REAP’s 7th Annual Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a feast for the senses! Enjoy 20+ local food and beverage sampling stations where you’ll taste Calgary’s finest ingredients while mingling with chefs and farmers.

Can oil be ethical?

In his book Ethical Oil, Ezra Levant raises an important point about the moral implications of products and activities in the global economy. I applaud the move to raise ethics…

Video: What will a new green economy look like?

bigpictv  – John Elkington believes that social and environmental problems could cause a global economic crisis. Mainstream corporations are now looking to social entrepreneurs for business ideas that mitigate these risks and leverage market opportunities. This contributes to a green, sustainable economy. For more information about, visit: http://www.johnelkington.com/ Related articles Social Entrepreneurs are Like Tolstoy…

Vancouver and the Green Economy – Building Green Jobs – June 27th

Join the David Suzuki Foundation, The City of Vancouver, and The Vancouver Economic Development Commission at the Fairmont Waterfront for an exciting Green Café focusing on green jobs. Learn about the City’s Vision of a Green Capital from City Councillor Andrea Reimer and plans for creating it from the VEDC.

Vancouver and the Green Economy – Building Green Jobs – June 27th

Join the David Suzuki Foundation, The City of Vancouver, and The Vancouver Economic Development Commission at the Fairmont Waterfront for an exciting Green Café focusing on green jobs. Learn about the City’s Vision of a Green Capital from City Councillor Andrea Reimer and plans for creating it from the VEDC.

The Story of Stuff


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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Deep Economy

For McKibben, there are three fundamental challenges to Western society’s fixation on growth, which taken together deal an absolute knockout blow to Adam Smith’s claim to fame. First, there is the political argument concerning the glaring economic inequalities that are inherent in capitalism’s dark side.

Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy

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.

Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster

In his newest book, Managing Without Growth, York University professor Peter Victor makes a convincing case that rich nations, such as Canada, can abandon economic growth as a national goal without compromising their citizens’ happiness. He suggests that helping developing nations approach the Western world’s standard of living would provide a better and safer future.

Environmental groups join to endorse ‘green’ actions for big economic benefits

Press release from Environmental Defence: Toronto – Thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in investments could be leveraged by taking action on a suite of environmental initiatives, say 24 of Ontario’s leading environmental organizations. Whether it is unlocking the province’s tremendous green power potential, safeguarding some of the planet’s largest fresh water supplies or…