On Wednesday January 11, from 5-6 pm, the Sustainability Network hosts Chris Ragan, Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, as he shares his perspectives on the green economy.
Governments should be concerned about economic risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, a report from Équiterre and Pembina finds.
(UBC – Feb. 20, 2012) – A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall ‘health’ of 150 countries around the world. Encompassing both economic and ecological security, high-income countries were ranked among the least healthy overall. Many…
Tom Lask, owner and operator of Good Food Farm, talks about how he got established and why he went organic.
Leonard, a self-described “systems thinker,” aims to debunk the entrenched “growth at all costs” model. She does so by discussing the materials economy and its underlying paradigm of economic growth, but opts to not lay the blame with individuals or inspire feelings of guilt. … Readers, however, should not be misled by her bubbly prose: Leonard gets to the heart of serious subjects and exposes the inter-connectedness of today’s consumption, environmental, social and economic crises.
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Perhaps it is the economic crisis. Maybe it is climate change, soaring extinction rates or the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor. Or then again, it could simply be the nagging sense among more and more people that the human project has somehow gone awry. Whatever the case, in recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of popular interest in books that question, even excoriate, the most fundamental assumptions of our current, growth-at-all-costs economic system.