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                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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


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


                                   ANIMATED VIDEO (2:25)
                        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


IUCN, January 29, 2015
-▶ ACCOUNTING FOR NATURE : FAILING TO PROTECT NATURE'S CAPITAL COULD COST BUSINESSES TRILLIONS  http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?18861/Failing-toprotectnaturescapitalcouldcostbusinessestrillions


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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
-▶ CAN BUSINESSES LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF NATURAL CAPITAL? The concept has captured the imagination of environmental, business and political groups. But some campaigners believe that there is a fundamental flaw in the language and logic of the natural capital movement: by putting a price on nature you risk opening it up to further market commodification... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/businesses-learn-language-of-natural-capital-2015


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


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/


Justmeans, January 20, 2015

 ▶ REPORT:  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?

 http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth


                                                  GreenBiz
                  STATE OF GREEN BUSINESS REPORT 2015
        http://www.greenbiz.com/topics/state-green-business-report


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

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 28, 2015
 ▶ FAILING TO PROTECT NATURE'S CAPITAL COULD COST BUSINESSES TRILLIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/28/natural-captial-profit-world-economy


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


 Common Dreams

▶  CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER. The "financialization of nature" is a flawed approach to saving biodiversity, "Biodiversity and forests are critical for the survival of people and the planet, and are thus priceless. Our biodiversity needs to be protected, not speculated on by reckless and unaccountable financial markets,” says Isaac Rojas, Friends of the Earth International Coordinator of the Forests and Biodiversity Program. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


 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


Common Cause, January 08, 2015
 ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/


Why Green Economy? December 16, 2014
-▶  WHO SHOULD VALUE NATURE? CAN WE EVEN PUT A PRICE ON THE UNPRICEABLE? http://whygreeneconomy.org/who-should-value-nature/


NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - IF WE CAN'T MAKE MONEY OFF IT, IT HAS NO VALUE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value

 

▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life


September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

-▶ NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALISATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

 

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


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


-▶THE DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE  http://sco.lt/6p8lFZ


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


-▶  SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT : AN OUTSIDE VIEW FULL PDF REPORT : WHO SHOULD VALUE NATURE?  WHY GREEN ECONOMY?.pdf   http://whygreeneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Who-should-value-nature.-Why-Green-Economy.pdf


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/


                      NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING:

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


The Guardian, November 09, 2014
 ▶ WORLD GOVERNMENTS FAILING EARTH'S ECOSYSTEMS, SAYS TOP CONSERVATIONIST. Governments are lagging behind on international commitments to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, with politicians failing to grasp that economic growth depends upon environmental protection  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/09/world-governments-failing-earths-ecosystems-says-top-conservationist


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶
ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


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


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


The Conversation, August 12, 2014
-▶ AN OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL NOT MAKE THE BEST USE OF NATURAL ASSETS http://theconversation.com/an-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-not-make-the-best-use-of-natural-assets-30283


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 13, 2014
-▶  SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL COMPANIES ADMIT ENVIRONMENTAL COST. While companies' impact on the environment remains ignored the question of how society deals with the consequence of this damage will remain unanswered  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-companies-environmental-cost


ScienceDaily October 27, 2014

REDUCING POPULATION IS NO ENVIRONMENT 'QUICK FIX' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141027181959.htm


Huffington Post Business, October 22, 2014
▶ HOW NATURAL CAPITAL IS REDEFINING SUCCESS: REDEFINING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SUCCESS TOWARD THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE: THE MOMENT IS RIPE FOR DISRUPTION

As far as we've come in redefining corporate governance and success toward the triple bottom line, we still have a distance to go before there is real specificity and widespread agreement among companies and consumers about what terms like "natural capital" or even "sustainability" mean. This can be seen as a shortcoming or a vacuum, but it's also a huge opportunity for smart businesses to take up. The moment is ripe for disruption; potentially revolutionary understandings of businesses' goals and metrics are increasingly coming into focus. More than ever, consumers want to live meaningfully and to engage with brands that have a purpose. That's galvanizing companies to drill down on defining their social and environmental purpose today, and anticipating how it will evolve in the future.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tensie-whelan/how-natural-capital-is-redefining-success_b_6005244.html

 

BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


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/


August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


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/


                                                      VIDEO (3.30)
                                            Grassroots International
PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE PROFITS
Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/



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


 October 13, 2012 Common Dreams
- ▶ 'RECIPE FOR DISASTER' : GROUP SAYS NO FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


CSRwire Talkback -
-▶ OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons


August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

-▶ BANKS WANT TO PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

 It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.

