WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST. OUR ENTIRE PRODUCTION FOR HUMAN LIFE ORIGINATES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD AND THAT IS DISAPPEARING RAPIDLY UNDER THE ASSAULT OF EXTRACTING NATURE'S FINITE RESOURCES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
NATURE IS SPEAKING
NEW SHORT VIDEOS
Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
HOLLYWOOD'S A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE
Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides.
On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International
9 January, 2013 - The Guardian Environment - Tony Juniper:
-▶ THE ECONOMY AND NATURE
Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development.
The value of the carbon capture services which could be gained through halving the deforestation rate by 2030 is around $3.7 trillion
One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth. The reality we inhabit is somewhat different, however. One hundred per cent of economic activity is dependent on the services and benefits provided by nature... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jan/09/economy-nature
Guardian Sutainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUTTING NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking
Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013
▶ BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/
Guardian, April 08, 2014
THE BIOSPHERE: NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE. Imagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a fraction of its archive, and some of that wrongly. Think of a reserve bank with most of its ledgers missing. Humankind is in that kind of predicament: it depends almost entirely on natural capital to generate food and fibre, building materials, fuel and pharmaceuticals, to pollinate crops, filter drinking water, recycle waste and maintain the oxygen supply. Living things underwrite all national economies: money, in effect, really does grow on trees.
Taxonomists identify around 18,000 new species each year, but in the same 12 months a greater number may slip into oblivion, as humans raze forests, pave or plough grasslands, bulldoze hillsides, drain swamps and dredge estuaries.Each extinction represents an asset lost or an opportunity squandered. Yet the human impact on the planetary ecosystem is now so palpable that geologists have proposed a new chronological era, the anthropocene, and biologists already call this "the sixth great extinction".
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
RETHINKING 'PROGRESS' A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS
-▶ BUSINESS LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION TO VALUE NATURE http://sco.lt/7obEY5
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming
Psych.Org, December 9, 2013
-▶ SHOULD NATURE'S BENEFITS MATTER TO BUSINESS? Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally... http://phys.org/news/2013-12-nature-benefits-business.html
FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.
Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY: HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/
-▶ ARE WE FIT TO BE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH? http://sco.lt/77O1Nh
-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES - Yale Global Online http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries
HuffPostGreen, October 06, 2014
- ▶ WORLD FALLING BEHIND ON PLAN TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD BY 2020, UN SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/nature-protection_n_5937094.html
- ▶ LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1
-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb
-▶ ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7
Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html
-▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT
-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://sco.lt/6jBufh
"RIGHTS OF NATURE" , Dr Vandana Shiva
2014 Tribunal President Statement
-▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn
-▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values
IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8fK5eT
▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L
- ▶ THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239
-▶ MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995135177/what-has-nature-ever-done-for-us-money-really-does-grow-on-trees
-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V
-▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO OUR LIVES -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/6g51Np
-▶ IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT
"THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"
Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"
Resolving the "Game of More"
-▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH - Danielle Lanyard CSR Wire http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth
Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/
The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014
-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html
- ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ
▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3
▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z
- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr
- ▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH
- ▶ FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9
▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv
▶ GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://sco.lt/8TIhqj
-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/696Tlx
THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US
▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9
▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3
▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: UNBEARABLE. POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR
INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI
A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder
THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING
WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY
THE END OF CORAL REEFS?
AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100
AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD
The Natural Eye Project
THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.
CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?
An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet
Solutions For A Sustainable Planet