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Why Tomorrow's Business MUST Be a Great Place to Work - Forbes

Jan 9, 2013 - Forbes

For the past ten years, NetApp has been recognized as one of the top places to work.... http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2013/01/09/gptw-2/

 

Jan 3, 2013 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT HOLDS THE KEY TO PRODUCTIVITY Sustainable Industries http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2013/01/were-engaged

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What is Corporate "Social" "Sustainable" Responsibility (CSR)?

Published on Sep 30, 2012

WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

▶  What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NkGtNU_9w


United Nations Global Impact
 ▶ GUIDE TO CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY.

What is the UN Global Compact? “ The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has grown to become a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business.”– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/guide_to_corporate_sustainability.html


UNDP in Asia and The Pacific, November 13, 2014
 ▶ GROWTH AT THE COST OF LIFE'S DIVERSITY/ THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/13/Growth-at-the-cost-of-life-s-diversity-That-s-bad-economics-/


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Ethical Corporation, August 20, 2014
▶ IS ETHICS THE SAVIOUR OF BRANDING? In order to retain credibility, branding needs ethics at its heart Branding as we know it today is dying. These aren’t just whispers from the fringe but discussions in mainstream journals ranging f... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/ethics-saviour-branding


                               ANIMATED VIDEO - ALSTON GROUP

                     "WHAT IS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY?"

                                 Published on Jun 13, 2013

Are you familiar with the term 'corporate social responsibility'? This concept relates to how growth can be achieved in a responsible way by people, businesses and governments.
     Corporate social responsibility (CSR) takes into account increased populations and scarce resources to ensure that global development is sustainable. Three central pillars of economic progress, social justice and environmental protection now form the basis of how businesses interact and support communities...http://www.alstom.com/Sustainability/animated-series-on-csr/


Yale Global, October 21, 2014
- ▶  GOVERNMENT APPROVAL NOT ENOUGH, BUSINESSES NEED SOCIAL LICENSE. In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/government-approval-not-enough-businesses-need-social-license


Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 10, 2012
- ▶  THE FIRST RULE OF CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY IS:  DO NO HARM. What corporations do to society is far more important than what corporations can do for society. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_first_rule_of_corporate_social_responsibility_is_not_what_you_think


 The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
▶  BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 11, 2013
▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:  HOW THE MOVEMENT HAS EVOLVED SINCE THE 90s  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/csr-retrospective-how-movement-developed-90s



 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014


▶  WHY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4tfKhV

 

                                       WATCH REPORT (26:03)
                                Made In Germany - Deutche Welles
              WHAT IS SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITY?
            http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798


June 26, 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation
▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/corporate-social-responsibility-essential-environmental-sustainability


 The Ecologist, December 30, 2013
 ▶  THE MOST URGENT PROBLEM WE FACE - ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2215830


                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                           http://sco.lt/56vkOH



                                                        VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b


SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


     

                        EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                                             "PLANET OCEAN"

                   A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems  http://sco.lt/9FB89B



▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8fNIET


                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                         http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/


▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/



▶  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?  WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS?  http://sco.lt/8FToVl


 

pdjmoo's insight:

             @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Abby Ng Yew Chien's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:33 AM

'CSR is like teenage sex, everybody says they are doing it, but few actually are. AND those who really do it, do it really bad :/ ' 

IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, August 31, 2013 5:04 AM

Wowww simplicity wins again!

Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:44 PM

La Milla extra, RSC mucho más que el cumplimiento legal. 

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China: Becoming an IT Giant : A Growing New Global Model for Corporations

China: Becoming an IT Giant :  A Growing New Global Model for Corporations | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                       CHINA'S SILICON VALLEY: THE CHINA DREAM

                                           VIDEO INTERVIEW 10:35

                     NHK World, Asian Voices, November 06, 2014

CHINA BECOMING AN IT GIANT, INTERVIEW WITH LIU JIREN, NEUSOFT CORP SETTING A NEW MODEL FOR IT BUSINESS

  As China’s economic growth slows, it is shifting its base from manufacturing, which has powered its growth, to tertiary industry, where the IT and software sector holds the key. In the forefront of this trend is Neusoft Corp., one of China’s biggest software companies. Founded 23 years ago by Liu Jiren with three computers, the company has introduced new services to China one after the other. The company provides IT services including car electronics, health care, social insurance, energy and telecom.
Liu has also established universities that specialize in IT education. The schools allow students to start in-house ventures where they can gain hands-on experience in management.
Liu shares his views on the role the IT industry should play in the Chinese economy and how to nurture IT talent. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/asianvoices/141107.html



                             A VERY INSPIRING VIDEO INTERVIEW (44:32)

                               **  A NEW MODEL FOR BUSINESS **

                                JACK MA, FOUNDER OF "ALIBABA"

                              "I was rejected by Harvard 10 times!"

                            INTERVIEW WITH CHARLIE ROSE AT

                            DAVOS, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5BKaDCda_0



                                                   VIDEO 57:54

                                               October 12, 2010

                MOVING TOWARD A NEW BUSINESS PARADIGM
 JACK MA: FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ALIBABA GROUP
Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEJAGxJn5YI



                                                       VIDEO

                                   NBC News, November 21, 2014
INSIDE ALIBABA FOUNDER JACK MA'S FORMER HOME:  NOW AN INCUBATOR FOR HIS WEB DESIGNERS AND PROGRAMMERS http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/inside-alibaba-founder-jack-mas-former-home-n253636




NationOfChange, OpEd, March 01, 2015
-▶ CHINA ACCELERATES INTO THE FUTURE, RACING PAST AMERICA http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/03/01/china-accelerates-into-the-future-racing-past-america/



TruthOut, February 23, 2015
▶   NEW SILK ROADS THE CHINESE VISION OF A BRAVE NEW (TRADE) WORLD . Beijing is fast closing the gap on Washington in terms of intellectual and economic firepower - and yet its global investment offensive has barely begun http://truth-out.org/news/item/29239-new-silk-roads-and-the-chinese-vision-of-a-brave-new-trade-world



                                          THE ONLY WAY OUT

           CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY &

                 DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW:  WILL USA FOLLOW?

                                           http://sco.lt/6f4UqH



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BEYOND GDP. Can Capitalism Ever Be Green? The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

BEYOND GDP.  Can Capitalism Ever Be Green?  The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newshour, August 28, 2014
   GDP IS THE WRONG YARDSTICK FOR MEASURING PROSPERITY

 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/finding-gdp-alternatives-quantify-unpriceable-prosperity/


                            WorldWatch Institute, March 03, 2015

         WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE'S STATE OF THE WORLD 2014

                                    PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT

                  THE RISE OF TRIPLE-BOTTOM-LINE BUSINESSES

The role of ethical capitalism in the quest for sustainable economies http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2015/03/03/people-planet-profit-rise-triple-bottom-line-businesses



United Nations News Centre, February 05, 2015
 -▶  UN SEC.GEN BAN : DEVELOPMENT MUST BE BUILT ON INCLUSIVE POLICY ALIGNED WITH PEOPLE'S NEEDS, ASPIRATIONS :  Mr. Ban said that policymakers in the past had focused too much on economic growth, without taking into account social concerns or environmental factors...economic growth must be judged in terms of its impact on human well-being – rather than an end in itself... not just the quantity, but the quality of growth.”  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50005#.VNO_9p3F9Q0


                                                   REPORT

           United Nations Development Programme, February 04, 2015,
                  RETHINKING WORK FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
http://hdr.undp.org/en/rethinking-work-for-human-development


Guardian, George Monbiot, May 27, 2014
-▶ IF WE CAN'T CHANGE THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, OUR NUMBER IS UP http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up


 World Economic Forum, May 16, 2014
THE GROWING DISCONNECT BETWEEN GDP AND WELL-BEING.

. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/


The Conversation, December 01, 2014
-  BEYOND GDP:  ARE THERE BETTER WAYS TO MEASURE WELL-BEING? “At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.” — Paul Hawken http://theconversation.com/beyond-gdp-are-there-better-ways-to-measure-well-being-33414


                                                        VIDEO (6:17)
CAPITALISM IS JUST A STORY - WE CAN CREATE A DIFFERENT STORY
http://therules.org/campaign/capitalism-just-story/


Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


CNBC News, November 20, 2014
  OBESITY AS A BUSINESS: HOW MUCH OBESITY IS COSTING US. INVESTORS SEE GENEROUS PROFITS IN OBESITY EPIDEMIC

The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the McKinsey Global Research Institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


Business Daily, February 10, 2015
-▶ WE CAN DEVISE GROWTH THAT DOES NOT DESTROY THE PLANET

http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2015/02/10/we-can-devise-growth-that-does-not-destroy-the-planet


Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


IUCN International -

-▶  WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


-▶  HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE" - Scientists http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


FastCoExist, August 28, 2014
WHAT WOULD GDP LOOK LIKE IF IT CONSIDERED THAT INDUSTRY TENDS TO DESTROY THE PLANET? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034768/what-would-gdp-look-like-if-it-considered-that-industry-tends-to-destroy-the-planet


World Resources Institute, April 14, 2010

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS:  GDP,  ECOSYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.wri.org/blog/measuring-what-matters-gdp-ecosystems-and-environment#comment-870


Guardian, November 26, 2014
-
  RETHINKING PROSPERITY. CAPITALISM vs ENVIRONMENT.  CAN GREED EVER BE GREEN? Is it possible to run an expanding capitalist economy while keeping its impacts within safe ecological boundaries, or is the greed-driven system effectively a suicide machine that is doomed to destroy itself? The fact that the now dominant capitalist economic system is unsustainable is not in doubt. It has contributed to the breaching of several ecological boundaries, in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss and nutrient enrichment. At the same time as damaging the natural systems that sustain it, capitalism is also leading to increasing inequality, in turn creating social tensions that make it still more exposed.

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/26/capitalism-environment-green-greed-slow-life-symposium-tony-juniper


Ethical Corporation, December 11, 2014
HOW TO CREATE AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR SOCIETY : Aldersgate Group’s new “Economy That Works” report challenges a conventional view of GDP growth as the sole definition of economic success http://www.ethicalcorp.com/stakeholder-engagement/how-create-economy-works-society


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2015
 ▶  LET'S FACE IT:  WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN OUR ECONOMY AND OUR FUTURE: Forget Davos. It’s time for a social movement that pressures governments and businesses to prioritize quality of life over economic growth http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/23/lets-face-it-we-have-to-make-the-choice-between-our-economy-and-our-future


                                        ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8fK5e



The Guardian, July 07, 2014
-▶  THE BEST OF CAPITALISM IS OVER FOR RICH COUNTRIES -- AND FOR THE POOR ONES IT WILL BE OVER BY 2060 -- SO SAYS THE LATEST OECD PREDICTIONS (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/07/capitalism-rich-poor-2060-populations-technology-human-rights-inequality

                                                 VIDEO

                            "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?

                                         http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


The Ecologist, October 06, 2014
EXTREME INEQUALITY: The massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of a few people presents a significant threat to democracy and well being...the richest 85 people in the world had the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population: over 3 billion people. http://www.theecologist.org/magazine/features/2583990/extreme_inequality.html


Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/


             THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                          http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


 The Guardian, November 19, 2014 George Monbiot

GROWTH:  THE DESTRUCTIVE GOD THAT CAN NEVER BE APPEASED. The blind pursuit of economic expansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/18/growth-destructive-economic-expansion-financial-crisis


OpEd News, August 16, 2014
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SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


▶  ARE CORPORATE PROFITS EATING THE ECONOMY? TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM http://sco.lt/4yBwiv


The Guardian, George Monbiot, August 12, 2012
-▶  THE PRELUDE TO THE GREATEST PRIVATISATION SINCE ENCLOSURE -- PUTTING A PRICE ON THE RIVER AND RAIN

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation


                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                           http://sco.lt/67XHiD


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 21, 2015
 ▶  WHY DAVOS ( 2015 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM) MUST SHAKE OFF THE SHACKLES OF WEALTH AND ENTITLEMENT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/21/wealth-trap-davos-climate-change


The Guardian, January 19, 2015
▶ NEW OXFAM REPORT SAYS HALF OF GLOBAL WEALTH HELD BY THE 1% http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/19/global-wealth-oxfam-inequality-davos-economic-summit-switzerland


                THE FALSEHOOD OF SHAREHOLDER FIDUCIARY

                  Guardian Sustainable Business, November 05, 2014

SOCIETY MUST CALL BUSINESS' BLUFF ON ITS FIXATION WITH PROFIT MAXIMISATION. It is extraordinary how many executives still cling to behaviour that may well in the future be considered criminal. While the falsehood that fiduciary duty means solely making money for shareholders is being chipped away, many business leaders still cling on to this behaviour. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/05/society-business-fixation-profit-maximisation-fiduciary-duty


NationofChange, August 10, 2014
-▶ THE REBIRTH OF STAKEHOLDER vs SHAREHOLDER CAPITALISM? http://www.nationofchange.org/rebirth-stakeholder-capitalism-1407676367


                                AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET

      WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

                                         http://sco.lt/84Vywz


CommonDreams, December 19, 2014
   WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE ASKS OF US: MORALITY, OBLIGATION, MOBILIZATION AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/12/19/what-climate-change-asks-us-moral-obligation-mobilization-and-crisis-communication


Common Dreams, April 04, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL - WORLD BANK CHIEFPresident of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable food result in increased violence and political conflict. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04

 

                                                    WATCH
                     WEALTH INEQUALITY IN AMERICA (6:23)
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM


Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2


OneWorld South Asia, October 18, 2012

GDP NOT ADEQUATE FOR WELL-BEING:  JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/gdp-not-adequate-for-well-being-says-stiglitz#.U19mj8fp5K4


Triple Pundit, December 12, 2014
-▶ REPORT REVEALS DIFFERENCES IN GDP AND INCLUSIVE WEALTH. Conventional economic theory is rife with assumptions that not only paint a narrow, inaccurate and vastly oversimplified view of the future prospects and actual overall impacts of investment decisions, but also justify investments that, over the long-term, can drive societies over the proverbial cliff. ...  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/2014-report-reveals-startling-differences-gdp-inclusive-wealth/


Ensia, December 11, 2014
BUILDING THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM :
Markets that pursue wanton growth and profit at any cost and systematically fail to recognize environmental costs, fostering destruction of  a living system all life depends on, cannot survive. We must build a new economy. And to do that, we must build a new politics.

http://ensia.com/voices/building-the-new-environmentalism/


                                    GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD                                            http://sco.lt/7aZ09h


UNDP in Asia and The Pacific, November 13, 2014
  GROWTH AT THE COST OF LIFE'S DIVERSITY/ THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/13/Growth-at-the-cost-of-life-s-diversity-That-s-bad-economics-/


                          WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                         http://sco.lt/8FQndh


-▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 16, 2014
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  MORAL COMPASS, NOT QUARTERLY FIGURES, MUST DOMINATE IN BUSINESS. Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr Scilla Elworthy, says rethinking the definition of success encourages business people to devote their skills to the good of the planet.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/16/scilla-elworthy-nobel-peace-prize-moral-compass-business


                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

With the planet already exceeding its sustainable carrying capacity, we should be reducing our demands on it – not adding new ones. Simply put, we can no longer depend on GDP growth, and the limitless wealth accumulation that it implies, to solve our social and economic problems.

The world must align its value systems with this reality. We must learn to do more with less, decouple economic growth from resource consumption and nurture the social and spiritual aspects of our existence. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/


 Inter Press Service, December 12, 2014
- WANT ECONOMIC GROWTH?  LESSEN INEQUALITY. For years, many policy makers, including economists, have clung to the belief that if states do nothing to boost income equality, market forces will cause wealth to trickle down to the poorest citizens and contribute to overall growth. That theory is now being increasingly debunked as experts affirm that the broadening gap in income is creating far-ranging problems for many societies.  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/12/want-economic-growth-lessen-inequality/


                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

                  2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH

                      WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

                                         http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


Edie.Net, December 09, 2014

- £280bn BUSINESS COALITION BACKS SUSTAINABILITY OVER ECONOMIC GROWTH. A coalition of UK businesses with turnover of more than £280bn have thrown their weight behind a new macro-economic roadmap for Britain that prioritises sustainability and equality over growth.  http://www.edie.net/news/6/-280bn-business-coalition-backs-sustainability-over-economic-growth/


                                                  VIDEO 11:15
                                              
Peak Prosperity
                        THE ENVIRONMENT: INCREASING WASTE
http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89489/environment-increasing-waste-crash-course-chapter-24

 

Jakarta Post, December 01,2014
-  THE FUTURE OF PAPUA'S BIODIVERSITY IS ALARMING : THE PUSH FOR GDP GROWTH DESTROYS FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/01/the-future-papua-s-biodiversity-alarming.html

 

                                                    VIDEO 3:55
                      HANDING ON A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrXyRJV96mk

 

March 22, 2013 - Development Crossing

▶  HOW CSR ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY RATHER THAN PROFIT CAN DRIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/plans-in-zermatt-to-discuss-how-csr-ethics-and-sustainability


Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://forbesindia.com/article/boardroom/india-inc-needs-to-wake-up-to-its-social-responsibilities/34891/1


WHICH GREEN ECONOMY?  Current debates about how we measure growth and prosperity will have enormous ramifications for global trade, production and consumption patterns. The various perspectives broadly agree the current economic model is unsustainable on a planet that has finite resources and limits. http://whygreeneconomy.org/which-green-economy/


Share The World's Resources February 04, 2014
MOVING BEYOND THE CORPORATE VISION OF SUSTAINABILITY

http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/moving-beyond-corporate-vision-sustainability


FastCoExist, April 30, 2014

-▶  ARE THE 613 LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY WORKING ON SUSTAINABILITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029698/are-the-613-largest-us-public-companies-actually-working-on-sustainability?partner=newsletter


Toronto Sustainability, David Suzuki, March 09, 2014

-▶  MEASURING BLIND GROWTH (GDP) IS A FLAWED APPROACH:  A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY WILL MEASURE WELL-BEING http://ecoopportunity.net/2014/03/measuring-blind-growth-gdp-is-a-flawed-approach-a-sustainable-economy-will-measure-wellbeing/

 

Forbes, May 26, 2014
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY' MOVES INTO THE MAINSTREAM AS 'PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES AND LESS RISK'. The World May Just, be Getting Better http://www.forbes.com/sites/dinamedland/2014/05/26/sustainability-moves-into-the-mainstream-as-profits-with-principles-and-less-risk/

 

Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014
-  OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


                                                 INVESTIGATION -

                             THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES

                    CORPORATE WELFARE OR ECONOMIC GROWTH?

                                               http://sco.lt/7o0mEj

 

                                          ANIMATED VIDEO

                                    GROWTH IS NOT ENOUGH

                                    Published on Mar 25, 2014

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_AMEAnWyRk

Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.
 Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century's social and ecological challenges. She blogs on Doughnut Economics at http://www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth


Guardian Environment, May 21, 2010

▶  UN SAYS GOODS AND SERVICES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD SHOULD BE FACTORED INTO THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


▶  LET'S BE HONEST:  REAL SUSTAINABILITY MAY NOT MAKE BUSINESS SENSE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-business-sense-profit-purpose


Share The World's Resource, april 03, 2014

▶  COMMERCIALISATION: THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing


                                              A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


                                                         VIDEO

                                          "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
  CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.

                          An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 07, 2014
RADICAL NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM WILL EMERGE FROM COLLAPSE OF CAPITALISM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/07/radical-new-economic-system-will-emerge-from-collapse-of-capitalism


The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013
MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out


Bloomberg View, May 23, 2014
-▶ ECONOMICS NEEDS A REVOLUTION http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-23/economics-needs-a-revolution


March 5th, 2012  - STWR - Share The World's Resources

▶  LIFE BEYOND GDP GROWTH http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/life-beyond-growth.html


                                            WHO'S IN CONTROL

                                          Guardian, June 10, 2014

                       NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                                               http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


Guardian, November 11, 2013, George Monbiot
-▶  IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW: CORPORATE INTERESTS HAVE CAPTURED THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests


Paul Gilding, February 2012

-▶  WILL MARKETS SURVIVE THE END OF GROWTH? http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/will-markets-survive-the-end-of-growth.html


Yale Global

▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home


                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                         http://sco.lt/7ExcmX


▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/7f68zR


Guardian, May 3, 2014
-▶ SAVAGE CAPITALISM IS BACK -- AND IT WILL NOT TAME ITSELF

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/savage-capitalism-back-radical-challenge


New York Times, June 13, 2014
-▶ THE LACK OF MAJOR WARS MAY BE HURTING ECONOMIC GROWTH: OLD ECONOMY WON'T WORK IN PEACE TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/14/upshot/the-lack-of-major-wars-may-be-hurting-economic-growth.html?_r=0


Stanford Social Innovation Review

▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY. This special supplement includes seven articles by Judith Rodin and others, sharing global perspectives on how social innovation can promote the well-being of humanity. View the digital edition and download the complete PDF...  http://www.ssireview.org/supplement/innovation_for_a_complex_world?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=supplement

 

                                       VIDEO (FASCINATING)

                              The Poverty-Environment Initiative

BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI


                                                       VIDEO
                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY
                                          http://sco.lt/9273Jp


 -   ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING  http://sco.lt/5T6cfh


 

                                        =====================

                                                 THE SEARCH

                        FOR AN ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEM


                                             THE ONLY WAY OUT:

            CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY

            & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH


April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options


Rethinking Economics, April 11, 2014
-▶ RETHINKING ECONOMICS ITALIA - MANIFESTO http://rethinkingeconomics.blogspot.com/2014/04/rethinking-economics-italia-manifesto.html


                                                       VIDEO

       "GPI"  GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR:  MOVING BEYOND GDP

                                     http://genuineprogress.net/

 

THE STATE OF MARYLAND'S --  "GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR"
Maryland developed its Genuine Progress Indicator to measure how development activities impact long-term prosperity, both positively and negatively. Here in Maryland and across the globe, people are continually challenged by the need to find a balance between advancing economic gain and ensuring social well-being..http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi/


THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

                                                        WATCH

                                  "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                          Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                       Resolving the "Game of More"

                                               http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ


DeutchWelle, May 27, 2014

-▶ INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM - THE BIG NEW THING?

http://www.dw.de/inclusive-capitalism-the-big-new-thing/a-17665826

 

World Economic Forum, May 26, 2014

▶  WHY WE NEED A NEW KIND OF INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM http://forumblog.org/2014/05/can-capitalism-be-inclusive-sustainable/

 

                            THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS

HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

▶  A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8roT21

 

▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  THE UNLIKELY HERO OF A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY?  http://sco.lt/8URdTd

 

THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh

                                                        VIDEO

                                           Moyers and Company

                     "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                                http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
▶   PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND ECOCIDE http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

WITH A SHIFT IN VALUES, BUSINESS COULD DO WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN'T: SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL SPECIES ON THIS PLANET

 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-government-world-problems-davos-multinational

 

                                             WORLD BANK VIDEO

GOING BEYOND GDP:  MAKING NATURAL CAPITAL COUNT FOR DEVELOPMENT http://live.worldbank.org/going-beyond-gdp

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU

  http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1

 

 ▶ BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE

http://sco.lt/8gLwmH

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARD A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF GROWTH http://sco.lt/6HLK77

 

                                  A HAIR-RAISING VIDEO EXPOSE

                          "STEALING AFRICA - WHY POVERTY?

                               HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                          http://sco.lt/6DtaqX



MEGA MINING, EXTRACTIVES AND FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8WHIrx

 

SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?

http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

▶   A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 -▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

 ▶  BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh


                                     MARKETING ADDICTION

The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar  Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health http://sco.lt/8kc8fJ


 

 ▶  A WAKE-UP WATCH: "INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD" - THE PLASTIC CURSE http://sco.lt/77HhPF


 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

 ▶  THE RESPONSIBLE ETHICS OF A NEW ECONOMY...OR "SUSTAINABLE GREEN WASHING? http://sco.lt/5o1IBt


 ▶  HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITIC, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED


pdjmoo's insight:

▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': POPE FRANCIS SLAMS CAPITALISM AS THE 'NEW TYRRANY' http://sco.lt/6RIQin


- ▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn

 

 -▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT  http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:26 AM

Indeed, it's not enough to call the dollar value of what you're people are buying and selling "wealth".

 

Where are the environmental factors that will cost us money due to the loss of economic activity (thanks to weather and climatic difficulties)?  Where are the markers for well being and other aspects of human happiness?

 

Capitalism is going to kill itself off, regardless of what anyone does to try to save it in its present form.  The death has already happened, just as the roots of death are in anything that we may develop.  Either things will be eclipsed by better things, or else, they'll collapse into worse things that we'll have to dig our way out of.

 

I'd rather have things go the former way, rather than the latter.  Unfortunately, I don't have much of a say about how we achieve that.