43 financial institutions have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable.

The banks are also concerned that some companies are using up natural resources so fast, with no thought for their own future, let alone that of the planet, that they will collapse. They want a way of warning them and ultimately withdrawing their credit unless the companies mend their ways... http://www.eco-business.com/news/banks-put-price-earths-life-support/

 

-▶ 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




-▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


 -▶ THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/8GZC9x


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


 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1


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

 

                                              INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute
-▶ NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth



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


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

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


Thomson Reuters, February 04, 2015
-▶ EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: HOW WETLANDS MANAGE RISK

 http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2015/01/30/executive-perspective-wetlands-manage-risk/



 -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/5GzvTV

 

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

 

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

 

                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                                                SLIDESHOW

                               Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
         INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER ON THE PLANET  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow



 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


  -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO
       THE STORY OF ILLEGAL LOGGING & HOW TO STOP IT
                               http://www.fern.org/storyofFLEGT

 

                                 FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

                     http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

 

                                                  ANIMATION

                                    THE STORY OF UN-REDD

CARBON OFFSETS:  A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

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

 

 


 -▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL


 

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

 

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

 

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

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

 

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


                                            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

 

                                          RESTORING THE EARTH

                                          THE BONN CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

                                            MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD


                                                      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/

 

 

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

 

-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

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

 

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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/



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



 

 

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I believe that this is bad. Its sad that we can put a price on earth. We need to stop hurting the earth, and help it.

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The bankers went on to acknowledge this was partly their fault because they had no way of valuing this natural capital, nor did they currently recognize the danger to the stability of some companies because of its destruction. They want governments to force companies to disclose their dependence on natural capital and the impact they have on it by disclosures in annual financial reports. 

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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


Mashable, April 22, 2015
 ▶ GLOBAL CONSUMERS SAY BRANDS MUST BE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE http://mashable.com/2015/04/22/brands-environmentally-responsible/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-lin


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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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


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


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


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


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

At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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



The Verge, April 20, 2015
▶  APPLE:  "WE DON'T WANT TO DEBATE CLIMATE CHANGE.  WE WANT TO STOP IT http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/20/8456211/apple-environment-sustainability-report-2015



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

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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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▶  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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                                                 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/


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 21, 2015
BEYOND CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM: COULD A NEW ECONOMIC APPROACH SAVE THE PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/21/regenerative-economy-holism-economy-climate-change-inequality


                                     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/


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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                                                        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

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE

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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               ----- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST ---


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


                                         UNEP April 22, 2015
           ESTABLISHING  CHINA'S GREEN FINANCIAL SYSTEM

                  REPORT OF THE GREEN FINANCE TASK FORCE

The report is the outcome of a Green Finance Task Force which was tasked to develop policy, regulatory and market-innovations to better align China's financial system with the needs of green industry and sustainable development. The report recommends the development of financial institutions specialized in green lending and investment. http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=26802&ArticleID=34981&l=en


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


CleanTechnica, March 14, 2015
-▶ CHINA INTRODUCES 70% SOLAR SUBSIDY FOR THE POOR http://cleantechnica.com/2015/03/14/china-introduces-70-solar-subsidy-poor/


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


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/


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


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

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

▶  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

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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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

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

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/


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

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

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

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

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

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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/

 



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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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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




pdjmoo's insight:

       YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:


▶  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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Eli Levine's curator insight, December 28, 2014 11:54 PM

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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Guardian, June 01, 2014
WHO'S IN CONTROL? -- NATION STATE OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?
 "By many measures, corporations are more central players in global affairs than nations," writes Benjamin Barber in Jihad vs McWorld. "We call them multinational but they are more accurately understood as postnational, transnational or even anti-national. For they abjure the very idea of nations or any other parochialism that limits them in time or space." "We are in government but not in power," said Lula's close aide, Dominican friar Frei Betto. "Power today is global power, the power of the big companies, the power of financial capital." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/02/control-nation-states-corporations-autonomy-neoliberalism


AATTP, March 26, 2014
-▶  THINK YOU HAVE CHOICES?  THINK AGAIN: THESE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE WORLD http://aattp.org/think-you-have-choices-think-again-these-corporations-control-the-world/


