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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 […]

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Recently, I visited the Moroto District in north-east Uganda, home of the (in)famous Karamajong pastoralist. These number half a million people and are isolated geographically, economically and politically, and are widely despised by their compatriots as violent and underdeveloped.  There have been efforts to settle the Karamajong in villages, get children to school and make […]

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Present day Canadian society is literally oblivious. Everyone knows the state that the environment is in yet very few advocate changing it. It is this lack of drive and sense of impending doom that acts as an inhibitor for Canadians to let go of the “most recent past”. As more and more Canadians are seen […]

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Post Growth is very pleased to bring you a guest post from Dr Mathis Wackernagel, founder and President of the Global Footprint Network and co-creator of the Ecological Footprint. Many thanks to Mathis and GFN for permission to reproduce this article, adapted from a piece originally produced for Friends of Europe, 28 September 2010. Expanding […]

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The New Normal

by Scott Gast on 3rd November 2010

As the world becomes simultaneously richer and poorer, we’ll have to adjust our sense of what’s normal—and that sense will revolve around the twin forces of ecology and the struggle out of poverty.

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The Population Puzzle

by Sharon Ede on 22nd August 2010

Along with consumption, the question of population is at the heart of growth and post growth issues – and this question has begun emerging into mainstream public debate.

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At its core sustainability revolves around renewability. It can only be found in something that is renewable each year. For the human enterprise, sustainability requires us to use only renewable resources and energy, but not just use them, use them within their limits. The world’s forests, for instance, can regenerate over the course of a […]

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The Fallacy Of Growth

by Joshua Nelson on 7th August 2010

Oregon is an interesting state. It is one of the three states on the pacific coast, equally mixed with both liberal and conservative thought, and full of beautiful landscape. I spent my early years in Oregon, both Northern and Southern. There are some serious, progressive discussions going on in Oregon. A recent article on Oregon […]

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An overview of the Global Footprint Network’s 2010 ‘Opportunity of Limits’ Forum, the first gathering of its kind centered on the issue of ecological limits and how they will influence the future.

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