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Big Money Drives Extinction: Amazon tribe threatens to declare war amid row over Brazilian dam project

Big Money Drives Extinction: Amazon tribe threatens to declare war amid row over Brazilian dam project | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 - Guardian Environment

Munduruku leaders hit out at 'betrayal' after government pushes on with dam construction without community's consent... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/03/brazil-dam-activists-war-military

 

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WHEN THE WATER ENDS: AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS http://sco.lt/7zZp7x

 

NO MORE DAMS

CHINA PLANS OVER 300 MEGA DAM PROJECTS WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/7BROTp

 

ARE WE FIT TO BE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH? Are we fit to be stewards of the Earth? http://sco.lt/77O1Nh

 

 

 

+++MORE ON THE TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION OF DAMS TO OUR ECOSYSTEMS , WATER SUPPLY, COMMUNITIES AND AQUATIC LIFE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=dams

 

pdjmoo's insight:

When will we ever understand that damming up rivers destroys ecosystems (that we all depend upon for survival); displaces communities and lives back in the dark ages when, now,  21st "green" energy options abound.  Money keeps driving us toward extinction

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LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/666xPN


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

  

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

                                            

                                      ERADICATING ECOCIDE

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



                                         ENOUGHNESS 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


The idea of damming up rivers and waterways to produce hydroelectricity belongs in the last century.  Time and again it is proven that the damage, often irreversible to the ecosystems that support life is extreme.  With so many new renewable concepts on the table, it is time to return nature to nature so that she may restore herself. We need to move onto other forms of energy that do not adversely impact either our ecosystems or environmental and human health.   But then, control of water and water rights is going to be big business in the next few decades.   Money does drive big business with little or no regard to harm or damage to life.


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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


The Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


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-/


HuffPost Green, March 05, 2015
 -▶ THIS IS WHAT HUMANITY'S IMPACT ON THE PLANET LOOKS LIKEA new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution. Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot includes photos and essays exploring man's complicated relationship with the planet. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/05/human-impact-on-planet-photos_n_6784080.html


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


                                  ANIMATED VIDEO (2:25)
                        Guardian Sustainable Business, March 12, 2015
WHY A 10,000 MILE ROUND TRIP FOR COD JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE - SYSTEMS THINKING  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/video/10000-mile-trip-for-cod-unsustainable-fishing-systems-thinking


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


 

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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

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

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CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES: More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid

CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES: More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Washington Post. April 15, 2015
▶ AMERICANS ARE SPENDING #153 BILLION A YEAR TO SUBSIDIZE McDONALD'S AND WAL-MART'S LOW WAGE WORKERS http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/15/we-are-spending-153-billion-a-year-to-subsidize-mcdonalds-and-walmarts-low-wage-workers/


                                           FOLLOW: @kjacobs9

          Chair, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education

                                    http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/


                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                       France24, April 16, 2015
     60,000 LOW-PAID US WORKERS MARCH FOR MINIMUM WAGE http://www.france24.com/en/20150416-united-states-fast-food-low-pay-protest-minimum-wage-germany-schauble-greece/


CNN Money, April 15, 2015
CEOs EARN 354 TIMES MORE THAN AVERAGE WORKER http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/15/news/economy/ceo-pay-worker/


RT USA, April 17, 2015
$75k INCOME NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP A THIRD OF US HOUSEHOLDS FROM LIVING PAYCHECK-TO-PAYCHECK http://rt.com/usa/250693-higher-income-americans-lack-savings/


Washington Monthly, April 15, 2015
OUR ADJUNCT PROFESSORS ARE ON WELFARE http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/blog/our_adjunct_professors_are_on.php






AlterNet, October 15, 2013
▶  FAST FOOD GIANTS MAKE BILLIONS WHILE THEIR WORKERS USE BILLIONS IN WELFARE BENEFITS http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/fast-food-giants-make-billions-while-workers-welfare


TakePart, October 23, 2013

▶  McDONALD'S RECOMMENDS "SNAP" (FOOD STAMPS) AND MEDICAID TO HELP EMPLOYEES WITH LOW WAGES AND BENEFITS http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/23/mcdonalds-recommends-federal-assistance-help-low-wages-and-benefits


                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                 PBS Newshour, April 15, 2015
WOULD $15 AN HOUR SAVE EMPLOYEES AND BREAK EMPLOYERS?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/15-save-employees-break-employers/


Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2015
▶  GET A JOB?  MOST WELFARE RECIPIENTS ALREADY HAVE ONE http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/13/get-a-job-most-welfare-recipients-already-have-one/


Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2013

▶  MULTI-NATIONAL FAST FOOD COMPANIES:  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, REPORT SAYS

More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food workers...

The report calculates that about $3.9 billion a year is spent on Medicaid and children’s healthcare for fast food workers and their families. Families also receive $1.04 billion in food stamp benefits and $1.91 billion from the federal government through the earned income tax credit. Even those workers who are on a 40-hour-a-week schedule receive benefits; more than half of those families are enrolled in public assistance programs, the report says.... http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fast-food-minimum-wage-20131014,0,1971900.story


                                                      WATCH
                                   SUPER-SIZING WELFARE COSTS
                                 Democracy Now, October 18, 2013
▶  LOW WAGES AT McDONALD'S, BURGER KING COST TAXPAYERS BILLIONS. New research shows more than half of low-wage workers at fast-food restaurants rely on public assistance to survive – a rate double that of the overall workforce. According to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, low wages in the fast-food industry cost American taxpayers nearly $7 billion every year – that’s more than the entire annual budget of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A companion report by the National Employment Law Project found McDonald’s alone costs Americans $1.2 billion annually by paying its workers insufficient wages. Last year the top 10 largest fast-food companies alone made more than $7.4 billion in profits.http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/18/super_sizing_welfare_costs_low_wages


Al Jazeera America, December 11, 2013

 ▶ HARDWORKING YET STILL HOMELESS IN TODAY'S AMERICA - 3.5 MILLION http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/11/homelessness-hungerreportmayors.html


The Nation, March 31, 2014
 ▶ $2.13 AN HOUR?  WHY THE U.S. TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE HAS TO GO . Exploring the world of work, from the order to the barricades http://www.thenation.com/blog/179087/213-hour-why-tipped-minimum-wage-has-go#


July 2, 2013 Grist

▶  FAST FOOD AND FURIOUS: RESTAURANT WORKERS ARE STARVING ON MINIMUM WAGE OF $7.50 PER HOUR http://grist.org/food/the-fast-food-and-the-furious-restaurant-workers-are-fed-up-with-minimum-wage/


June 30, 2014 Global Possibilities
 ▶  AMERICA'S POOR ARE DEMONIZED TO JUSTIFY HUGE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE FUNDING CORPORATE WELFARE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greg-kaufman-americas-poor-are-demonized-to-justify-huge-cuts-in-govt-prgrams/

 

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


 Institute for Policy Studies, December 02, 2013
▶  FAST FOOD CEOs RAKE IN TAXPAYER-SUBSIDIZED PAY http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/fast-food_ceos_rake_in_taxpayer-subsidized_pay


▶  ARE U.S. CORPORATIONS EXPLOITING THEIR WORKERS? http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/11/20121121121853283410.html


Corporate Watch, March 13, 2015
 ▶ MAJOR HOMECARE COMPANY PAYING STAFF BELOW MINIMUM WAGE http://www.corporatewatch.org/care-company-mihomecare-mitie-staff-minimum-wage


Care2, December 04, 2012

 ▶ EMPLOYEES AT BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE http://www.care2.com/causes/employees-at-billion-dollar-companies-fight-for-a-living-wage.html#ixzz2E8i9llUX


June 29, 2013
▶  CORPORATE PROFITS SOAR AS AMERICANS STRUGGLE TO GET BY  http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/29/corporate-profits-soar-as-americans-struggle-to-get-by


                                    ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


                                                    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/


Mother Jones, December 04, 2014
▶  CHARTS: WHY FAST-FOOD WORKERS ARE GOING ON STRIKE  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/fast-food-strike-minimum-wage


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                               Democracy Now, September 05, 2014
HUNDREDS ARRESTED AS GROWING FAST-FOOD WORKERS' MOVEMENT STRIKES FOR LIVING WAGE, UNIONIZATION
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/5/hundreds_arrested_as_growing_fast_food


Huffington Post, March 09, 2015
▶  McDONALD'S AND FRIENDS SUE SEATTLE TO STOP MINIMUM WAGE HIKE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-fein/the-mcdonalds-sue-minimum-wage-hike_b_6809736.html


Common Dreams, December 4, 2013
 ▶ U.S. WORKERS DEMAND LIVABLE WAGE IN HUNDRED-CITY STRIKE, MOVEMENTS LARGEST DEMONSTRATION YET http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-9


The New Yorker, September 15, 2014 Edition
 ▶ DIGNITY:  INSIDE THE FAST-FOOD LABOR PROTESTS.

Fast-food workers and a new form of labor activism  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/15/dignity-4



Common Dreams, December 4, 2013
▶  BALANCING BUDGETS ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR
'AMERICANIZATION' LEADING THE WAY ... IN ATTACK ON WORKERS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04

 

 Harvard Business Review, December 16, 2013
 ▶ IT'S NOT OK THAT YOUR EMPLOYEES CAN'T AFFORD TO EAT http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/scrooge-is-alive-and-well/

 

September 11, 2013 CSRWire
▶  THE BUSINESS SOLUTION TO POVERTY:  CAN ANYONE SURVIVE ON CRUMBS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1010-the-business-solution-to-poverty-can-anyone-survive-on-crumbs


                                                  VIDEO REPORT 

                                      August 2, 2013 Democracy Now

 A $500 BILLION INDUSTRY WON'T PAY IT'S WORKERS A FAIR WAGE "We Are Slowly Dying": Fast-Food Workers Launch Strike for Living Wage and Right to Unionize http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/2/we_are_slowly_dying_fast_food


                                      FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                          http://sco.lt/6D31xx


Campaign for America's Future, October16, 2013

▶  FAST FOOD WITH A SIDE OF POVERTY.  AND WHAT IS COSTS US http://ourfuture.org/20131016/fast-food-with-a-side-of-poverty-and-what-it-costs-us


The New Yorker, September 15, 2014 Edition
▶  DIGNITY:  INSIDE THE FAST-FOOD LABOR PROTESTS.