Jan 25, 2013 World Economic Forum

▶  WORLD BECOMING "UNGOVERNABLE" - GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS  http://www.weforum.org/news/world-becoming-ungovernable-says-peres


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


Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html


Truthout, March 19 ,2015
-▶  HOW CORPORATIONS RUN CONGRESS

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29760-how-corporations-run-congress-a-talk-with-ryan-grim


CommonDreams, October 30, 2014
▶  CORPORATIONS ACT TO MAKE CONGRESS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIDARY  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/30/corporations-act-make-congress-wholly-owned-subsidiary


Alternet, December 08, 2014
-▶ SWEET DEAL:  CORPORATIONS GET $760 FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR EVERY DOLLAR THEY SPEND ON ELECTIONS http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/sweet-deal-corporations-get-760-government-every-dollar-they-spend-elections


NationofChange, September 12, 2014
▶  BIG BUSINESS BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS TO CONTINUE BUYING ELECTIONS IN THE U.S. http://www.nationofchange.org/big-business-billionaires-continue-buying-elections-us-141052356


                                             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/


                               THE 2015 WORLD'S BILLIONAIRES LIST

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


New York Times, March 25,2015
-▶  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP SEEN AS DOOR FOR FOREIGN SUITS AGAINST U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/business/trans-pacific-partnership-seen-as-door-for-foreign-suits-against-us.html?_r=0


-▶ OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRDE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/5G9V0T


The Guardian, December 12, 2014
-▶ ON TAMING CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/12/guardian-view-on-taming-corporate-power


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


Indiana Public Media, February 27, 2015
▶  FOOD AND AG LOBBYISTS REAP SEATS AT CONGRESSIONAL TABLE

 http://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/food-ag-lobbyists-seats-congressional-table/


NPR, November 17, 2014
 ▶ TOP SPENDERS ON CAPITOL HILL PAY BILLIONS, RECEIVE TRILLIONS. The Sunlight foundation took the 200 corporations most active in Washington, analyzed the years 2007-2012 and applied several metrics: what the companies got in federal contracts and other federal support, what they spent on lobbying, how much their executives and political action committees gave in campaign contributions.  http://www.npr.org/2014/11/17/364591114/top-spenders-on-capitol-hill-pay-billions-receive-trillions


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/


Truthout, December 08, 2014
-▶  THE WAGES OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM http://truth-out.org/news/item/27877-the-wages-of-global-capitalism


Institute for Policy Studies, November 13, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FLEECING UNCLE SAM. A growing number of corporations spend more on executive compensation than federal income taxes. http://www.ips-dc.org/fleecing-uncle-sam/


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 20, 2015
-▶  AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE
http://iatp.org/blog/201501/agribusiness-and-food-corporations-are-not-people


Compass, November 03, 2014
-▶ CORPORATIONS AREN'T PEOPLE AND THEY AREN'T NATION STATES, EITHER http://blogs.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/11/corporations-arent-people-and-they-arent-nation-states-either.html


Grist, March 05,2015
▶  WALMART'S NEW "GREEN" "SUSTAINABLE" PRODUCT LABEL IS THE MOST MISLEADING YET http://grist.org/business-technology/walmarts-new-green-product-label-is-the-most-misleading-yet/


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                              http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


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

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


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


                                RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES OR OLD DEBTS : INEQUALITY WIDENS  http://sco.lt/68dlAX


                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (GRAPHS) http://sco.lt/856Acb


 ▶ POPE FRANCIS:  "NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL". http://sco.lt/98y1L7



Pioneers Post, December 12, 2014
-▶ 'HAVE BRITAIN'S BUSINESSES BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE MOB?"

  http://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20141211/have-britains-businesses-been-taken-over-the-mob


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

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


                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                           http://sco.lt/67XHiD


                                    PROFITS BEFORE HEALTH

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

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


HuffPost Politics, December 13, 2014
-▶ SEN ELIZABETH WARREN RIPS CITIGROUP FOR WEAZLING WALL STREET GIVEAWAY INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/elizabeth-warren-citigroup-bill_n_6318446.html


The Hill, December 08, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS

  http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


ClimateProgress, March 02, 2015
▶  TRANSCANADA IS SEIZING PEOPLE'S LAND TO BUILD KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/01/3625804/keystone-kelo-eminent-domain-property/



