Ode to Empathy

The discussion around empathy seems to be growing exponentially.  From the huge splash Brené Brown is making with her work on shame, vulnerability and empathy to Jeremy Rifkin’s vision of our moving towards an Empathic Civilization, empathy is becoming a 21st century buzzword.  And rightfully so. With the emergence of a global civilization, we need to […]

What We’re Reading (and Listening To!) — November 2012

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (watching and listening to!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. This month I asked post growth team members to share what they’ve been listening too in the form of talks or radio shows. The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie […]

What We’re Reading (and Watching!) – October 2012

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. 97% Owned (documentary) directed by Michael Oswald Free to view online or find the shorter 1 hour version here. Today in a lecture my professor was explaining energy flows. Energy into a system=energy out of […]

Material Wealth

When I started work on my non-fiction film Wealth (65 min, 2008) I had the uncomfortable feeling that making the film was going to make me want to give away everything I owned — or, some other drastic response appropriate to spending months looking closely at the clutter packed into many American homes. Yet, the […]