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If Everyone Lived in an ‘Ecovillage’, the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble

Put otherwise, based on my calculations, if the whole world came to look like one of our most successful ecovillages, we would still need one and a half planet’s worth of Earth’s …

Here's What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest dimensions, and how might we achieve it?

The gift of clear mind: Laudato Si'

We cannot begin to say how refreshing it is to see Pope Francis face the urgency of the situation and awaken us to our need to be alive, and to swim …

Reaction to Pope's green encyclical - June 27

(Roundup) Go and pollute no more! Hispanics hear Pope's message.  Rethinking what it is to be human. Encyclical may be slow to take hold. 

The Anthropocene Debate: Why is Such a Useful Concept Starting to Fall Apart?

The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate researchers …

Resilience Roundup - June 26

Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault, Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in …

National Walking Summit Make Strides Toward Healthier Future For All

Walking is moving fast these days.

End times for climate denial - 26 June

 Hard times for climate change deniers (roundup)

Grassroots Visionaries and Revolutionaries

What ultimately fuels me to be part of the Ferguson uprising and the solidarity economy movement is a firm belief that people have the right to control the …

Sustainability Metrics, Growth Limits, and Philanthropy

Humanity is approaching a time when philanthropy will be more needed than ever, to address proliferating environmental and humanitarian crises. Yet our existing philanthropic model depends upon …

The Delusion of Control

I’m sure most of my readers have heard at least a little of the hullaballoo surrounding the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si. It’s been …
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