states, both of mind and body. It''s a normal human experience, we even explore our minds in our dreams. Done the right way we can use our parallel mindsets to grow ourselves, such as, with the method of meditation.

Sensitivity-shaming… the scourge of modern society

Elephant Journal

You may have read my recent article titled, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, where I tried to tackle the issue of shaming and mocking people who “take offence” to things others do not… something I like to call “sensitivity-shaming.” The controversial nature of the central subject of my article – namely, the recent banning of this […].

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Perhaps, the newest member of the Society for BCA

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I would like to invite you to join the growing group of academics and professionals who are members of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis. The Society provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and professional development for those who have an interest in the rapidly developing field of benefit-cost analysis.

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Raises Funds for Pasadena Humane Society

Eccorazzi

Read More The post WATCH: Wil Wheaton Raises Funds for Pasadena Humane Society appeared first on Ecorazzi. This afternoon I ran into one of my favorite Pit Bull advocates at Powell''s Books in Portland, Oregon. Animals Causes News Top News wil wheaton

Using the Tragedy of the Commons to the benefit of society

Environmental Economics

In a different context ( Asian Carp ), I have advocated for taking advantage of the Tragedy of the Commons to eliminate invasive species.    The principle is simple:  Given the proper incentives and open access, anglers/hunters/gatherers will overfish/overhunt/strip a common property resource into non-existence.