 

So, we're stuck, thanks to the stuck brains of our leadership cadre.

 

Enjoy!

 

Think about it.

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Return Of Debtors' Prison in U.S. Impoverished jailed for inability to pay fines/debts - INEQUALITY Widens

Return Of Debtors' Prison in U.S.   Impoverished jailed for inability to pay fines/debts - INEQUALITY Widens | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, February 16, 2015
POVERTY, MENTAL ILLNESS DRIVE MASS INCARCERATION IN U.S.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/poverty-mental-illness-putting-people-behind-bars/

                                              VIDEO REPORT

                                 PBS Newshour, December 27, 2014

RETURN OF THE DEBTORS' PRISON?  MANY STILL JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES. Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? Since NewsHour Weekend's first story on this issue aired last spring, the Childersburg Municipal Court issued a “standing order” stating that “In no case shall an indigent defendant be incarcerated … based solely on his or her inability to pay fines.” But the practice continues elsewhere in the country. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtors' prison. Continue reading http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/return-debtors-prison/


Newshour, January 03, 2014
-▶ VIEWERS RESPOND TO REPORT ON JAIL TIME FOR PEOPLE UNABLE TO FINES OR DEBTS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/viewers-respond-report-jail-time-people-unable-pay-fines/


August 8, 2013 Daily Kos

:-▶  DEBTORS PRISON:  PRIVATE PRISONS ENSURE ONGOING PROFITS FOR INCARCERATING PEOPLE WHO OWE BUT CAN'T PAY http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/11/1230307/-Charging-prisoners-fees-even-for-public-defender-creates-debtors-prison#


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newhour, March 04, 2015
     GET READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/get-ready-another-round-foreclosure-crisis/



New York Times, February 11, 2015
JAILS HAVE BECOME WAREHOUSES FOR THE POOR, ILL AND ADDICTED: REPORT Jails across the country have become vast warehouses made up primarily of people too poor to post bail or too ill with mental health or drug problems to adequately care for themselves http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/us/jails-have-become-warehouses-for-the-poor-ill-and-addicted-a-report-says.html?_r=0

                        

Truthdig, December 22, 2013
-▶ LOCKING UP POOR PEOPLE IN CORPORATE AMERICA IS BOOMING "Aramark, often contracted to provide food to prisoners at about a dollar a meal, is one of numerous corporations, from phone companies to construction firms, that have found our grotesque system of mass incarceration to be very profitable."  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/food_behind_bars_isnt_fit_for_your_dog_20131222


-▶ DO YOU STILL THINK BEING POOR IS NOT A CRIME ?? pic.twitter.com/dWAWlKHXRi


YES Magazine, June 04 2014

-▶  A MODERN-DAY DEBTORS PRISON? JUDGES PUSH BACK AGAINST THE SOUTH' PRIVATIZATION WAVE: In Southern states, small-town courts have outsourced probation management to for-profit companies charging fees out of reach to the country's poorest residents. Many people end up in jail for nonpayment. These judges want private companies out of their courts. PRIVATIZING PROBATION AND PROFITING FROM POVERTY http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/a-modern-day-debtors-prison


        USA: INCARCERATION NATION ON UNPRECEDENTED SCALE

                                         http://sco.lt/7m6Ky9


                            JAILING AMERICANS FOR PROFIT

                           THE RISE OF THE BILLION DOLLAR

                        PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

                                         http://sco.lt/6bHg3N


Common Dreams, March 28, 2014
▶  THE FACE OF POVERTY:  HOMELESS JOBLESS SINGLE MOM WITH LOUSY OPTIONS ARRESTED FOR BEING HOMELESS: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2014/03/28-0


Alternet, June 13, 2014
-▶  DEADLY NEW DEBTOR'S PRISONS:  PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER DIES IN JAIL FOR TRUANCY FINES. CRIMINALIZING POVERTYIf you thought debtors prison was something straight out of Charles Dickens—and something long ago left behind us—think again. Debtors prison is becoming  very much a part of the American prison-industrial complex. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/deadly-new-debtors-prisons-pennsylvania-mother-dies-jail-truancy-fines


Philanthropy News Digest, January 27, 2015
-▶ SENATOR TO HOSPITALS : STOP SUING POOR PATIENTS

According to ProPublica/NPR, the hospital's for-profit debt collection subsidiary, Northwest Financial Services, filed thousands of lawsuits a year over unpaid bills, garnished the wages of about six thousand people, and seized at least $12 million between 2009 and 2013. In response to the article, the hospital announced a review of its debt collection practices. http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/grassley-calls-on-nonprofit-hospitals-to-stop-suing-poor-patients


ProPublica, September 15, 2014
-▶  UNSEEN TOLL:  WAGES OF MILLIONS SEIZED TO PAY PAST DEBTS. A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans. http://www.propublica.org/article/unseen-toll-wages-of-millions-seized-to-pay-past-debts


                                    ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS

                                                  ProPublica

                           UNFORGIVEN : THE LONG LIFE OF DEBT

      Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection
Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors’ wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh. More » http://www.propublica.org/series/unforgiven


Truthout, December 27, 2013
-▶ THE GRAYING OF OUR INCARCERATION NATION Our prisons have increasingly become homes for the aging, as there are now some 125,000 prisoners age 55 or older, nearly quadruple the number there were in 1995. .. http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20743-the-graying-of-our-incarceration-nation


                                      VIDEO REPORT (Full Episode)
                            Al Jazeera America, November 01, 2014
                               "DYING INSIDE: ELDERLY IN PRISON"
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines/multimedia/2014/11/fault-lines-dyinginsideelderlyinprisonfullepisode.html


New York Times, January 25, 2015
-▶  ELDER CARE FOR-PROFIT NURSING HOMES ARE SEIZING GUARDIANSHIP CONTROL OVER PATIENTS TO ENSURE PAYMENT FOR CARE At least one judge has ruled that the tactic by nursing homes is an abuse of the law, but the petitions, even if they are ultimately unsuccessful, force families into costly legal ordeals. “It’s a strategic move to intimidate,” criminal prosecution of financial exploitation.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/nyregion/to-collect-debts-nursing-home-seizing-control-over-patients.html


                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                 THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION

                                 PBS NewsHour, March 05, 2015

WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE/PAYMENTS REDUCED BY CORPORATIONS, LEAVING MANY IN POVERTY AND PAIN  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/state-cuts-mean-workers-comp-isnt-working-many-need/



                                                        WATCH

                                                Brave New Films

                                     "TO PRISON FOR POVERTY"

    HOW PRIVATE PROBATION COMPANIES PROFIT OFF THE POOR

               http://www.bravenewfilms.org/toprisonforpoverty


American Civil Liberties Union, February 06, 2014
-▶  COURT-SANCTIONED EXTORTION BY PRIVATE PROBATION COMPANIES:  MODERN DEBTORS PRISON https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-racial-justice/court-sanctioned-extortion-private-probation-companies


Huffington Post UK, July 03, 2014
-▶  UK IS PRIVATIZING IT'S PROBATION SERVICE http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/03/chris-grayling-probation-drawn-from-a-hat_n_5554340.html?utm_hp_ref=uk


August 13, 2013 Truthout
-▶  WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU NO LONGER NEED SLAVES? THROW THEM INTO A FOR-PROFIT PRISON http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18168-what-do-you-do-when-you-no-longer-need-your-slaves-or-your-workers


Truthdig, December 22, 2013
-▶ FOOD BEHIND BARS ISN'T FIT FOR YOUR DOG - LOCKING UP POOR PEOPLE IN CORPORATE AMERICA IS BOOMING
"Aramark, often contracted to provide food to prisoners at about a dollar a meal, is one of numerous corporations, from phone companies to construction firms, that have found our grotesque system of mass incarceration to be very profitable."  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/food_behind_bars_isnt_fit_for_your_dog_2013122



                                         KIDS FOR CASH

                 INSIDE ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST SHOCKING

                              JUVENILE JUSTICE SCANDALS

                                          http://sco.lt/9HDYeH


PND Blog, February 16, 2015
GIRLS OF COLOR ALSO AT RISK OF SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE, STUDY FINDS  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/girls-of-color-also-at-risk-of-school-to-prison-pipeline-study-finds


                                  VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                     The Center for Investigative Reporting

                         TEENS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUCRAbCkR8


The Atlantic, October 30, 2014
-▶ INNER-CITY VIOLENCE IN THE AGE OF MASS INCARCERATION. Harsh criminal-justice policies have thrown America's poorest urban communities into chaos  http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/10/inner-city-violence-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/382154/


                               INCARCERATIONS FRONT DOOR

                             THE MISUSE OF JAILS IN AMERICA

             Vera Institute of Justice - FULL REPORT Download

                                                February 11, 2015
Local jails, which exist in nearly every town and city in America, are built to hold people deemed too dangerous to release pending trial or at high risk of flight. This, however, is no longer primarily what jails do or whom they hold, as people too poor to post bail languish there and racial disparities disproportionately impact communities of color.
http://www.vera.org/pubs/special/incarcerations-front-door-misuse-jails-america


                                                 VIDEO

                          "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                        http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


                            ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

              2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH

                WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

                                      http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


Guardian, January 19, 2015
NEW OXFAM REPORT SAYS HALF OF GLOBAL WEALTH HELD BY THE 1% http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/19/global-wealth-oxfam-inequality-davos-economic-summit-switzerland


                    CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/5zp197


                                          VIDEO REPORT

                        PBS NewsHour, September 05, 2014

MORE PART-TIME WORKERS SUFFER INSTABILITY, LONG HOURS TO MAKE ENDS MEET -- AS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET SOARS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-job-growth-doesnt-indicate-strong-labor-market/


                                   CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

                              A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

                 PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE

                                      http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


                                   PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                       THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

                                       http://sco.lt/6G1wgr


                           

                              MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD

           A WALL STREET CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKET

           AND RISING RENTS:  THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES

                                     http://sco.lt/9HVQcz




-▶ HOW DEREGULATION/TAX LOOPHOLES ARE DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER  http://sco.lt/56KBZB




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▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

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Welcome to America.  We chose this path.  Now, we're going to have to walk it until enough people are angry enough and organized enough to effectively change the course of our society and our nation.

 

Absolutely disgusting, in my honest opinion.  Absolutely disgusting.

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- ▶ BIOPHILIC CITIES The Biophilic Cities Project http://biophiliccities.org/the-biophilic-cities-project/


- ▶ THE NATURE OF CITIES: A collective blog on cities as ecological spaces http://www.thenatureofcities.com/


Yale Environment 360, January 06, 2014

- ▶ URBAN NATURE: HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES. As the world becomes more urbanized, researchers and city managers from Baltimore to Britain are recognizing the importance of providing urban habitat that can support biodiversity. It just may be the start of an urban wildlife movement... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/urban-nature-how-to-foster-biodiversity-in-worlds-cities/


Conservation Magazine, February 17, 2014

  ▶ 7 BENEFITS TO BRINGING NATURE BACK TO CITIES http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/7-benefits-bringing-nature-back-cities/


One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/


Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 28, 2015
DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH PRIDE OF PLACE. A look at how behavior-change marketing is benefiting conservation and how organizations can use it for their own causes.  http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/driving_change_through_pride_of_place


BiophilicCities, January 23, 2015
- ▶ LISTENING TO THE NATURE IN CITIES http://biophiliccities.org/listening-to-the-nature-in-cities/


       'A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD'

                                             http://sco.lt/8vVr17


FastCoExist, January 13, 2015
- ▶ 7 CITIES THAT ARE STARTING TO GO CAR-FREE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040634/7-cities-that-are-starting-to-go-car-free


YES Magazine, January 03, 2014
- ▶ CAN YOU IMAGINE A CITY WHERE TREES AND SWINGS MATTER MORE THAN CARS?  We can make room for nature and humanity

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/can-you-imagine-city-trees-swing-sets-matter-more-than-cars


Grist, January 13, 2015
- ▶ WE HAVE TO BUILD MUCH SMARTER CITIES IF WE WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE http://grist.org/news/we-have-to-build-much-smarter-cities-if-we-want-to-fight-climate-change/


Harvard Gazette, December 24, 2014
- ▶ NATURE AND WELL BEING : A KEY URBAN PLANNING INTERSECTION Is there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers’ lives healthier and more productive? Research suggests that the answer is yes, but also that the issue is more complex than that simple formulation. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/12/a-key-urban-intersection/


Treehugger, February 04, 2013
- ▶ DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/quote-day-david-attenborough-our-alienation-nature.html


National Geographic, November 28, 2014
- ▶ GET OUT OF THE OFFICE -- WHY WILDERNESS IS NOT A LUXURY  http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/28/get-out-of-the-office-why-wilderness-is-not-a-luxury/


FastCo Exist
 - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification


Sustainable Food Trust, September 26, 2014
- ▶ BIOPHILIC CITIES:  GOING BEYOND GREEN. Biophilic Cities put the natural world at the heart of urban environment, going beyond green to reconnect people and places. http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/biophilic-cities-urban-growing/


Treehugger, May  01, 2014
- ▶ AGING BOOMERS WANT GOOD TRANSIT, WALKABLE CITIES AND PUBLIC PARKS http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/aging-boomers-want-good-transit-walkable-cities-and-public-parks.html

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, August 25, 2014
- ▶ ARE TINY HOUSES AND MICRO-APARTMENTS THE FUTURE OF URBAN HOMES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/25/tiny-houses-micro-living-urban-cities-population-newyork-hongkong-tokyo?CMP=twt_gu


US Forest Service Research & Development

- ▶ URBAN WILDLIFE http://www.fs.fed.us/research/wildlife-fish/themes/urban-wildlife.php


City Lab, February 02, 2015
- ▶  AUSTRALIA:  MELBOURNE IS FRYING IN EPIC DROUGHT AND HAS FOUND A WAY TO LOWER TEMPERATURES BY 7 DEGREES http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/02/can-melbourne-lower-its-temperature-by-7-degrees/385050/


August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

- ▶  10,000 RAIN GARDENS Melbourne’s local government, schools and homeowners have successfully implemented over 10,000 rain gardens across the region in an attempt to protect its waterways. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/over-10000-rain-gardens-benefit-melbournes-waterways/#sthash.Y14exc2g.dpuf


ReduceRunoff.org

- ▶  WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN? "HOW TO" GUIDE http://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/index.htm


Digital Journal, February 02, 2015
- ▶ MICRO-LIVING FINDS A NICHE BY SHOWING US WE CAN LIVE MORE SIMPLY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/micro-living-finds-a-niche-by-showing-us-we-can-live-more-simply/article/425069


GreenBiz, January 13, 2015
- ▶ CAN CITIES LEAD THE WAY IN MAXIMIZING NATURE'S VALUE?

 http://www.greenbiz.com/article/can-cities-lead-way-maximizing-natures-value


Geography Directions
- ▶ GREENING URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: RECONCILING HUMANS AND NATURE THROUGH 'GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE' http://blog.geographydirections.com/2014/12/22/reconciling-humans-and-nature-through-green-infrastructure/


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


The Nature of Cities, January 03, 2015
- ▶ MICRO URBAN:  THE ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL POTENTIAL OF SMALL-SCALE URBAN SPACES http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/01/03/micro_urban-the-ecological-and-social-potential-of-small-scale-urban-spaces/


Ensia, January 05, 2015
- ▶ SUBURBAN SPRAWL DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ECOLOGICALLY DEVASTATING. As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind  http://ensia.com/features/suburban-sprawl-doesnt-have-to-be-ecologically-devastating/


NASA Earth Observatory
- ▶ BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY. Like it or not, throughout this century, the United States has undergone a steady process of urbanization as a larger and larger percentage of the population has moved towards the cities. Unlike rural communities, urban sprawl completely transforms the landscape and the soil and alters the surrounding ecosystem and the climate.  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Lights/


Summit Voice, January 02, 2015
- ▶ NEW SATELLITE SENSOR MEASURE CITY LIGHT POLLUTION WORLDWIDE  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/02/new-satellite-sensors-measure-city-light-pollution/


- ▶ RESEARCH CONFIRMS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT GREEN SPACE DOES IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

The new study compared the mental well-being of hundreds of people in the UK who moved from a grey urban setting to a greener area to those who moved in the opposite direction.The results revealed that those surrounded by nature felt happier and more content for many years.

http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124091-green-space-boosts-happiness-for-years%2C-new-research-confirms.html


OutsideOnline, September 25, 2014
STUDY: HIKING MAKES YOU HAPPIER. British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being

http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Study-Hiking-Makes-You-Happier.html


Ensia, September 30, 2014
 - ▶ IT'S TIME TO BRING NATURE INTO OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

http://ensia.com/voices/its-time-to-bring-nature-back-into-our-built-environments/


OnEarth Magazine
- ▶ WILL CITIES SAVE THE PLANET?  http://www.onearth.org/magazine/will-cities-save-planet


YES Magazine, November 19, 2014
- ▶ WANT TO SEE HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE MAKING REAL PROGRESS?  LOOK TO THE CITIES TACKLING OUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/look-to-the-cities-tackling-our-biggest-problems


Environmental Energetics, September 24, 2014
- ▶ CITIES IN THE SAND - LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FAILED ECO-CITIES OF THE PAST  http://ow.ly/BWzSo


- ▶ NATURE NEEDS HALF = THE WILD CITIES PROJECT.  “Half the world for humanity, half for the rest of life, to make a planet both self-sustaining and pleasant" - O.E. Wilson http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/nature-cities/243546/nature-needs-half

  The WILD Foundation also recently launched the WILD Cities Project, which it describes as “a new concept of urbanism where wild nature is highly valued and its conservation is a conscious part of human life in cities worldwide” [3]. Goals of the WILD Cities Project include identifying successful urban initiatives aligned with the principles of Nature Needs Half, formulating criteria for defining a WILD city, and developing strategies to communicate to the public the need for nature in our cities. http://wild10.org/en/program/the-global-foru/working-coalitions/wild-cities


YES Magazine, November 29, 2014
 - ▶ 10 CLIMATE CONSCIOUS CITIES -- ELECTRIC CARS, ROOFTOP FARMS AND OTHER WAYS THEY'RE PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/10-climate-cool-cities


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


Mongabay, April 11, 2014

 - ▶ LIFE FINDS A WAY:  THE SURPRISING BIODIVERSITY OF CITIES. 

Public perception of wildlife tends to be tied to natural habitats such as forests, ocean and other wild settings. However, cities can provide habitat for many animals and plants. In the largest global assessment of urban biodiversity to date, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, researchers examined the biodiversity of urban areas and found that cities are home to a surprising number of species. The study underlines the conservation importance of preserving and creating green spaces when it comes to urban planning.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0411-levikov-cities-biodiversity.html#fBOegyyVwsoUc3Vf.99


UNEP, October 15, 2012

-▶ UN ASSESSMENT:  BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION CAN IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH IN WORLDS GROWING CITIES http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9302&l=en

 

Huffington Post Green, March 3, 2013

- ▶ THE GREEN LEAP:  CAN WE CONSTRUCT URBAN COMMUNITIES THAT CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY?

Why are green developments different? The goals are conservation while providing a unique living experience. Biodiversity, however, often is lower on the totem pole of priorities.

For the first time in our history, more people live in urban vs. rural areas and humans continue to move into cities. Cities have huge impacts on our natural resources. Urban dwellers consume vast amounts of energy, produce waste, and alter landscapes to the point where native plant and animal populations decline precipitously. As cities grow, people have pondered -- can we develop land without destroying our natural heritage?.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hostetler/the-green-leap-can-we-con_b_1314981.html


Ars Technica, January 23, 2014
 ▶  BIODIVERSITY CAN FLOURISH ON AN URBAN PLANET http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/01/biodiversity-can-flourish-on-an-urban-planet/

 

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               BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR URBAN LIFE --

                     AND THE WORK PLACE, SCHOOLS, CITIES

                                        http://sco.lt/5ih73J


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 - ▶ AGRITECTURE:  OFFICE BUILDINGS THAT GROW FOOD  http://sco.lt/8m8LZ3


Yale Environment 360, December 16, 2013
- ▶ SINGAPORE TAKES THE LEAD IN GREEN BUILDING IN ASIA http://e360.yale.edu/feature/singapore_takes_the_lead_in_green_building_in_asia/2720/

 

 GizMag, May 01, 2014

 - ▶ GHAOYANG PARK PLAZA ADDS MORE NATURE TO INNER-CITY BEIJING http://www.gizmag.com/chaoyang-park-plaza-mad/31855/

 

 TakePart, June 26, 2014
  ▶ A CITY'S BEST DEFENSE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? ITS TREES, WETLANDS, AND WATERSHEDS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/26/citys-best-defense-against-climate-change-its-trees-wetlands-and-watersheds

 

TerraDaily, November 30, 2012
- ▶ STREAMS SHOW SIGNS OF DEGRADATION AT EARLIEST STAGE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Streams_Show_Signs_of_Degradation_at_Earliest_Stages_of_Urban_Development_999.html


                                                         VIDEO
                       CITIES THAT FUNCTION LIKE FORESTS
Cities that Function Like Forests: Biomimicry Maps a Sustainable Future
http://video.esri.com/watch/3158/cities-that-function-like-forests-biomimicry-maps-a-sustainable-future


 The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


  -▶  HOW CLOSELY TIED IS HEALTH OF HUMANS TO HEALTH OF TREES? http://sco.lt/69TAm1



YourIsLife, October 22, 2014
 - ▶ MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE LIVING MAY REQUIRE RE-INTRODUCING AGRICULTURE IN URBAN AREAS http://www.youris.com/Bioeconomy/Agriculture/Urban-Agriculture-Is-More-Than-A-Hippy-Style-Hobby.kl


FastCo Exist, July 02, 2014

- ▶  THE URBAN SKY FARM: THIS TREE-SHAPED FARM-ON-A-SKYSCRAPER COULD BRING ACRES OF CROPS INTO THE CITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032379/this-tree-shaped-farm-on-a-skyscraper-could-bring-acres-of-crops-into-the-city


Reuters, June 16, 2014

  ▶ A FIRST: SAN FRANCISCO TO PROPOSE TAX BREAKS FOR URBAN FARMS. San Francisco would be the first city in California to offer property owners a tax break if they agree to make empty lots available for urban agriculture  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/us-usa-california-urbanfarms-idUSKBN0ES03020140617


Alternet, June 13, 2014
 ▶  URBAN FARMS MAY NOT BE A SOLUTION TO FOOD INDUSTRY PROBLEMS? --  BUT A WORTHY AND NECESSARY EFFORT http://www.alternet.org/environment/enviornmentalists-are-split-value-burgeoning-urban-farm-movement


                                                      PHOTOS

                              Huffington Post Green, March 12, 2014

WORLD'S TALLEST LIVING WALL FEATURES 15 STORIES OF VERTICAL GARDENING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/worlds-tallest-living-wall_n_5311757.html


                          WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                                  NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:

                            WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                           http://sco.lt/8yvXjV


TreeHugger, February 14, 2014

  ▶ "GROWING CITIES" - GROW SOME FOOD.  GROW WHEREVER YOU ARE. Across the country, people are growing their own food. See what's growing near you.  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/grow-some-food-grow-wherever-you-are.html


Science Daily, January 31, 2014

- ▶ GATHERING 'WILD' FOOD IN THE CITY: RETHINKING THE ROLE OF FORAGING IN URBAN ECOSYSTEM PLANNING, MANAGEMENT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140131093339.htm


Mashable, February 07, 2014
- ▶ LONDON TURNS WORLD WAR II SHELTERS INTO UNDERGROUND HYDROPONIC FARMS http://mashable.com/2014/02/06/hydroponic-underground-farm/

 

FastCoExist

 ▶  BUILD YOUR OWN FULL-SCALE ROOFTOP FARMING OPERATION, WITH THIS EASY KIT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032046/build-your-own-full-scale-rooftop-farming-operation-with-this-easy-kit


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 


 ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D


 - ▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://sco.lt/8Q9slV

 

 

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 -▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN: THE BENEFITS OF BIODIVERSITY IN OUR HOMES http://sco.lt/5Z3fEn


- ▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

 - ▶ RESPONDING TO ECONOMIC DYSFUNCTION BY PRACTICING SUSTAINABLE LIVING http://sco.lt/8NwoPh

 

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                                           REWILD THE CHILD

                                          http://sco.lt/6BGlA9

 

                                           THICH NHAT HANH:

                              Guardian Sustainable Business

BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 



 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d


  - ▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 -▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L


-▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd


 -▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 


 Harvard Business

-▶  MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MEANING : THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS http://sco.lt/8Zzbyz


  - ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7



 -▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 


 -▶  RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

 Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Temple Group Blog, August 20, 2014