Fast-food workers and a new form of labor activism  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/15/dignity-4


                                                WATCH

                                            "POOR KIDS"

                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION - PBS Frontline
FRONTLINE explores the economic crisis as it's rarely seen: through the eyes of children http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poor-kids/


▶  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


                                                   WATCH
                             Democracy Now, December 30, 2013

JOBLESS BENEFITS CUT FOR 1.3 MILLION, DESPITE HIGHEST LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE WORLD WAR II http://www.democracynow.org/2013/12/30/jobless_benefits_cut_for_13_million


Nation of Change, October 19, 2013
▶  HOW TO REVERSE THE INCREASING RELIANCE OF LOW-WAGE WORKERS ON BILLIONS IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND RESTORE ECONOMIC GROWTH http://www.nationofchange.org/how-reverse-increasing-reliance-low-wage-workers-billions-aid-and-restore-economic-growth-1382195936


Mother Jones, July/August Issue 2011

▶  OVERWORKED AMERICA: 12 CHARTS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/06/speedup-americans-working-harder-charts


                                                NEWS REPORT
                               PBS Newshour, January 11, 2014
                 POVERTY RATES SURGE IN AMERICAN SUBURBS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation-jan-june14-povertysuburb_01-11/


OpEdNews, January 07, 2014
▶  THE DEVELOPING NEW AMERICAN CASTE SYSTEM http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Developing-New-America-by-Sam-Amer-American-Crossroads_American-Exceptionalism_American-Foreign-Policy_American-World-Service-Corps-140107-718.html


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


                                                   WATCH

                                          Moyers & Company

              HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                          http://sco.lt/4xg9Z3


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


▶  HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH -- WHILE MAKING BILLIONS http://sco.lt/8jsdeL


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                                                     VIDEO

                                "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY? "

                                              http://sco.lt/6VZEDB


                                    DEADLY NEW DEBTOR'S PRISONS

                                           CRIMINALIZING POVERTY

If 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://sco.lt/68dlAX


Newshour PBS Business Desk, January 07, 2014
WHO COUNTS AS POOR IN AMERICA? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2014/01/who-counts-as-poor-in-america.html


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Inter Press Service, October 9, 2013
▶  WALKING AN ECONOMIC TIGHTROPE WITH NO SAFETY NET
UNITED NATIONS. With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised as a stubborn underlying obstacle to development.http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/walking-an-economic-tightrope-with-no-safety-net/


New York Times, January 06, 2014
IN JOBLESS YOUTH, U.S. IS SAID TO PAY HIGH PRICE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/business/economy/in-jobless-youth-nation-is-said-to-pay-high-price.html?_r=0


CCTV America, December 25, 2013

 ▶ NON-PROFIT GROCERY STORES: AN OASIS IN ONE CITY'S "FOOD DESERT" http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasiaamerica/20131225/102827.shtml


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                                           SLAVE LABOR IN THE U.S.A

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


Naked Capitalism, Decembher 17, 2013
 ▶ AMAZON WAREHOUSE WORKERS STRIKE IN GERMANY

OVER PAY, SWEATSHOP CONDITIONS

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/12/amazon-warehouse-workers-strike-germany-pay-sweatshop-conditions.html


 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA  http://sco.lt/78eyx7


Common Dreams, Joseph Stiglitz
 ▶ THE INSANITY OF OUR FOOD POLICY http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/17-3


THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

China Will Soon Rule the World In Processed GMO Food Consumption http://sco.lt/6vvX85


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FastCoExist
▶  6 TIPS FOR HOW BUSINESSES CAN MAKE THEMSELVES MORE GENEROUS  http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682602/6-tips-for-how-businesses-can-make-themselves-more-generous


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


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


▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC : CORPORATIONS RUN THE WORLD, OUR POLITICS AND YOU AND I THROUGH CONSUMERISM http://sco.lt/4h5sBN


                                   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


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                                     MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD

A WALL STREET CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKET AND RISING RENTS

THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES

http://sco.lt/9HVQcz


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At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change

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August 29, 2013 Desmog Canada

Part 1, Read At the Limits of the Market:

 ▶  WHY CAPITALISM "WON'T" SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

One of the great mysteries of contemporary capitalism is the fact that as a system it appears absolutely incapable of responding to the crisis of climate change.... http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/29/limits-market-why-capitalism-won-t-solve-climate-change-part-1


August 30, 2013 Desmog Canada - Part 2
Part 2, At The Limits Of The Market

▶  WHY CAPITALISM "HASN'T" SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/30/limits-market-part-2-why-capitalism-hasn-t-solve-climate-change


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 02, 2015
▶  WHY CORPORATE AMERICA IS RELUCTANT TO TAKE A STAND ON CLIMATE ACTION http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/02/corporate-america-climate-change-fight-epa


Guardian, April 07, 2015
CLIMATE CAMPAIGNERS LOSING FAITH IN VALUE OF ENGAGING WITH FOSSIL FUEL FIRMS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/07/climate-campaigners-losing-faith-in-value-engaging-with-fossil-fuel-firms


Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  CAPITALISM vs THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/10/capitalism-v-the-environment


Grist, April 02, 2014
▶  WANT TO FIX THE CLIMATE? FIRST, WE HAVE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING http://grist.org/politics/want-to-fix-the-climate-first-we-have-to-change-everything


RT Newswire, May 27, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS WE MUST REWRITE ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/27/climate-change-means-we-must-rewrite-economics-textbooks/


Inter Press Service, May 18, 2014
 ▶  CAPITALISM UNABLE TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/05/capitalism-unable-deal-climate-change/


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


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 06 2015
-▶  FROM ANTIBIOTICS TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FOSSIL FUELS: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY. Humanity has spent the last century creating life-changing luxuries. Here’s why our next move should be learning how to wean ourselves off these wonders  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/06/sustainability-antibiotics-farming-industrial-agriculture-fossil-fuels


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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 19, 2015
 ▶  DAVOS 2015 : 'IT IS PROFITABLE TO LET THE WORLD GO TO HELL'

 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/19/davos-climate-action-democracy-failure-jorgen-randers


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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 2, 2015
▶  GDP GROWTH TRUMPS DEVASTATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE -- HOW CONCERNED ARE CEOs ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? NOT AT ALL
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/20/global-warming-business-risks-government-regulation-taxes


The Independent, June 16, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL 'COST WORLD FAR MORE THAN ESTIMATED' :  OLD ECONOMIC MODELS NO LONGER VALID FOR THE FUTURE WE FACE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html


                                                BEYOND GDP

CAN CAPITALISM EVER BE GREEN? THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM - WITH MEANING http://sco.lt/6ccWBt


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


Guardian, January 15, 2015
 ▶  IT IS 'IMPOSSIBLE' FOR TODAY'S BIG OIL COMPANIES TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/it-is-impossible-todays-big-oil-companies-adapt-climate-change-jonathon-porritt


                                     OIL WARS :CHECK MATE

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, March 25, 2015

▶  BP AND GOOGLE LEAVE ALEC: ARE COMPANIES FINALLY TAKING CLIMATE CHANGE SERIOUSLY?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/25/bp-google-alec-exodus-climate-change


▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC: THE POWERFUL SECRETIVE LOBBY GROUP SHAPING OUR LAWS http://sco.lt/7Fq8DR


Triple Pundit, January 12, 2015

▶  NAOMI KLEIN BOOK ITS CAPITALISM v CLIMATE CHANGE. It’s increasingly obvious that the global economic system, and particularly the current brand of U.S. capitalism, are not really compatible with the actions needed to combat climate change. http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/naomi-klein-capitalism-vs-climate-change/


The Economic Times, January 20, 2015
-▶ INDIA PM, NARENDRA MODI, CALLS FOR A "PARADIGM SHIFT" IN GLOBAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE, URGES NATIONS OF HIGH SOLAR POWER POTENTIAL TO JOIN HANDS. This would help poorer nations to provide low-cost clean energy to their citizens without being arm-twisted by the developed world who have been closely guarding their patented cutting-edge technology. The change of attitude which India pitched for seeks a shift from "carbon credit" through emission cuts (mitigation) to "green credit" through adopting energy efficient measures and investment in renewable sector (solar, wind and biomass) in a big way. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/pollution/narendra-modi-calls-for-a-shift-in-global-attitude-to-meet-climate-goals/articleshow/45948075.cms


DeSmog UK, January 31, 2015
▶  WAS SHELL THE FIRST BIG OIL COMPANY TO PUBLICLY ACCEPT THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES? http://www.desmog.uk/2015/01/31/was-shell-the-first-big-oil-company-publicly-accept-science-climate-change-and-its-consequences


The Guardian, January 29, 2015
▶ SHELL URGES SHAREHOLDERS TO ACCEPT CLIMATE RESOLUTION

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/29/shell-urges-shareholders-to-accept-climate-change-resolution


RTCC News, January 30, 2015
▶ SHELL BACKS CLIMATE CHANGE RESOLUTION FILED BY SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISTS

http://www.rtcc.org/2015/01/29/shell-backs-climate-change-resolution-filed-by-shareholder-activists/


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YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Der Spiegel, December 6, 2013

-▶ WARSAW CLIMATE CONFERENCE SHOWS CAPITALISM ROOT OF CLIMATE FAILURE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/warsaw-climate-conference-shows-capitalism-root-of-climate-failure-a-937453.html

 

                                      WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE

    THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT

                                           http://sco.lt/83NaQj


Climate & Capitalism, May 02, 2014

 ▶  WILL CAPITALISM'S DEATH WISH KILL US ALL? http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/05/02/will-capitalisms-death-wish-kill-us/


-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx


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▶  THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn


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


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                                    A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                           "EXTREME ICE"

                JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                       http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


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


Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 



▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH


                       PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


Living on Earth, October 4, 2013
 ▶  AUSTRALIA TO REPEAL CARBON TAX UNDER PRESSURE FROM COAL INDUSTRY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00040&segmentID=2


 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2


                                                         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


September 12, 2013 Climate Progress
 ▶  THESE GIGANTIC COMPANIES HAVE THE WORLD'S WORST CARBON EMISSIONS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/12/2609611/companies-emissions-revenue/


                        HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                     UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                        http://sco.lt/97hfX7


Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT BIG TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE 2015 U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/



                                            TAXING THE SUN

            SOLAR ENERGY COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES

                               ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

                                           http://sco.lt/6oGEa1


                                                  --- WATCH ---

                  "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                    THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                             http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                A Climate and Environmental Nightmare

                                               http://sco.lt/8VentB


                             COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                              http://sco.lt/8wLmKX



-▶ CLIMATE:: OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY DRILL ENERGY POLICY MAY KILL US ALL : EXPORTS http://sco.lt/597Z6P


-▶ THE ONLY WAY OUT: CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH


-▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H


▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE - BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV


 Pavan Sukhdev
 ▶  BRINGING AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM:  A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?   http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/


                                        WHO'S IN CONTROL

                    NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?                   

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX

 

                                        ERADICATING ECOCIDE

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkOH


▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WICONIN FOR FRAC-SAND -- LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/66Gc7N


 

▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 ▶  ARCTIC MELTING, OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS -   http://sco.lt/7uKXnV


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH



▶ PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

 http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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

 

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

 

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J


 ▶  WILL AMERICANS ALLOW PUBLIC SERVICES TO BE PRIVATIZED?  http://sco.lt/76BSSX


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

 

                                                   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/

 

 

                       BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                               http://ow.ly/n97Vf


-▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

 

 

 

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

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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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The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future?

The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Share The World's Resources, December 03, 2012

-▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE If we believe that the sharing economy has a role to play in creating a fairer and more sustainable world, then we need to look broadly at how the principle of sharing applies to all aspects of governmental policy making – particularly on an international scale... http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/the-sharing-economy-our-sustainable-future.html


cnet, April 14, 2015
-▶  'SHARING ECONOMY' APPS TO BOOM WITH THEIR LURE OF CHEAP AND EASY. Sharing means a lot more than caring in the digital world -- it also means big business http://www.cnet.com/news/sharing-economy-expected-to-boom-customers-say-it-makes-life-cheap-and-easy/


Forbes, March 18, 2015
-▶  ARE UBER, AIRBNB, TASKRABBIT ADULTERATING THE SHARING ECONOMY? http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2015/03/18/sharing-economy-or-just-vulture-neoliberalism-the-debate-is-on/


CSMonitor.com March 21,2015
-▶  HAS THE "SHARING ECONOMY" TURNED "CAPITALIST"? With big growth for the sharing economy, has it become selfish? http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0321/With-big-growth-for-the-sharing-economy-has-it-become-selfish


Social Europe, February 03, 2015
-▶  THE SHARE-THE-SCRAPS ECONOMY  http://www.socialeurope.eu/2015/02/share-the-scraps-economy/


-▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY: DISRUPTION'S TRAGIC FLAW. The case of Uber shows why European companies should not follow the example of their American competitors too closely. It pays to take the needs of customers and contractors into account. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/the-digital-debate/shoshana-zuboff-on-the-sharing-economy-13500770.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, March 23, 2015
-▶  WE MUST LET GO OF THIS 'TRICKLE-DOWN 'NONSENSE ONCE AND FOR ALL. The commodification of our lives is creating a time-poor society that damages our happiness and our planet, and will ultimately harm our economy too http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/23/growth-inequality-society-commons-commodification-happiness


