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Peak Oil Comic

by Tegan Tallullah on 17th June 2015

2015-04-en-Peak-Oil-116The phrase “peak oil” is now commonplace, especially among sustainability circles. Yet a solid understanding of what it really means and where the concept came from is decidedly less so.

If you’d like to learn about it without trawling through dense specialist books, want to easily explain it to someone else, or just hold a real appreciation for quality science-communication, then the online comic Peak Oil by Stuart McMillen is well worth a look. [Read more…]

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What We’re Watching – May 2015

by Sarah Reibstein on 28th 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. […]

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Hearts & Minds: Sharing as a Mental Health Intervention

by Sharon Ede on 13th May 2015

Sharing and collaboration opens up incredible opportunities for strengthening individual and community resilience. Those participating in or monitoring sharing activity know this, usually anecdotally. But what if we could measure the benefits to people and societies? One of the biggest challenges for many societies in the 21st century is mental health. In addition to the […]

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Visions of a techno-leviathan: The politics of the Bitcoin blockchain

by Brett Scott on 6th May 2015
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In this well-researched piece Brett Scott argues that the vision of a free-floating digital cryptocurrency economy, divorced from the politics of colossal banks and aggressive governments, is under threat.

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What We’re Reading – March 2015

by Tegan Tallullah on 31st 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 […]

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From basic income to social dividends: sharing the value of common resources

by Rajesh Makwana on 27th March 2015

It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.

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Beyond the market-state: decentralising power in a sharing society

by Rajesh Makwana on 5th March 2015

At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society – from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate […]

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Labour and Nature: Power in Numbers

by Tegan Tallullah on 24th February 2015

“Good jobs! Clean environment! Green economy!” That is the rallying cry of the BlueGreen Alliance, an impressive coalition of environmental organisations and labour unions in the US, with over 15 million members. Their existence is part of a growing synthesis between the labour and environmental movements, which is based around two core ideas: 1), that […]

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What We’re Reading Now – January 2015

by Tegan Tallullah on 27th January 2015

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms.    The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses – by John Dryzek In The Politics of the Earth John Dryzek uses the concept of discourse to explain the various perspectives on the environmental movement […]

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