-▶SAILING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

Since the industrial revolution, human activities haven’t usually followed cycles. Instead, they have been based on extraction, followed by manufacturing, use and disposal: the ‘take – make – use – discard’ linear process. Natural systems can cope with this up to a point without being unduly perturbed. Unfortunately, with so many people driving the use of so many resources and the production of so much waste, we have now affected many natural cycles and the consequences are far reaching. It is true that over the last 25 years or so, there has been a trend towards recycling and reuse, although this was often driven initially by the need to reduce waste going to landfill. The circular economy approach takes this a lot further.
     By ignoring natural cycles rather than working with them, we are warming the planet, reducing biodiversity and could threaten the ability of humans to have a high quality of life. In case you think this is just the view of someone with a professional environmental interest, you might want to take a look at what the MoD has to say about the environment in its strategic outlook up to 2045.

http://temple-group.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sailing-towards-circular-economy.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 19, 2015
-▶ ENVISIONING A FUTURE WITH LESS DOOM AND GLOOM:  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF OPTIMISTS : 

Bill Shireman, president of Future 500, a global nonprofit that connects corporations and NGOs to overcome sustainability challenges

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/19/realistic-optimists-post-carbon-economy-nature-environment-business


Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


                                             SPECIAL REPORT
                                          EurActive, June 06, 2014
                                         THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The sustainable sourcing of materials is crucial to the circular economy

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/circular-economy


                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB


                             THE McDONOUGH CONVERSATIONS

                                                       GreenBiz

      http://www.greenbiz.com/blogs/featured/mcdonough-conversations



GreenBiz, February 05, 2015
-▶ DAVOS MEETS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY  Why the concept of "endless resourcefulness" could be a game changer in product design

 http://www.greenbiz.com/article/davos-meets-circular-economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
-▶ WHAT PLASTIC CAN LEARN FROM STEEL IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/plastic-industry-recycling-learn-from-steel-circular-economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
-▶ WHAT A WASTE:  STUDY FINDS BIG US BRANDS STUCK ON DISPOSABLE PACKAGING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/what-a-waste-study-finds-big-us-brands-stuck-on-disposable-packaging


                                    WATCH - A CSR WAKE-UP

               INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD

                                     THE PLASTIC CURSE 

                                       http://sco.lt/7SzdPl


Circular Economy, June 26, 2014
 ▶ RECYCLING IS NOT THE BENEFIT http://www.circularecology.com/news/circular-economy-recycling-is-not-a-benefit


                                       INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH

                    Guardian Sustainable Business, April 22, 2014
-▶ HOW CAN YOUR INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/how-can-your-industry-contribute-to-circular-economy-interactive

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, June 24, 2014
-▶ STUDY LOOKS AT BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM 'CRADLE TO CRADLE' CERTIFICATION. A study of ten companies including Puma and Ecover shows the impact that optimising products for the circular economy has on environment and bottom line http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/cradle-to-cradle-certification-benefit-business-study

 

EurActive - Sustainable Development

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8f42af8d26b382b0bcc4930b2&id=339123dfed&e=d0c5a106c4

 

                                                   WATCH

                               RE-THINKING PROGRESS 00.3:48

                               THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRKvDyyHmI&feature=player_embedded


  Guardian Sustainable Business, Circular Economy Hub, March 12, 2014
-▶ A GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN YOUR BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/how-to-implement-circular-economy-business

 

 World Economic Forum
-▶ TOWARDS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://reports.weforum.org/toward-the-circular-economy-accelerating-the-scale-up-across-global-supply-chains/view/1-the-benefits-of-a-circular-economy/

 

                                                      WATCH                            

                     THE CIRCULAR RE-GENERATIVE ECONOMY

The role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy

                                                http://sco.lt/6AhZq5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2012

-▶ ENLIGHTENED BUSINESS STRATEGY FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY   http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/enlightened-business-strategy-sustainability-gap


 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 25, 2013

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

Look closely at the challenges facing our world and the circular economy makes business sense. Companies are turning to a new model of sustainable business in an effort to reduce their dependence on finite resources...

The sense that our planet is running out of the minerals, metals and organic matter required to sustain its rising human population has helped to fashion a new concept for our times: the circular economy. At its core is the argument that the old, linear model of conducting business – extraction, consumption and waste – is past its sell-by date...http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-new-way-doing-business


The Atlantic, August 21, 2014
-▶ LIVING IN UNNATURAL CYCLES:  WHERE THE FIVE-DAY WORK WEEK CAME FROM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/where-the-five-day-workweek-came-from/378870/

 

FastCo Exist
-▶ 5 BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681904/5-business-models-that-are-driving-the-circular-economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, July 10, 2014
-▶ FIVE NEW WAYS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN BUILD BRAND EXPERIENCE. Among some of the world's top corporate leaders, there's a growing understanding that the traditional linear business model – built on the presumption of unlimited and cheap natural resources – must be reworked for 21st-century realities.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/five-ways-circular-economy-brand-experience

 

 GreenBiz, February 17, 2014
-▶ WHAT CARPET COMPANIES CAN TEACH US ABOUT A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/17/what-carpet-companies-can-teach-us-about-circular-economy

 

World Economic Forum, January 24, 2014
-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN GENERATE US$1 TRILLION ANNUALLY BY 2025 http://www.weforum.org/news/circular-economy-can-generate-us-1-trillion-annually-2025



Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy


 NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ RECYCLING YOURSELF INTO ABUNDANCE: A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 27, 2014
-▶ BUSINESS LEADERS IN DAVOS KEEN TO MAINSTREAM CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Chief executives said biggest barrier to progress is ingrained mindset of 'manufacture, use and dispose'  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-leaders-circular-economy-mainstream-davos


                                                      WATCH

            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                    Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                        http://sco.lt/4q18KX



Fastco Exist

-▶ A BLUE PRINT FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: REUSING AND REFURBISHING FOR PROSPERITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679241/a-blueprint-for-a-circular-economy-reusing-and-refurbishing-for-prosperity


Sustainable Business, October 29, 2014
 ▶ WASTE TO WEAR:  THE PATHWAY TO A GLOBAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/business_models/maria_giovanna_sandrini/waste_wear_pathway_global_circular_economy



Guardian Sustainable Business, January 31, 2012

-▶ A CIRCULAR ECONOMY TACKLES THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF OVER CONSUMPTION  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-business-models

 

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


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


                                       THE END OF GDP GROWTH

              TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD

                                              http://sco.lt/56g0ob


                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 05, 2014
-▶ THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND WATER STEWARDSHIP
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/05/the-similarity-between-circular-economy-and-water-stewardship


 Guardian Sustainable Business, June 25, 2014
-▶ FROM A LINEAR TO A CIRCULAR WORLD: SHIFT TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS UNDER WAY, FROM CROP WASTE TO SOLAR. In reality, there are no scarce resources, we just make them scarce. Through new supply chains, technology and policy, we can secure a future for generations.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/shift-circular-economy-crop-waste-solar


WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/8FQndh


InHabitat, June 29, 2014
-▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

                                       ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                      LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


Guardian Sustainable Business, June 20, 2014
-▶ THE STRANGE SCIENCE BEHIND DESIGN: MATERIALS FROM UNUSUAL SOURCES. From clothing made from crab compounds to recycled blue jeans worked into your Ford Fusion, innovation in textile manufacture and design is getting weirder – and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/20/science-design-materials-sources-sustainable


Triple Pundit, December 24, 2014
-▶ COULD 3-D PRINTING BRING US CLOSER TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/3d-printing-bring-world-closer-circular-economy/


                                        ======================


  -▶ CHECK OUT THE GUARDIAN'S NEW "CIRCULAR ECONOMY HUB"

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy

 

-▶ TWITTER LIST: TOP 10 TWEETERS ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/twitter-list-top-10-circular-economy


                                          =======================

 

A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


 ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


 

-▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh  http://sco.lt/81MvkP

 

 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN "ENDLESS GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013

-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities


FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT MAY NOT APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5k2si1

 


BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

  ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/52AdWb



  -▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5


January 17, 2013 YES Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE AND SPIRIT: A SACRED STORY OF OUR TIME. Humanity’s current behavior threatens Earth’s capacity to support life and relegates more than a billion people to lives of destitution http://sco.lt/8rb8DZ

 


 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

  -▶ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ


 

 

-▶ ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF


-▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  A NEW FORMULA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE http://sco.lt/7MN7rN


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 ▶ SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

-▶ THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING http://sco.lt/8iO36X



-▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                   "HOME"

                               An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                    The Global Water Crisis

                                        http://sco.lt/53HMPJ


 

                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY OTHER NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo 

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:26 PM

Zero Footprint requires a circular economy, where all outputs must be accounted for as inputs elsewhere in the economy, where the entire lifecycle of all products is factored in, where 100% of waste becomes raw resources, powered by 100% renewable energy.

Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 4, 2:12 PM

The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

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Scoop.it!

What Millennials Want: Business Doing Good

What Millennials Want: Business Doing Good | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Forbes, June 18, 2014
-▶ THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD:  HOW MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING THE CORPORATE SECTOR http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeancase/2014/06/18/millennials2014/



Science Matters, David Suzuki Foundation, February 19, 2015
-▶ SPEAKING TRUTH GIVES YOUTH GREAT POWER: More than half the world's population is under 30 http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2015/02/speaking-truth-gives-youth-great-power/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
-▶ CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS THROUGH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/cultivating-next-generation-leaders-social-entrepreneurship/


Philanthropy News Digest, June 19, 2014
-▶ MILLENNIALS SEEK WORKPLACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, SURVEY FINDS  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/millennials-seek-workplace-volunteer-opportunities-survey-finds


                     THE 2014 MILLENNIAL IMPACT REPORT PDF
                  INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION WORKFORCE
http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/AchieveMCON2013/MIR_2014.pdf



Philanthropy News Digest, April 10, 2010
-▶ REPORT EXAMINES MILLENNIAL DONORS' GIVING, ENGAGEMENT HABITS  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/report-examines-millennial-donors-giving-engagement-habits


Mashable, September 22, 2014
-▶ SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT:  WHY MILLENNIALS ARE THE WORLD'S BEST CHANCE TO MAKE SUSTAINABILITY THE NEW NORMAL http://mashable.com/2014/09/23/sustainability-makeover/


NPR, January 03, 2015
-▶ A YOUNG GENERATION SEES GREENER PASTURES IN AGRICULTURE. It's a generation that has grown up in the digital age, but embraced some very old-school things: the farmers market, craft beer, artisan cheese. "Living in the city, you commute by subway, you buy your food at the supermarket, you work in a cubicle all day...You're not intimately tied to anything." Gelvosa and Gerritsen are part of a generation for whom global warming has been hanging overhead like the sword of Damocles. In fact, all the young farmers interviewed for this story mentioned environmental health and climate change as factors in choosing a life on the land.

  http://www.npr.org/2015/01/03/374629580/a-young-generation-sees-greener-pastures-in-agriculture


Huffpost Green, January 01, 2014
-▶ THE MILLENNIALS OWN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/grayson-sussmansquires/back-off-baby-boomers-the-millennials-own-the-fight_b_6360102.html


CSRWire, December 07, 2014
-▶ NOT THEIR PARENTS' ACTIVISM: HOW MILLENNIAL ARE USING DIGITAL TO TAKE A STAND ON ISSUES THEY CARE ABOUT

  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1483-not-their-parents-activism-how-millennials-are-using-digital-to-take-a-stand-on-issues-they-care-about


The Atlantic, December 03, 2014
 -▶ THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING INCOMES OF YOUNG AMERICANS http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/12/millennials-arent-saving-money-because-theyre-not-making-money/383338/


The Atlantic, September 8, 2014
 -▶ HOW MILLENNIALS SPEND. They prefer their foods organic, their products natural, and their banks small http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/how-millennials-spend/379713/


Diplomatic Courier, September 30, 2014
-▶ WHEN MILLENNIALS TAKE PHILANTHROPY GLOCAL http://diplomaticourier.com/news/topics/economy/2384-when-millennials-take-philanthropy-glocal


Entrepreneur, September 10, 2014
-▶YOU MUST DO GOOD FOR YOUR BRAND TO DO WELL WITH MILLENNIALS http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237243


CSRWire, October 07, 2014
THE ONE THING YOUR COMPANY HAS TO DO TO RECRUIT MILLENNIALS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1434-the-one-thing-your-company-has-to-do-to-recruit-millennials


Business Civic Leadership Center, December 3, 2013
A SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESS GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: http://bclc.uschamber.com/blog/2013-12-03/businessdoinggoodcom-small-and-midsize-business-guide-corporate-citizenship

                           http://www.businessdoinggood.com/



                                               VIDEO REPORT

                         PBS NewsHour , December 19, 2014
MILLENNIALS AND ELDERS BRIDGE GENERATION GAP AND DIGITAL DIVIDE http://ow.ly/Gd2l3



Harvard Review, October 03, 2014
-▶ IMPACT INVESTING NEEDS MILLENNIALS:  MILLENNIALS ARE THE MOST WILLING TO TRADE FINANCIAL RETURN FOR GREATER SOCIAL IMPACT http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/impact-investing-needs-millennials/


The Culture-ist, September 23, 2014
-▶ 15 MILLENNIALS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/09/23/15-millennials-changing-world/


 Guardian Sustainable Business, August 24, 2012
-▶ THE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD. - CHARITY AND BUSINESS

The easiest option in business is to take the path of least resistance, which in our current culture is to maximise profits and remain blinkered to the consequences of our actions. It therefore takes determination and self-awareness to be able to create an enterprise that integrates doing good with doing well, or – on a deeper level – merging heart and mind. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/young-social-entrepreneurs-changing-the-world


The Cultur-ist, August 18, 2014
-▶ GENERATION RENT:  WHY MANY MILLENNIALS ARE CHOOSING A NOMADIC LIFESTYLE http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/08/18/millennials-characteristics-becoming-nomadic/


                                                  INFOGRAPH
The Culture-ist, August 11, 2014
-▶ WHY MILLENNIALS ARE CHOOSING FREEDOM ABOVE ALL ELSE

http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/08/11/millennials-entrepreneurship/


                                        CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

                                     A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

                        PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE

                                             http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


Harvard Business Review
MENTORING MILLENNIALS https://hbr.org/2010/05/mentoring-millennials


TriplePundit, November 6, 2013
WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAMS MAKE 'DOING GOOD' INTO 'DOING GOOD BUSINESS' http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/11/workplace-giving-programs-make-doing-good-doing-good-business/

 

Inc.com
▶ THE NEW BUSINESS MODEL:  DOING WELL AND GOOD : A conversation with Mandalah founder Lourenço Bustani about connecting purpose and profit... http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/the-new-business-model-doing-well-and-good.html


Forbes, December 20, 2013
DOING GOOD REQUIRES AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP http://www.forbes.com/sites/prernasinha/2013/12/20/43/

 

FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
WELCOME TO THE PURPOSE ECONOMY. How can we create an entire economy geared toward good? Focusing on personal, social, and societal purpose http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028410/welcome-to-the-purpose-economy

 

Guardian Sustainable Business:  Values-Driven Hub, March 26, 2014
-▶ WHY THE ACT OF GIVING WILL GET YOU A LONG WAY IN BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/act-of-giving-long-way-business

 

                                       WATCH REPORT (26:03)
                               Made In Germany - Deutche Welles
           WHAT IS SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITY?
http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798

 

 

Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

FastCo Exist, November 21, 2013
THE SHARING ECONOMY LACKS A SHARED DEFINITION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3022028/the-sharing-economy-lacks-a-shared-definition

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 07, 2014
WITH THE RIGHT VALUES, BUSINESS CAN DO WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN'T: SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-government-world-problems-davos-multinational

 

 ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/52AdWb

 

YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
 ▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

▶ CIW at UN: December 9, 2013
WHAT IF WORKERS THEMSELVES DESIGNED THEIR OWN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM? http://ciw-online.org/2013/12/09/ciw-at-un-what-if-workers-themselves-designed-their-own-social-responsibility-program/

 

FastCoExist

▶  HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF GIVING BACK AT ANY COMPANY: Social Entrepreneurs talk about how to shift the internal corporate dynamics http://www.fastcoexist.com/3020307/how-to-create-a-culture-of-giving-back-at-any-company

 

TriplePundit, December 3, 2013
THE RISE OF THE SOCIAL INTREPRENEUR http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/12/rise-social-entrepreneur/

 

ScoopIt, November 27, 2013
▶  THE THANKS ECONOMY: COMPANIES AND PEOPLE GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES http://blog.scoop.it/2013/11/27/the-thanks-economy-companies-people-giving-back-to-their-communities/

 

 ▶  THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY IS EXPLODING, AND BRANDS THAT IGNORE IT ARE OUT OF LUCK  http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ

 

 

CEO FORCE FOR GOOD

Sustainable Brands, December 20, 2013

 ▶  30 LEADING CEOs AND COMPANIES JOIN 'CEO FORCE FOR GOOD' IN 2013 http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/leadership/mike-hower/30-leading-ceos-companies-join-ceo-force-good%E2%80%99

 

▶  ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED BY GIVING BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/entrepreneurs-succeed-by-giving-back-2013-10

 

▶  THE GOOD OF FLEXIBLE PURPOSE CORPORATIONS - THE NEW FLEX-C DESIGNATION http://sco.lt/5E2SGX

 

Just Means, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE B CORP REVOLUTION:  INVESTING FROM THE HEART http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/the-b-corp-revolution-investing-from-the-heart

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, December 3, 2013

▶  HOW TO HACK CORPORATE CULTURE FROM WITHIN : Imagine Gandhi within the four walls of a large multinational corporation.
 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/hack-corporate-culture-within

 

 

 - ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

 - ▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTHhttp://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶  BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

 

ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

 

THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/8qtqoD

 

WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/8FQndh

 

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                              Moyers and Company

                        "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                              http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

 

 

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Why the economy needs nature

Why the economy needs nature | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


                       WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST. 

            IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE.


 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 Sustainable Business, February 19, 2015
-▶ ENVISIONING A FUTURE WITH LESS DOOM AND GLOOM:  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF OPTIMISTS : 

Bill Shireman, president of Future 500, a global nonprofit that connects corporations and NGOs to overcome sustainability challenges

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/19/realistic-optimists-post-carbon-economy-nature-environment-business


Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 28, 2015
DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH PRIDE OF PLACE. A look at how behavior-change marketing is benefiting conservation and how organizations can use it for their own causes.  http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/driving_change_through_pride_of_place


GreenBiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK  http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


Guardian, December 15, 2014
 -▶ THE DISTRACTION ECONOMY:  HOW TECHNOLOGY DOWNGRADED ATTENTION http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/dec/15/distraction-economy-technology-downgraded-attention-facebook-tinder?CMP=new_1194


World Economic Forum, August 26, 2014
-▶ WHAT ROLE DOES NATURE PLAY IN ECONOMIC GROWTH

http://forumblog.org/2014/08/natural-capital-accounting-sustainability-growth/

 

Guardian Sustainable 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


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


April 3, 2013 Conservation International
-▶  PROTECTING NATURE IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN BUSINESS AND GLOBAL SECURITY - "Nations and businesses cannot last if the resources that they depend upon are unpredictable." http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/protecting-nature-is-critical-to-maintain-global-security/


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries


April 4, 2013 WRIInsights
-▶  ALIGNING PROFITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/04/4-lessons-environmental-sustainability-every-corporation-should-learn


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".

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_gu


  -▶  BUSINESS LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION TO VALUE NATURE http://sco.lt/7obEY5


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


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/


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Transition Network
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


One Green Planet, February 13, 2015
-▶ 8 REASONS WE NEED TO SHOW THE PLANET A LITTLE LOVE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/show-the-planet-a-little-love/



-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb



▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7ArNtB


  -▶  ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


 - ▶ 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



                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                           NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
              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

http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


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
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

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


 

             FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.

                       OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                          http://sco.lt/8fNIET



-▶  ARE WE FIT TO BE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH? http://sco.lt/77O1Nh


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 STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

=======================

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

RETHINKING 'PROGRESS' A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS 

http://sco.lt/7QxpwH

=======================

 

-▶  SCIENTISTS PROPOSE A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://sco.lt/5DvAnZ


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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


                                                     WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


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


-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://sco.lt/6jBufh


VIDEO

"RIGHTS OF NATURE" , Dr Vandana Shiva

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



 -▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L



-▶  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

 

 -▶ REWILD THE CHILDIF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT

 


 -▶  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



SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3



- ▶ "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION   http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


 ▶ 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



  ▶ 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


 


 ▶ 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


VIDEO:

INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

http://sco.lt/7rQMSH


 

                                                  SEA CHANGE:

                    THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/51LeCn



                                                   ENOUGHNESS

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 


                                        THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                              http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/



                                         ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

                               

 


 

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 -▶  GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: THE CORPORATIZING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

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Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck : The Supply Chain

Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck : The Supply Chain | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


The Guardian, June 27, 2014

▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:

It makes good business sense for companies to actively pursue an ethical supply chain. Philanthropy to worthy third parties is not enough.

The Guardian's painstaking investigation into the Thai seafood sector and the US state department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report have offered arresting revelations in recent days. Not only have shrimp supply chains worldwide proved to be tainted by forced labour on Thai vessels and on soil. These reports show how businesses of all kinds are sullied by slavery – yielding $150bn in profit each year, according to the International Labour Organisation.

Many people suppose that most trafficking is for sexual exploitation (as in Thailand's own sex trade). Yet 68% of victims are exploited for labour – like in the violent seafood-processing facility in Samut Sakhon that several young Burmese women in a Thai shelter vividly described to me when I was the US anti-trafficking envoy.

And many executives assume that tracing labour conditions in their supply chains is futile and prohibitively costly. Yet if the Guardian can do it, the business community surely can – and must.

To abolish today's slavery, businesses must actively be part of the solution. Philanthropy to worthy anti-trafficking organisations is not as important as businesses living by the equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath – at least do no harm.

Single companies can act alone – such as the outdoor clothing company Patagonia, which carefully sources the down that goes into their winter vests and jackets... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/27/modern-slavery-corporations-business-sense-ethical-supply-chain


Business Insider, February 26, 2015
 ▶  THE WORLD'S THIRD -LARGEST SEAFOOD EXPORTER HAS A SLAVERY PROBLEM http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-third-largest-seafood-exporter-has-a-slavery-problem-2015-2


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 20, 2015
 ▶  WHAT ARE MULTINATIONALS DOING TO CHAMPION RIGHTS OF MILLIONS TRAPPED IN MODERN-DAY SLAVERY SUPPLY CHAINS?