Guardian, George Monbiot, March 31, 2015
WEALTH 'CREATORS' ARE ROBBING OUR MOST PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/31/wealth-creators-klepto-rewards-bosses


SWTR, August 29, 2013
-▶  GREETINGS FROM THE NEW ECONOMY http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/greetings-from-the-new-economy.html


                                                VIDEO PANEL

                                      "Think Outside The Boss"

                                 TechPresident, March 17,2015
INTEREST IS RISING IN COOPERATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO THE "SHARING ECONOMY" TaskRabbit and Uber. ...Why do its owners and investors have to be the main benefactors of such platform-based labor brokerage?  http://techpresident.com/news/25485/thinking-outside-boss-interest-rising-cooperative-alternatives-sharing-economy


Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2015
-▶  WASTE NOT: 4 WAYS THE SHARING ECONOMY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/waste_not/april_rinne/4_ways_sharing_economy_can_change_world


Share The World's Resource, December 08, 2012
-▶ WHY POVERTY? BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHARE RESOURCES http://www.stwr.org/poverty-inequality/why-poverty-because-we-do-not-share-resources.html

 

 -▶  EXTREME WEALTH vs GLOBAL SHARING - Jan 22, 2013 http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995515808/extreme-wealth-vs-global-sharing


GRIST: SERIES

-▶  THE REAL SHARING ECONOMY http://grist.org/series/the-real-sharing-economy/


The Washington Post, January 26, 2015
-▶  THE DARK SIDE OF 'SHARING ECONOMY' JOBS http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/catherine-rampell-the-dark-side-of-sharing-economy-jobs/2015/01/26/4e05daec-a59f-11e4-a7c2-03d37af98440_story.html


STWR, October 03, 2014
-▶  SHARING A (NOT SO) LIVING PLANET. As further evidence comes to light of how our economic systems are decimating the natural world, sharing is fast emerging as the central theme in the discourse on how to ensure prosperity for all within planetary boundaries. http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/sharing-not-so-living-planet


Shanghai Metal Corporation, November 18, 2014
-▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY In today’s society where the pressure of environmental sustainability is growing, the problems of overproduction and overconsumption are becoming more and more important. To answer this problem, a new system of economy begins to appear : “The Sharing Economy”, also called “The Collaborative Economy” http://shanghaimetalcorporation.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/the-sharing-economy/


-▶  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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Grist, March 11, 2015
-▶  THIS CO-OP BIKE SHOP WILL TEACH YOU TO FIX YOU TO FIX YOUR OWN DAMN BIKE (AND THAT MATTERS)

http://grist.org/cities/this-co-op-bike-shop-will-teach-you-to-fix-your-own-damn-bike-and-that-matters/


         A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE

                              SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES

                                              http://sco.lt/8roT21


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


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                                   EUROPEAN VIDEO REPORT

                                 DW.DE TV, December 25, 2014

                        THE SHARING ECONOMY TAKES OFF

    http://www.dw.de/the-sharing-economy-takes-off/av-18151446


TechCrunch, August 28, 2014

-▶  LESSONS FROM THE SHARING ECONOMY

Companies everywhere are jumping on the sharing economy trend. From sharing skills to houses to cars, the sharing economy is transforming many industries. Technology has lowered the barriers so that anyone can provide services blurring the line between “personal” and “professional.”

The consumer peer-to-peer rental market alone is worth $26 billion. Private investors are noticing as Airbnb recently received a $10 billion valuation, and startups like Lyft, Poshmark, fitmob and Uber, which received a $17 billion valuation in its last round, are gaining traction while consumers benefit from lower prices, higher quality, and unprecedented convenience. http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/30/critical-lessons-from-the-sharing-economy/


Share The World's Resources, May 30, 2014

-▶  A COLLECTION OF STWR RESOURCES ON THE SHARING ECONOMY. There are both reasons for optimism as well as caution about the current development of the sharing economy. On the one hand, its gradual political evolution suggests that the ethic of sharing is set to become increasingly essential and popular in the years ahead, especially in the wake of continuing economic crises and the collapsing model of debt-fuelled over-consumption. 

     On the other hand, however, there are already signs that the sharing economy is being co-opted by purely commercial interests and stripped of its transformative potential as an answer to gross inequality, ecological destruction, the lack of true democracy, and almost every other progressive cause. 

     For this reason, STWR has published various resources over recent months and years that outline how authentic forms of sharing relate to the political and economic challenges of the 21st century... http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/collection-stwr-resources-sharing-economy?dm_i=M4P,2IZXQ,E854AO,97N3S,1

 

Share The World's Resources (STWR)  January 21, 2014

-▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO ITS  POLITICAL EVOLUTION http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/sharing-economy-short-introduction-its-political-evolution?dm_i=M4P,24W05,E854AO,7PNWP,1

 

 Guardian, June 13, 2014
-▶  MORE THAN A THIRD OF BRITONS EMBRACE THE SHARING ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jun/13/third-of-britons-embrace-sharing-economy


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newshour, October 10, 2014
MAKING ROOM FOR MICRO-ENTREPRENERS IN THE NEW SHARING ECONOMY  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/sharing-economy-enrich-micro-entrepreneurs-promote-unregulated-big-business/

 

                                    THE SCIENCE OF SHARING

-▶  WHY DO PEOPLE SHARE?  HOW MUCH INEQUALITY CAN WE STAND? http://trbq.org/sharing/

Download Podcast http://trbq.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Share-Program-Mono-64.mp3

 

Dashburst
-▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY [PRESENTATION] http://dashburst.com/presentation/sharing-economy/

 

Los Angeles Times, April 06, 2014
-▶ THE RISE OF THE SHARING ECONOMY: A WINNING ECONOMIC MODEL http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-rifkin-airbnb-20140406,0,5434967.story#axzz2yHAW0gi6


 Inhabitat, March 1, 2014
-▶  WHAT CAN CROWS TEACH US ABOUT THE SHARING ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-crows-teach-us-about-the-sharing-economy/

 

 June 19, 2013 Resilience Magazine
-▶  THE EMERGING "SHARING" ECONOMY  http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-06-19/the-next-new-economy


                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                           BEYOND GDP 

                     QUANTIFYING UNPRICEABLE PROSPERITY 

                                         http://sco.lt/5h0D2H


Share The World's Resources, November 25, 2010

-▶  RETHINKING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY:  THE CASE FOR SHARING http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/rethinking-the-global-economy-the-case-for-sharing.html

 

Share The World's Resources, April 03, 2014
-▶ COMMERCIALISATION:  THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing


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


 -▶  POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT WARNS ON COMING 'IDOLATROUS' GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6ALAUj

 

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, 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 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

 


 YES Magazine, March 28, 2014
-▶ HOW CITIES CAN BE DESIGNED TO HELP -- OR HINDER -- SHARING http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/how-urban-design-helps2014or-hinders2014our-ability-to-share

 

  Share The World's Resources, November 6, 2012
-▶  WHY WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT GLOBAL SHARING http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/why-we-should-all-be-talking-about-global-sharing.html

 

FastCo Exist, November 21, 2013

-▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY LACKS A SHARED DEFINITION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3022028/the-sharing-economy-lacks-a-shared-definition


 

 -▶  STRATEGIES FOR PLANETARY STEWARDSHIP ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED: IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BE SUSTAINABLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3617921221/strategies-for-planetary-stewardship-are-desperately-needed-it-s-not-enough-to-be-sustainable


 -▶  ECONOMIC SHARING:  A SHIFT IN GLOBAL VALUES http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/economic-sharing-a-shift-in-global-values.html

 

              THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY IS EXPLODING

           AND BRANDS THAT IGNORE IT ARE OUT OF LUCK

                                        http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ


 INC., February 4, 2014

-▶  5 WAYS TO KEEP EMPLOYEES FROM BECOMING COMPETITORS: http://www.inc.com/lewis-schiff/5-ways-to-keep-your-top-employees-from-becoming-your-next-competitors.html

 

=July 2013 - STWR - Share The World's Resources,

-▶  ADVOCATING FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC SHARING AS A COMMON PLATFORM OF THE EMERGING PEOPLE'S VOICE http://www.stwr.org/campaigns/newsletter-july-2013.html


-▶  GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN: THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5JN1Bh



Guardian Sustainable Business, April 19, 2013
▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options


▶  A WORLD IN TROUBLE: CAPITALISTS CALL FOR MARKET REVOLUTIONS http://sco.lt/6NwERF


-▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMERISM http://sco.lt/5jRulN

 

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


 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



 -▶  RETHINKING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER - Share The World's Resources http://ow.ly/g1EPj


                                      CORPORATE "INVERSIONS".

HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/51dYjh


 

Share The World's Resources
-▶  THE WORLD IS REVOLTING AGAINST THE U.S. ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS MODEL: SEEKING A NEW ECONOMY BASED ON SHARED ETHICS AND VALUES http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/news/world-revolting-against-us-economic-and-business-model-call-action

 

NationofChange, December 1, 2013

THE 'TYRANNY' OF CAPITALISM, 'IDOLATRY OF MONEY' AND 'TRICKLE-DOWN' ECONOMICS http://www.nationofchange.org/tyranny-capitalism-idolatry-money-and-trickle-down-economics-1385911252

 

                                                    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/

 

-▶  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


August 22, 2013 Triple Pundit

-▶  DOES THE SHARING ECONOMY REALLY HAVE CATASTROPHIC IMPACTS?  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/08/sharing-economy-really-catastrophic-impacts/

 


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


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


The Guardian, June 1, 2014
THE OPEN SOURCE REVOLUTION IS COMING AND IT WILL CONQUER THE 1%  Today's capitalism is inherently predatory and destructive: "Over the course of the last centuries, the commons was fenced, and everything from agriculture to water was commoditised without regard to the true cost in non-renewable resources. Human beings, who had spent centuries evolving away from slavery, were re-commoditised by the Industrial Era."

Open source everything, in this context, offers us the chance to build on what we've learned through industrialisation, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyse the re-opening of the commons, in the process breaking the grip of defunct power structures and enabling the possibility of prosperity for all.

"Sharing, not secrecy, is the means by which we realise such a lofty destiny as well as create infinite wealth. The wealth of networks, the wealth of knowledge, revolutionary wealth - all can create a nonzero win-win Earth that works for one hundred percent of humanity. This is the 'utopia' that Buckminster Fuller foresaw, now within our reach."

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/19/open-source-revolution-conquer-one-percent-cia-spy

 

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/


BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6W8ds1


 

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

 

- ▶  A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/75dMWn

 

-▶  ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR  :  CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (graphs) http://sco.lt/856Acb

 

-▶  BUSINESS DOING GOOD:  A GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP http://sco.lt/5SlJVh


                                                      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/


 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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                                                 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/


                                     THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW
                                         France 24, April 01, 2015

                                         iNCOME AND EQUALITY
JOSEPH STIGLITZ: 'AMERICA'S ECONOMY IS A FAILED ECONOMY'
http://www.france24.com/en/20150410-business-interview-joseph-stiglitz-inequality-income-gap-economy/


New York Times, April 04, 2015
-  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT TESTS HISTORY OF ENDLESS GROWTH http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


Guardian Sustainable Business, March 23, 2015
-  WE MUST LET GO OF THIS 'TRICKLE-DOWN 'NONSENSE ONCE AND FOR ALL. The commodification of our lives is creating a time-poor society that damages our happiness and our planet, and will ultimately harm our economy too http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/23/growth-inequality-society-commons-commodification-happiness


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

 

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/

 

                 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

                                                   WATCH

                              Wealth Track. October 31, 2014

                                     CORPORATE MORALITY

                                   http://www.wealthtrack.com

Corporations are NOT required by law to put stockholder profits first before the greater good of society. Financial historian Richard Sylla and award-winning financial editor Paul Steiger discuss how companies have become fixated on short-term stock prices to the exclusion of broader, long-term goalshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-S2SwfWF3s

 

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/


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

 

Truthdig, January 14, 2013
WILL WE ADJUST TO LIFE ON A FINITE PLANET OR CONTINUE DEVOURING OUR FUTURE? http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13891-will-we-adjust-to-life-on-a-finite-planet-or-continue-devouring-our-future


Paul Gilding, February 2012

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


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/


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

 

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

 

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

http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

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

 

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/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, December 16, 2014

-  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

 

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


                            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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-
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

 

TheEcologist, March 13, 2015
PATRIARCHY IS KILLING OUR PLANET.. we see that our relentless plunder of our own planetary life-support systems, correlates with our unnerving tendency to divide, exclude and 'Otherize', often in ways that are so insidious we find it difficult, even painful, to acknowledge these processes. But to this day, one of the most ever-present yet still unacknowledged processes is patriarchy. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2790589/patriarchy_is_killing_our_planet_women_alone_can_save_her.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


                                             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


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

 

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


                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                          http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


                                                  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

 

                                      ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 

                                          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

 

▶  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

 

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

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

 

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/

 

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

 

                                                    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.

