Creating global prosperity without economic growth

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When we start by exploring people’s strengths, we value people as human beings. When applied to community development, the asset-based approach is one of the most powerful ways to mobilize for social change because it proposes that everyone has something to offer and therefore everyone is needed.

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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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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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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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We have to make some serious decisions in the next four years. Do we desire a progressively better world for our children — one with less hunger, less war, less poverty, more food, more fun, more community? Or do we desire a world of ease, frivolity, speed and excess that we’ll have to pay an […]

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On a Knife Edge

by Scott Gast on 26th May 2010

Oil is gushing from the Gulf. Could leaving it in the ground lead to an economy that actually fits the planet?

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We’re pleased to introduce our first guest contributor, Rob Dietz, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. This is a cross-posting of his most recent work on The Daly News, CASSE’s blog. Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff, the explosive online video (now also expanded into a book), provides an entertaining explanation […]

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Add It Up & The Daly News

by Joshua Nelson on 25th February 2010

The Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) has released an entertaining animated short called Add It Up that outlines the conflict between economic growth and a finite planet. The animation, produced by film students at the University of Southern California, is available on CASSE’s website and YouTube, as well as here: The […]

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Post Growth Resources

by Sharon Ede on 5th December 2009

Resources for the Post Growther…

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