Creating global prosperity without economic growth

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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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Creating true global prosperity, even starting on a much smaller scale, can only be achieved through the ongoing investments we make in time, energy, and creative collaboration. While it’s true that we have incredible collective resources with which to solve problems and create beauty, it is equally true that the deep investments required to create […]

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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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Editor’s note: In this article Anna Borgeryd of Polarbröd gives her perspective on what it would mean for the Swedish bread company to become truly sustainable – in a world with limits to growth. Any reader who has visited Sweden is likely to have seen or eaten the company’s characteristic round flatbreads, which are available […]

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A Great Fatigue Crisis?

by Thea O'Connor on 6th November 2012

Time, money and energy are commonly regarded as vital life resources. When it comes to energy, which some say is the most important, how skilled are we at managing it? The state of our earth’s energy reserves indicate that as humans, we have a lot to learn.  But how about personal energy?  Again we seem […]

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The Population Crisis

by Dick Smith on 31st July 2011

Sometime in the next few months, the world’s population clock will tick over seven billion people.  Global population has tripled in my lifetime, and is continuing to rise. The UN has just predicted we face a world of 10 billion in 2100. This has immense implications for all of us, and Australia will not be […]

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The Bomb is Still Ticking…

by Sharon Ede on 8th November 2010

Claims that Paul Ehrlich’s ‘Population Bomb’ is a fizzer are misplaced – the bomb is still ticking.

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For audiences where concern for ecosystems and biodiversity may not resonate, expressing limits in terms of risk and safety – a ‘safe operating limit’ – could be a powerful way to help communicate the importance of limits.

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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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