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

 

                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

                  2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH

                      WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

                                         http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


                                                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

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            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


                                       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  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 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

 


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


                                               --- 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:

-  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7L3su1

 

▶  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



                                    GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

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


                                                  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

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

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US

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

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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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mECOCIDE:  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

RT News, March 27, 2013

THREE QUARTERS OF MAJOR MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS USE LOBBY GROUPS TO WATER DOWN EU CLIMATE POLICY. Businesses should reconsider links with trade associations hostile to climate action, argues Policy Studies Institute http://www.rtcc.org/2015/03/30/major-companies-use-lobby-groups-to-water-down-eu-climate-policy-study/


First Peoples Worldwide, March 2015
CORPORATIONS AND THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES; ADVANCING THE STRUGGLE FOR PROTECTION, RECOGNITION, AND REDRESS AT THE THIRD UN FORUM ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS http://firstpeoples.org/wp/corporations-and-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-advancing-the-struggle-for-protection-recognition-and-redress-at-the-third-un-forum-on-business-and-human-rights/


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


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


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

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


                                                VIDEO


                             Wealth Track. October 31, 2014

                                     CORPORATE MORALITY

                                      www.wealthtrack.com

Corporations are NOT required by law to put stockholder profits first before the greater good of society. Financial historian Richard Sylla and award-winning financial editor Paul Steiger discuss how companies have become fixated on short-term stock prices to the exclusion of broader, long-term goalshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-S2SwfWF3s


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


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


▶  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/


pdjmoo's insight:


 

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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REWILD THE CHILD: Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

REWILD THE CHILD: Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

“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


FastCoExist, April 28, 2014
 -▶ AMERICA'S ODDLY "BEAUTIFUL" SUBURBAN SPRAWL, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE SKYhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/3029637/americas-oddly-beautiful-suburban-sprawl-photographed-from-the-sky#1


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/


The New Nature Movement, March 30, 2015
THE HYBRID MIND: THE MORE HIGH-TECH EDUCATION BECOMES, THE MORE NATURE OUR CHILDREN NEED

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2015/03/30/the-hybrid-mind-the-more-high-tech-education-becomes-the-more-nature-our-children-need/


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


Mother Nature Network, March 25, 2015
- ▶  EXPERIENCING NATURE MAKES US MORE LIKELY TO SAVE IT. A new study took a look at this relationship and found that we might have a kinder, gentler society if we all just spent a little more time outside.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/experiencing-nature-makes-us-more-likely-to-save-it


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/


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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                                             AND FOR ADULTS TOO

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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

 

 

 -▶ 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/

 



pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY 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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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 14, 2014 6:25 AM

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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

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:29 AM


                                                   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/

Norma R. Burnson's curator insight, April 7, 1:46 AM

Sustainable Food for the Globe.  Future Pioneers: The Children.

The subject of children being disasociated with nature needs to be address, so we can change the trend and empower the chidren with skills and passion.  ..."So where are the marches, the occupations, the urgent demands for change? 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."+++++    



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Deadly New Debtors' Prison in U.S. Criminalizing Poverty

Deadly New Debtors' Prison in U.S.   Criminalizing Poverty | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Mother Jones, March 20, 2015
-▶ COMPANY AT CENTER OF "DEBTORS' PRISON" CASE ACCUSED OF RACKETEERING. A for-profit probation firm is being sued in Alabama for threatening people who don't pay misdemeanor fees with jail time. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/its-been-bad-year-judicial-correction-services


Institute for Policy Studies, March 18, 2015
-▶ THE POOR GET PRISON:  THE ALARMING SPREAD OF THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY http://www.ips-dc.org/the-poor-get-prison-the-alarming-spread-of-the-criminalization-of-poverty/


                                              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/


HuffPostBiz, March 13, 2015
:-▶  FOR-PROFIT COMPANY THREATENED TO JAIL PEOPLE FOR NOT PAYING TRAFFIC FINES, LAWSUIT SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/13/for-profit-probation-rico_n_6863162.html?utm_hp_ref=tw


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#


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


                                              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/


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


                 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



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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▶  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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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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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/


FastCoExist, April 28, 2014
 -▶ AMERICA'S ODDLY BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN SPRAWL, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE SKYhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/3029637/americas-oddly-beautiful-suburban-sprawl-photographed-from-the-sky#1


Grist, March 20, 2015
- ▶  HABITATS FOR HUMANITY:  WHY OUR CITIES NEED TO BE ECOSYSTEMS, TOO http://grist.org/cities/habitats-for-humanity-why-our-cities-need-to-be-ecosystems-too/


Mother Nature Network, March 25, 2015
- ▶ EXPERIENCING NATURE MAKES US MORE LIKELY TO SAVE IT. A new study took a look at this relationship and found that we might have a kinder, gentler society if we all just spent a little more time outside.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/experiencing-nature-makes-us-more-likely-to-save-it


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/


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


                                                         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


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


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


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


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/


- ▶ 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/


Guardian, March 08 2015
- ▶ URBAN WILDLIFE:  WHEN ANIMALS GO WILD IN THE CITY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/urban-wildlife-animals-in-city


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


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


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


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/


Grist, March 02, 2015
- ▶  THESE BIZARRE, BEAUTIFUL CITIES OF THE FUTURE ARE ALSO SUPER GREEN  http://grist.org/news/these-bizarre-beautiful-cities-of-the-future-are-also-super-green/


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/


Ensia, September 30, 2014
 - ▶ IT'S TIME TO BRING NATURE BACK INTO OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENTS http://ensia.com/voices/its-time-to-bring-nature-back-into-our-built-environments/


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


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


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


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


 ▶ 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


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


                                           REWILD THE CHILD

                                          http://sco.lt/6BGlA9


                                       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


US Forest Service Research & Development

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


Our World, United Nations University, March 02, 2015

- ▶  CITIES ARE CAUSING BIGGER SPIDERS AND TAMER BIRDS

  http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/cities-are-causing-bigger-spiders-and-tamer-birds


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

The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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 strategic outlook up to 2045. has to say about the environment.

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


                                                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


GreenBiz, April 06, 2015
▶   HOW CAN AGRICULTURE SOLVE ITS $5.87 BILLION PLASTIC PROBLEM http://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-can-agriculture-solve-its-1-billion-plastic-problem


Sustainable Brands, March 25, 2015
▶   TO RECYCLE OR NOT TO RECYCLE: THE ECONOMICS OF GARBAGE
http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/next_economy/tom_szaky/recycle_or_not_recycle_economics_garbage


The Ecologist, March 13, 2015
-▶ RECYCLING IS NOT ENOUGH! SHARING IS THE WAY TO ACHIEVE A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/2757035/recycling_is_not_enough_sharing_is_the_way_to_achieve_a_circular_economy.html


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


                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB


The Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


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


                      THE McDONOUGH CONVERSATIONS

                                                       GreenBiz

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


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


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



                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                            http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


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



                          WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                      http://sco.lt/8FQndh


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, 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



                                       THE END OF GDP GROWTH

              TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD

                                              http://sco.lt/56g0ob


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



                                       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


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/

 

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

            "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

 

                                                         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


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


 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, 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


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


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


                                                      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


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


                                 THE SHARING ECONOMY

                                OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

                                        http://sco.lt/52AdWb


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


 -▶ 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

 


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

 




  -▶ 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/


TechCrunch, March 11,2015
-▶  MILLENNIALS INSIST THE FUTURE WILL BE SHARED http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/11/millennials-the-future-will-be-shared/


               THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

                                         http://sco.lt/52AdWb


                                            VIDEO REPORT
                              Newshour, March 28, 2015
CUTTING THE CABLE CORD:  WILL THE ONLINE MEDIA BOOM MEAN THE DEATH OF TV? Younger viewers, so-called millennials form a growing class of cord-nevers, rejecting the cost of a monthly cable bill, they’ve turned instead to broadband, high-speed internet connections and a range of streaming video services to watch what they want, where they want, when they want. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cutting-cable-cord-web-based-media-mean-death-tv-2/


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


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/


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

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Why the economy needs nature

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                       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


FastCoExist, April 28, 2014
 -▶ AMERICA'S ODDLY BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN SPRAWL, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE SKYhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/3029637/americas-oddly-beautiful-suburban-sprawl-photographed-from-the-sky#1


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

 

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

 -▶  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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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.

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VIDEO "Who Profits From Poverty?"

VIDEO "Who Profits From Poverty?" | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                  VIDEO

                        The #GlobalPOV Project With Ananya Roy
                            ▶ "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deJfPUj1f8#t=267

 There are so many different ways to fight poverty, and it's getting easier every day for people from all walks of life to get involved in doing so. But such unprecedented and growing opportunity to do good also carries the risk of repeating past mistakes at an unprecedented and growing scale.

Professor Ananya Roy, at the University of California at Berkeley, takes a class of around 700 undergraduates each fall semester on a journey walking the fine line between that opportunity and risk, or in her words, "the impossible space between the hubris of benevolence and the paralysis of cynicism." http://www.nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=3413


Guardian Sustainable Business, March 23, 2015
-▶  WE MUST LET GO OF THIS 'TRICKLE-DOWN 'NONSENSE ONCE AND FOR ALL. The commodification of our lives is creating a time-poor society that damages our happiness and our planet, and will ultimately harm our economy too http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/23/growth-inequality-society-commons-commodification-happiness


Alternet, March 20, 2015
 ▶  14 REASONS WHY HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE DECLARED ECONOMIC WAR ON AVERAGE AMERICANS

http://www.alternet.org/economy/14-reasons-why-house-and-senate-republicans-have-declared-economic-war-average-americans


June 30, 2014 Global Possibilities

 ▶  AMERICA'S POOR ARE DEMONIZED TO JUSTIFY HUGE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE FUNDING CORPORATE WELFARE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greg-kaufman-americas-poor-are-demonized-to-justify-huge-cuts-in-govt-prgrams/


RT USA, March 17, 2014
▶  1 IN 3 US FAMILIES CLASSIFIED AS 'WORKING POOR', HIGHER FOR MINORITIES http://rt.com/usa/241289-us-minorities-working-poor/


Institute for Policy Studies, March 11, 2015
 ▶  OFF THE DEEP END:  THE WALL STREET BONUS POOL AND LOW-WAGE WORKERS. The financial industry’s 2014 bonuses were double the combined earnings of all Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage. http://www.ips-dc.org/deep-end-wall-street/


Guardian, November 17, 2014

▶  ONE IN 30 US CHILDREN ARE HOMELESS AS RATES RISE IN 31 STATE, REPORT FINDS http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/17/report-one-in-30-us-children-homeless


