Tag Archives: environment

Video: What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society’s well-being and suggests workable alternatives.

Video: Peak Oil, Visually Explained

A Quick 3 minute video visually explaining Peak Oil, what oil is used for, and what the future may hold with regards to Peak Oil. This is the culmination of a year-long thesis project looking at how Graphic Design can help communicate a complex topic such as Peak Oil.

From Racehorse to Workhorse, by Bill McKibben

Selection from Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet Here’s a better metaphor:  the economy that has defined our Western world is like a racehorse, fleet and showy.  It’s bred for speed, with narrow, tapered legs; tap it on the haunch, and it accelerates down the backstretch. But don’t put it on a track where […]

The Waking Up Syndrome by Sarah Anne Edwards and Linda Buzzell

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.” — T. S. Eliot Just dealing with our daily lives keeps most of us too busy to worry about whether or not the sky is falling. We focus on getting to and from work, paying our bills, doing our errands, and, if our time-stressed schedules allow, enjoying a little […]

Responsive Reading from the U.N. Environmental Sabbath Program

LEADER: We have forgotten who we are.  We have alienated ourselves from the unfolding of the cosmos. ALL: We have become estranged from the movements of the earth.  We have turned our backs on the cycles of life. LEADER: We have sought only our own security; we have exploited simply for our own ends; we […]

Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs

Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs can help us navigate a changing economy and environment. Clubs provide the small group support for individual change in a local transition organizing effort.

Dry Run: Bostonians Learn to Appreciate Clean Water

Boston’s “water drill” raised questions of how we might respond to more serious disruptions in water, food, and energy systems.