With almost 21 million people working in forced labour conditions in the global economy, companies are being made to clean up their act

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/20/trafficking-labour-corporations-compliance-human-rights


CSRWire, January 14, 2013
 ▶  MODERN-DAY SLAVERY AND HUMAN-TRAFFICKING:  IS BUSINESS READY TO FACE UP TO IT? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/675-modern-day-slavery-and-human-trafficking-is-business-ready-to-face-up-to-it


                                                  WATCH 57:50
     "MODERN-DAY SLAVERY:  A PROBLEM WE DON'T WANT TO FACE"
Forced Labor, Supply Chains and Human Trafficking. The most important human rights issue of our time. https://www.linktv.org/programs/full-frame-julia-ormond


Star Tribune, November 29, 2014
US BAR ASSOCIATION WARNS CORPORATIONS:  CLEAN UP SUPPLY CHAINS. Bar Association initiative focuses on human rights.By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies — including 18 in Minnesota — should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. Commit to ending human-rights abuses in your supply chain, the letter will say. http://www.startribune.com/business/284175851.html


BlogActiveEU, October 28, 2014
▶  SUPPLY CHAIN SHAME. Supply chains are not the land of cooperation in innovation and development we commonly perceive. It is a cut-throat competitive structure with little trust and an animosity that diminishes cooperation. The Risk-Monger has often noted that the real problem for industry today is not the attacks from the anti-business denormalisation activists outside, but from the cancer within – a supply chain that rarely works in harmony and tends to shoot each other in the knees to bring everyone down to size... http://risk-monger.blogactiv.eu/2014/10/28/supply-chain-shame/



9to5Mac, February 12, 2015
▶  APPLE DROPPING FOUR SMELTERS FROM SUPPLY CHAIN AFTER THEY REFUSED COFLICT-FREE AUDIT http://9to5mac.com/2015/02/12/apple-conflict-minerals/


Independent, February 17, 2015
▶  APPLE BANS 'DEBT SLAVERY' AS PART OF NEW COMMITMENTS ON SUPPLIER RESPONSIBILITY:  Apple has released its annual Supplier Responsibility report, vetting where its components and products come from after worries about ethical problems at suppliers.  http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/apple-bans-debt-slavery-as-part-of-new-commitments-on-supplier-responsibility-10042187.html


Supply Management, February 14, 2015
▶  APPLE 'TERMINATED RELATIONSHIPS' WITH 18 SUPPLIERS DUE TO SUSTAINABILITY CODE VIOLATIONS
http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2015/apple-terminated-relationships-with-18-suppliers-due-to-sustainability-code-violations


BBC News, February 01, 2015
▶  APPLE BANS 'BONDED SERVITUDE' FOR FACTORY WORKERS. It comes as a report from labour rights group China Labor Watch questioned the low wages earned by some Apple workers  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31438699


                                               WATCH 58:14:00
                       BBC Panorama Documentary, December 2014
                                  APPLE'S BROKEN PROMISES
                      Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVaTl2kW6YU


Patently Apple, December 19, 2014
▶  APPLE RESPONDS TO THE BBC's "BROKEN PROMISES" DOCUMENTARY  http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/12/apples-responds-to-the-bbcs-broken-promises-documentary.html


Wired, December 1, 2014
▶  APPLE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE TO BLAME FOR SMARTPHONE LABOR ABUSES http://www.wired.com/2014/12/apple-isnt-one-blame-smartphone-supply-chain-abuses/


Inhabitat, February 27, 2014
▶  SHOCKING PHOTOS REVEAL THE UGLY TRUTH BEHIND SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURING  http://inhabitat.com/marcus-bleasdales-stunning-photos-reveal-the-ugly-truth-behind-smartphone-manufacturing/



                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                PBS Newshour, February 17, 2015
UNEARTHING MERCURY POISONING AND TOXIC CONDITIONS IN THE GOLD MINING INDUSTRY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/unearthing-toxic-conditions-impoverished-gold-miners/


Sustainable Business, January 27, 2015
ALL THAT GLITTERS?  10 PROBLEM WE NEED TO TACKLE IN THE GOLD SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/27/10-problems-gold-supply-chain


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 20, 2015
 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE : BURMA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES HIGHLIGHTS ALARMING FOREIGN CORPORATE CORRUPTION http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/20/burmas-human-rights-abuses-highlight-alarming-corporate-corruption


May 2, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  SUPPLY SHIFT: REVOLUTIONIZING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/supplyshift-revolutionizing-sustainable-supply-chain/


OnEarthMagazine, February04, 2015
CLOTHES HAVE AN ECOLOGICAL PRICE TAG, TOO:  OUR TOXIC SUPPLY CHAIN. The companies that make and sell most of the world’s clothing insist they want to operate without endangering workers, polluting waterways, or using toxic chemicals. But clean practices can be a hard sell. http://www.onearth.org/magazine/trying-sustainability


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 05, 2015
▶  ACHIEVING FAIR WAGES IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY: What is a fair wage and what can fashion factories, brands and consumers do to make sure workers receive one?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/2015/feb/05/fair-wage-living-wage-fashion-six-things-you-need-to-know


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 19, 2015
CHILD LABOUR IN THE FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN -- WHERE, WHY AND WHAT CAN BUSINESS DO? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2015/jan/19/child-labour-in-the-fashion-supply-chain


May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html


May 16, 2013 Yale Global
▶  CAN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS BE ACCOUNTABLE? http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/can-global-supply-chains-be-accountable


Ethical Corporation, October 08, 2014
MODERN SLAVERY AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS. Companies can exercise measures to detect and address slavery in their supply chains

http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/modern-slavery-and-role-business


Sustainable Brands, December 09, 2014
 ▶  SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS: CAN RETAILERS BE THE RISING TIDE THAT LIFTS ALL BOATS? A whopping 97 percent of environmental impacts in the retail sector come from the product itself — from raw materials, transportation and product manufacturing. With impacts so heavily weighted in the supply chain, retailers are increasingly and creatively wading upstream to partner with their suppliers on their greatest impacts. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/tim_greiner/sustainable_supply_chains_can_retailers_be_rising_tide_lifts


                                                     WATCH
                              SUPPLY CHAIN REACTION FILMS
                                             We The Economy
                      What do human rights have to do with the economy?
As consumers in a rapidly growing world economy, we have an insatiable appetite for the next greatest electronic gadget, like smartphones and TVs. But can we consume cheap imported products without exploiting someone in the supply chain?  https://wetheeconomy.com/films/supply-chain-reaction/


February 2, 2012 Inter Press Service IPS –
- ▶ WALMART: ONCE A FOOD CHAIN, NOW A GIANT TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN - Part 2

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2012 (IPS) - While Indian retailers are losing sleep over the possible entrance of multinationals like Walmart into the dense South Asian consumer market, very little thought has been given to the Indian small farmer, who stands to lose even more at the hands of the world’s biggest commercial food retailer.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/once-a-food-chain-now-a-corporate-supply-chain-ndash-part-2/


allAfrica.com, February 05 Africa
 ▶  SUPPLY CHAINS:  RESOURCE PRESSURES COULD SPARK CONFLICTS WITH GLOBAL IMPACT: REPORT Interconnected supply chains means environmental conflicts can spread across borders, undermining economies far from where initial problems occurred, according to a report by the Earth Security Group, which evaluates risks in emerging markets. http://allafrica.com/stories/201502060560.html


GreenBiz, January 29, 2015
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN STILL YAWNS AT CLIMATE RISK, CDP FINDS
http://www.greenbiz.com/article/worlds-supply-chain-companies-lagging-climate-resilience-cdp-says


Environmental Leader, November 05, 2012

 ▶  SUPPLY CHAINS THREATENED BY SIX-DEGREE GLOBAL WARMING

Some 85 percent of companies have more complex supply chains as a result of globalization, and adjusted climate forecasts mean businesses should expect climate change to have an even more destructive effect than previously assumed on supply chains, assets and infrastructure, according to two reports from PricewaterhouseCoopers. http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/11/05/pwc-preparing-for-climate-change-as-competitive-advantage/


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 12, 2015
▶  THE WOMEN SUFFERING FOR YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY FLOWERS : Behind the millions of imported flowers we buy every year is a mostly female workforce subjected to low pay and poor conditions

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/12/the-women-suffering-for-your-valentines-day-flowers



▶  THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENT COSTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY: OVERWHELMING IMPACT OF e-WASTE http://sco.lt/5Q6Ki9


                                                     VIDEO REPORT
                                    Democracy Now, November 21, 2014
                                                    FOOD CHAINS: 

NEW FILM TRACKS GROWING FAIR WAGE WORKERS DEMAND FROM CORPORATE GIANTS http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/21/food_chains_new_film_tracks_how


       FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA

                                             http://sco.lt/78eyx7


                     CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES:

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/5zp197


                                         PRODUCT OF MEXICO
                         4-part series from The Los Angeles Times
        HARDSHIP ON MEXICO'S FARMS, A BOUNTY FOR U.S. TABLES
http://graphics.latimes.com/product-of-mexico-camps/?track=email|Mexico-Food-2014|||||||ADM-20141214-lnk6


                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5


                             BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
              'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC."

Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


The Guardian, December 20, 2014
 ▶  LIFE INSIDE AMERICA'S FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS. THE PRICE OF CHEAP MEAT -A damning insight into conditions for low-paid, non-union, immigrant workers helping to feed our huge appetite for cheap meat  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/21/life-inside-america-food-processing-plants-cheap-meat


▶  A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS:  SLAVE LABOR IN THE USA SHIPPING BUSINESS http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ


                                                      VIDEO: 

       WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY? - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                         http://sco.lt/6VZEDB


Ethical Corporation, August 2, 2014
▶  IS ETHICS THE SAVIOR OF BRANDING? In order to retain credibility, branding needs ethics at its heart. Branding as we know it today is dying. These aren’t just whispers from the fringe but discussions in mainstream journals ranging from Wired Magazine to the Harvard Business Review. And though they all agree that it doesn’t work anymore, what they disagree on is the solution, with options ranging from customer experience to brand ambassadorship to micro-branding to, of course, sustainability. But these all fail to strike at the root of the problem. http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/ethics-saviour-branding



May 1, 2013 - Guardian
▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS 'SLAVE LABOUR' CONDITIONS: BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/01/bangladesh-factory-pope-slave-labour


                            THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE

                         WHY CSR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

                                             http://sco.lt/6MM8VV


-▶ WHERE'S THE DEBATE OVER CORPORATE POWER: ETHICS AND MORALITY  http://sco.lt/7cjF9l


                                         PLANET PALM OIL:

                         The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
LATEST IN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAINS: FEATURING PEPSICO, IKEA & UNILEVER http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/sustainable_brands/trending_week_sustainable_palm_oil


▶  PLATFORM FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAINS, from upstream growers right through to downstream consumers. Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has launched a new web site that aims to provide information on more sustainable palm oil production to all stakeholders. http://www.sustainablepalmoil.org/


“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


▶  CHILD LABOR CAUGHT ON FILM AT PALM OIL PLANTATION IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0209-dparker-child-labor-palm-oil.html#0pMOTU4EfiwPBwEO.02

 

Feb 28, 2013 - MongaBay
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DENIES CHILD LABOR CLAIMS, NEW ALLEGATIONS ARISE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-dparker-child-palm-oil-workers.html


▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3


                                       WATCH: DON'T MISS THIS

                                        "REMEMBERING GREEN"

              An Orangutan's journey - Winner of Best Short Documentary

                                              http://sco.lt/5qXWq1


TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

Guardian, December 07, 2014
SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT CHEAP CASHMERE? Cashmere is a beautiful example of an ugly word: “masstige”, when the forces of the global economy take a prestige product to the mass market.
Dr Carol Kerven counts the human cost: goat herders in Inner Mongolia are shortchanged, selling their goat hair for as little as $2.30 a kilo. By the time it reaches the international market it can fetch up to $75 a kilo. No longer are coats always combed to release the best-quality cashmere hair, but the animals are sheared, mixing the soft with the coarse. These changes conspire to change cashmere. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/07/should-i-worry-about-cheap-cashmere-lucy-siegle


Mail Online, December 07, 2014
THE TRUE COST OF A CANADA GOOSE COAT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2544075/Revealed-Chilling-cruelty-unspeakable-suffering-corporate-denial-Is-TRUE-cost-seasons-Canada-Goose-coat.html


Washington, May 4, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  UN FINDS "LITTLE APPRECIATION" FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMONG U.S. BUSINESSES . A United Nations expert group is warning that too many gaps remain in implementing new safeguards among businesses based in the United States, both in terms of their domestic and international operations, to ensure the protection of human rights of workers and communities affected by those operations.,,,

 “With a few exceptions, most companies still struggle to understand the implications of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights,” Puvan Selvanathan, the current head of the Working Group and one of the two members on the U.S. trip, said at the end of the mission “Those that do have policies in place, in turn, face the challenge of turning such policies into effective practices.”... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/u-n-finds-little-appreciation-for-human-rights-among-u-s-businesses/


CSR Wire Talkback, April 22, 2013
 ▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS:  SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/812-respecting-human-rights-shareholders-shift-from-policy-to-action


 - ▶ PATAGONIA MAY BE THE WORLD'S MOST RESPONSIBLE COMPANY http://sco.lt/8Xb7xp


Huffington Post Religion, December 2, 2013

▶  POPE FRANCIS AND THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CORPORATIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-seamus-p-finn-omi/pope-francis-and-the-soci_b_4480632.html



MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

Guardian, April 07, 2014
 ▶  TURNING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY INTO LOCAL CONNECTED COMMUNITIES"We no longer know where our food comes from when it ends up on our plate or where the waste goes when we finish a meal," observes Michelle Long, founder and chief executive of Balle .. Repairing the broken relationships wrought by the combination of economic globalization and corporate giantism is essential. And not only for our economy, which she argues will become more resilient and more productive as it becomes more local (ie boasting shorter supply chains, greater local ownership, closer proximity to the environment, higher socially inclusivity and so forth). But the more connected as individuals we are, she maintains, the happier and more fulfilled we'll be as human beings. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-economy-connected-communities-local


Upside, February 28, 2013

▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


                                         VIDEO REPORT

                                           BEYOND GDP

  THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM -- WITH MEANING

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 


- ▶  MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

  -▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P

 

▶  BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/business-agents-consumerism-society-customers?CMP=twt_gu



                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B



▶  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


 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTHhttp://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS
                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz




The Good Human, March 7, 2013
 ▶  SOURCEMAP:  FIND OUT WHERE YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS COME FROM. Sourcemap was created by the MIT Media Lab in order to let people know where products come from, what they are made of, and how they can impact people and our environment. It is a crowdsourced directory of supply chains and environmental footprints, covering industries ranging from food products to clothing to diamonds. I encourage you to explore the site http://thegoodhuman.com/2013/03/07/sourcemap-find-out-where-your-favorite-products-come-from/

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

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 Guardian Sustainable Business. May 17, 2013

 ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE. Corporate visions of sustainability focus on material prosperity – but leaders must respect the soul as well as the soil, writes Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee...

As our world stumbles to the brink of ecological collapse, the "tipping point" of irreversible climate change, sustainability has become a vital issue. But in order to consider the question of sustainability, it is important to begin with the question: who or what is being sustained?

Does sustainability refer to sustained economic growth, and an environment that is able to maintain the status quo with our energy-intensive, consumer driven needs? Or does sustainability refer to the whole ecosystem, an interconnected web of life with its vast and rich diversity of species? What is the relationship between sustainability and the economy?

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/eco-spirituality-values-based-economic-structure


Five Global Values, February 07, 2015
 ▶ THE PHENOMENA OF CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY : FIVE VALUES YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT http://www.fiveglobalvalues.com/2015/02/07/the-phenomena-of-corporate-and-individual-social-responsibility/


UNDP in Asia and The Pacific, November 13, 2014
 ▶ GROWTH AT THE COST OF LIFE'S DIVERSITY/ THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/13/Growth-at-the-cost-of-life-s-diversity-That-s-bad-economics-/

 

 ▶  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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/business-agents-consumerism-society-customers?CMP=twt_gu


                                                VIDEO: 27:38
         GIVE IT ALL AWAY:  NEWMAN'S OWN RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
This documentary traces Paul Newman's legacy of giving. It chronicles the path of the Newman's Own Foundation food company as it evolved and funded a variety of charities across the nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8o-TRbFuwM&feature=youtu.be


 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/



                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                    The Real News, October 24, 2014
THE FINANCIALIZATION OF LIFE:  PROFITING WITHOUT PRODUCING. Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.

 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12553

 

                               Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
     *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/

 

                                                     WATCH

HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE -- IN NINETY SECONDS http://sco.lt/5FjShF


                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                                             THE END OF GDP :

           SEARCHING OR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM -- WITH MEANING 

                              Quantifying unpriceable prosperity

                                          http://sco.lt/6dDcvZ


THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                        SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY:  
                     THE CRY OF THE EARTH BOOK TRAILER
         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1o2qzG2L60#t=41

 

 

 

  ▶  WORLD BANK PRESIDENT:  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL http://sco.lt/88cdJR

 

-▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

 

-▶ POPE FRANCIS: SUSTAINABLE HUMANITY, SUSTAINABLE NATURE -- OUR RESPONSIBILITY http://sco.lt/8nSdjV

 

 

 Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014

 -▶  THICH NHAT HANH:  IS MINDFULNESS BEING CORRUPTED BY BUSINESS AND FINANCE? The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/thich-nhat-hanh-mindfulness-google-tech

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, April 08, 2014
▶  HAPPINESS AND WELL BEING TRUMP MATERIAL AND GDP GROWTH: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/happiness-wellbeing-bhutan-gus-odonnell-policy

 

 ▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD - PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY (AND THE ENVIRONMENT) http://sco.lt/5Z51bV

 

 ▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh

 

 Fast Company, February 2, 2014
  ▶ HOW PATAGONIA IS INCREASING PROFITS WHILE SAVING THE WORLD. Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia six years ago, the badass-by-nature company has tripled its profits. And no, it hasn't sold its soul.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026713/lessons-learned/how-patagonias-new-ceo-is-increasing-profits-while-trying-to-save-the-world

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 05, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS:  THE YOUNG & TECH-SAVING LOOK TO IMPROVE THE WORLD OVER THEIR BANK BALANCE http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2014/feb/05/young-tech-savvy-doing-good-new-generation-social-entrepreneurs

 

May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review

 ▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING - THE LIMITATIONS FOR CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION  http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014

 

 - ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

-▶ WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/6WP6On

 

The Tyee, February 18, 2012
HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 

Alternet, December 23, 2013
-▶ THE AMAZING WAY NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST http://admin.alternet.org/environment/studies-show-amazing-ways-nature-boon-your-health

 

THE CRISIS OF CIVILISATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY http://sco.lt/7byU65

 

May 22, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business - Guardian Professional
 ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/google-sony-nature-inspire-leaders

 

                                        

                                                 POPE FRANCIS:

 ▶  "NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL" Pope Francis slams capitalism as 'new tyranny' http://sco.lt/6RIQin

 

 

 ▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

 

 ▶  UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DFhttp://sco.lt/81P9DF

 

 

 July 26, 2013 CSRWire Talkback
 ▶  ORDER WITHIN CHAOS: A NEW BUSINESS PARADIGM INSPIRED BY NATURE  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/949-order-within-chaos-a-new-business-paradigm-inspired-by-nature


▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: CREATING 'FIRMS OF THE FUTURE' THROUGH BIOMIMICRY http://sco.lt/76mBDl

 

▶  WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS: WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8S26ef

 

 

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 ▶  ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS"  http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

 

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

 ▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

  ▶  IS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STILL POSSIBLE? GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION  http://sco.lt/8eGJDF

 

 ▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY?  http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

May 10, 2013

 ▶  RALPH NADER: SEEKING SUSTAINABILITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/corporate-sustainability_b_3254162.html

 

 ▶ ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 


 

                                                     ▶  WATCH  ▶ 
                                                  THE MONEY FIX" -

                                            A Contemplative Journey

Exploring society's relationship with the almighty dollar and examines economic patterning in both the human and the natural worlds.(73:40) From Ethical Markets http://sco.lt/8XxACv

 

                                                           WATCH

                        SUSTAINABILITY AS STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

http://www.greenbiz.com/video/2013/05/17/keynote-interview-mark-puck-mykleby

 

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                            WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST

                                     

▶  PALM OIL BONANZA AND DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

HEADING FOR DISASTER?

 ▶  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE? What Is Corporate Social Responsibility As Sovereignty Rights Negotiated Away in New Secretive Trade Pacts http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams
 ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

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November 29, 2012 - CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

- ▶ FOOD SPECULATION IS UNETHICAL

'The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources' blog post by Hazel Henderson.

     Resource speculation driven by financial markets, climate change and biofuels threatens starvation for the world’s poor.

     Recent spikes in prices of rice, soy, wheat and corn have driven many poor people in developing countries into hunger and malnutrition. In 2011, then World Bank president Robert Zoellick estimated that 44 million people fell into poverty in 2010 due to rising food prices, adding, “Food price inflation is the biggest threat today to the world's poor...one weather event and you start to push people over the edge.”

The United Nations (UN) FAO Food Price Index jumped 25 percent in 2010.

      The dots connecting world hunger, weather events and speculation on global financial markets are obvious. Yet, well-meaning officials at UN agencies, including the FAO, World Bank and IMF, are curiously blind. Instead, their many urgent meetings over the past three years have focused on raising more money to pay these rising prices for food staples, urging more productivity from agriculture and opposing nations curbing exports to protect their domestic foods.

http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/628-the-economics-of-curbing-speculation-in-food-water-and-vital-resources



-▶ THROWING SUNLIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS AND COMMODITIES  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222904


Nightly Business Report, November 20, 2014
-▶ GOLDMAN SACS UNDER FIRE FOR MANIPULATING COMMODITIES AND ALUMINUM PRICES IMPACTING ALL INDUSTRIES  http://nbr.com/2014/11/20/under-fire-in-probe-goldman-make-move/

Role of 3 big banks in commodities risky: Report

Goldman accused of exploiting metal storage rules


                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                    The Real News, October 24, 2014
THE FINANCIALIZATION OF LIFE:  PROFITING WITHOUT PRODUCING. Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.

 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12553


Monthly Review
 ▶   WHEN FOOD BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR PROFITS, NOT HEALTH  http://monthlyreview.org/2012/01/01/food-as-a-commodity


                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/foods-make-billions/


▶   29 November 2012 - Guardian

UN BLAMES FOOD PRICE RISES ON TRADING IN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/un-food-prices-trading-agricultural-commodities?CMP=twt_gu


                                                     WATCH

                                   "THE FOOD SPECULATOR"

                      FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET

                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

 ▶   COULD BARCLAYS BECOME THE LATEST BANK TO PULL OUT OF FOOD PRICE SPECULATION? http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/could-barclays-become-the-latest-bank-to-pull-out-of-food-price-speculation/

 

World Development Movement

 ▶   STOP BANKS INCREASING FOOD PRICES: LIMIT COMMODITY SPECULATION AND PREVENT A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS  http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation

 

- ▶ IS THE FOOD CRISIS GOOD FOR BUSINESS? "WE'LL MAKE A KILLING OUT OF FOOD CRISIS" - Wall Street http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2499332670/is-the-food-crisis-good-for-business-we-ll-make-a-killing-out-of-food-crisis


 Stephanie McMillan -

 ▶   CONQUERED EVERYTHING - CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION

- LEADING CAUSE OF HUNGER, ILLNESS, ECOCIDE, EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST DOMINATION  http://stephaniemcmillan.org/2012/10/26/conquered-everything/


UN Envoy, Jean Ziegler on Third World Hunger:

 ▶   LET THEM STARVE: WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://africasacountry.com/2012/10/05/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

 Mother Jones, October 22, 2014
U.S. COMMODITY FARMING SYSTEM IS A MASSIVE MONEY-LOSER AND TAXPAYER ROBBER  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/10/farmers-are-losing-225-each-acre-corn


 - ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf


 

Guardian, May 3, 2014
-▶ SAVAGE CAPITALISM IS BACK -- AND IT WILL NOT TAME ITSELF http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/savage-capitalism-back-radical-challenge


 The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life


 ▶   GDP OUTMODED:  HERE COMES ECO-ECONOMICS « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/eco-economics-gdp-outmoded/


                                        BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

             The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

Harvard Business Review, May 15, 2014
- ▶ TAKING BUSINESS BACK FROM WALL STREET: THE DANGERS OF MANAGING COMPANIES FOR SHAREHOLDERS  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/taking-business-back-from-wall-street/


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 07, 2014
RADICAL NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM WILL EMERGE FROM COLLAPSE OF CAPITALISM
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/07/radical-new-economic-system-will-emerge-from-collapse-of-capitalism


                                                 OIL WARS: 

CHECK MATE: OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.;S. SHALE FRACKING  http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh


 

Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Joseph Stiglitz
                                     THE PRICE OF INEQUALITY
                   How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
                             http://www.pdxjustice.org/node/156


Institute of Science in Society, July 21, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL INEQUALITY AND ITS ILLS -- AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Inequality is bad for most people not just the poor, bad for business and political stability http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Global_Inequality_and_its_Ills.php


NationofChange, July 27, 2014
-▶  THE EMPIRE ECONOMY DOES NOT SERVE THE ECONOMY OF PEOPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/empire-economy-does-not-serve-economy-or-people-1406466461


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HOW DEREGULATION/TAX LOOPHOLES ARE DESTROYING SOCIETY AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER  http://sco.lt/56KBZB


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CSRWire Talkback, May 14, 2014
 ▶  SPEED AND EFFICIENCY BECOMING FALSE GOALS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1346-speed-and-efficiency-becoming-false-goals-in-financial-marketsl

 

Global Research
-▶  THE NEW "WATER BARONS" - WALL STREET MEGA BANKS ARE BUYING UP THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274

 

                                      THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                            http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

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FastCoExist, April 30, 2014

-▶  ARE THE 613 LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY WORKING ON SUSTAINABILITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029698/are-the-613-largest-us-public-companies-actually-working-on-sustainability?partner=newsletter

 

 Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                 A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 



Earth Policy Institute
FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7


                               HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                             http://sco.lt/8vwnk9

 

 

                                IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED

                                                        WATCH

                                                  Vandana Shiva 59:94

                                    THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED

                                                http://ow.ly/zq2rD

 

                                     THE GLOBAL GMO SEED CARTEL  

         How Biotechnology companies monopolize Global Seed Markets

                                          http://sco.lt/7RuyZt

 

▶   BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS WIN OVER FOOD BANK STOCKS DRYING UP IN WAKE OF DROUGHT. This Is what happens when profits trump feeding the world and the USDA is up to it's neck in complicity with the big corporate agricultural business, biotech industry to ensure they maintain their quarterly bottom-line. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/21-5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 


▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

 

                                                       VIDEO

        "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY" - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                           http://sco.lt/9273Jp


 

                                  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

 MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                              http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

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Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

Guardian, May 06, 2014
-▶  NEOLIBERALISM HAS BROUGHT OUT THE WORST IN US - PSYCHOPATHIC THINKING. 'We are forever told that we are freer to choose the course of our lives than ever before, but the freedom to choose outside the success narrative is limited.'  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/neoliberalism-economic-system-ethics-personality-psychopathicsthic