The Washington Post, December 17, 2014
▶  POVERTY AMONG SCHOOL-AGE KIDS IS ABOVE PRE-RECESSION LEVELS IN 30 PERCENT OF U.S. COUNTIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/12/17/poverty-among-school-age-kids-is-above-pre-recession-levels-in-30-percent-of-counties/


Daily Mail Online, November 21, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS WARNS GREED OF MAN WILL 'DESTROY THE WORLD' . Pope says earth will not forgive abuse of its resources for profit and urges world leaders to help the hungry  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


                            THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY

                                   May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

                           http://www.jeffreyhollender.com/?p=2799


CNBC News, January 2, 2015
BILLIONAIRE:  US FACES 'MASSIVE JOB KILLING MACHINE' TO KEEP PROFITS HIGH http://www.cnbc.com/id/102377856


RT Business, March 04, 2015
BP CEO GETS 35% PAY RISE IN 2014 - FREEZES PAY OF ITS 84,000 WORKFORCE AROUND THE WORLD. Dudley's remuneration rose from $10.17 million in 2013 to $12.74 million last year, according to BP’s annual report released Tuesday. He also received $9.8 million in share awards. In January the company cuts its capital spending program and imposed a salary freeze... http://rt.com/business/237617-bp-dudley-remuneration-rise/


Nation of Change, December 30, 2013

THE SHOCKING REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS http://www.nationofchange.org/shocking-redistribution-wealth-past-five-years-1388413951


Marketplace, April 1, 2014

- ▶  THE SECRET LIFE OF A FOOD STAMP:  BIG BOX STORES MAKE BILLIONS OFF FOOD STAMPS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/secret-life-food-stamp/secret-life-food-stamp


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


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


Nightly Business Report, February 04, 2015
RECORD 2,089 BILLIONAIRES IN WORLD HOLD $6.7 TRILLION http://nbr.com/2015/02/04/record-2089-billionaires-in-world-hold-6-7-trillion/


Bloomberg, December 29, 2014
▶  NET WORTH OF WORLD'S 400 WEALTHIEST BILLIONAIRES: $4.1 TRILLION AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-29/world-s-400-wealthiest-add-92-billion-in-2014-as-alibaba-surges.html?alcmpid=markets


                        THE 2015 WORLD'S BILLIONAIRES LIST

                             http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/


New York Times, March 06, 2015
JOB GROWTH WAS FANTASTIC LAST MONTH (FEB.2015): SO WHY AREN'T WAGES RISING MORE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/upshot/job-growth-was-fantastic-last-month-so-why-arent-wages-rising-more.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=0


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


The Nation, March 31, 2014

 ▶ $2.13 AN HOUR?  WHY THE U.S. TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE HAS TO GO . Exploring the world of work, from the order to the barricades http://www.thenation.com/blog/179087/213-hour-why-tipped-minimum-wage-has-go#


Care2, December 04, 2012
 ▶ EMPLOYEES AT BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE http://www.care2.com/causes/employees-at-billion-dollar-companies-fight-for-a-living-wage.html#ixzz2E8i9llUX


                                               VIDEO REPORT

                               PBS Newshour, January 08, 2014

50 YEARS ON, WHAT STRIDES HAVE WE MADE IN THE WAR ON POVERTY? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/jan-june14/poverty_01-08.html


                                                      WATCH

                              Democracy Now, December 30, 2013

-▶ JOBLESS BENEFITS CUT FOR 1.3 MILLION, DESPITE HIGHEST LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE WORLD WAR II http://www.democracynow.org/2013/12/30/jobless_benefits_cut_for_13_million


The Guardian, December 10, 2013
UK WELFARE REFORMS CUT FOOD BUDGETS TO AS LOW AS £20 A WEEK http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/10/welfare-reforms-cut-family-food-budgets?CMP=EMCSOCEML657


                                                  VIDEO ANALYSIS
                                    PBS NewsHour, January 11, 2014
STAGNANT WAGES OVER PAST 45 YEARS IMPERIL FINANCIAL SECURITY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june14/farzad_01-11.html


                                            VIDEO REPORT

September 12, 2013 Democracy Now
 ▶  THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY: AS INEQUALITY HITS RECORD HIGH: Sasha Abramsky Author of  "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives."  on the Forgotten Poor http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/12/the_american_way_of_poverty_as



Wharton University of Pennylvania, August 25, 2004
THE FORTUNE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: ERADICATING POVERTY THROUGH PROFITS? 

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-fortune-at-the-bottom-of-the-pyramid-eradicating-poverty-through-profits/


                                                   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


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


CNBC News, November 20, 2014
▶  FAT CHANCE:  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


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                                           PASSING THE BUCK

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

                                   ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt

                          

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-▶ 'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL' - POPE FRANCIS http://sco.lt/6eaOZd


Grist, October 20, 2014
▶  INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FEED THE WORLD, WE SHOULD BE ENDING POVERTY http://grist.org/food/instead-of-trying-to-feed-the-world-we-should-be-ending-poverty/


HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


                                                YES Magazine

                                            END OF POVERTY

                http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty


                                                        VIDEO

                                        "WHO SEES POVERTY"

                        With Ananya Roy, UC Berkeley - YouTube

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrW8ier__4Q



▶  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


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


                                              BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014

80TH ANNIVERSARY OF GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY GROWING MAY BE LEAVING WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind


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


Guardian, September 22, 2015
DAVOS 2015: WORLD LEADERS 'FAILING ON SOCIAL COHESION' - Racial tensions, class inequalities and unreformed global institutions show that government leaders around the world are failing to deliver social cohesion, US thinktank chief Anne-Marie Slaughter has said

 http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/22/world-leaders-failing-social-cohesion-davos


Guardian, January 23, 2015
DAVOS 2015: HELEN CLARK, UNDP HEAD:  "MANY THINGS BLIGHTING OUR WORLD ARE LINKED TO INEQUALITY" Alec Hogg talks to the head of the UNDP in Davos about how exclusion is the root cause of the volatile new global context... http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/23/helen-clark-blight-world-inequality-davos


Common Dreams, April 04, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL - WORLD BANK CHIEF. President 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/2014/04/0


                                                        WATCH

                                              Moyers and Company

             HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS 

                                                http://sco.lt/4xg9Z3


REPORT: LET THEM EAT CASH! - PDF http://frederickkaufman.typepad.com/harpersmag/Let%20Them%20Eat%20Cash!.pdf


HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/8CCbmz


Care2, January 31, 2014

 ▶ HOW THE GOOGLE BUS BECAME THE SYMBOL OF INEQUALITY IN AMERICA http://www.care2.com/causes/how-the-google-bus-became-the-symbol-of-inequality-in-america.html


▶  WHY THE GOOGLE BUS PROTESTS ARE A CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY ISSUE http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/01/google-bus-protests-corporate-sustainability-issue/


                                                        WATCH

                                              Moyers and Company

             HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS 

                                                http://sco.lt/4xg9Z3


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                                       MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD

A WALL STREET CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKET AND RISING RENTS

THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES http://sco.lt/9HVQcz


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OpEd News, January 10, 2014
OBAMA'S CORPORATE PLANTATIONS:  DEREGULATION, PRIVATIZATION AND CHEAP LABOR http://www.opednews.com/articles/Deregulation-Privatizatio-by-Mike-Whitney-Corporate-Profits_Corporate-Welfare_Labor_Obama-Corporate-Mascot-140110-3.html


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A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS: 

SLAVE LABOR IN THE U.S.A. IN THE CONSUMER SHIPPING BUSINESS

http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ


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


▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA  http://sco.lt/78eyx7


Nation of Change, December 15, 2013

 ▶ THE SORRY SECRET OF U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROWING NUMBER OF ACADEMIC POOR http://www.nationofchange.org/poor-educational-system-1387120017


                                                        WATCH

                    More Videos From The #GlobalPOV Project

                          University of California, Berkeley

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deJfPUj1f8#t=267


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

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


June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
A VOICE FOR THE POOR: LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

                  '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625


                                                  ENOUGHNESS

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW http://sco.lt/86m7If


▶ AN AWKWARD TRUTH:  BANGLADESH FACTORIES A WAY UP FOR WOMEN (THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE: WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

http://sco.lt/7QSajh


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


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                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


                                                     WATCH

                                       "THE LOCUST EFFECT"

                      The Role of Violence in Perpetuating Poverty

Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros's "The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence" focuses on the central role of violence in perpetuating poverty, and shows that if any headway is to be made, this issue has to become a top priority for policymakers. Simply put, if people aren't safe, nothing else matters. Shipping grain to the poor, helping them vote, or assisting their efforts to start a farm is irrelevant. Whatever material improvements we provide will simply wash away in the face of the corrupt police forces, out-of-control, armies, private militias, organized criminals, and — not least — failed justice systems that plague poor countries....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0FRy4JLYo

 ▶   "THE LOCUST EFFECT" OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.thelocusteffect.com/


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


THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION v COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION http://sco.lt/5jRulN


Project Syndicate, November 3, 2013
THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS IS MORE THAN BUSINESS by Laura Tyson - http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/on-why-companies-must-pursue-more-than-profit-maximization-by-laura-tyson


"WILL HOPE END INEQUALITY? With Genevieve Negrón Gonzales https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtfIWLvt_Q


                                 THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP:

                                          PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8iO36X


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



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



May 17, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  WHAT VALUE CREATION WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/what_value_creation_will_look_like_in_the_future.html

 

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


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


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


INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL BEING OF HUMANITY http://sco.lt/5Z51bV



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



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


                                                       VIDEO

                                                    Philippines:

CORPORATE HUBRIS AND MILITARY FORCES TAKE AND DESTROY INDIGENOUS LANDS, LIVELIHOODS AND FORESTS..... SIMPLY FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/5XuIld


                                WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                               http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 

                                                         VIDEO

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


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


                            ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH


                                                 A VIP READ:

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

                                               http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



▶  WILL WOMEN LEAD THE GLOBAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REVOLUTION? http://sco.lt/80iNuL

 



 

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How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy

How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The Atlantic, April 20, 2015

- ▶  HOW CORPORATE LOBBYISTS CONQUERED AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. One has to go back to the Gilded Age to find business in such a dominant political position in American politics.

