Framing a project or a business as "sustainable" no longer serves us. The dominant use of the word has ceased to mean what some of us orginally intended and, in fact, the term has been co-opted and watered down in many cases. Labelling something "sustainable" may …
Articles: resilience (30)
"Antifragile" is a word you can't find in the dictionary. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author and student of probability and risk, coined the word because, after looking at languages across the world, he could not find a word which describes the ability to improve with stress rather than …
As Rob Hopkins explained to a small NYC audience, the Transition movement is increasingly focused on local economic development. Reports on localizing food production, energy conservation and renewable energy capacity set out next steps toward a new green economy.
We have built our society, economy, and belief systems around the benefits and sustainability of economic growth. As further growth endangers our welfare by destroying the earth's ecology upon which we are dependent, the inability to move away from such growth is truly pathological.
While in the US recently Richard and I pulled up a chair under a tree in his garden and chatted about his book The Party's Over.
Time spent here, and talking to people, gives a sense of just how powerful the forces of nature are, and how we tamper with them at our peril.
Recognizing that all human economic activity is a subset of nature’seconomy and must not degrade its vitality is the starting point for systemic transformation of the energy system.
The unavoidable tradeoff between efficiency and resilience can be understood easily enough by considering an ordinary bridge. All bridges these days have vastly more structural strength than they need in order to support their ordinary load of traffic. This is inefficient, to be sure, but it …
I have come to question some of the assumptions that underpin mainstream education, and to consider what can be done...to provide an education that is appropriate to the challenges of the 21st century.
A conversation with two former state chief executives on bridging the partisan divide and adapting to climate change.