                                                       WATCH

                                                   CNBC VIDEO
BILL CLINTON:  FIRMS OF THE FUTURE WILL CARE MORE ABOUT PEOPLE, LESS ABOUT PROFITS http://www.cnbc.com/id/102025913

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                                                     VIDEO:

 ▶   SACRED ECONOMICS: MONEY, GIFTS AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF TRANSITION  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3535969858/sacred-economics-money-gift-and-society-in-the-age-of-transition-video

 

 Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

                                                    WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                           http://sco.lt/856DXl


VIDEO REPORT
Bloomberg
WHY WATER MATTERS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/why-water-matters-for-the-global-economy-70OI33r2T9yUqYZb3SbYew.html

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶   NOCAMPAIGN CHALLENGES DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

▶   THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

"Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
▶  LONG READ:  WHO WILL CLEAN UP GLOBAL COMMERCE? With natural resources diminishing, corporate profits are in the firing line. Should companies be doing more to introduce sustainable business practices and, if so, how should they go about it?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/long-read-who-will-clean-up-global-commerce


September 11, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶ CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/11-7


Grist, February 14, 2015
▶  THESE COUNTRIES ARE MAKING POLLUTERS PAY  http://grist.org/climate-energy/these-countries-are-making-polluters-pay/


▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/accountability-for-companies--environmental-damage-by-jeffrey-d--sachs


Earth Justice, August 11, 2014
▶  THE CLEANUP BUCK SHOULD STOP WITH POLLUTERS: Earthjustice is challenging the EPA’s 30-year-long failure to require that polluters pay for the cleanup of their own messes, rather than stick taxpayers with the often-hefty bill... https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox/147e3f44615e9d70


Green Left Weekly, March 01, 2015
-▶ ECUADOR: CHEVRON-TEXACO PROFITS FROM ECOCIDE  https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58412


                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb


The Week, February 14, 2015
-▶  HOW WE RUINED THE OCEANS  http://theweek.com/articles/538881/ruined-oceans


Guardian, January 15, 2015

RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


The Ecologist, February 13, 2015
-▶ RECLAIM ENVIRONMENTALISM : True environmentalism is not about making our rapacious and destructive industrialism a little more sustainable, writes Derrick Jensen, but transforming humankind's relationship with Earth and the life she sustains - for us to take our true place within, and as part of, the living biosphere... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2751996/reclaim_environmentalism.html


▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243219562/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime-eradicating-ecocide


The Ecologist, January 23, 2014
-▶ ECOCIDE: 112,000 VOTE TO CRIMINALIZE ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2248541/ecocide_112000_vote_to_criminalize_ecological_destruction.html


Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
-▶ ROLE OF BUSINESS IN DISAPPEARANCE OF 50% OF WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/2014/oct/09/role-business-disappearance-50-worlds-wildlife-wwf-report


Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


                                                         REPORT

                                March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                   WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012


                                                          WATCH

4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295


Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014

 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/


▶  65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS  http://sco.lt/6GRczB


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

-▶ HOG WILD:  CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238



Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl


▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


▶  2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS - 5 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/7IEs4X


RT News, December 04, 2014
BIG OIL MUST PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE HARM TO WORLD'S POOREST: WE NEED A LEVY ON FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/04/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-harm-to-worlds-poorest/


                           HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                      UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                             http://sco.lt/97hfX7


▶  WHO OWNS NATURE?  CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/8Bx5er


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                             "BEYOND GDP"

             The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                          http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:  THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ



OnEarthMagazine, February04, 2015
CLOTHES HAVE AN ECOLOGICAL PRICE TAG, TOO:  OUR TOXIC SUPPLY CHAIN. The companies that make and sell most of the world’s clothing insist they want to operate without endangering workers, polluting waterways, or using toxic chemicals. But clean practices can be a hard sell. http://www.onearth.org/magazine/trying-sustainability


Quartz, December 06, 2014
-▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


                                 ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                        EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


                                                  VIDEO

COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/


                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkO


                                                         VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH


-▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv


-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -

                                 BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

               Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                             http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                               WATCH (56:27)
                                 STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                        HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


                              THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                            http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                              http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


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


                           "WALLS AND THE TIGER" - Documentary
Rampant consumerism divides the world.  People in the West get cheap fashion and cutting-edge electronics at a fraction of the real cost. People in developing countries pay the hidden price.  Farmers and fishermen in sustainable communities are relocated to slums.  Fertile farmland is turned into industrial parks.  Oceans are poisoned by chemical waste.  All of this will be illustrated through stunning images in the film. By understanding the interdependency of our consumption and the rest of the world, we hope to inspire change in our audience. http://www.ejolt.org/2014/10/walls-and-the-tiger/


                                       PROFITS BEFORE HEALTH

                        Guardian Environment, February 03 2015
 ▶'SUPPRESSED' EU REPORT COULD HAVE BANNED 31 HARMFUL HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES WORTH BILLIONS -- UNDER PRESSURE FROM BIG CHEMICAL FIRMS

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/02/suppressed-eu-report-could-have-banned-pesticides-worth-billions


                        THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                              AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

                                          http://sco.lt/8TIRX7


▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND: LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov


CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE, PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC POLLUTION IN OUR RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/7rpdbN


▶ YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE: How You Became a Guinea Pig For the Chemical and BioTech Corporations  http://sco.lt/8fk9ZJ


▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl


April 29, 2013 Mongabay

▶  THE ENVIRONMENT IS A PUBLIC GOOD  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html


▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX



-▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DYING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶  LARGE CORPORATE SUBSIDIZED  FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


-▶ OVERFISHING - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn


-▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/768Gsz


GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


                                             VIDEO REPORT
                               Democracy Now, December 08, 2014
AT COP 20 LIMA CLIMATE TALKS, NATIONS WORST HIT BY GLOBAL WARMING SAY CLIMATE AID ISN'T CHARITY, ITS' REPARATION  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/8/at_lima_talks_nations_worst_hit


                                                     WATCH

             DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                       "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'"

                                    AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                              http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


▶  IN ONE SHORT VIDEO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION  http://sco.lt/5moIAT


▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


                             ********STUNNING IMAGES*******


                                         WHAT WE'RE LOSING: 

      THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN INDONESIA'S RAINFORESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/international-day-for-biological-diversity_n_3332740.html


-▶ INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGER' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h


PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts


▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH


▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB


▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz


                                                  WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


▶  WHAT ARE THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY  http://sco.lt/9Idgcj


▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of



▶   WHY ARE WE HAVING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO HAVE A HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY FOOD? http://ow.ly/xKhjx


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT : RESTORING VALUES  http://sco.lt/7ArNtB


                      ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl


                                                   WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                  ENOUGHNESS

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


                                        FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                 http://sco.lt/8IKitV



▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1


BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR


                                   UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP


                               FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

        MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

                                           http://sco.lt/6ksGS9


Earth Policy Institute
FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7


▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P


▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


▶  TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/8poZIf


-▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3


▶  UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR "IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE? http://sco.lt/8lOuIr


▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5



                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt


                                                  WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/



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YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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pdjmoo's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:28 AM

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

Samantha Groen's curator insight, February 17, 4:44 PM

It is crazy to see the costs of the pollution and impacts of big companies that are having an impact on the environment around them put into a dollar value. It really gives a better view ti the picture. Hearing that in 2009 alone the damages exceeded the worth of $7 trillion. That is a giant amount of damage that is being done to the world we live in. The article states that a great deal of companies would not be able to continue making a profit if they stopped making the damages. This is very sad. 

 

This article gives insight about what kind of trouble our generations have gotten us into throughout the years and some of the damage done is irreversible. It emphasizes the importance yet struggle to improve how we do things that impact around us. With the discussion we had in class regarding the increase in population and what will happen in 2050; this will have a huge influence in the future. Becoming more sustainable should be a top priority for the world to approach together. 

 

Just my thoughts.

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How Deregulation/Tax Loopholes are Destroying Society, As The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer

How Deregulation/Tax Loopholes are  Destroying Society, As The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

      HOW FINANCIAL DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING THE WORLD

                      Rolling Stone, Matt Tabbi, February 12, 2014

How Mega Banks, Corporations Drove A Mack Truck Thru A Loophole to Dominate and Control Global Politics, Industry and Society.

Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry. They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever.

   Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it not just here but abroad as well: In Denmark, thousands took to the streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly hold so much influence over the state energy grid.

                                              Wall Street's War

   But banks aren't just buying stuff, they're buying whole industrial processes. They're buying oil that's still in the ground, the tankers that move it across the sea, the refineries that turn it into fuel, and the pipelines that bring it to your home. Then, just for kicks, they're also betting on the timing and efficiency of these same industrial processes in the financial markets – buying and selling oil stocks on the stock exchange, oil futures on the futures market, swaps on the swaps market, etc.

    But those are purely financial schemes. In these new, even scarier kinds of manipulations, banks that own whole chains of physical business interests have been caught rigging prices in those industries.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212


Mother Jones, September 11, 2014
-▶ THE RICH ARE EATING RICHER, THE POOR ARE EATING POORER. First of all, incomes have stagnated. Overall real median incomes today stand at 1989 levels, as this September US Federal Reserve report shows. And real median incomes declined 5 percent between 2010 and 2013, the report shows, even as income levels at the top expanded. That means that the "recovery" of the past three years hasn't felt like much of one for millions of families... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/food-inequality


Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/

 
                  WHY INEQUALITY IS AN ECONOMIC PROBLEM

                 New Economics Foundation, December 18, 2014

http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/why-inequality-is-an-economic-problem


Oxfam International Blogs, Febuary 01, 2015
-▶ WHY GREECE REJECTED THE AUSTERITY THAT INCREASED POVERTY AND INEQUALITY  http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/15-02-09-why-greece-rejected-austerity-increased-poverty-and-inequality


Truthout, September 11, 2014
-▶ AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN SPEAKS OUT:  JOHN PERKINS ON HOW INDEBTED COUNTRIES HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO "ECONOMIC HIT MEN"  In the case of Greece today, it's the IMF, World Bank and the EU [European Union] that make tremendous demands on the country: increase taxes, cut back on spending, sell public sector utilities to private companies, things like power companies and water systems, transportation systems, privatize those, and basically become a slave to us, to the corporations...organizations like the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, are tools of the big corporations, what I call the "corporatocracy." http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26112-an-economic-hit-man-speaks-out-john-perkins-on-how-greece-has-fallen-victim-to-economic-hit-men


Oxfam International, January 19, 2015
-▶ WEALTH: HAVING IT ALL AND WANTING MORE http://www.oxfam.org/en/research/wealth-having-it-all-and-wanting-more


They Want More Deregulation, Less Taxes and Still They Find Ways to Avoid Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes


29 March, 2013 - Common Dreams

-▶  MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS INCREASINGLY ABANDONING AMERICA TO AVOID REGULATIONS AND TAXES Their antennae point to places where taxes are very low, labor is wage slavery, independent unions are non-existent, governments have their hands out, and equal justice under the rule of law does not exist. https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/03/28-11


Reuters, February 25, 2014

▶  MANY BIG U.S. CORPORATIONS PAY VERY LITTLE OR NO TAXES : REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-usa-tax-corporate-idUSBREA1P04Q20140226


Truthout, December 04, 2014
-▶  TAX-DODGING: WE NEED TO START HOLDING CORPORATIONS AND BANKS  ACCOUNTABLE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/27822-we-need-to-stop-bending-over-for-the-banksters


Rolling Stone, February 14, 2014
-▶ THE VAMPIRE SQUID STRIKES AGAIN:  THE MEGA BANKS' MOST DEVIOUS SCAM YET http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212


Guardian, January 23, 2015
-▶ AS INEQUALITY SOARS, THE NERVOUS SUPER RICH ARE ALREADY PLANNING THEIR ESCAPES. Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas, former hedge fund partner tells Davos during session on inequality

  http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/23/nervous-super-rich-planning-escapes-davos-2015


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                    The Real News, October 24, 2014
THE FINANCIALIZATION OF LIFE:  PROFITING WITHOUT PRODUCING. Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.

 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12553


HuffPost Politics, December 13, 2014
-▶ SEN ELIZABETH WARREN RIPS CITIGROUP FOR WEAZLING WALL STREET GIVEAWAY INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/elizabeth-warren-citigroup-bill_n_6318446.html


Campaign For America's Future, April 28, 2014
-▶ MAKING CORPORATE TAX BREAKS PERMANENT HOW CONGRESS RIGS THE RULES http://ourfuture.org/20140428/corporate-tax-breaks-how-congress-rigs-the-rules


Rolling Stone, May 10, 2012, Matt Tabbi,
-▶ HOW WALL STREET KILLED FINANCIAL REFORM
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-wall-street-killed-financial-reform-20120510


HuffingtonPost Politics, November 22, 2014
-▶ Sen. Elizabeth Warren: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH:  WITH OBAMA's WALL STREET APPOINTEES  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-warren/presidents-wall-street-nominee_b_6188324.html


Harvard Business Review, October 24, 2014
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF WALL STREET. IT STARTS WITH SOCIOLOGY INSTEAD OF ECONOMICS http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-it-will-take-to-change-the-culture-of-wall-street/


                                               BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH


                                          WHO'S IN CONTROL

                  NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                  DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT?

                                            http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


New York Times, March 01, 2014

BIG-MONEY DONORS DEMAND LARGER SAY IN CAMPAIGN STRATEGY http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/us/politics/big-money-donors-demand-larger-say-in-party-strategy.htm


Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014
-▶ OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


Forbes, February 05, 2015
-▶ THE WORLD'S DUMBEST IDEA? MAXIMIZING SHAREHOLDER VALUE http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/02/05/salesforce-ceo-slams-the-worlds-dumbest-idea-maximizing-shareholder-value/


PBS Newshour, September 25, 2014
WHAT CONTEMPORARY CAPITALISM COULD LEARN FROM FAIRY TALES; “The financial meltdown of 2008 was, at its core, a moral catastrophe.” http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/what-contemporary-capitalism-needs-to-learn-from-fairy-tales/


                                          VIDEO REPORT
                        Moyers and Company, February 14, 2014

                   THE TRIUMPH OF CAPITAL OVER DEMOCRACY

http://billmoyers.com/segment/david-simon-on-our-rigged-political-system/


March 1, 2013 Global Research
▶  PREDATORY CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF THE "GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY". http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


Guardian, October 13, 2014
-▶ AS THE RICH GET RICHER -- COULD TRIGGER A GLOBAL RECESSION. The richest 1% of the world’s population are getting wealthier, according to a Credit Suisse report which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession. “Taken together, the bottom half of the global population own less than 1% of total wealth. In sharp contrast, the richest decile hold 87% of [...] http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/14/richest-1percent-half-global-wealth-credit-suisse-report


Campaign For America's Future, January 26, 2015
-▶ CORPORATE TAX BREAK SCHEME IS GAINING A DANGEROUS MOMENTUM. There is no real argument over whether the nation needs to do more to improve its infrastructure – its transportation, water, power and information networks. But there is an argument over how best to pay for it all – and that argument is increasingly turning in a dangerous direction  http://ourfuture.org/20150126/corporate-tax-break-scheme-is-gaining-a-momentum-we-must-stop?utm_source=progressive_breakfast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbreak


International Consortium of Investigative Journalists , January 03, 2014
-▶ SECRET OFFSHORE FINANCIAL RECORDS TRIPLED IN 2013 http://www.icij.org/blog/2013/04/release-offshore-records-draws-worldwide-response

 

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, January 06, 2014
  -▶ IN U.S., EFFORTS TO FIGHT OFFSHORE SECRECY HIT SNAGS - WHO OWNS WHAT CORPORATION? http://www.icij.org/blog/2014/01/us-efforts-fight-offshore-secrecy-hit-snags


Center for Economic & Policy Research, May 15, 2013

-▶ CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOT TAXING WALL STREET  http://www.cepr.net/index.php/op-eds-&-columns/op-eds-&-columns/cutting-social-security-and-not-taxing-wall-street



           THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 05, 2014
▶ THE FALSEHOOD OF SHAREHOLDER FIDUCIARY
SOCIETY MUST CALL BUSINESS' BLUFF ON ITS FIXATION WITH PROFIT MAXIMISATION
. It is extraordinary how many executives still cling to behaviour that may well in the future be considered criminal. While the falsehood that fiduciary duty means solely making money for shareholders is being chipped away, many business leaders still cling on to this behaviour. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/05/society-business-fixation-profit-maximisation-fiduciary-duty


Harvard Business Review, May 15, 2014
- ▶ TAKING BUSINESS BACK FROM WALL STREET: THE DANGERS OF MANAGING COMPANIES FOR SHAREHOLDERS  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/taking-business-back-from-wall-street/


September 9, 2013 Washington Post
HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/


May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html


                                                   A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS AND MORALITY OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


-▶  THE COLLABORATIVE/SHARING ECONOMY IS EXPLODING http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ


August 6, 2013 Truthout

-▶  THE DETROIT BAIL-IN TEMPLATE: FLEECING PENSIONERS TO SAVE THE BANKS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17996-the-detroit-bail-in-template-fleecing-pensioners-to-save-the-banks



Grist, September 19, 2014
-▶ NAOMI KLEIN IS RIGHT:  UNCHECKED, UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM WILL DESTROY CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/naomi-klein-is-right-unchecked-capitalism-will-destroy-civilization/


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                   The Real News Network, November 14, 2014

                    HOW DEEP IS THE ROT ON WALL STREET? 

Joseph Fichera's op-ed in the New York Times shows the full depravity of Wall Street's resistance to regulation, says white collar criminologist Professor William Black 

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12646

 

                                 Rolling Stone, November 06, 2014
                            THE NINE BILLION DOLLAR WITNESS

                  MEET JPMORGAN CHASE'S WORST NIGHTMARE http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                          Democracy Now, November 07, 2014
MATT TAIBBI AND BANK WHISTLEBLOWER ON HOW JPMORGAN CHASE HELPED WRECK THE ECONOMY http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/7/matt_taibbi_and_bank_whistleblower_on

 

Alternet, November 18, 2014
-▶  7 CORPORATIONS THAT PAY THEIR CEOs MORE THAN THEY PAY IN TAXES  http://www.alternet.org/7-corporations-pay-their-ceos-more-they-pay-taxes

 

CSRWire, December 12, 2013

 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay


-▶ WHY AMAZON HAS NO PROFITS (AND WHY IT WORKS)  | Andreessen Horowitz http://a16z.com/2014/09/05/why-amazon-has-no-profits-and-why-it-works/



                                     ===================

                                            LUXEMBOURG


MULTI-NATIONAL BRAND NAMES EXPOSED IN TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME REVEALED. They are everyday multi-national brand names, products and services we all use – but where does the money go and how much tax do these companies pay?  http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/leaked-documents-expose-global-companies-secret-tax-deals-luxembourg

 

                                           ORIGINAL REPORT

                  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
                 LUXEMBOURG LEAKS.  SECRET TAX DEALS EXPOSED

                        http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks


SpiegelOnLine, November 21, 2014
-▶  EU DEBATES NEW RULES TO CURB LUXEMBOURG STYLE TAX LOOPHOLES http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/eu-debates-new-rules-to-curb-luxembourg-style-tax-loopholes-a-1003402.html


Irish Times, November 05, 2014
-▶  IKEA, PEPSI AMONGST 340 COMPANIES WITH SECRET LUXEMBOURG TAX DEALS  http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/exposed-ikea-pepsi-amongst-340-companies-with-secret-luxembourg-tax-deals-1.1989484

 

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Nov. 06, 2014
-▶  'LUX LEAKS' REVELATIONS BRING SWIFT RESPONSE AROUND THE WORLD  http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/lux-leaks-revelations-bring-swift-response-around-world

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                               CNBC TV - November 06, 2014

$95 BILLION - $416 BILLION USA CORPORATE TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME IN LUXEMBOURG EXPOSED http://www.cnbc.com/id/102141877#.

 

 Guardian, November 05, 2014
-▶  LUXEMBOURG TAX FILES:  HOW TINY STATE RUBBER-STAMPED TAX AVOIDANCE ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/05/-sp-luxembourg-tax-files-tax-avoidance-industrial-scale


 Rolling Stone, August 27, 2014
-▶ THE BIGGEST TAX SCAM EVER

The world's richest corporations are getting away with fleecing hundreds of billions of tax dollars from the rest of us.

Some of America's top corporations are parking profits overseas and ducking hundreds of billions in taxes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-biggest-tax-scam-ever-20140827

 

 International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
-▶  SECRECY FOR SALE:  INSIDE THE GLOBAL OFFSHORE MONEY MAZE http://www.icij.org/offshore


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                                                     VIDEO

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?

                                            http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


Alternet, January 04, 2014

-▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CHEATING MILLIONS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN OUT OF BILLIONS IN EDUCATION FUNDS. If corporations want an educated, skilled workforce (as they say they do), they should stop skimping on state taxes.  http://www.alternet.org/education/how-corporations-are-cheating-millions-school-children-out-billions-education-funds


Harvard Business Review, August 29, 2014

▶  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP?