Something is out of balance in Washington. Corporations now spend about $2.6 billion a year on reported lobbying expenditures—more than the $2 billion we spend to fund the House ($1.18 billion) and Senate ($860 million). It’s a gap that has been widening since corporate lobbying began to regularly exceed the combined House-Senate budget in the early 2000s. Today, the biggest companies have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them, allowing them to be everywhere, all the time. For every dollar spent on lobbying by labor unions and public-interest groups together, large corporations and their associations now spend $34. Of the 100 organizations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 consistently represent business.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/how-corporate-lobbyists-conquered-american-democracy/390822/


Vox, April 20, 2015
- ▶  CORPORATIONS NOW SPEND MORE LOBBYING CONGRESS THAN TAXPAYERS SPEND FUNDING CONGRESS

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/20/8455235/congress-lobbying-money-statistic


                                        VIDEO REPORT

                              France24 TV, April 29, 2014

      LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

Some call lobbying the underbelly of politics, others say it's a necessity to make sure the voice of business is heard in the corridors of power. As the powers of EU institutions have increased, so have the number of lobbyists. In this edition of... http://www.france24.com/en/20140426-beyond-business-lobbying-murky-business-democratic-necessity-brussels-european-union-corridors-power-commission/


Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711


Guardian, March 25, 2015
- ▶  FOSSIL FUEL FIRMS ARE STILL BANKROLLING CLIMATE DENIAL LOBBY GROUPS. BP has withdrawn support to Alec, a group known for misrepresenting climate science, but appearances can be deceptive. Oil, gas and coal companies remain firmly behind climate disinformation campaigns   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/25/fossil-fuel-firms-are-still-bankrolling-climate-denial-lobby-groups


The Hill, December 0, 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


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

Salon, April 26, 2014
▶  COAL INDUSTRY LOBBY WON'T ADMIT TO ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2014/04/26/coal_industry_lobby_wont_admit_to_role_in_climate_change_partne


Center for Public Integrity, January 14, 2015
-▶ WHO NEEDS LOBBYISTS?  SEE WHAT BIG BUSINESS SPENDS TO WIN AMERICANS MINDS http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/01/15/16596/who-needs-lobbyists-see-what-big-business-spends-win-american-minds


The Guardian, March 12, 2014

-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government


                                             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/


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


                                                 CEO VIDEO
                        "THE CORPORATE LOBBY TOUR" 10 min

Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making – who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! http://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2014/11/ceo-video-corporate-lobby-tour


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 08, 2014
▶ ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. Corporations undermine climate policies for own profit http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions


▶  CORPORATOCRACY: HOW CORPORATE LOBBYING REPLACED A FREE MARKET http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/071614.html



                                  THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

      SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

                                         ONE STATE AT A TIME

                                            http://sco.lt/68GD8z


 

Guardian Sustainable Busines, June 10, 2014
-▶ LOBBYING FOR GOOD WILL PUT BUSINESS AND ITS LEADERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/lobbying-business-leaders-history


CSRWire Talkback, July 02, 2014
-▶ LOBBYING FOR GOOD:  HOW DO YOU CONSTRUCT A WINNING ADVOCACY STRATEGY? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1415-lobbying-for-good-how-do-you-construct-a-winning-advocacy-strategy

 

Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ GOOGLE RISES TO THE TOP -- OF LOBBYISTS THAT IS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25710

 

                                                          VIDEO
                         Moyers & Company, December 07, 2013
                                    "AMERICA'S GILDED CAPITAL"

           The Co-opting of Democracy by Revolving Door Lobbying http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-americas-gilded-capital/

 

 

 June 6, 2013 Internal Business News
‘ARMY OF LOBBYISTS' LED BY MONSANTO HELPED NEUTER GMO LABELING LAW IN CONNECTICUT http://www.ibtimes.com/army-lobbyists-led-monsanto-helped-neuter-gmo-labeling-law-connecticut-1295489#


Bill Moyers, September 09, 2014
   -▶ CORPORATE AMERICA PAYS TO SEND GLOBAL WARMING DENIERS TO CAPITOL HILL  http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/09/corporate-america-pays-to-send-global-warming-deniers-to-capitol-hill/


TruthOut, August 05, 2014
-▶ LOBBYISTS BIDDING TO BLOCK GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS SET SIGHTS ON SECRETIVE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25386-lobbyists-bidding-to-block-government-regulations-set-sights-on-secretive-white-house-office


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                                        WHO'S IN CONTROL

               NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? 

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


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Truthout, November 29, 2012

-▶  THE PRIVATIZATION OF US FOREIGN POLICY:
Lobbying for foreign interests is a half billion dollar industry in the U.S. http://truth-out.org/news/item/13031-the-privatization-of-us-foreign-policy-an-interview-with-the-author-of-the-foreign-policy-auction

 

                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                         THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC "PARTNERSHIP"

                                            http://sco.lt/6Nmvy5


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HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/51dYjh


                                             BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


 

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

                                                   http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED



Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DRAWING UPON CITIZENS' VOICES: DEEP DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

 http://www.iatp.org/blog/201501/drawing-upon-citizens-voices-deep-democracy-in-action#sthash.CoST8wxF.dpuf


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DEEPENING FOOD DEMOCRACY  http://www.iatp.org/documents/deepening-food-democracy


  •                                                OIL WARS

Check Mate. Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale Fracking http://sco.lt/94vbOL


 Media Matters for America, July 24, 2014
-▶ HOW RUPERT MURDOCH PUSHED AUSTRALIA INTO A CLIMATE CHANGE RETREAT http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/07/24/how-rupert-murdoch-pushed-australia-into-a-clim/200197


UKRAINE: THE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE ANNEXATION  http://sco.lt/5JyvoH




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                              TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - #TPP

Obama's Secretive Trade Pacts Moving Us Towards Corporate Governance as CSR And  Sovereign Rights Negotiated Away

                                                http://sco.lt/5G9V0T


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The United States of ALEC : Corporations, Lobbyists, Politicians Collusion Shaping Our Laws

The United States of ALEC : Corporations, Lobbyists, Politicians Collusion Shaping Our Laws | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

  

                                     ANIMATED VIDEO (2:25)
                         ‘ALEC’ Rock: How ALEC Bills are Passed

Where Corporations, Lobbyists and Politicians Secretly Gather To Push Special Interests Into Law  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXUPDAMc_6o



EcoWatch, April 07, 2015
▶  ALEC IN DENIAL OF ITS CLIMATE DENIAL, THREATENS TO SUE. Conservative lobbying group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) writes pro-fossil fuel, climate-damaging “model legislation” for its members in Congress and state legislatures across the country to pass. It’s financed by a roster of corporations that benefit from such legislation and ALEC, in turn, funds campaigns to push the legislation into law.

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/07/alec-climate-deniers-threatens-to-sue/


Guardian Sustainable Business, March 25, 2015

▶  BP AND GOOGLE LEAVE ALEC: ARE COMPANIES FINALLY TAKING CLIMATE CHANGE SERIOUSLY?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/25/bp-google-alec-exodus-climate-change


CSMonitor, March 30, 2015
▶  WHO'S PUSHING THE 'RELIGIOUS FREEDOM' LEGISLATION IN USA STATES? ALEC BILL MILLS http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2015/0330/Who-s-pushing-the-religious-freedom-legislation-in-states


                                                    WATCH
                                   THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC' (31:54)

                             How Corporations Are Rewriting Our Laws                    

September 28, 2012: Moyers & Company presents "United States of ALEC," a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership." But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge. http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-united-states-of-alec/


                                 A VIDEO FOLLOW-UP., June 21, 2013
http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-united-states-of-alec-a-follow-up/


TruthOut, March 12, 2015
▶  COOKIE-CUTTER SO CALLED ALEC  'RIGHT-TO-WORK' BILLS POP UP IN MULTIPLE STATES http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29600-cookie-cutter-alec-right-to-work-bills-pop-in-multiple-states


Guardian, February 20, 2015
▶  HOW A POWERFUL RIGHT-WING LOBBY, ALEC, IS PLOTTING TO STOP MINIMUM WAGE HIKES http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/20/alec-rightwing-lobby-group-minimum-wage


The Washington Post, December 09, 2013
-▶ 'ALEC' HAS TREMENDOUS INFLUENCE IN STATE LEGISLATURES.  HERE'S WHY http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/12/09/alec-has-tremendous-influence-in-state-legislatures-heres-why/


The Center for Public Integrity, December 09, 2013

-▶ SHINING A LIGHT ON ALEC's POWER TO SHAPE POLICY http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/12/09/13960/shining-light-alecs-power-shape-policy


NPR, December 10, 2013

-▶ HOW 'ALEC' SERVES AS A 'DATING SERVICE' FOR POLITICIANS AND CORPORATIONS TO COME TOGETHER FOR COVERT STATE LEGISLATIONS. A batch of recently leaked to The Guardian has revealed new insights into the goals and finances of the secretive group called ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations. Together, they develop model bills that lawmakers introduce and try to pass in their state legislatures. Through these model bills, ALEC has worked to privatize public education, cut taxes, reduce public employee compensation, oppose Obamacare and resist state regulations to reduce global warming gas emissions. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/10/249956329/how-alec-serves-as-a-dating-service-for-politicians-and-corporations


Moyers & Company, August 15, 2013

▶  INSIDE THE ALEC UNIVERSE: A WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE INFILTRATES ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/08/15/a-dem-adrift-in-alec-land/


Electablog, August 16, 2013
-▶ INTERVIEW: WISCONSIN LEGISLATOR CHRIS TAYLOR EXPOSES WHAT'S BEHIND THE ALEC CURTAIN http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/08/interview-wisconsin-legislator-chris-taylor-peeks-behind-the-alec-curtain-via-moyers-co.html


Guardian, March 06, 2014
▶  THRU THE BACK DOOR: CONSERVATIVE GROUP #ALEC NOW TRAINS SIGHTS ON CONTROL OF CITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/06/conservative-group-alec-city-local-government?CMP=twt_gu


 Truthout, July 30, 2014
▶  ALEC AGENDA:  GUTTING MEDICAID, PRIVATIZING SCHOOL, FRACKING EXPORTS, GUTTING CLEAN WATER ACT http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25267-alec-agenda-gutting-medicaid-privatizing-schools-exports


Salon, May 02, 2014
▶  ALEC'S AGGRESSIVE NEW PLAN TO TAKE DOWN THE EPA, REVEALED http://www.salon.com/2014/05/02/alecs_aggressive_new_plan_to_take_down_the_epa_revealed/


Bill Moyers:

▶  THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL IS HARD AT WORK PRIVATIZING AMERICA, ONE STATEHOUSE AT A TIME http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/bill-moyers-american-legislative-exchange-council-hard-work-privatizing-america


NC Policy Watch, May 17, 2013
▶  SHINING SUNLIGHT ON A SECRETIVE LOBBY GROUP, Dr. Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University. http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/05/17/shining-sunlight-on-a-secretive-lobby-group/


PR Watch, August 01, 2013
-▶ DIRTY HANDS: 77 ALEC BILLS IN 2013 ADVANCE A BIG OIL, BIG AG AGENDA http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/08/12193/dirty-hands-77-alec-bills-2013-advance-big-oil-big-ag-agenda

 

Ecowatch, December 16, 2013

-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/


The Institute of Southern Studies
HOW 'ALEC' HELPED DUKE ENERGY BLOCK STRICTER COAL ASH RULES http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/02/how-alec-helped-duke-energy-block-stricter-coal-as.html


PR Watch, February 14, 2014
▶  HOW ALEC HELPED BIG TELECOM CHANGE STATE LAWS FOR CORPORATE GAIN http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/02/12385/how-alec-helps-big-telecom-change-state-laws-corporate-gain


HuffPost Politics, March 06, 2014
▶  GERRYMANDERING, ALEC AND THE RED TIDE THAT IS STEALING YOUR VOTE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-longo/conservative-gerrymandering-alec_b_4885967.html


SodaHead, April 22, 2014
▶  ALEC WORKING TO SEIZE FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND FOR MASSIVE MINING AND DRILLING OPERATIONS http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/alec-working-to-seize-federal-public-land-for-massive-mining-and-drilling-operations/question-4289423/


Huffpost Green, April 16, 2014

▶  DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN WANTS FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO ALEC-BACKED LAWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/nevada-bundy-alec-federal_n_5160158.html?ir=Green

 

                                         WHO'S IN CONTROL

NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT? http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


Truthout, December 11, 2013
 -▶ HOW WALL STREET POWER BROKERS ARE DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AS A MONEY-MAKING MACHINE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20567-how-wall-street-power-brokers-are-designing-the-future-of-public-education-as-a-money-making-machine

                                       
                                        CASHING IN ON KIDS

                  PR Watch, The Center for Media and Democracy

139 ALEC BILLS IN 2013 PROMOTE A PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION MODEL http://www.prwatch.org/node/12175


The Ecologist, November 21, 2014
▶  UKIP POLITICAL PARTY EXPOSED:  ACOLOYTES OF AMERICA'S FAR RIGHT CORPORATE GUNSLINGERS. Would UKIP be riding so high if voters knew of the party's links with powerful right-wing US corporate interests promoting fossil fuels, denying climate change, opposing gun control, and supporting big tobacco, teaching creationism in schools, healthcare privatisation and the lifting of nuclear power regulation? An Ecologist investigation exposes the real UKIP.   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2643616/ukip_uncut_acoloytes_of_americas_farright_corporate_gunslingers.html


NationalJournal, September 24, 2014
▶  FACEBOOK AND YELP ALSO FLEEING FROM 'ALEC' - A growing number of tech behemoths are distancing themselves from the secretive conservative organization http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/facebook-and-yelp-are-the-latest-tech-giants-to-dump-alec-20140924


Washington Post, September 22, 2014
▶  GOOGLE:  WE'RE PARTING WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTICS AT 'ALEC' http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/22/google-were-parting-with-the-climate-change-skeptics-at-alec/


Resist Privatization of America, January 16, 2014
-▶ 'ALEC' DOESN'T WANT ITS CLEAN ENERGY MEMBERS BACK   http://respriv.org/alec-doesnt-want-clean-energy-members-back/


 The Guardian, December 04, 2013
-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


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


                                                LOBBYING

                MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY

                               DOES YOUR VOTE EVEN COUNT?

