Post-Growth for the Climate

Post-growth is about meeting humanity’s needs in a way that achieves high wellbeing for all while respecting the limits of our bountiful yet finite planet. There are so many reasons why the transition to a post-growth world is necessary and desirable. But the reason that really lends it a sense of urgency is the climate […]

Make the right choice when economy and sustainability collide

Written by Robert Hoglund and Erik Pihl, this article was originally published in Swedish in the national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. ~ The UN’s new development goals that will replace the millennium goals were put into place last Friday by the UN member states. The goals will be guiding the whole world’s development work for the next […]

Earth Overshoot Day and Not-For-Profit Enterprise

In 2015, 13 August is Earth Overshoot Day. The day marks the estimated calendar date when humanity’s demand on the planet’s ecological services (which produce renewable resources and assimilate wastes) outstrips what the Earth can supply. This means that for the rest of the year, we are taking more than is regenerated, operating in Overshoot. Last […]

What We’re Watching – May 2015

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading and watching in the Post Growth and sustainability realms.  Revolution – directed by Rob Stewart The second feature film of Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, Revolution is a beautifully wrought tale of the biggest threats to our planet and the movement to reverse them. […]

What We’re Reading – March 2015

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms.  This Changes Everything – by Naomi Klein This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, by well-known Canadian environmentalist and writer Naomi Klein, is the best book I’ve read in ages. This book doesn’t mess […]

The Not-for-Profit World beyond Capitalism

This article is a modified version of an article previously appearing in The Guardian. Beyond capitalism lies the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Beyond capitalism lies the Not-for-Profit World. At the heart of the failing capitalist system is the ‘for-profit’ ethic. Based on the myth that humans are mostly selfish and competitive, […]