When corporations dodge taxes, it's an ethical issue.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/whatever-happened-to-corporate-stewardship/



                            RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES OR OLD DEBTS : INEQUALITY WIDENS  http://sco.lt/68dlAX


ProPublica, September 15, 2014
-▶ UNSEEN TOLL:  WAGES OF MILLIONS SEIZED TO PAY PAST DEBTS. A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans. http://www.propublica.org/article/unseen-toll-wages-of-millions-seized-to-pay-past-debts


Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLDS ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


Guardian, May 06, 2014
-▶  NEOLIBERALISM HAS BROUGHT OUT THE WORST IN US - PSYCHOPATHIC THINKING. 'We are forever told that we are freer to choose the course of our lives than ever before, but the freedom to choose outside the success narrative is limited.'  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/neoliberalism-economic-system-ethics-personality-psychopathicsthic

 

▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

           LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                          http://sco.lt/6k957p



                                             ==============

                                              TAX INVERSIONS

                                              ==============


Naked Capitalism, January 05, 2015
-▶ CORPORATE TAX INVERSION REMAINS (HUGE) http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/01/tax-inversion-remains-huge.html


 The Washington Post, September 22, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW RULES TO DISCOURAGE CORPORATE TAX INVERSIONS http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/09/22/e5294e0a-429d-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNE

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014

 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR "GREENER" TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most

 

Common Dreams, August 27, 2014

 ▶  BURGER KING 'INVERSION' ALLOWS IT TO PROFIT OFF PUBLIC, DODGE TAXES, SAY CRITICS http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/27/burger-king-inversion-allows-it-profit-public-dodge-taxes-say-critics

 

USA Today, August 31, 2014
-▶ AVOID TAXES? 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE INVERSIONS http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/31/corporate-tax-inversions/14686959/

 

Bloomberg, August 29, 2014
-▶ HEDGE FUNDS HUNT FOR CLUES TO TREASURY TAX-INVERSION LIMIT. The biggest group of hedge funds affected by the corporate-inversion debate employ a so-called merger arbitrage strategy, making bets on whether a deal will go through. That usually entails buying the shares of one of the companies while selling the other’s short http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/hedge-funds-hunting-clues-in-treasury-tax-inversion-limit.html?alcmpid=markets


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                                  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                          http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

THE INFLOW: National Business Report, September 17, 2014

-▶ WHY CHINESE MONEY IS FLOODING AMERICAN MARKETS http://nbr.com/2014/09/17/why-chinese-money-is-flooding-american-markets/


FastCoDesign, September 15, 2014
-▶ IKEA IS A  NONPROFIT, AND YES, THAT'S EVERY BIT AS FISHY AS IT SOUNDS http://www.fastcodesign.com/3035734/infographic-of-the-day/ikea-is-a-nonprofit-and-yes-thats-every-bit-as-fishy-as-it-sounds

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                   CNBC VIDEO
 ▶  BILL CLINTON:  FIRMS OF THE FUTURE WILL CARE MORE ABOUT PEOPLE, LESS ABOUT PROFITS  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102025913

 

 

 YES Magazine, September 09, 2014
 ▶  A WEALTHY CAPITALIST ON WHY MONEY DOESN'T TRICKLE DOWN http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty/wealthy-capitalist-nick-hanauer-on-why-money-doesn-t-trickle-down

 

EcoNexus, June 2012
WHERE'S THE DEBATE ABOUT CORPORATE POWER RUN AMOK A response to the proposal for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability Reporting http://www.econexus.info/publication/rio20-wheres-debate-about-corporate-power

 

Guardian April 08, 2014, George Monbiot

-▶ HOW HAVE THESE CORPORATIONS COLONIZED OUR PUBLIC LIFE? Power is shifting: to places in which we have no voice or vote. Domestic policies are forged by special advisers and spin doctors, by panels and advisory committees stuffed with lobbyists http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/08/corporations-public-life-unilever


 ▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://sco.lt/6X0IC1

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                            PBS NewsHour, September 05, 2014

MORE PART-TIME WORKERS SUFFER INSTABILITY, LONG HOURS TO MAKE ENDS MEET -- AS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET SOARS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-job-growth-doesnt-indicate-strong-labor-market/

 

-▶ CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES

More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says http://sco.lt/5zp197

 

YES Magazine
END OF POVERTY http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty

 

                                                         VIDEO

                              "CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY" 

                                             With Ananya Roy

                 Global Envision: Exploring Market-driven Solutions to Poverty

http://www.globalenvision.org/2013/08/06/%E2%80%9Ccan-we-shop-end-poverty%E2%80%9D

- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuf-N66CGI


 Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi, July 9, 2009

-▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE MACHINE. From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again, Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405#ixzz2tNBMth7d

 

-▶  IS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET RIGGED?  Interview with Author, Michael Lewis: A Wall Street Revolt "The Flash Boys" http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297686724/on-a-rigged-wall-street-milliseconds-make-all-the-difference

 

                                                     WATCH:
                          CBS News, 60 Minutes, March 28, 2014
                                 THE WALL STREET CASINO:

                         IS THE U.S. STOCK MARKET RIGGED?
                                           THE "FLASH BOYS"
     http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-the-us-stock-market-rigged/


                                      THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION: ONE STATE AT A TIME http://sco.lt/68GD8z


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                          PBS Newshour, September 03, 2014
WHY SO MANY COLLEGE GRAD ARE HIGHLY-EDUCATED, WELL PLACED, AND GOING NOWHERE

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/college-grads-struggling-entry-adulthood/

 

                                       CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS: PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE  http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


 

Center for Public Integrity, February 17, 2014

-▶ AFTER THE MELTDOWN: In the fall of 2008, the U.S. economy nearly collapsed thanks to an unprecedented wave of mortgage foreclosures. In “After the Meltdown — Where are they now?” the Center for Public Integrity revisits the subprime lenders, Wall Street banks and government regulators that were most responsible for the crash — and finds few if any have been held accountable. http://www.publicintegrity.org/business/finance/after-meltdown

 

Common Dreams, September 16, 2014
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING : CAPITALISM vs THE CLIMATE - Naomi Klein  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/16/whether-we-engage-or-do-nothing-changes-everything

 

                                                 WATCH
                            Democracy Now, September 18, 2014
                               CAPITALISM vs. THE CLIMATE
Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/18/capitalism_vs_the_climate_naomi_klein


 Guardian Environment, September 18, 2014
 ▶ INVESTORS CALL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL. Ahead of a UN climate summit in New York next week, Institutional investors managing £15tn of assets have called for an ambitious global climate deal to give them certainty to invest in clean technology. ...http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/investors-call-for-climate-change-deal

 

                                                     WATCH
                 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

 ▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WALL STREET OWNS THE NEIGHBORHOOD? MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD http://sco.lt/5SjIVl

 

 

AlterNet, March 25, 2014
-▶  HOW WALL STREET IS SUCKING HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY FROM LOS ANGELES: Study  "No Small Fees: LA Spends More on Wall Street than Our Streets."  http://www.alternet.org/economy/new-report-reveals-how-wall-street-impoverishes-los-angeles

 

Salon, February 23, 2014
McDOMINATION:  HOW CORPORATIONS CONQUERED AMERICA AND RUINED OUR HEALTH http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/mcdomination_how_corporations_conquered_america_and_ruined_our_health/



                                               WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 AllAfrica.com: February 19, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  EMERGING MARKET CURRENCIES UNDER ATTACK BY THE SHARKS OF THE CASINO GLOBAL ECONOMY http://allafrica.com/stories/201402200053.html

 

                                WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                               http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ

 

 ▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx


                         PUTTING POLITICAL CORRUPTION ON ICE
     http://billmoyers.com/episode/putting-political-corruption-on-ice/

 


 June 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR  WELL BEING. We seek economic success to improve lives and contribute to the society we want. BUSINESSES HAVE LOST THEIR WAY BY FOCUSING ON PROFIT MAXIMISATION AT ANY COST http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/economic-success-not-enough-wellbeing

 

                                                   WATCH:
                       WHY THE FIRST ISSUE IN MONEY IS POLITICS

http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/14/why-the-first-issue-is-money-in-politics/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


 

 -▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION  http://sco.lt/5EXUv3

 

 -▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS:  ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS == PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 



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A Tale of Sharks and Tuna: Meet Your New Landlord. Foreclosures, A Wall Street Controlled Rental Market And Rising Rents - The Societal Consequences

A Tale of Sharks and Tuna: Meet Your New Landlord. Foreclosures, A Wall Street Controlled Rental Market And Rising Rents - The Societal Consequences | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


                                                

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newhour, March 04, 2015
     GET READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/get-ready-another-round-foreclosure-crisis/


                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                August 6, 2013 Democracy Now

A DREAM FORECLOSED:  WALL STREET FORECLOSURE BUYBACKS AT FIRESALE PRICES. As President Obama touts the "housing recovery," journalist Laura Gottesdiener examines the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis and how much of the so-called recovery is a result of large private equity firms buying up hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes. More than 10 million people across the country have been evicted from their homes in the last six years. Her new book, "A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home," focuses on four families who have pushed back against foreclosures. "The banks exploited a larger historical trajectory of discrimination in lending and in housing that has existed since the beginning of this country. The banks intentionally went into communities that had been red-lined, which meant that the Federal Housing Administration had made it a policy to not lend and not to guarantee any loans in minority neighborhoods all throughout most of the 20th century that didn’t supposedly end until well into the 1960s," Gottesdiener says. "And they exploited that historical reality and pushed the worst of the worst loans in these communities that everyone knew were unpayable debts — that Wall Street knew." ... http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/6/a_dream_foreclosed_as_obama_touts


                                                      VIDEO
▶  THE FACTS BEHIND THE $2.5 BILLION WINDFALL PURCHASE OF BANK-OWNED PROPERTIES BY WALL STREET INVESTORS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynZx2Un34EU


Center For American Progress, February 27, 2014

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WALL STREET OWNS THE NEIGHBORHOOD: INFOGRAPHIC http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/housing/news/2014/02/27/84876/what-happens-when-wall-street-owns-the-neighborhood/


                                                       WATCH
                                    Democracy Now, April 10, 2014

                                           WALL STREET'S LAND GRAB

                   FIRMS AMASS RENTAL EMPIRE, OUSTING TENANTS

                                   THREATENING NEW HOUSING CRISIS

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/10/wall_streets_land_grab_firms_amass


Nightly Business Report, October 23, 2014
▶ HOUSING IS WAKING UP TO A NEW HANGOVER

First came a historic national crash in home prices, then a surprisingly sharp jolt off the bottom. Investors, desperate for yield and fueled by Fed-induced cheap cash, swarmed the most distressed housing markets, buying bargain-basement properties and turning them into rentals. Some markets saw double-digit annual price appreciation. Some analysts started to float the word “bubble,” again... http://nbr.com/2014/10/23/housing-is-waking-up-to-a-new-hangover/


Marketplace, NPR

▶  WHY HIGH RENTALS? WALL STREET BUYS UP 40,000+ FORECLOSED HOMES CHEAP, RENTS THEM OUT FOR PREMIUM http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/blackstone-backed-real-estate-firm-learns-how-be-landlord


NY Daily News, February 22, 2015
U.S. WALL STREET HEDGE FUNDS FIRMS VIE TO CONQUER SPAIN HOUSING MARKET. It’s not just inner city neighborhoods like Harlem and the South Bronx where giant hedge funds have amassed breath-taking numbers of housing units in recent years, then sent rents soaring and sought to evict tens of thousands of longtime tenants.

Major U.S. firms like Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, Apollo Management and Cerberus are on a mission to conquer the housing markets of other countries as well, hoping to reap huge profits in the process.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/gonzalez-u-s-firms-vie-conquer-spain-housing-market-article-1.2110594


Alternet, April 09, 2014

THE COMING NIGHTMARE OF WALL STREET-CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKETS: As More Americans rent instead of own, private equity groups move in for the kill http://www.alternet.org/hard-times-usa/game-homes-coming-nightmare-wall-street-controlled-rental-markets


Think Progress, March 20, 2014
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE FRAUD SETTLEMENT http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/20/3417092/foreclosure-fraud-settlement-complete/


Bloomberg, December 29, 2014
▶ HOUSING COSTS FOR RENTERS ROSE BY $20.6 BILLION IN 2014 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-30/housing-costs-for-renters-rose-by-20-6-billion-this-year.html


Salon, April 11, 2014
GENTRIFICATION'S QUIET TRAGEDY:  HOW SWEETHEART DEALS ARE BRUTALIZING THE PUBLIC http://www.salon.com/2014/04/11/gentrifications_quiet_tragedy_how_sweetheart_deals_are_brutalizing_the_public/


WALL STREET NOW LARGEST OWNER OF SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL HOMES You may not have heard of the Blackstone Group, but it’s the largest private equity firm in the world. And now it’s become the largest owner of single-family rental homes in the country. Over the last few years, Blackstone and other Wall Street firms have been quietly grabbing up huge swaths of the rental housing market, purchasing more than 200,000 cheap homes, hoping to turn a profit. At one auction in Atlanta, Blackstone swept up 1,400 houses in a single day.   

And as private equity firms gobble up huge swaths of the housing market, they are partnering with big banks to bundle the mortgages on these rental homes into a new financial product known as "rental-backed securities," reminiscent of the "mortgage-backed securities" that helped cause the last financial crisis. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/10/wall_streets_land_grab_firms_amass


Center for American Progress, February 27, 2014

WHEN WALL STREET BUYS MAIN STREET: MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD. The Implications of Single-Family Rental Bonds for Tenants and Housing Markets http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/housing/report/2014/02/27/84750/when-wall-street-buys-main-street-2/


Salon, February 07, 2014

WATCH OUT, SHADY WALL STREET LANDLORDS:  RENTERS HAVE A NEW ALLY IN CONGRESS http://www.salon.com/2014/02/07/watch_out_shady_landlords_renters_have_new_ally_in_congress/



                                RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES OR DEBTS : INEQUALITY WIDENS  http://sco.lt/68dlAX



TakePart, January 23, 2015
THE 10 LEAST AFFORDABLE HOUSING MARKETS IN THE WORLD

 http://www.takepart.com/photos/10-least-affordable-housing-markets-in-the-world


National Real Estate Investor, January 06, 2015
RENT-BURDENED NATION:  AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS COULD LEAD TO UNREST, EXPERT SAYS : "If this trend continues, we may find ourselves facing a repeat of the urban unrest of the mid-1960s. But this time, it could be even worse,"   http://nreionline.com/multifamily/rent-burdened-nation-housing-expert-discusses-affordable-housing-crisis



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RISING RENTS - COMMUNITY/SOCIETY  IMPACTS

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 TripleCrisis, March 19, 2014

▶RENT IN A WARMING WORLD. Rent isn’t just the monthly check that tenants write to landlords. Economists use the term “rent seeking” to mean “using political and economic power to get a larger share of the national pie, rather than to grow the national pie,” in the words of Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, who maintains that such dysfunctional activity has metastasized in the United States alongside deepening inequality.
When rent inspires investment in useful things like housing, it’s productive. The economic pie grows, and the people who pay rent get something in return. When rent leads to investment in unproductive activities, like lobbying to capture wealth without creating it, it’s parasitic. Those who pay get nothing in return. Two other types of rent originate in nature rather than in human investment. Extractive rent and Protective Rent.... http://triplecrisis.com/rent-in-a-warming-world/


Marketplace, June 3, 2014
HOW RISING RENTS, FALLING INCOMES CRUSH COMMUNITIES http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/how-rising-rents-falling-incomes-crush-communities

Alternet, April 10, 2014
THE VIOLENCE OF GENTRIFICATION IN AMERICAN CITIES http://www.alternet.org/violence-gentrification-american-cities


Guardian, January 11, 2014

▶  GEEKS ON THE GOOGLE BUS CREATE GIANT SOCIAL PROBLEM IN SAN FRANCISCO http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/12/geeks-google-bus-social-problem-san-francisco


FreshAir, January 16, 2014

▶  THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: SILICON VALLEY TAKES OVER SAN FRANCISCO, FORCING RESIDENTS OUT, CREATING HOMELESSNESS,  AT RENTALS SKYROCKET http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/01/16/263088398/hackers-techies-what-to-call-san-franciscos-newcomers


In These Times, April 09, 2014
HOW TO CURB GENTRIFICATION  http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/16531/how_to_prevent_gentrification

 

Nightly Business Report, May 07, 2014
WHY MILLENIALS RENT? A far stricter credit environment is keeping them outside of homeownership for now http://nbr.com/2014/05/07/why-millenials-rent-what-do-you-think/


Marketplace, August 22, 2014

SHOCKER:  RENT IS VERY, VERY HIGH http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/shocker-rent-very-very-high


Marketplace, March 13, 2014

HIGH RENTS, LOW INCOME http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/high-rents-low-income


Marketplace, August 29, 2014
MICRO-UNIT APARTMENTS: TINY AND BOOMING http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/micro-unit-apartments-tiny-and-booming


Marketplace, April 21, 2014
PREFAB APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON THE RISE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/prefab-apartment-buildings-rise



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POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS

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Return Of Debtors' Prison in U.S.

Impoverished jailed for inability to pay fines/debts - INEQUALITY Widens

http://sco.lt/68dlAX


                      REPORT:  STATE OF THE HOMELESS 2013
                      Coalition for the Homeless, March 12, 2013
The Coalition for the Homeless released its 2014 State of the Homeless report today documenting new record levels of homelessness reached in Mayor Bloomberg’s final year in office, with more than 53,000 New Yorkers and 22,000 children sleeping in shelters each night by the end of 2013.  The report also outlines concrete, cost-effective steps the new Administration can take to begin moving families out of the shelter system and prevent New Yorkers from becoming homeless in the first place. http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/blog/entry/state-of-the-homeless-2014/


 Guardian, March 12, 2014
NEW YORK HOMELESS SHELTERS HOUSING RECORD-HIGH 53,000 PER NIGHT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/homeless-new-york-city-shelters-all-time-high


VIDEO REPORT

Democracy Now
IMPOVERISHED CITY OF RICHMOND CALIFORNIA THREATENS TO USE EMINENT DOMAIN TO STOP ONGOING ILLEGAL BANK FORECLOSURES

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/6/california_city_threatens_to_use_eminent


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HOUSING IS FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

 

Alternet, March 31, 2014
 ▶  UNITED STATES IS CRUEL, INHUMANE AND DEGRADING TO CRIMINALIZE THE HOMELESS http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/un-human-rights-committee-united-states-cruel-inhuman-and-degrading-poor

 

 -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home

 

Common Dreams, March 28, 2014
▶  THE FACE OF POVERTY:  HOMELESS JOBLESS SINGLE MOM WITH LOUSY OPTIONS ARRESTED FOR BEING HOMELESS: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2014/03/28-0

 

Al Jazeera America, December 11, 2013

 ▶ HARDWORKING YET STILL HOMELESS IN TODAY' AMERICA - 3.5 MILLION http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/11/homelessness-hungerreportmayors.html

 

 Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 13, 2014
▶  DEMOLITIONS DIRE FOR POOR AMID AFFORDABLE-RENT GAP http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-13/demolitions-dire-for-poor-as-affordable-rent-gap-grows-economy


FreshAir, January 16, 2014

▶  THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: SILICON VALLEY TAKES OVER SAN FRANCISCO, FORCING RESIDENTS OUT, CREATING HOMELESSNESS,  AT RENTALS SKYROCKET http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/01/16/263088398/hackers-techies-what-to-call-san-franciscos-newcomers


                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                       The Real News, April 29, 2014

BALTIMORE RESIDENTS & WORKER VOICE OUTRAGE OVER PLANS TO PRIVATIZE PUBLIC HOUSING

1 of 2 VIDEO http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11793

2 of 2 VIDEO http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11793

 

Cooperative News, March 12, 2013
BRITAIN'S HOUSING CRISIS NEEDS TO BE TACKLED BY SOCIAL FIRMS http://www.thenews.coop/56877/news/general/britains-housing-crisis-needs-tackled-social-firms/#.UyK-8V5kJK4



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 August 24, 2013 Truthout
 ▶ THINGS TO KNOW AS COLLAPSE BECOMES HIP http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/18217-things-to-know-as-collapse-becomes-hip


Naked Capitalism, November 07, 2014
AFTER MESSING UP THE HOUSING MARKET, THE "SMART MONEY" BAILS OUT. – smart because it has access to the Fed’s free moolah – is abandoning the housing market.

Wall Street money entered the housing market gingerly in 2010 and 2011, then piled helter-skelter into select metro areas over the next two years, grabbing vacant single-family homes out of foreclosure with the goal of first renting them out, then selling to yield-desperate investors and unsuspecting mutual-fund holders their latest toxic concoction: rent-backed structured securities that are even worse than the mortgage-backed structured securities that helped take down the financial system only a few years ago.

It worked. Each wave of buying ratcheted up prices via the multiplier effect, not only in the neighborhood but beyond. It created instant and juicy paper gains on all prior purchases. In this way, the same companies, now mega-landlords, were able to push up the value of their own holdings with new waves of purchases. It was a wonderful game while it lasted. And it was funded with nearly free money the Fed graciously made available to the largest players. Housing Bubble 2 came into full bloom.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/11/after-messing-up-the-housing-market-the-smart-money-bails-out.html



-▶ HOW DEREGULATION/TAX LOOPHOLES AE DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER  http://sco.lt/56KBZB


-▶ HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED


 -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

 ▶ A COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE: SELF SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6sUh0b



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“Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man.” Henry David Thoreau



Treehugger, February 26, 2015
- ▶ 'LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS" IS A MUST-READ FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS. Kids are developing more problems than ever (think obesity, technology addiction, adolescent depression, suicide, etc.), all of which Louv connects to nature deficit disorder. Spending more time outdoors could help resolve many of these issues, but this can happen only if kids are allowed greater access to nature. That’s where parents and policies come into play   http://www.treehugger.com/culture/last-child-woods-must-read-all-parents-and-educators.html



 November 19, 2012 The Guardian, George Monbiot

- ▶  IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT.  With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm...

... While the surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, I think, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/children-lose-contact-with-nature


National Wildlife Federation, February 19, 2015
- ▶  PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW GOAL TO HAVE EVERY 4TH GRADER IN AMERICA VISIT A PUBLIC LAND PARK, FOREST OR REFUGE   http://www.nwf.org/news-and-magazines/media-center/news-by-topic/get-outside/2015/02-19-15-collin-omara-in-response-to-president-announcement-to-have-every-4th-grader-in-america.aspx


George Monbiot, October 7, 2013

- ▶  REWILD THE CHILD  http://www.monbiot.com/2013/10/07/rewild-the-child/


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


                                                   WATCH (13.58)
CAN "PROJECT WILD THING" FILM RECONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE?
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUMZL_cniCw


                           The Beginning of "PROJECT WILD THING"

A feature-length documentary by David Bond & Ashley Jones — Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/projectwildthing/project-wild-thing-a-feature-length-documentary


                                      WATCH OFFICIAL TRAILER
                                        PROJECT WILD THING

                                             @wearewildthing

                                  http://vimeo.com/68072823


School A to Z
- ▶  DO KIDS LEARN BETTER OUTDOORS? REAL LIFE ACTIVE LEARNING. It's never been more important for children to get off the lounge and take a break in the great outdoors, however the benefits aren't just health relatedhttp://www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/wellbeing/development/why-your-child-may-learn-better


David Suzuki Foundation, September 18, 2014
LEARNING IN NATURE IS GOOD FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. Children belong outdoors. We know this intuitively, but now an extensive and ever-growing body of research supports it. Kids who spend time outside every day are healthier, happier, more creative, less stressed and more alert than those who don't. Several recent studies even show time in nature or green space helps reduce ADHD symptoms. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2014/09/learning-in-nature-is-good-for-teachers-and-students/


One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/


Children In Nature Collaborative
LOOKING TOWARDS THAT MAGICAL MOMENT. A 69 percent decrease in time spent in outdoor activities and games on days off from school. These concerns and others related to children’s lack of connection to the natural world are part of a complex picture. Despite the extraordinary efforts of the movement, time spent outdoors by children across the globe continues to decline at an alarming rate http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5098ae2bbd84a5038da2a0128&id=1766599b45&e=82fb31e8b3


Scholastic.com
- ▶  WHY KIDS NEED NATURE. When a child is out in nature, all the senses get activated. He/She is immersed in something bigger than themselves, rather than focusing narrowly on one thing, such as a computer screen. They're seeing, hearing, touching, even tasting. Out in nature, a child's brain has the chance to rejuvenate, so the next time he has to focus and pay attention, perhaps in school, he'll do better.  http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/why-kids-need-nature


Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013

- ▶ FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

 

 Familyrapp
 - ▶ ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN UNDER 10 HAVE NEVER SEEN A WILD BEE http://www.familyrapp.com/edurapp/one-in-five-children-under-10-have-never-seen-a-wild-bee/


- ▶  CHILDREN AND NATURE:  OUR FUTURE STEWARDS http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/future-stewards/

 

 Mother Nature Network, April 09, 2014 - INFOGRAPH
- ▶  PARENTS WORLDWIDE AGREE:  KIDS NEED MORE TIME OUTSIDE

http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/parents-worldwide-agree-kids-need-more-time-outside



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                                       OUR TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD

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Mother Nature Network, October 02, 2014
- ▶  FIVE APPS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT NATURE AND SUSTAINABILITY. Can smartphones really help children love the world around them? http://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/stories/5-apps-to-teach-kids-about-nature-and-sustainability

 

Huffington Post Screen-Sense, October 28, 2014
ONE-THIRD OF CHILDREN UNDER 2 HAVE USED SMARTPHONES, STUDY SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/children-and-technology_n_4171046.html


The Japan Times, July 12, 2014
THE PROS AND CONS OF KIDS OWNING SMARTPHONES http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/12/digital/pros-cons-kids-owning-smartphones/


The Japan Times, August 16, 2014
JAPAN:  MUNICIPALITIES BEGIN MAKING RULES FOR CHILDREN'S USE OF SMARTPHONES http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/16/national/municipalities-begin-making-rules-for-childrens-use-of-smartphones/



 Guardian Environment, June 30, 2014
- ▶  NEED TO GET CHILDREN OUTDOORS?  HOW TO ESCAPE THIS iPAD SCREENS http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/30/need-to-get-children-outdoors-how-to-escape-those-ipad-screens


Phys.org, August 22, 2014
- ▶   STUDY SHOWS READERS ABSORB LESS INFORMATION WHEN READING ON A KINDLE http://phys.org/news/2014-08-readers-absorb-kindle.html


  IOL Lifestyle, May 31, 2014
- ▶   WHY I'VE TAKEN MY DAUGHTER'S PHONE AWAY http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/parenting/why-i-ve-taken-my-daughter-s-phone-away-1.1696506#.U4oVZC_O7NU

 

The Atlantic, April 22, 2014

- ▶  MY STUDENTS DON'T KNOW HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. "Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/my-students-dont-know-how-to-have-a-conversation/360993/

 

WrenSong

- ▶  WILDLIFE GARDENS BETTER FOR CHILDREN THAN TV AND DISNEY GARDENS http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/wildlife-gardens-for-kids-not-disney-yards.html

 

National Wildlife Federation,
- ▶ FRIENDING FRESH AIR:  CONNECTING KIDS TO NATURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE http://www.nwf.org/be-out-there/why-be-out-there/balancing-technology.aspx

 

YES Magazine, March 29, 2014
- ▶  YOU CAN'T BOUNCE OFF THE WALL IF THERE ARE NO WALLS:  OUTDOOR SCHOOLS MAKE KIDS HAPPIER -- AND SMARTER http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/the-original-kindergartenRainforest


Alliance

- ▶  KIDS ADOPT POLAR BEAR AND LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION WITH FUN NEW #KIDSAPP @HabitatTheGame http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/multimedia/habitat-app


                         BENEFITS OF SPENDING TIME IN NATURE
Showing children how everything is connected reminds us all that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves! http://www.naturerocks.org/benefits/index.htm

 

Children And Nature,

- ▶  NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/04/australias-young-natural-leaders-students-asked-the-questions-in-2012/

 

  The Independent, July 01, 2014
 - ▶ WHEN WE STOP CHILDREN TAKING RISKS, DO WE STUNT THEIR EMOTIONAL GROWTH? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/when-we-stop-children-taking-risks-do-we-stunt-their-emotional-growth-9422057.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                      Inhabitots, June 12, 2014
THE LAND IS AN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND WHERE KIDS CAN RUN WILD, LIGHT FIRES, EXPLORE INDEPENDENCE AND TAKE RISKS http://www.inhabitots.com/the-land-is-an-adventure-playground-where-kids-can-run-wild-light-fires-explore-independence-and-take-risks/