                                        http://sco.lt/6k957p


Truthout

'ALEC' CLAIMS TO CONTROL 100% OF IOWA AND SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LEGISLATURES http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18359-alec-control-iowa-south-dakota-legislatures/18359-alec-control-iowa-south-dakota-legislatures

 

                                                   WATCH
                       Moyers and Company, January 3, 2014
            NORTH CAROLINA:  THE 100% CORPORATE STATE
             The Oligarchs vs The People - Is This The USA Future?
http://billmoyers.com/segment/north-carolina-battleground-state/

 


 Huffington Post Politics, December 9, 2013
-▶ 'ALEC' DEMANDS LAWMAKERS PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE -- TO ALEC http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-w-gerard/alec-demands-lawmakers-pl_b_4408926.html

 

PR Watch, December 4, 2013
-▶ NEW GUARDIAN DOCS SHOW 'ALEC' MISLED PRESS, PUBLIC http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/12/12328/leaked-docs-show-alecs


Truthout, August 02, 2014
▶  ALEC'S NEW ARM OF CORPORATE INFLUENCE OVER GOVERNMENT TARGETS LOCAL LAWMAKING - Protests Greet Lawmakers, Corporate Officials Gathering in Dallas as New Arm of ALEC Is Announced. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), whose corporate members have heavily influenced lawmakers in creating national legislation and is now targeting local lawmaking, is meeting in Dallas, greeted by a wide array of actions by protesters, some of whom chained themselves to hotel doors. http://truth-out.org/news/item/25321-protests-greet-lawmakers-corporate-officials-gathering-in-dallas-as-new-arm-of-alec-is-announced

 

                                                    'WATCH

                           Democracy Now, December 11, 2013

-▶ ALEC's" 'INSTITUTIONAL CORRUPTION", FROM BACKING APARTHEID TO ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY, PUBLIC SECTOR
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/12/11/alecs_institutional_corruption_from_backing_apartheid


HuffPost Politics, March 21, 2014
▶  ALEC: THE NEW-AND-IMPROVED POLITICAL CORRUPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-j-easterling/alec-the-new-and-improved-political-corruption_b_5007402.html

 

Guardian, December 5, 2013

-▶ 'ALEC' PROVIDES CORPORATIONS AND STATE LEGISLATORS WITH PLAN FOR US-WIDE ASSAULT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH, TAX AND PENSIONS

• State Policy Network co-ordinating plans across 34 US states •

Conservative groups across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers' compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.

• Strategy to 'release residents from government dependency'

• Revelations come amid growing scrutiny of tax-exempt charities.. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/state-conservative-groups-assault-education-health-tax

 

                                               'ALEC REPORT'

           CORPORATE AMERICA'S TROJAN HORSE - PDF DOWNLOAD
                          http://www.alecwatch.org/report.html


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
                                      ALEC vs. DEMOCRACY

                                 A FIGHT WE CANNOT LOSE
http://www.theeverlastinggopstoppers.com/2013/09/alec-vs-democracy-fight-lose-video/

 

 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

 

                         WORLD BECOMING "UNGOVERNABLE"

GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995473992/world-becoming-ungovernable-global-corporations-are-replacing-the-role-of-governments

 

HuffPost Green, December 10, 2013
-▶ STINK TANKS:  HISTORICAL RECORDS REVEAL STATE POLICY NETWORK WAS CREATED BY ALEC http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-horn/alec-nonprofit-status_b_4412878.html


HuffPost
-▶ LEAKED DOCUMENTS:  IRS CONCERNS, FUNDING CRISIS AT CORPORATE LOBBY GROUP, ALEC http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-horn/leaked-documents-irs-concerns_b_4379708.html


 Guardian, December 3, 2013
-▶ 'ALEC' FACING FUNDING CRISIS FROM DONOR EXODUS IN WAKE OF TRAYVON MARTIN ROW http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/alec-funding-crisis-big-donors-trayvon-martin


                                     EYE ON 'ALEC' Spotlight

                                        Moyers and Company

                   http://billmoyers.com/spotlight/eye-on-alec/

 

Global Research, November 12, 2013
CORPORATE PROFITS SOAR: THE SUPER WEALTHY REINVENT AMERICAN CAPITALISM.  As U.S. corporate profits soar to record highs, food stamps for the neediest were quietly cut. The politicians who are demanding endless cuts to social programs — Democrats and Republicans alike — insist that the U.S. is broke, all the while conveniently ignoring the mountains of tax-free wealth piling up in the pockets of the super rich.... http://www.globalresearch.ca/corporate-profits-soar-the-super-wealthy-reinvent-american-capitalism/5357607

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                              Moyers and Company

                        "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                              http://sco.lt/82wkRF


                                                        VIDEO

 -▶  HOW 'ALEC's NEW LAWS IN THE U.S. ARE THREATENING ACTIVISTS' ABILITY TO UNCOVER APPALLING TREATMENT OF OUR ANIMAL FOOD PRODUCTION.

Covert VIDEO has exposed the cruel treatment of animals in some factory farms in the United States but in several US states it is those who expose abusive practices that could end up as "terrorists"... http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/04/10


The Guardian, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government


                                              LEARN MORE ON

                                        -▶  'ALEC' EXPOSED  -▶

                       http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

 

                                                  DAILY READ

                   SHAME ON ALEC CORPORATOCRACY RACKET 

                                                http://ow.ly/rPEXj


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                THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY AND THE TRILLION DOLLAR STUDENT LOAN GAME http://sco.lt/6TB37x


                              THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. 

WILL AMERICANS ALLOW PUBLIC SERVICES TO BE PRIVATIZED?

                                        http://sco.lt/6Nmvy5

 

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

 

Harvard Business Review, April 24, 2013

WHY THE DECLINE IN CORPORATE STATESMANSHIP? http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/04/why-the-decline-in-corporate-s/

 

ThinkProgress, January 19, 2014
BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS SPENDING MILLIONS TO DENY HEALTH COVERAGE TO LOW-INCOME AMERICANS http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10/19/2806521/billionaire-koch-brothers-spending-millions-deny-health-coverage-income-americans/

 

 Bill Moyer, January 16, 2014
-▶ TEN EXAMPLES OF WELFARE FOR CORPORATIONS AND THE ULTRA-RICH http://billmoyers.com/2014/01/16/ten-examples-of-welfare-for-corporations-and-the-ultra-rich/

 

▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: OUR PUBLIC LANDS - COAL, OIL, FRACKING DESTORYING FORESTS, WATER & ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/9JCs8f

 

 OpEd News, January 10, 2014

▶  OBAMA'S CORPORATE PLANTATIONS:  DEREGULATION, PRIVATIZATION AND CHEAP LABOR http://www.opednews.com/articles/Deregulation-Privatizatio-by-Mike-Whitney-Corporate-Profits_Corporate-Welfare_Labor_Obama-Corporate-Mascot-140110-3.html

 

 CorpWatch, December 19, 2013
-▶ ALARMING FINDINGS: NEW REPORT CARD EVALUATES CONGRESSIONAL CORPORATE INFLUENCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Washington, DC (December 19, 2013) – Congress had a miserable record on resisting corporate influence in 2012, according to a new Congressional Report Card . The 2012 Corporate Accountability Coalition Report Card tracks Congressional action related to corporate accountability, transparency, and responsible business during the second year of the 112th Congress... http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15908


 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

 

Nation of Change, December 29, 2013
ARE TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR WALL STREET EXECS' BLOATED BONUSES? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-taxpayers-paying-wall-street-execs-bloated-bonuses-1388332272


 Alertnet, December 12, 2013
-▶ U.S. STATES ARE GIVING BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLAR TO CORPORATIONS THAT DON'T CREATE JOBS http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/corporate-extortion-states-are-giving-billions-corporations


What Matters Today, December 13, 2013

THE GREAT AMERICAN CLASS WAR:  PLUTOCRACY VERSUS DEMOCRACY http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/13/the-great-american-class-war-plutocracy-versus-democracy/


                                                REPORT:

                                       SPOOKY BUSINESS

                                           Corporate Policy

CORPORATE ESPIONAGE AGAINST NONPROFITS, ACTIVISTS AND WHISTLE BLOWERS http://www.corporatepolicy.org/2013/11/20/spooky-business/

FULL REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD http://www.corporatepolicy.org/spookybusiness.pdf

 

 CSRWire Talkback, December 10, 2013
FROM SOCIAL OBLIGATION TO SOCIAL IDENTITY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1138-from-social-obligation-to-social-identity

 

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

 

BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6W8ds1

 

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

 

 ▶ BUSINESS DOING GOOD - GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP http://sco.lt/5SlJVh

 

                                                         VIDEO:

               THE CHARITABLE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - PETER BUFFET

                                            http://sco.lt/6u5osj


  -▶ PASSING THE BUCK: MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

                                                         VIDEO: 

                              "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                      DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                            http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

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

 

  Guardian, November 27, 2013

-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

 

 

 

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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


TriplePundit, April 02, 2015
 -▶ FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS AND DATA: STARTING SUSTAINABILITY CONVERSATIONS  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/04/food-supply-chains-data-starting-sustainability-conversations/


                                             INVESTIGATION

                                               The Ecologist,
                               WHO IS PICKING OUR FOOD?

http://www.theecologist.org/trial_investigations/1734561/who_is_picking_our_food.html


                                      VIDEO INVESTIGATION (10:12)

          "Slave labour" behind our cheap food | Special investigation
A Channel 4 News investigation reveals allegations of shocking mistreatment of migrant workers in Spain, who pick the lettuces that end op on the shelves of Britain’s biggest supermarkets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Encjsrh17P8#t=32


Mongabay, April 01, 2015
 -▶ DOMINO'S, DAIRYQUEEN, TACO BELL, BURT'S BEES SCORE TERRIBLY ON ELIMINATING DEFORESTATION FROM SUPPLY CHAINS

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0401-palm-oil-scorecard.html


                                            AP INVESTIGATION
                                             March 25, 2015
                 SLAVERY TAINTS GLOBAL SUPPLY OF SEAFOOD
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/98053222a73e4b5dab9fb81a116d5854/ap-investigation-slavery-taints-global-supply-seafood


SF Gate, March 26, 2015
 -▶ ABOUT 4,000 ENSLAVED FISHERMAN STRANDED ON INDONESIAN ISLANDS  http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/About-4-000-fishermen-stranded-on-Indonesian-6164107.php


Daily Mail, March 25, 2015
 -▶ LOCKED IN CAGES AND WHIPPED WITH TOXIC STINGRAY TAILS: THE BURMESE SLAVES FORCED TO CATCH FISH THAT END UP IN SUPERMARKETS, RESTAURANTS, AND PET SHOPS ACROSS AMERICA

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3010924/Locked-cages-whipped-toxic-stingray-tails-Burmese-slaves-forced-catch-fish-ends-supermarkets-restaurants-pet-shops-America.html


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                       Is "Sustainable" Seafood Really Sustainable?