                                THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC':

      SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

                                ONE STATE, ONE CITY AT A TIME

                                           http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ


Guardian, December 08, 2014
-▶  TAMING CORPORATE POWER: THE KEY POLITICAL ISSUE OF OUR AGE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/08/taming-corporate-power-key-political-issue-alternative


-▶ CORPORATE POWER, A GLOBAL COUP : THE RULES  http://therules.org/corporate-power-global-coup/


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


Alternet, November 21, 2014
-▶  THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME A CLEARING HOUSE FOR BIG MONEY. Health insurers, media and telecommunications, retailers, Big Pharma – no wonder Washington’s K Street is lobbying’s road to Paradise.

http://www.alternet.org/our-government-has-become-clearing-house-big-money


                  HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY

               AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER

                                          http://sco.lt/51dYjh


June 29, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  BELIEVE IT OR NOT - 13 MIND-BLOWING FACT ABOUT AMERICA'S TAX-DODGING CORPORATIONS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/29


 September 9, 2013 Washington Post
▶  HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/

 

May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html


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


Common Dreams, October 24, 2014
BILL MOYERS:  GRASSROOTS PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT MUST RISE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE CONTROL http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/24/bill-moyers-grassroots-pro-democracy-movement-must-rise-challenge-corporate-control


Washington Post, June 27, 2014

▶  SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS THE U.S. ECONOMY IS RIGGED:  YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED WHO AGREES WITH HER http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/27/elizabeth-warren-says-the-american-economy-is-rigged-many-conservatives-agree/

 

                                                 A VIP READ:

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

                                               http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 

                                                     WATCH

                  "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                      Moyers & Company

▶  Scholar Henry Giroux says America's current political system is leading to a culture where people are so focused on surviving, they become like 'the walking dead.' A Culture Driven By Lust for Money and Power http://billmoyers.com/segment/henry-giroux-on-zombie-politics/


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                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                                 LOBBYING

                 MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                               http://sco.lt/6k957p


                    THE END OF FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENTS

                               THE RISE OF CORPORATOCRACY

10 FRIGHTENING PROMISED BY GOP SENATE CANDIDATES SECRETLY TAPED AT KOCH BROTHERS SUMMIT http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/10-frightening-promises-gop-senate-candidates-secretly-taped-koch-brothers-summit


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

 

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

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


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

Our expanding waistlines are costing the global economy almost as much to deal with as smoking and military conflict, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the research institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS -- PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP


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

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

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                                                   WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

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


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

 

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


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/


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

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH



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


                                                       VIDEO

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

 


 ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R



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

 

Euractive, November 17, 2014
-▶  FRENCH GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SIGN TTIP AGREEMENT IN 2015 Matthias Fekl, France's Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has made it clear that France will not support the inclusion of the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) in a potential TTIP agreement. The ISDS is a point of heated debate between the EU and the United States. This mechanism could give companies the opportunity to take legal action against a state whose legislation has a negative impact on their economic activity. http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037


Transnational Institute, October 13, 2014
-▶  CORPORATE POWER:  EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY REJECTS TTIP, CETA AND TISA http://www.tni.org/article/european-civil-society-rejects-ttip-ceta-and-tisa

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                       BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                           http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542



 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR, CORPORATE WELFARE AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA http://sco.lt/7QbsxN


                                      OUR BIG FOOD MON0POLY

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



 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

  ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:

CORPORATE OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FIHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING

http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html


                                                    WATCH

          "DEATH ON A CORPORATE FACTORY FARM" - HBO SPECIAL"

                                       http://sco.lt/5fWj8z


Alternet, January 26, 2013

NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                      READ

                                Guardian, November 19, 2014
 ▶ SECRET DOCUMENTS REVEALED:  KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE COMPANY'S PR BLITZ TO SAFEGUARD ITS BACK UP PLAN --  HORRIFYING. Energy East strategy drawn up by public relations firm Edelman calls for thousands of activists, major online campaign and digging into background of opposition groups as methods TransCanada Corporation should use to ‘play offence’ against its detractors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/18/revealed-keystone-companys-pr-blitz-to-safeguard-its-backup-plan


                                                      --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

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                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

                                           CLIMATE CHANGE:

▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY

INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr



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Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish

Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 17, 2013 Salon, Lindsay Abrams

