As we look to Post Growth futures we can consider how current technologies will and must change and evolve to enable the transition. How will the internet change with a stabilizing population, with reduced global poverty and with a global economic system that is designed to serve people and planet before profits? And even more so, […]
Fiction and narrative non-fiction with post growth themes.
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 […]
A review of the Post Growth Institute’s activities and outputs for 2012 and plans for 2013.
PGI Team Members discuss what they are reading now: Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein, Screw Business As Usual by Richard Branson, and Collapse by Jared Diamond
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 […]
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 […]
September 15th, 2012 is Free Money Day! Here are a few details about the event and how to get involved.
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 […]