 TribLIVE, August 02, 2014
 - ▶ MORE PEOPLE AFRAID OF OUTDOOR - DISCONNECT WITH NATURE BLAMED. Once upon a time, children grew up playing outside: fishing the local creek, riding their bikes or building forts in the woods. But that's not the norm anymore...“You've kind of got a whole generation now that's isolated. They didn't grow up playing outside... http://triblive.com/sports/outdoors/6519595-74/outdoors-outside-baker


 

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                SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, NATURE EXPOSURE

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Inhabitots, August 21, 2013

- ▶  SCHOOLS ARE SWAPPING BLACKTOP FOR NATURE TO IMMERSE CHILDREN IN LIVING ENVIRONMENTS DURING RECESS http://www.inhabitots.com/schools-swap-blacktop-for-natural-settings-to-immerse-children-living-environments-during-recess/


Conservation Magazine, October 14, 2014
- ▶ GREEN SPACE MAKES FOR BETTER STUDENTS http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/10/green-space-makes-for-better-students/


 Treehugger, February 21, 2014

- ▶  IS OUTDOOR EDUCATION THE WAY OF THE FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/culture/outdoor-education-way-future.html

 

Salon, February 16, 2014

- ▶  OUTDOOR LEARNING:  EDUCATION'S NEXT REVOLUTION? A Growing body of research suggests that exposing students to Nature could yield extraordinary results http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/outdoor_learning_educations_next_revolution/

 

August 29, 2013 Modern Farmer
- ▶ TURNING SCHOOL GARDENS INTO OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/using-school-gardens-classrooms/

 

 Children & Nature, November 05, 2013
- ▶  “WHY I PRESCRIBE NATURE” — PARK Rx:  In D.C., Pioneering Pediatricians Offer New Hope and Health Through Park Rx : The New Nature Movement http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/11/05/why-i-prescribe-nature-in-d-c-pioneering-pediatricians-and-park-rx-offer-new-hope-and-health/

 

                                                    VIDEO

      Children and Nature Network - The New Nature Movement
                                   "THE CHILD IN NATURE"

                                NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER

                               A Film by Miranda Andersen, 13,

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/02/04/the-child-in-nature-a-new-film-by-miranda-andersen-13/

 

 July 22, 2013 Yahoo Shine
- ▶ NATURE'S RITALIN: 7 STUDIES SHOW WHY TIME OUTDOORS MAKES FOR HIGHER-FUNCTIONING KIDS http://shine.yahoo.com/green/nature-8217-ritalin-7-studies-show-why-time-172900536.html

 

Natural England
- ▶  ENGAGING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: Teacher insight study and evidence review http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/11085017


GR8 VIDEO (26:29)

WHEN LEARNING COMES NATURALLY: EXPLORING NATURE'S CLASSROOM

documents innovative outdoor-education programs around the country created to help children understand and experience the wonders and joys of nature. The film explores the immediate and lasting benefits of introducing young children to "green" experiences. Natural spaces - in the form of gardens, small trails and outdoor "green adventure" areas - allow for the discoveries and choices vital to child development and learning. In addition, outdoor education can cultivate in children a permanent connection with the natural world - a crucial ethic of environmental responsibility. http://vimeo.com/channels/371945/30186232/77981721

 

 

SlowMama, February 19, 2014

-▶INTO THE WILD:  LEARNING FROM FOREST KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLS IN DENMARK http://slowmama.com/travel/into-the-wild-learning-about-forest-kindergarten/

 

 Spiegel Online International, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GOING BACK TO NATURE WITH FOREST KINDERGARTENS http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/forest-kindergartens-could-be-the-next-big-export-from-germany-a-935165.html

 

  -▶ GO EXPLORE NATURE: WHERE CONNECTING KIDS WITH NATURE IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT Beginners Guide http://www.goexplorenature.com/

 

 National Wildlife Federation
- ▶  WHEN IT COMES TO THE WHOLE CHILD, NATURE MAY INDEED BE THE BEST KIND OF NUTURE http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There/Whole-Child.aspx

 

Mail Online, May 05, 2014
- ▶  CHILDREN WHO PLAY OUTDOORS ARE HAPPIER AND MORE CREATIVE SAY EXPERTS. The secret to happy, clever children? Swap technology for fresh air and an outdoorsy lifestyle, say experts http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2620499/The-secret-happy-clever-children-Swap-technology-fresh-air-outdoorsy-lifestyle-says-new-study.html


                                                       VIDEO

                                        PROJECT WILD THING

                           CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE

                          An interview with film producer David Bond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmMKmX6oI&feature=youtu.be&campid=twitter


 The New Nature Movement , February 07, 2014
- ▶ TRENDS THAT GIVE US HOPE: THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF GREEN SCHOOL YARDS http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/07/trends-that-give-us-hope-the-power-and-potential-of-green-schoolyards/

 

Guardian, Green Schools Hub, March 12, 2014

- ▶  CROPS TO CLASSROOMS:  HOW SCHOOL FARMS ARE GROWING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. School farms boost learning and engagement across the curriculum, and provide innovative ways to teach students about well-being and green issues  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/12/school-farms-engaging-students-curriculum-sustainability

 

 GOOD, December 6, 2013
- ▶  EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A FARM TO FEED ITS STUDENTS http://www.good.is/posts/every-school-should-have-a-farm-to-feed-its-students?utm_source=email&utm_medium=digest&utm_campaign=title&utm_content=learn&utm_term=2


 Guardian, Green Schools Hub, July 12, 2014
  -▶ ONE SCHOOL'S RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY APPROACH TO FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jul/12/school-food-plan-primary-project

 

Gizmag, June 03, 2013

-▶ CLASSROOMS THAT GROW FOOD. The SEED classroom is a place for children to learn and think about sustainability (SEED itself standing for Sustainable Education Every Day). Each 900 sq ft (84 sq m) building catches rainwater to be used in the sinks and basins, from which water is intercepted once again, and filtered through a "living wall" of edible plants. The classroom's energy is provided by rooftop solar power http://www.gizmag.com/seed-classroom/27763/


 Alternet, May 11, 2014
-▶  INSIDE THE NATION'S FIRST VEGETARIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL http://www.alternet.org/education/inside-nations-first-vegetarian-public-school


                                         The Nature Conservancy
                       STUDENTS GROW A BOND WITH NATURE
              Leaders in Environmental Action For The Future LEAF)

Educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources.http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/leaf/index.htm?src=e.nature&lu=3910716



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TIPS, IDEAS TO GET KIDS BACK INTO NATURE

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Ecosystem Gardening
- ▶ WILDLIFE GARDENING WITH CHILDREN CREATES AWE AND WONDER http://www.ecosystemgardening.com/awe-and-wonder-always-welcome-in-the-garden.html

 

April 18, 2014, Penn State News
- ▶ KIDS CAN EXPLORE FASCINATING WORLD OF INSECTS AT BUG CAMP http://news.psu.edu/story/312580/2014/04/17/campus-life/kids-can-explore-fascinating-world-insects-bug-camp


 Guardian Environment, June 30, 2014
- ▶ STOP THE TRAFFIC:  HOW WE GOT CHILDREN TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE STREETS AGAIN http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/30/stop-the-traffic-how-we-got-children-to-play-in-the-streets-again

 

  August 6, 2013 Living Green Magazine
- ▶ GET YOUR KIDS HIKING ! START THEM YOUNG AND KEEP IT FUN http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/06/lifestyle-choices/get-your-kids-hiking-start-them-young-and-keep-it-fun/

 

- ▶  THE iMATTERS MOVEMENT: The voice of the generation most impacted by the climate crisis must be heard... http://www.imatteryouth.org/

 

Center for International Forestry Research, January 20, 2014
-▶ STUDY HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN TREE COVER AND NUTRITION IN CHILDREN http://blog.cifor.org/21069/study-highlights-link-between-tree-cover-and-nutrition-in-children#.UudecPbTlcy



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                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude


Guardian, February 12, 2014
 - ▶ TEN REASONS WHY WE NEED MORE CONTACT WITH NATURE. It improves your memory, helps you recuperate and even makes your sense of smell more acute. So turn off your computer and get outside

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/13/10-reasons-why-we-need-more-contact-with-nature


 

 - ▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/7sjVKr


 

 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/


USA TODAY, June 09, 2014
- ▶  LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/08/outside-good-health/9381341/


   FastCo Exist
 - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification

 

  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


 

 - ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8FyZST

 

 - ▶ URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES - A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT?  http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

 

  - ▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/5ih73J




Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

 - ▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J



 - ▶  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

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                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 



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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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ecosentido's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:19 PM

Una excelente lista de referencia para aquellos que quieran estudiar la importancia de reconectarnos con la naturaleza #ecosentido

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And here we meet the other great loss. Most of those I know who fight for nature are people who spent their childhoods immersed in it.

 

Without a feel for the texture and function of the natural world, without an intensity of engagement almost impossible in the absence of early experience, people will not devote their lives to its protection. The fact that at least half the published articles on ash dieback have been illustrated with photos of beeches, sycamores or oaks seems to me to be highly suggestive.

 

Forest Schools, Outward Bound, Woodcraft Folk, the John Muir Award, the Campaign for Adventure, Natural Connections, family nature clubs and many others are trying to bring children and the natural world back together. But all of them are fighting forces which, if they cannot be turned, will strip the living planet of the wonder and delight, of the ecstasy – in the true sense of that word – that for millennia have drawn children into the wilds.

• Read a fully referenced version of this article at www.monbiot.com

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                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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VIDEO: The Charitable-Industrial Complex - Peter Buffet

VIDEO: The Charitable-Industrial Complex - Peter Buffet | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 

 Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren on the conflict between capitalism and humanism. "THE CONFLICT BETWEEN CAPITALISM AND HUMANISM... YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH"

 

 New York Times, July 26, 2013 - by Peter Buffet

-▶ THE CHARITABLE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - PETER BUFFET

 As more lives are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth for the few, the more heroic it sounds to “give back.”

Peter Buffett, son of billionaire invester Warren, argues that philanthropy needs to do a better job of listening. He says that the structure of philanthropy is such that nothing seems to get better, but rather locks existing problems into place.

"Poverty, hunger, the environment, education, health - all those things are symptoms of a larger problem of nobody really wanting to get in there and blow some things up," Buffett says... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/opinion/the-charitable-industrial-complex.html?_r=1&


                                                    VIDEO

-▶ PETER BUFFET: BIG PHILANTHROPY AND PHILANTHROPY-FEUDALISM http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20343-peter-buffett-big-philanthropy-and-philanthro-feudalism



Philanthropy News Digest, February 19, 2015
-▶ FOUNDATION STRATEGY...THE ENEMY OF COLLABORATION?

 http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/


Boston Review, March 1, 2013
-▶ THE RISE OF THE MEGA FOUNDATION - Robert Reich http://www.bostonreview.net/forum/foundations-philanthropy-democracy


 Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 02, 2014

-▶ THINK YOU KNOW PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS?  THINK AGAIN http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/think_you_know_private_foundations_think_again?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

Triple Pundit, August 22, 2012

-▶ CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/philanthropy-csr-social-responsibility-of-business/

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
CBS 60 MINUTES STORY INSPIRED BILLION-DOLLAR CHARITY: "THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-story-inspired-billion-dollar-charity/


                                                VIDEO: 27:38
         GIVE IT ALL AWAY:  NEWMAN'S OWN RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
This documentary traces Paul Newman's legacy of giving. It chronicles the path of the Newman's Own Foundation food company as it evolved and funded a variety of charities across the nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8o-TRbFuwM&feature=youtu.be

 

 

All Things Considered, NPR April 1, 2014

-▶ THE HIDDEN, NON-DISCLOSURE GAME BEHIND MEGA CHARITIES:  CAN A TELEVISION NETWORK BE A CHURCH?  THE IRS SAYS YES http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/282496855/can-a-television-network-be-a-church-the-irs-says-yes

 

New York Times, March 15, 2014
-▶ PHILANTHROCAPITALISM:  BILLIONAIRES WITH BIG IDEAS ARE PRIVATIZING AMERICAN SCIENCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?hp&_r=1

 

 FastCoExist, March 04, 2014
-▶ WHY BILL GATES CAN'T SOLVE PROBLEMS FOR THE WORLD'S POOR http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027204/why-bill-gates-cant-solve-problems-for-the-worlds-poor

 

Common Good, November 30, 2013
-▶ WHAT'S GOOD FOR BILL GATES TURNS OUT TO BE BAD FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/30-


Forbes, November 17, 2013

-▶  CAN HEDGE FUND BILLIONAIRE, PAUL TUDOR, SAVE AMERICA'S PUBLIC EDUCATION? A real-life, modern-day Prince of Thieves, whose Robin Hood Foundation, in its quest to combat domestic poverty, has spent the past 25 years practicing a “venture philanthropy” philosophy that has reshaped charitable aid. http://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2013/11/17/can-hedge-fund-billionaire-paul-tudor-jones-save-americas-public-education-system/

 

 FastCoExist

-▶ SHOULD WE BE ATTACHING PROFIT RETURNS TO "PHILANTHROPY"? - THE RISE OF "SHARED VALUE" http://sco.lt/8j8VyD

 

CSRWire, November 20, 2013
-▶ GLOBAL CORPORATE GIVING: WHEN CUTTING A CHECK DOESN'T CUT IT http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1112-global-corporate-giving-when-cutting-a-charity-check-doesn-t-cut-it

 

 -▶ PLUTOCRATS AT WORK:  HOW BIG PHILANTHROPY UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/plutocrats-at-work-how-big-philanthropy-undermines-democracy

 

-▶ IMPACT INVESTING: FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS HAVE NEW TAKE ON MICROFINANCING  http://sco.lt/4llEh7


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 19, 2015
-▶ ENVISIONING A FUTURE WITH LESS DOOM AND GLOOM:  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF OPTIMISTS : 

Bill Shireman, president of Future 500, a global nonprofit that connects corporations and NGOs to overcome sustainability challenges

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/19/realistic-optimists-post-carbon-economy-nature-environment-business


Triple Pundit, February 04, 2014
-▶ 17 LEADING PHILANTHROPIES PLEDGE FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/02/17-foundations-pledge-fossil-fuel-divestment/



The Nation, October 11, 2013
-▶ CAN BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPISTS REPLACE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? http://www.thenation.com/article/176612/can-billionaire-philanthropists-replace-federal-government#

 

 -▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: WORLD'S TWO RICHEST MEN - GATES AND SLIM - LAUNCH BIOTECH GMO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER IN MEXICO http://sco.lt/6JXz1N

 

  -▶ GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR BIOTECH CARTEL: POURS MILLIONS INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS http://sco.lt/84Xwy9

 

Mother Jones, December 06, 2013
-▶ THE GATES FOUNDATION'S HYPOCRITICAL INVESTMENTS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/12/gates-foundations-24-most-egregious-investments

 

THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

 Global Policy Journal, December 12, 2013
'THE FUTURE OF AID' - AID IN REVERSE:  HOW POOR COUNTRIES DEVELOP RICH COUNTRIES http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2013/future-aid-aid-reverse-how-poor-countries-develop-rich-countries

 

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, August 24, 2012

-▶ THE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD. - CHARITY AND BUSINESS

The easiest option in business is to take the path of least resistance, which in our current culture is to maximise profits and remain blinkered to the consequences of our actions. It therefore takes determination and self-awareness to be able to create an enterprise that integrates doing good with doing well, or – on a deeper level – merging heart and mind. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/young-social-entrepreneurs-changing-the-world

 

 Forbes, March 18, 2012
-▶ GIVING BACK:  HOW EVERY START-UP CAN BE PHILANTHROPIC http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/03/18/giving-back-how-every-startup-can-be-philanthropic/

 

Skoll World Forum,
-▶ SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE REAL GAME CHANGER: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AMERICA

http://skollworldforum.org/2013/01/07/social-entrepreneurship-a-fundamental-game-changer/

 

Forbes, March 18, 2012
-▶ GIVING BACK:  HOW EVERY START-UP CAN BE PHILANTHROPIC http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/03/18/giving-back-how-every-startup-can-be-philanthropic/

 

Harvard Business Review, February 27, 2013
-▶ CORPORATIONS:  DONATE YOUR SKILLS, NOT JUST YOUR MONEY http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/02/corporations-donate-your-skill/

 

CSRWire Talkback, March 26, 2012
-▶ THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE OF WORKPLACE PHILANTHROPY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/345-the-virtuous-cycle-of-workplace-philanthropy

 

 Just Means, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE B CORP REVOLUTION:  INVESTING FROM THE HEART http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/the-b-corp-revolution-investing-from-the-heart

 

-▶ THE GOOD OF FLEXIBLE PURPOSE CORPORATIONS:  THE NEW FLEX-C DESIGNATION http://sco.lt/5E2SGX

 

Philanthropy News Digest, February 11, 2014

-▶ LARGE GIFTS FROM NATION'S WEALTHIEST URGED IN 2013, STUDY FINDS ... NICE TAX WRITE-OFFS TOO http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/large-gifts-from-nation-s-wealthiest-surged-in-2013-study-finds



-▶ SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A FUNDAMENTAL GAME CHANGER  http://sco.lt/7VJVFB


 

 -▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 30, 2013
-▶ USING PR AS AN AGENT FOR CHANGE IN CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITYPR is often maligned as a purveyor of greenwash but what if it was employed to play a more active role in building trust and effecting change? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/pr-change-corporate-sustainability-greenwash-trust

 

-▶ BUSINESS DOING GOOD: A GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP http://sco.lt/5SlJVh

 

 

 

  -▶ POPE FRANCIS: 'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL" Pope Francis slams capitalism as 'new tyranny'  http://sco.lt/6RIQin

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 1, 2013 6:43 PM

When all is said and done about the pros and cons of philanthropy today, we are rely on it more and more. As our government continues to replace democracy with Casino Capitalism, it is leaving the 99% behind in this high stakes poker game being played by the 1%. This has also increased the crevase between wealth and the poverty by creating a new socio-economic class, The Middle Class Poor.
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How A Sense of Sacred Can Help Sustainable Business and Environment - Restoring Values

How A Sense of Sacred Can Help  Sustainable Business and Environment - Restoring Values | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it



A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein



Guardian Sustainable Business, January 08, 2013

 -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES. Sustainability leaders could learn from Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who believes in a deeper human connection with Mother Earth...

 "If nothing is sacred, most of all nature, then we create the potential for the perfect kind of storm, to which it will be virtually impossible to adapt, let alone mitigate." He hits the nail on the head; we are not going to save ourselves and countless species from destruction with innovations in technology and business thinking alone, unless we heal our profound disconnection with Mother Earth. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sense-sacred-sustainable-business-buddhist


One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT HUMANS NEED TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 28, 2015
DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH PRIDE OF PLACE. A look at how behavior-change marketing is benefiting conservation and how organizations can use it for their own causes.  http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/driving_change_through_pride_of_place


George Monbiot, December 0, 2014
 -▶ WE ARE PRE-TUNED TO THE NATURAL WORLD; WIRED TO RESPOND TO NATURE http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/09/civilisation-is-boring/


Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


-▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 02, 2014
 -▶ 2015 WILL BE THE YEAR BRANDS TAKE A PUBLIC STAND ON SOCIAL ISSUES. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE AND PRO-SOCIAL BRANDING? Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/02/2015-social-justice-race-equality-rights-climate-business-marketing


-▶ IS ETHICS THE SAVIOUR AND FUTURE OF BRANDING? BRANDING, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DYING http://sco.lt/5wNW8P


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 11, 2013

-▶ PUTTING THE MORAL CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY MAYBE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ECONOMICS - Engaging the Public http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/campaigns-moral-sustainability-effective-economic


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 26, 2014
 -▶ VALUES-LED BUSINESS:  THE TOP FIVE STORIES OF 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/26/business-values-2014-meditation-google-politics-environment


  -▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                    -- THIS TIME WITH MEANING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


                                                        VIDEO (6:17)
CAPITALISM IS JUST A STORY - WE CAN CREATE A DIFFERENT STORY
http://therules.org/campaign/capitalism-just-story/


- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


-▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW:  A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_law_0


The Independent, October 13, 2014
 ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html


Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


Caelus Green Room, January 14, 2015
-▶  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?  http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2015/01/20/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth/


Huffington Post,  January 07, 2013
 ▶  THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:  INVEST IN NATURE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-tercek/the-next-four-years_b_2088562.html


 -▶ FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8fNIET



                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOMNature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/


Rolling Stone, December 16, 2014
 -▶ MURDER IN THE RAINFOREST: INDIGENOUS TRIBES ON THE CLIMATE FRONTLINES  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/murder-in-the-rainforest-20141216


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


 

 -▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth


IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
 -▶ ARIZONA DEFENDERS FACE IMMINENT LAND GRAB OF SACRED LANDS BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANIES. Congress is set to approve the giveaway of 2,400 acres of National Forest lands, including the burial, ceremonial and medicinal lands of the San Carlos Apaches, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Mining Corp., a company with a long history of environmental and human rights abuses in developing countries.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/arizona-defenders-face-imminent-land-grab-26496/


David Korten — YES! Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND SPIRIT: SACRED STORY FOR OUR TIME  http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/religion-science-and-spirit-a-sacred-story-for-our-time


                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



 -▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET,' ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


                                              NATURE SACRED

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize. http://naturesacred.org/

                                 

 

▶  WHY GOOGLE IS TURNING TO ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND MINDFULNESS TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. http://sco.lt/8Q2xQ9

 


Daily Mail Online, November 21, 2014
 -▶ POPE FRANCIS WARNS GREED OF MAN WILL 'DESTROY' THE WORLD http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843715/Francis-warns-greed-man-destroy-world-Pope-says-earth-not-forgive-abuse-resources-profit-urges-world-leaders-help-hungry.html


March 23, 3012 - 

The Ecologist

-▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


Jan 9, 2013

 -▶WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994804262/why-the-economy-needs-nature


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


 -▶ FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

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


                                                      VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                   A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

                                            http://sco.lt/80PKDZ


-▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth


-▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/6m0XJZ


                                              NATURE SACRED

                                       http://naturesacred.org/

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize.