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY

Being a responsible fish eater is much more difficult than it appears,,, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/17/sustainable_seafood_is_a_fantasy/


Telegraph, April 18, 2015
 -▶ NO COD, NO HADDOCK - WHAT FISH CAN WE EAT WITH A CLEAN CONSCIENCE?  Sounds fine – after all, we all like a bit of salmon. But in fact it takes 3-4lb of these little fish to produce 1lb of farmed fish such as salmon. Sure, some farmed fish are herbivorous, such as t... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11542239/No-cod-no-haddock-what-fish-can-we-eat-with-a-clean-conscience.html


                                   WHY SARDINES MATTER

            CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE

                                          http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


Ecowatch, August 16, 2012
 ▶ AQUACULTURE: WORLD'S INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR FISH DECIMATES WILD FISH POPULATION. “Growth in fish farming can be a double-edged sword,” said Nierenberg, co-author of the report and Director of Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet project. “Despite its potential to affordably feed an ever-growing global population, it can also contribute to problems of habitat destruction, waste disposal, invasions of exotic species and pathogens, and depletion of wild fish stock.”  http://ecowatch.com/2012/08/16/decimates-wild-fish-population/


-▶ WHY ARTIFICIAL FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET. There’s something fishy going on between the BigAg GMO soy industry and new fish farming methods, and there is little news coverage of this growing relationship. A report titled "Factory-Fed Fish: How the Soy Industry is Expanding Into the Sea: by Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/factory-fed-fish/ highlights some of the potential dangers created by the unexpected relationship between soy and fish, and looks at the harm that is being caused to the global environment by this unnatural coupling.  What's the Problem? ... http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/


Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2014
 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD?  ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fish


Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


                                   ANIMATED VIDEO (2:25)

                          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


SafeBee, January 20, 2015
-▶  FARMED FISH:  YAY OR NAY? Is farmed fish good for your health — or the environment? http://www.safebee.com/food/farmed-fish-yay-or-nay


Eat This Not That
-▶ HOW TILAPIA IS WORSE THAN BACON http://www.eatthis.com/tilapia-is-worse-than-bacon


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/


                                  SHRIMP: SEAFOOD SURPRISE: 

                                      WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                             http://sco.lt/7KhClN


EndTimesHeadlines, April 04, 2015
-▶  16.5 TONS OF FISH 'DIE SUDDENLY' IN FISH FLOATING NET CAGES IN LAKE MANINJAU, INDONESIA: Cramming Too Many Fish into a cage - lack of oxygen http://endtimeheadlines.org/2015/02/16-5-tons-fish-die-suddenly-lake-maninjau-indonesia/


                                       PHOTOS, SLIDESHOW
                              FastCoExist, January 29, 2015
INVESTING IN A MORE "SUSTAINABLE" FUTURE THAT INCLUDES A LOT OF FARMED, CAGED FISH  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3041450/investing-in-a-more-sustainable-future-that-includes-a-lot-of-farmed-fish


                    WHO OWNS THE SEA LIFE IN OUR OCEANS?

                                   Daily Mail Online, April, 2015
HUNDREDS OF SEALS ARE SECRETLY BEING SHOT ALONG BRITISH COASTS TO PROTECT FARMED FISH STOCKS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3028571/Hundreds-seals-secretly-shot-British-coasts.html


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




Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch guides provide at-a-glance info on which fish is relatively abundant (ok to eat) and which species are overfished (need to avoid). They also flag types of seafood that contain levels of mercury or PCBs that pose a health risk.
http://oceana.org/en/living-blue/sustainable-seafood-guide


The Guardian, January 30, 2015
 -▶ UK SUPERMARKETS FAILING TO STOCK ENOUGH "SUSTAINABLE" FISH, says report http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/uk-supermarkets-failing-stock-enough-sustainable-fish-report


                        GREENPEACE SEAFOOD REPORT FOR 2013

THE BEST AND WORST USA SUPERMARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/greenpeace-seafood-report-2013-supermarkets_n_3359255.html



                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                                ECO-LABELING

                                          http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


TriplePundit, June 26, 2014
-▶ CONSUMER DEMAND COULD TURN THE TIDE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHING. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/corporate-policies-turn-tide-sustainable-fishing-push-consumer-demand/