                                           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


First Peoples Worldwide, March 2015
CORPORATIONS AND THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES; ADVANCING THE STRUGGLE FOR PROTECTION, RECOGNITION, AND REDRESS AT THE THIRD UN FORUM ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS http://firstpeoples.org/wp/corporations-and-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-advancing-the-struggle-for-protection-recognition-and-redress-at-the-third-un-forum-on-business-and-human-rights/


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


Edie.net,April 01, 2015
ALDI, GERMANY'S LEADING DISCOUNT RETAILER COMMITS TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL DETOX IN THEIR FASHION AND SHOE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.edie.net/news/4/Aldi-commits-to-hazardous-chemical-detox/


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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The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy. This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


HuffingtonPost (Reuters) April 15, 2014

▶  CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html



Climate Group, March 12, 2015
▶  CHINA TO INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY ALONG "SILK ROAD" ECONOMIC BELT WITH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND FUND http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-to-invest-in-clean-energy-along-silk-road-economic-belt/


▶  CHINA CHALLENGING THE U.S. DOLLAR  http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/031115.htm

▶  CHINA'S PLAN FOR WINNING THE CURRENCY WARS http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-11/china-s-plan-for-winning-the-currency-wars

Washington Post, March 10, 2015
▶  THE ONE CHINESE INNOVATION THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT MONEY  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/03/10/the-one-chinese-innovation-that-could-change-the-way-we-think-about-money/



Climate Group, March 05, 2015
▶  CHINA PREMIER LI KEQIANG VOWS TO CRACK DOWN ON CLIMATE LAWS AND POLLUTION http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-premier-li-keiqiang-vows-to-crack-down-on-climate-laws-and-pollution


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
 -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html


The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

-▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/


The Economic Times, August 05, 2014
 -▶
CHINA TO BAN ALL COAL USE IN BEIJING BY 2020 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/pollution/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/articleshow/39696857.cms


September 04, 2014 Mother Jones,
▶ CHINA JUST GOT SERIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING.  NOW WE'RE OUT OF EXCUSES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-climate-change-carbon-market


Resource Efficient Business, January 08, 2015
-▶ CHINESE PUBLIC NOW LEGALLY REQUIRED TO RECYCLE http://www.rebnews.com/news/recycling/chinese_public_legally_required_recycle.html


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests


The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY POACHING https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html



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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


▶   CHINA BECOMING AN IT GIANT : A GROWING NEW GLOBAL MODEL FOR CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5szR21


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     WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?

                                  REACHING THE POINT OF "NO CHOICE"


                                                  February 08, 2015
                                           23 SHOCKING PHOTOS

REVEAL HOW BAD CHINA'S POLLUTION PROBLEM HAS BECOME

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2X2ySK/1DcROUT@y:HaJBFbJH/www.earthporm.com/23-shocking-photos-reveal-bad-chinas-pollution-problem-become


Wall Street Journal, March 02, 2015
-▶  POLLUTION DOCUMENTARY 'UNDER THE DOME' BLANKETS CHINESE INTERNET - EDUCATING PUBLIC  http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/02/pollution-documentary-under-the-dome-blankets-chinese-internet/


                                                           VIDEO

                                                February 06, 2015
POLLUTION IN CHINA "APOCALYPTIC: - RENEWABLE ENERGY IS ONLY CHANCE OF SURVIVAL  http://climatecrocks.com/2015/02/06/pollution-in-china-apocalyptic-renewable-energy-is-only-chance-of-survival/


National Geographic, January 22, 2014

-▶  HOW MUCH IS THE U.S. TO BLAME FOR "MADE-IN-CHINA" POLLUTION? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/01/140122-made-in-china-pollution-from-exports/


▶ HORRIFYINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS SHOW THE HUMAN COST OF CHINA'S MASSIVE POLLUTION PROBLEM
 http://www.fastcoexist.com/3035080/horrifingly-beautiful-photos-show-the-human-cost-of-chinas-massive-pollution-problem


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                       CHINA MOVING FAST TO REIN IN POLLUTION


The Guardian, January 07, 2015
-▶ CHINA ENCOURAGES ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO SUE POLLUTERS. Groups that work to fight polluters judicially will gain special status and have court fees reduced, Supreme People’s Court says

 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/china-encourages-environmental-groups-to-sue-polluters


HuffPost Green, December 23, 2014
▶  CHINESE AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL/POLLUTION CRIME

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/24/china-environmental-crime_n_6375290.html


Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


NRDC, April 24, 2014

-▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                     NHK WORLD - English, December 11, 2014
            NEW NORMAL TO BE LOGIC OF CHINA'S FUTURE GROWTH http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141212_19.html


South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

-▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts

                                                  MEANWHILE

Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


The Ecologist, November 19, 1014
-▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD IN GREEN ENERGY -- DESPITE U.S. GOP SENATE LEADER 'DO NOTHING' CLAIMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2639170/china_leads_the_world_in_green_energy_despite_us_senate_leader_do_nothing_claims.html


RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/


Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html


OnEarth, November 23, 2014
-▶ HOW CHINA PLANS TO TOP OUT COAL USE BY 2O20 http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/coal-tural-revolution


IB Times, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


Greentech Media, November 25, 2014
▶   CAN CHINA GET 40% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES BY 2040?  http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Can-China-Get-40-of-Its-Electricity-From-Renewables-by-2040


The Guardian, December 20, 2014
▶   10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment


MAY 22 ,2013   Grist

 ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- SERIOUSLY WEAKENING ONE OF THE U.S.'S GO-TO EXCUSES FOR CLIMATE INACTION ... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/


November 12, 2014, France 24 TV,
-▶ CHINA AND USA AGREE TO TARGET EMISSIONS PEAK 'AROUND 2030' http://www.france24.com/en/20141112-china-agrees-target-emissions-peak-around-2030-white-house/


Bloomberg, November 21, 2014
-▶ CHINA PLANS TO SLOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION INCREASE BY 28% BY 2020 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-19/china-plans-to-slow-energy-consumption-increase-to-28-by-2020.html


Triple Pundit, November 13, 2014
▶  CHINA'S 20% RENEWABLES COMMITMENT A CHALLENGE TO U.S. UTILITIES, China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world. Its success will bring to scale the technologies and processes required to integrate renewable energy into an electrical grid. China is on a path that will push the U.S. electric utility industry over a renewable energy cliff. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/chinas-20-renewable-energy-commitment-challenges-u-s-electric-utility-industry/


                                                 PHOTOS

                           Mother Jones, November 19, 2014
THESE STUNNING PHOTOS SHOW CHINA'S DAILY ONSLAUGHT OF TOXIC SMOG  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/photo-daily-beijing-china-air-crisis-weibo-climate



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                                          POLLUTION CONTROLS

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Reuters, May 26, 2014

-▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526


TakePart, June 27, 2014

-▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china

 

Business Green, July 14, 2014
-▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

 

Mining.com, July 12, 2014
-▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/


                                               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/


The Guardian, November 28, 2014
-▶ AHEAD OF THE GAME : THE CHINESE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AIM TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/nov/28/chinese-scientific-revolution-tackle-climate-change


New Scientist, December 16, 2014
-▶ "GREAT GREEN WALL" HELPS CHINA TACKLE DESERTIFICATION: China has planted a "Great Green Wall" of trees across the north of the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts -- and the strategy appears to be working. "Vegetation has improved and dust storms have decreased significantly in the Great Green Wall region, compared with other areas," says Minghong Tan of Beijing's Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429994.900-great-wall-of-trees-keeps-chinas-deserts-at-bay.html#.VJA1WsaHenj


The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


The Climate Group, September 04, 2014
▶ CHINA WILL LAUNCH WORLD'S BIGGEST CARBON MARKET IN 2016. China will launch its eagerly awaited national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2016. Once implemented, this market for carbon permit trading will become the biggest in the world, helping the largest greenhouse emitting nation to axe pollution. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-will-launch-worlds-biggest-carbon-market-in-2016/


-▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1


Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
-▶ NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEJING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.html


May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
 ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html



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                                                           SOLAR

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Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014

  -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD


The Climate Group, September 03, 2014
 -▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD'S NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY RECORD  http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-leads-the-new-renewable-global-records/


Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html

 

The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
-▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

 

Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

 The Star Online, May 26, 2014
   ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/



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                                       CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                 Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/


  ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/


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/


Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


Guardian Environment, December 20, 2014
▶  10 THING TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. New book argues Chinese firms’ presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment


Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

 

FastCoExist, August 26, 2014
▶  IN BEIJING YOU CAN PAY FOR TRAIN RIDES WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES.
Across the world, there are many ways to encourage recycling. Tax breaks, virtual points, deposit payments--there's no shortage of ideas. Recently, we even came across a machine in Istanbul that gives out dog food in return for a bottle or two. Beijing is now taking its own approach by giving free train rides and mobile phone top-ups to people redeeming used plastic. Machines in 34 locations take bottle deposits and calculate their worth, issuing a credit to the person's mobile account or transit pass. Sensors scan the bottle's weight and composition, then prompt users to choose their option. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034720/in-beijing-you-can-pay-for-train-rides-with-plastic-bottles


-▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/


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/



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                                         CHINA'S POLLUTION

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                         POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                  RT News, January 21, 2014

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                             CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION

                China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study

                  http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/


                       28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA

                          ENERGY, DAMS, ECOCIDE, FOSSIL FUELS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3999184497/2013/03/31/28-000-rivers-wiped-off-the-map-of-china


CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.


IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS .....

Treehugger, March 08, 2014
 -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html


                                                     -- WATCH--

                                                     NEW FILM:

                                                 The Ecologist

"COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

 

Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists


WorldNews,

-▶  BEIJING RAISES POLLUTION ALERT ON SMOG LINGERS http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/21/Beijing_raises_pollution_alert_as_smog_lingers/


Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
-▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


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Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


 Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


                                                   WATCH
       DEEP INSIDE THE WILD WORLD OF CHINA'S FRACKING BOOM
China's Coal Addiction Threatens the Planet.  But Can It Handle a Natural Gas Revolution? http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-us-fracking-shale-gas


Asia Society, June 06, 2014

▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china


BreakingViews, February 04, 2014

▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL...  http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article



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-▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF


 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


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                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" MAY KILL US ALL

                              FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR.

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT


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

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

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

 

 -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

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


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth


 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       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/



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Céline's curator insight, April 20, 2014 3:51 AM

Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 23, 2014 1:05 PM

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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

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Ashley Bogar's curator insight, April 1, 10:20 AM

Come April of 2015 China is ready to set a new law that gives Beijing more power against factories that are polluting the environment. This new law will allow them to punish business officials and place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. This new law states that the environment is a priority and will give the power to environmental enforcers to “veto” production in the industries until they have met their targets. They are also looking to eliminate the punishment of maximum fine as companies will pay this fine and still continue on with their same procedures.

I think that it is important for people to see a CSR program within their government and I feel that it is too strongly geared towards strictly corporations. We have seen in some cases such as the United States where ultimately the corporations run the show but the government needs to take responsibility as they have put themselves in the position to take care of the people and they need to live up to it.

I believe that getting rid of the fine penalty will be very beneficial for Beijing, you see too many cases where through a cost/benefit analysis companies will chose to take the risk of a maximum fine as they will still make more profit. An alternate solution such as a shutdown of the company whether it is permanent or temporary will be a greater threat and result in a greater desired outcome and better cooperation

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A Tale of Sharks and Tuna: Meet Your New Landlord - Wall Street

A Tale of Sharks and Tuna: Meet Your New Landlord - Wall Street | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

               A WALL STREET CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKET

             AND RISING RENTS : THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES


                                              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</