-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


                                            ENOUGHNESS

           WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 -▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

                                                       VIDEO

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

                                     IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                       http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

▶  LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5I5UeX




                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                      The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES


                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


                                                   (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg

 

 

 

 

 

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Guardian, June 01, 2014
WHO'S IN CONTROL? -- NATION STATE OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? The limited ability of national governments to pursue any agenda that has not first been endorsed by international capital and its proxies is no longer simply the cross they have to bear; it is the cross to which we have all been nailed. The nation state is the primary democratic entity that remains. But given the scale of neoliberal globalisation it is clearly no longer up to that task.
 "By many measures, corporations are more central players in global affairs than nations," writes Benjamin Barber in Jihad vs McWorld. "We call them multinational but they are more accurately understood as postnational, transnational or even anti-national. For they abjure the very idea of nations or any other parochialism that limits them in time or space." "We are in government but not in power," said Lula's close aide, Dominican friar Frei Betto. "Power today is global power, the power of the big companies, the power of financial capital." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/02/control-nation-states-corporations-autonomy-neoliberalism



ClimateProgress, March 02, 2015
▶  TRANSCANADA IS SEIZING PEOPLE'S LAND TO BUILD KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/01/3625804/keystone-kelo-eminent-domain-property/


Compass, November 03, 2014
-▶ CORPORATIONS AREN'T PEOPLE AND THEY AREN'T NATION STATES, EITHER http://blogs.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/11/corporations-arent-people-and-they-arent-nation-states-either.html


NationofChange, July 27, 2014
-▶  THE EMPIRE ECONOMY DOES NOT SERVE THE ECONOMY OF PEOPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/empire-economy-does-not-serve-economy-or-people-1406466461


                     THE 2015 WORLD'S BILLIONAIRES LIST
                          http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/


                                             VIDEO REPORT
                        PBS Newshour, September 25, 2014
HOW BILLIONAIRES ARE DICTATING AMERICAN POLITICAL DEBATE AND POLICY? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/are-billionaires-dictating-american-political-debate/


 ▶ POPE FRANCIS:  "NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL". http://sco.lt/98y1L7



▶  UKRAINE:  THE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE ANNEXATION http://sco.lt/5JyvoH


AATTP, March 26, 2014
-▶  THINK YOU HAVE CHOICES?  THINK AGAIN: THESE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE WORLD http://aattp.org/think-you-have-choices-think-again-these-corporations-control-the-world/


Jan 25, 2013 World Economic Forum

▶  WORLD BECOMING "UNGOVERNABLE" - GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS  http://www.weforum.org/news/world-becoming-ungovernable-says-peres


Indiana Public Media, February 27, 2015
▶  FOOD AND AG LOBBYISTS REAP SEATS AT CONGRESSIONAL TABLE

 http://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/food-ag-lobbyists-seats-congressional-table/


▶  UKRAINE AGREES TO MONSANTO LAND GRAB FOR $17 BILLION MF LOAN. A bit of political maneuvering by the IMF gave the Ukraine a $17 billion loan – but only if they would open up to biotech farming and the selling of Monsanto’s poison crops and chemicals – destroying a farmland that is one of the most pristine in all of Europe. Farm equipment dealer, Deere, along with seed producers Dupont and Monsanto, will have a heyday.  https://www.popularresistance.org/ukraine-agrees-to-monsanto-land-grab-for-17-billion-imf-loan/


CommonDreams, October 30, 2014
▶  CORPORATIONS ACT TO MAKE CONGRESS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIDARY  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/30/corporations-act-make-congress-wholly-owned-subsidiary


Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html


The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 11, 2013

-▶ IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests


Truthout, December 08, 2014
-▶  THE WAGES OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM http://truth-out.org/news/item/27877-the-wages-of-global-capitalism


                                                    VIDEO (6:17)
CAPITALISM IS JUST A STORY - WE CAN CREATE A DIFFERENT STORY
http://therules.org/campaign/capitalism-just-story/


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                              http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                                RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES OR OLD DEBTS : INEQUALITY WIDENS  http://sco.lt/68dlAX



Pioneers Post, December 12, 2014
-▶ 'HAVE BRITAIN'S BUSINESSES BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE MOB?"

  http://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20141211/have-britains-businesses-been-taken-over-the-mob


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 20, 2015
-▶  AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE
http://iatp.org/blog/201501/agribusiness-and-food-corporations-are-not-people


The Guardian, George Monbiot, August 12, 2012
-▶  THE PRELUDE TO THE GREATEST PRIVATISATION SINCE ENCLOSURE -- PUTTING A PRICE ON THE RIVER AND RAIN

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation


                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                           http://sco.lt/67XHiD


                                    PROFITS BEFORE HEALTH

                        Guardian Environment, February 03 2015
 ▶'SUPPRESSED' EU REPORT COULD HAVE BANNED 31 HARMFUL HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES WORTH BILLIONS -- UNDER PRESSURE FROM BIG CHEMICAL FIRMS

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/02/suppressed-eu-report-could-have-banned-pesticides-worth-billions


Guardian, December 08, 2014
-▶  TAMING CORPORATE POWER: THE KEY POLITICAL ISSUE OF OUR AGE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/08/taming-corporate-power-key-political-issue-alternative


HuffPost Politics, December 13, 2014
-▶ SEN ELIZABETH WARREN RIPS CITIGROUP FOR WEAZLING WALL STREET GIVEAWAY INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/elizabeth-warren-citigroup-bill_n_6318446.html


The Hill, December 08, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS

  http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (GRAPHS) http://sco.lt/856Acb


Alternet, December 08, 2014
-▶ SWEET DEAL:  CORPORATIONS GET $760 FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR EVERY DOLLAR THEY SPEND ON ELECTIONS http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/sweet-deal-corporations-get-760-government-every-dollar-they-spend-elections


NationofChange, September 12, 2014
▶  BIG BUSINESS BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS TO CONTINUE BUYING ELECTIONS IN THE U.S. http://www.nationofchange.org/big-business-billionaires-continue-buying-elections-us-1410523563

 

NPR, November 17, 2014
 ▶ TOP SPENDERS ON CAPITOL HILL PAY BILLIONS, RECEIVE TRILLIONS. The Sunlight foundation took the 200 corporations most active in Washington, analyzed the years 2007-2012 and applied several metrics: what the companies got in federal contracts and other federal support, what they spent on lobbying, how much their executives and political action committees gave in campaign contributions.  http://www.npr.org/2014/11/17/364591114/top-spenders-on-capitol-hill-pay-billions-receive-trillions


The Guardian, December 12, 2014
-▶ ON TAMING CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/12/guardian-view-on-taming-corporate-power


                                 THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC':

      SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

                                ONE STATE, ONE CITY AT A TIME

                                           http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ


Guardian, December 08, 2014
-▶  TAMING CORPORATE POWER: THE KEY POLITICAL ISSUE OF OUR AGE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/08/taming-corporate-power-key-political-issue-alternative


-▶ CORPORATE POWER, A GLOBAL COUP : THE RULES  http://therules.org/corporate-power-global-coup/


Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014
-▶ OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


Alternet, November 21, 2014
-▶  THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME A CLEARING HOUSE FOR BIG MONEY. Health insurers, media and telecommunications, retailers, Big Pharma – no wonder Washington’s K Street is lobbying’s road to Paradise.

http://www.alternet.org/our-government-has-become-clearing-house-big-money


                  HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY

               AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER

                                          http://sco.lt/51dYjh


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2015
 ▶  LET'S FACE IT:  WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN OUR ECONOMY AND OUR FUTURE: Forget Davos. It’s time for a social movement that pressures governments and businesses to prioritize quality of life over economic growth http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/23/lets-face-it-we-have-to-make-the-choice-between-our-economy-and-our-future


Common Dreams, October 24, 2014
BILL MOYERS:  GRASSROOTS PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT MUST RISE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE CONTROL http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/24/bill-moyers-grassroots-pro-democracy-movement-must-rise-challenge-corporate-control


Washington Post, June 27, 2014

▶  SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS THE U.S. ECONOMY IS RIGGED:  YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED WHO AGREES WITH HER http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/27/elizabeth-warren-says-the-american-economy-is-rigged-many-conservatives-agree/

 

                                                 A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS AND MORALITY OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

                                               http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



Institute for Policy Studies, November 13, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FLEECING UNCLE SAM. A growing number of corporations spend more on executive compensation than federal income taxes. http://www.ips-dc.org/fleecing-uncle-sam/

 

                                                     WATCH

                  "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                      Moyers & Company

▶  Scholar Henry Giroux says America's current political system is leading to a culture where people are so focused on surviving, they become like 'the walking dead.' A Culture Driven By Lust for Money and Power http://billmoyers.com/segment/henry-giroux-on-zombie-politics/


                                  ===========================

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                                 LOBBYING

                 MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                               http://sco.lt/6k957p


                    THE END OF FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENTS

                               THE RISE OF CORPORATOCRACY

10 FRIGHTENING PROMISED BY GOP SENATE CANDIDATES SECRETLY TAPED AT KOCH BROTHERS SUMMIT http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/10-frightening-promises-gop-senate-candidates-secretly-taped-koch-brothers-summit


MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK: THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ

 

  ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


CNBC News, November 20, 2014
▶  OBESITY AS A BUSINESS: HOW MUCH OBESITY IS COSTING US. INVESTORS SEE GENEROUS PROFITS IN OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Our expanding waistlines are costing the global economy almost as much to deal with as smoking and military conflict, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the research institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS -- PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP


                                   ===========================

 

 HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

============================

 

                                                   WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc


ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL=BEING http://sco.lt/5T6cfh

 

The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 


 Real News One, June 10, 2014

-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH


                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

 ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

-▶  Euractive, November 17, 2014
FRENCH GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SIGN TTIP AGREEMENT IN 2015 Matthias Fekl, France's Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has made it clear that France will not support the inclusion of the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) in a potential TTIP agreement. The ISDS is a point of heated debate between the EU and the United States. This mechanism could give companies the opportunity to take legal action against a state whose legislation has a negative impact on their economic activity. http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037


Transnational Institute, October 13, 2014
-▶  CORPORATE POWER:  EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY REJECTS TTIP, CETA AND TISA http://www.tni.org/article/european-civil-society-rejects-ttip-ceta-and-tisa


-▶  THE PREPARATION FOR A CORPORATE-CONTROLLED PLANET: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP #TTIP, TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP #TTIP  - NAFTA On Steroids http://sco.lt/5SJPe5

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                       BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                           http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

  ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

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                                      OUR BIG FOOD MON0POLY

▶  MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:

CORPORATE OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FIHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING

http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html


Alternet, January 26, 2013

NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                    WATCH

          "DEATH ON A CORPORATE FACTORY FARM" - HBO SPECIAL"

                                       http://sco.lt/5fWj8z

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                 WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                           CLIMATE CHANGE:

▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY

INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

                                                      WATCH

CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z


                                                       READ

                                Guardian, November 19, 2014
 ▶ SECRET DOCUMENTS REVEALED:  KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE COMPANY'S PR BLITZ TO SAFEGUARD ITS BACK UP PLAN --  HORRIFYING. Energy East strategy drawn up by public relations firm Edelman calls for thousands of activists, major online campaign and digging into background of opposition groups as methods TransCanada Corporation should use to ‘play offence’ against its detractors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/18/revealed-keystone-companys-pr-blitz-to-safeguard-its-backup-plan


                                                      --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


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++BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: http://ow.ly/xju5P

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Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish

Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 17, 2013 Salon, Lindsay Abrams

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY

Being a responsible fish eater is much more difficult than it appears,,, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/17/sustainable_seafood_is_a_fantasy/


SafeBee, January 20, 2015
-▶  FARMED FISH:  YAY OR NAY? Is farmed fish good for your health — or the environment? http://www.safebee.com/food/farmed-fish-yay-or-nay


Business Insider, February 26, 2015
 ▶  THE WORLD'S THIRD -LARGEST SEAFOOD EXPORTER HAS A SLAVERY PROBLEM http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-third-largest-seafood-exporter-has-a-slavery-problem-2015-2


-▶ WHY ARTIFICIAL FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET. There’s something fishy going on between the BigAg GMO soy industry and new fish farming methods, and there is little news coverage of this growing relationship. A report titled "Factory-Fed Fish: How the Soy Industry is Expanding Into the Sea: by Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/factory-fed-fish/ highlights some of the potential dangers created by the unexpected relationship between soy and fish, and looks at the harm that is being caused to the global environment by this unnatural coupling.  What's the Problem? ... http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/


Ecowatch, August 16, 2012
 ▶ AQUACULTURE: WORLD'S INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR FISH DECIMATES WILD FISH POPULATION. “Growth in fish farming can be a double-edged sword,” said Nierenberg, co-author of the report and Director of Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet project. “Despite its potential to affordably feed an ever-growing global population, it can also contribute to problems of habitat destruction, waste disposal, invasions of exotic species and pathogens, and depletion of wild fish stock.”  http://ecowatch.com/2012/08/16/decimates-wild-fish-population/


Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


Blue Planet Society, February 15, 2015
 ▶ WE MUST DEMAND SEAL-SAFE FARMED SALMON http://blueplanetsociety.blogspot.com/2009/07/it-is-now-time-for-seal-friendly-farmed.html


The Fish Site, February 09, 2015
 ▶ PANCREAS DISEASE THREAT TO WILD SALMON FROM ESCAPED NORWEGIAN FARMED SALMON  http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/25085/pancreas-disease-threat-from-escaped-norwegian-salmon


          SHRIMP: SEAFOOD SURPRISE:  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                            http://sco.lt/7KhClN



CBC News, January 08, 2015
▶ SEA LICE PESTICIDES USED IN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY MAY BE HAZARDOUS  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sea-lice-pesticides-used-in-salmon-industry-may-be-hazardous-1.2894258


Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


CNCNews, February 18, 2015
 ▶ AQUACULTURE RULE CHANGES RAISE PESTICIDE CONCERNS IN CANADA : WHO EXPORTS FISH TO USA

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/aquaculture-rule-changes-raise-pesticide-concerns-1.2961882


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                      AQUAFARMING IN CANADA AND PESTICIDES

                                         EXPORTED TO USA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj


SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES, DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5



“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


Eat This Not That
-▶ HOW TILAPIA IS WORSE THAN BACON http://www.eatthis.com/tilapia-is-worse-than-bacon

 

                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                                ECO-LABELING

                                          http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3



-▶ SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g


-▶ WATCH OUT FOR THE UNSUSTAINABLE, "SUSTAINABLE" MSC SEAFOOD LABEL: THE CORPORATE SHILL GAME http://www.npr.org/2013/02/12/171376617/conditions-allow-for-more-sustainable-labeled-seafood?ft=1&f=1025


The Ecologist, February 06, 2015
-▶ ILLEGAL SWEDISH FISHERY IS 'CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE'  Trawlers in an MSC-certified 'sustainable' lobster fishery producing have been caught in the act of using illegally modified nets to target valuable cod. The MSC has been notified but refuses to act, so the lobsters still carry the MSC label

  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2744760/illegal_swedish_fishery_is_certified_sustainable.html


TriplePundit, June 26, 2014
-▶ CONSUMER DEMAND COULD TURN THE TIDE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHING. In 2006 Walmart sold fresh Atlantic salmon fillets in its stores for $4.84 per pound — an incredibly low price. Where did it all this cheap salmon come from? As it turns out, over the previous 10 years, fish farms had proliferated along the coast of Chile, a country far from the natural habitat of Atlantic salmon in the cold waters of the northern hemisphere. Lax regulation and price-driven suppliers eager to meet Walmart’s demand led to exactly the kind of overcrowded, antibiotic-heavy, environmentally-destructive fish farms that environmentalists caution against. In 2007 an outbreak of an infectious disease led to a near-collapse of the salmon farming industry in Chile....  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/corporate-policies-turn-tide-sustainable-fishing-push-consumer-demand/


Dec. 28, 2012 Alternet

 ▶ DESPITE DUBIOUS EVIDENCE OF SAFETY, YOU MAY SOON BE EATING UNLABELED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON  http://www.alternet.org/environment/despite-dubious-evidence-safety-you-may-soon-be-eating-unlabeled-genetically-engineered


 

 ▶ “FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


Seafood International
-▶ 10 TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD. Sustainable seafood programs are a critical part of buying and selling seafood in these modern times. But like everything, the concept of sustainable seafood is changing -- here's how. http://seafoodinternationaldigital.com/10-trends-shaping-the-future-of-sustainable-seafood/


THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014

- ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx


The Guardian, January 30, 2015
 -▶ UK SUPERMARKETS FAILING TO STOCK ENOUGH "SUSTAINABLE" FISH, says report http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/uk-supermarkets-failing-stock-enough-sustainable-fish-report


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour


 May 30, 2013 Huffington Post

 ▶ GREENPEACE SEAFOOD REPORT FOR 2013: THE BEST AND WORST USA SUPERMARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/greenpeace-seafood-report-2013-supermarkets_n_3359255.html


Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2014
 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD?  ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fish


Grist, July 15, 2014

 ▶ CAN WE HAVE OUR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND EAT IT TOO? http://grist.org/food/can-we-have-our-sustainable-seafood-and-eat-it-too/


                            ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING

                                Ongoing Series by Triple Pundit

  " SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS OF A HEALTHIER CATCH"

          http://www.triplepundit.com/topic/sustainable-seafood-2014/



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                                AQUAFARMING - FISH FARMING

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                                              Earth Website
-▶ WORLD FISH STOCKS, FISHERIES MAPS, AQUACULTURE STATISTICS http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/fisheries-and-aquaculture.php


Guardian Environment, May 31, 2014

-▶ IS IT NOW ETHICAL TO EAT FARMED, CAGED  FISH? There aren't plenty more fish in the sea. Our fish and seafood consumption is soaring, so in steps aquaculture. From 2011 to 2012 global aquaculture provided 90m tonnes of fish, overtaking 80m tonnes from the wild fisheries. But in reality 50% of the world's wild caught fish are fed to other animals, including farmed fish. There's also a large pressure group advocating introducing GM farmed salmon – dubbed "Frankenfish" ...

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/01/is-it-ethical-to-eat-farmed-fish


Jan 24, 2013 NYTimes.com

-▶  NOWHERE TO SWIM: MILESTONE LOOMS FOR CORPORATE FACTORY  "FARMED"-RAISED FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995526608/milestone-looms-for-corporate-factory-farmed-raised-fish-more-bigger-faster-profits-that-is


Geographical, January 23, 2015
 -▶ CHINA'S UNSUSTAINABLE FISH FARMS http://geographical.co.uk/nature/oceans/item/727-china-s-fish-farms-squeeze-global-supply

 

Guardian, July 13, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA:  SEAFOOD GUIDE SAYS FIVE OF TOP 22 SPECIES 'UNSUSTAINABLY MANAGED'. More and more of the seafood on our shelves comes from farming operations,” Atlantic salmon, barramundi and prawns are all very popular farmed species. IT STILL TAKES 2.5kg OF WILD-CAUGHT FISH TO BE USED AS FISH FOOD TO CREATE 1kg OF FARMED FISH... It’s hard to tell what the long-term impact of fish farming is on the marine environment.” http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/14/seafood-guide-says-five-of-top-11-species-unsustainably-managed


NPR, January 22, 2015
▶INVESTMENT FUND POURS CASH INTO 'CLEANER, GREENER' FISH FARMING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/01/22/379090302/investment-fund-pours-cash-into-cleaner-greener-fish-farming


Triple Pundit, May 07, 2014

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING:  FROM OPEN SEAS TO THE INNER CITY  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/sustainable-fish-startups-open-seas-inner-city/


QUESTScience, February 13, 2014

ARE VEGETARIAN FISH THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING? 

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/vegetarian-farmed-fish-may-be-key-to-sustainable-aquaculture/

                            INFOGRAPHIC:  FARMED FISH DIETS

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/infographic-can-farmed-fish-go-vegetarian/


                                                       SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir



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               GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GMO) FARMED SALMON

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“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE.  NO Regulation NO Oversight NO Labeling... http://sco.lt/67gold


-▶  THE ISSUES WITH GMO SALMON - CORPORATIONS GIVEN THE POWER TO CREATE LIFE - Ocean Robbins - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/the-issues-with-gmo-salmon/#.UQS2nujZ03Y


20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT. The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon


-▶ MAJOR U.S. FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3999155449/2013/03/31/major-us-food-retailers-to-shun-genetically-modified-patented-factory-farmed-enslaved-seafood


AlterNet, March 07, 2012
 -▶ WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COMPANY PUSHING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON TO CONSUMERS

http://www.alternet.org/story/154454/what_you_should_know_about_the_company_pushing_genetically_engineered_salmon_on_consumers?akid=8379.237541.9t9h4W&rd=1&t=12


 -▶  "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/


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                                                  -- WATCH --

                     AQUACULTURE: TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                                             http://sco.lt/8a5Knx


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 June 13, 2013 Sustainablog
 ▶ FARMED FISH PRODUCTION OVERTAKES BEEF http://sustainablog.org/2013/06/fish-farming-overtakes-beef/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-sustainablog+%28Sustainablog%29


Mongabay, Jeremy Hance January 15, 2015
 ▶ EMPTY SEAS:  SCIENTISTS WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


                       PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !!

                                                TO THE LAST FISH

                                                 http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


New York Times, January 01, 2015
 -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html



                           WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING   http://sco.lt/6bO2nR


May 14, 2013 Mongabay

-▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

-▶ 100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

 -▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv



-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Better Than Human? Could Robots handle most U.S. Careers in 20 years?

Better Than Human?  Could Robots handle  most U.S. Careers in 20 years? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

World Economic Forum September 07, 2014

 -▶ THE ROBOT REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN. At Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, robots roam the corridors, carrying out simple tasks for Professor Manuela Veloso and her team. These CoBots, or collaborative robots, can escort guests through the maze-like building, or carry packages from reception. If they realize they cannot perform part of a task, they will simply ask for help.  http://forumblog.org/2014/09/robot-revolution-already-begun/



Guardian Sustainable Business, February 17, 2015
WHAT WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MEAN FOR THE WORLD OF WORK? The question under discussion was one of the most troubling of our time: will machines ever make better decisions than humans? This is a crucial question for those interested in the future of business. What impact will machines, be they computers or robots, have on the way we work?

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/17/artificial-intelligence-future-of-work



                                          DOCUMENTARY FILM 53:00
                       "ROBOT REVOLUTION" Robot Revolution (2009)
                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/robot-revolution/


-▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  WHY ROBOTS WILL, AND MUST, TAKE OVER HUMAN JOBS The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic...http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856


Examiner.com, February 06, 2015
-▶ NEW HOTEL OPENING IN JAPAN WILL BE OPERATED BY ROBOTS

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-hotel-opening-up-japan-will-be-operated-by-robots


Harvard Business Review, December 10, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SOCIETY WHEN ROBOTS REPLACE WORKERS? Facing the consequences of maximum efficiency. https://hbr.org/2014/12/what-happens-to-society-when-robots-replace-workers


-▶ Harvard Business Review, January 16, 2015
HOW WE'LL REALLY FEEL IF ROBOTS TAKE OUR JOBS  https://hbr.org/2015/01/how-well-really-feel-if-robots-take-our-jobs


Motherboard, October 08, 2014
-▶ QUANTUM ROBOTS WILL DO YOUR JOB BETTER THAN YOU CAN http://motherboard.vice.com/read/quantum-robots-will-do-your-job-better-than-you-can?trk_source=homepage-lede


 -▶ CHINA IS RUNNING OUT OF CHEAP LABOR:  ROBOTS TO THE RESCUE http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/features/201409191319.html


Yale Global via The Japan Times, January 30, 2014

-▶ ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS. Robots work without stop and corporations are fine-tuning them for all types of work including telemarketing, tax preparation, library technicians and more http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/beware-robots-are-coming


BBC - Future, June 15, 2014

 -▶  ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE THE RISE OF ROBOT BOSSES?  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140613-rise-of-the-robot-bosses

 

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                                                   FastCo Exist,
-▶ THE ROBOT OVERLORDS: WILL YOU OBEY YOUR ROBOT BOSS? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028257/futurist-forum/would-you-obey-your-robot-boss?partner=newsletter

 

Giz Magazine, April 22, 2014
 -▶ WILL SUPERHUMAN POWERS GIVE US SUPERHUMAN PROBLEMS? The social and ethical consequences http://www.gizmag.com/human-enhancement-issues/31743/


                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                 Deutche Welle, November 10, 2014
             IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD ROBOTS THAT HAVE FEELINGS?

                   http://www.dw.de/program/questionnaire/s-9744-9798

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                                        ROBOTS WITH FEELINGS

                       http://www.dw.de/robots-with-feelings/a-17548425


Gizmodo, February 03, 2015
-▶ 13 FASCINATING FARMING ROBOTS THAT WILL FEED HUMANS IN THE FUTURE http://gizmodo.com/13-fascinating-farming-robots-that-will-feed-our-future-1683489468



The Mind Unleashed, September 30, 2014

 -▶ ROBOTS COULD 'KILL US OUT OF KINDNESS' IF WE DON'T TEACH THEM HUMAN VALUES http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/robots-kill-us-kindness-dont-teach-human-values.html


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                            Down To Earth, France 24, May 29, 2014
                                  JAPAN:  ROBOTS THAT CARE.  

To ease the burden on medical staff, Japanese hospitals and retirement homes have opened their doors to humanoids to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower. It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is aging and its birth rate is on the decline. The Japanese government admits it doesn't have enough nurses to care for the one in four people aged over 65, a ratio that will only increase in the next few decades. http://www.france24.com/en/2014-05-25-1915-down-earth-robot-japan-elderly-care-health-palro-humanoid/


August, 21, 2014
 -▶ JAPAN UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST ANDRIOD NEWSCASTER -- The android newscaster named Kodomoroid, developed under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, has taken the world by storm. Mr. Ishiguro says the android newscaster he has developed has perfect language skills and even sports a sense of humor. http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/worlds-first-android-newscaster/


The New York Times, August 18, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ROBOTS WRITE THE FUTURE?
http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/what-happens-when-robots-write-the-future/?src=recg


                                                     WATCH
TALKING ROBOTS TAKE CONTROL OF KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S TRAFFIC:  Two eight-foot talking androids directing driver and pedestrians and the engineers behind them are women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauw5VYUSuc


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                        Huffington Post Tech, December 14, 2013
GOOGLE ACQUIRES BOSTON DYNAMICS, ADDING TO ITS FLEET OF ROBOT-MAKERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/google-robots-boston-dynamics_n_4445429.html


Phys.org August 21, 2014
▶ THE ETHICS OF DRIVERLESS CARS: HANDING OVER OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://phys.org/news/2014-08-ethics-driverless-cars.html


 IEEE Spectrum, January 2, 2014
-▶ WHEN WILL WE HAVE ROBOTS TO HELP WITH HOUSEHOLD CHORES? Google, Microsoft, and Apple are investing in robots. Does that mean home robots are on the way? http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/when-will-we-have-robots-to-help-with-household-chores

 
                                                        WATCH

                              Tweak Town, January 14, 2014

-▶ BURGER-FLIPPING ROBOT MAKES 360 GOURMET BURGERS PER HOUR  http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34846/burger-flipping-robot-makes-360-gourmet-burgers-per-hour/index.html

 

Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http