Dec. 28, 2012 Alternet

 ▶ DESPITE DUBIOUS EVIDENCE OF SAFETY, YOU MAY SOON BE EATING UNLABELED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON  http://www.alternet.org/environment/despite-dubious-evidence-safety-you-may-soon-be-eating-unlabeled-genetically-engineered


Seafood International
-▶ 10 TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD. Sustainable seafood programs are a critical part of buying and selling seafood in these modern times. But like everything, the concept of sustainable seafood is changing -- here's how. http://seafoodinternationaldigital.com/10-trends-shaping-the-future-of-sustainable-seafood/


                  THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES:

            Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx


Grist, July 15, 2014

 ▶ CAN WE HAVE OUR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND EAT IT TOO? http://grist.org/food/can-we-have-our-sustainable-seafood-and-eat-it-too/


                            ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING

                                Ongoing Series by Triple Pundit

  " SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS OF A HEALTHIER CATCH"

          http://www.triplepundit.com/topic/sustainable-seafood-2014/



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                                AQUAFARMING - FISH FARMING

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he Fish Site, February 09, 2015
 ▶ PANCREAS DISEASE THREAT TO WILD SALMON FROM ESCAPED NORWEGIAN FARMED SALMON  http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/25085/pancreas-disease-threat-from-escaped-norwegian-salmon


CBC News, January 08, 2015
▶ SEA LICE PESTICIDES USED IN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY MAY BE HAZARDOUS  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sea-lice-pesticides-used-in-salmon-industry-may-be-hazardous-1.2894258


CNCNews, February 18, 2015
 ▶ AQUACULTURE RULE CHANGES RAISE PESTICIDE CONCERNS IN CANADA : WHO EXPORTS FISH TO USA

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/aquaculture-rule-changes-raise-pesticide-concerns-1.2961882


SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES, DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                      AQUAFARMING IN CANADA AND PESTICIDES

                                         EXPORTED TO USA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj


                                              Earth Website
-▶ WORLD FISH STOCKS, FISHERIES MAPS, AQUACULTURE STATISTICS http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/fisheries-and-aquaculture.php


Guardian Environment, May 31, 2014

-▶ IS IT NOW ETHICAL TO EAT FARMED, CAGED  FISH? There aren't plenty more fish in the sea. Our fish and seafood consumption is soaring, so in steps aquaculture. From 2011 to 2012 global aquaculture provided 90m tonnes of fish, overtaking 80m tonnes from the wild fisheries. But in reality 50% of the world's wild caught fish are fed to other animals, including farmed fish. There's also a large pressure group advocating introducing GM farmed salmon – dubbed "Frankenfish" ...

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/01/is-it-ethical-to-eat-farmed-fish


Jan 24, 2013 NYTimes.com

-▶  NOWHERE TO SWIM: MILESTONE LOOMS FOR CORPORATE FACTORY  "FARMED"-RAISED FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995526608/milestone-looms-for-corporate-factory-farmed-raised-fish-more-bigger-faster-profits-that-is


Geographical, January 23, 2015
 -▶ CHINA'S UNSUSTAINABLE FISH FARMS http://geographical.co.uk/nature/oceans/item/727-china-s-fish-farms-squeeze-global-supply

 

Guardian, July 13, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA:  SEAFOOD GUIDE SAYS FIVE OF TOP 22 SPECIES 'UNSUSTAINABLY MANAGED'. More and more of the seafood on our shelves comes from farming operations,” Atlantic salmon, barramundi and prawns are all very popular farmed species. IT STILL TAKES 2.5kg OF WILD-CAUGHT FISH TO BE USED AS FISH FOOD TO CREATE 1kg OF FARMED FISH... It’s hard to tell what the long-term impact of fish farming is on the marine environment.” http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/14/seafood-guide-says-five-of-top-11-species-unsustainably-managed


NPR, January 22, 2015
▶INVESTMENT FUND POURS CASH INTO 'CLEANER, GREENER' FISH FARMING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/01/22/379090302/investment-fund-pours-cash-into-cleaner-greener-fish-farming


Triple Pundit, May 07, 2014

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING:  FROM OPEN SEAS TO THE INNER CITY  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/sustainable-fish-startups-open-seas-inner-city/


QUESTScience, February 13, 2014

ARE VEGETARIAN FISH THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING? 

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/vegetarian-farmed-fish-may-be-key-to-sustainable-aquaculture/

                            INFOGRAPHIC:  FARMED FISH DIETS

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/infographic-can-farmed-fish-go-vegetarian/


                                                       SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir



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               GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GMO) FARMED SALMON

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“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE.  NO Regulation NO Oversight NO Labeling... http://sco.lt/67gold


-▶  THE ISSUES WITH GMO SALMON - CORPORATIONS GIVEN THE POWER TO CREATE LIFE - Ocean Robbins - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/the-issues-with-gmo-salmon/#.UQS2nujZ03Y


20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT. The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon


-▶ MAJOR U.S. FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3999155449/2013/03/31/major-us-food-retailers-to-shun-genetically-modified-patented-factory-farmed-enslaved-seafood


AlterNet, March 07, 2012
 -▶ WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COMPANY PUSHING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON TO CONSUMERS

http://www.alternet.org/story/154454/what_you_should_know_about_the_company_pushing_genetically_engineered_salmon_on_consumers?akid=8379.237541.9t9h4W&rd=1&t=12


 -▶  "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/


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                                                  -- WATCH --

                     AQUACULTURE: TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                                             http://sco.lt/8a5Knx


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 June 13, 2013 Sustainablog
 ▶ FARMED FISH PRODUCTION OVERTAKES BEEF http://sustainablog.org/2013/06/fish-farming-overtakes-beef/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-sustainablog+%28Sustainablog%29


Mongabay, Jeremy Hance January 15, 2015
 ▶ EMPTY SEAS:  SCIENTISTS WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


                       PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !!

                                                TO THE LAST FISH

                                                 http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


New York Times, January 01, 2015
 -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html



                           WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING   http://sco.lt/6bO2nR


May 14, 2013 Mongabay

-▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

-▶ 100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

 -▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv



-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

 


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▶  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 ROBOT REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN - Better Than Human?

THE ROBOT REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN - Better Than Human? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

-▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  WHY ROBOTS WILL, AND MUST, TAKE OVER HUMAN JOBS The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic...http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856


Mother Nature Network, April15, 2015
-▶ ROBOT COOKS MAY HAPPEN SOONER THAN YOU THINK  http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/blogs/robots-cooks-may-happen-sooner-than-you-think


World Economic Forum September 07, 2014

 -▶ THE ROBOT REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN. At Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, robots roam the corridors, carrying out simple tasks for Professor Manuela Veloso and her team. These CoBots, or collaborative robots, can escort guests through the maze-like building, or carry packages from reception. If they realize they cannot perform part of a task, they will simply ask for help.  http://forumblog.org/2014/09/robot-revolution-already-begun/


Harvard Business Review, December 10, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SOCIETY WHEN ROBOTS REPLACE WORKERS? Facing the consequences of maximum efficiency. https://hbr.org/2014/12/what-happens-to-society-when-robots-replace-workers


Newshour, October 07, 2014
-▶ SMART ROBOTS WILL TAKE OVER A THIRD OF JOBS BY 2025 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/smart-robots-will-take-third-jobs-2025-gartner-says/


Guardian Sustainable Business, March 18, 2015
 -▶ FULLY AUTOMATED LUXURY COMMUNISM - At a time when robots crowd factory lines, algorithms steer cars and smart screens litter the checkout aisles, automation is the new spectre. The robots, they say, are coming for our jobs... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/18/fully-automated-luxury-communism-robots-employment


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 17, 2015
 -▶ WHAT WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MEAN FOR THE WORLD OF WORK? The question under discussion was one of the most troubling of our time: will machines ever make better decisions than humans? This is a crucial question for those interested in the future of business. What impact will machines, be they computers or robots, have on the way we work?

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/17/artificial-intelligence-future-of-work


Harvard Business Review, January 16, 2015
-▶ HOW WE'LL REALLY FEEL IF ROBOTS TAKE OUR JOBS  https://hbr.org/2015/01/how-well-really-feel-if-robots-take-our-jobs


Motherboard, October 08, 2014
-▶ QUANTUM ROBOTS WILL DO YOUR JOB BETTER THAN YOU CAN http://motherboard.vice.com/read/quantum-robots-will-do-your-job-better-than-you-can?trk_source=homepage-lede


Yale Global via The Japan Times, January 30, 2014

-▶ ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS. Robots work without stop and corporations are fine-tuning them for all types of work including telemarketing, tax preparation, library technicians and more http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/beware-robots-are-coming


                                             ROBOT REPORTS
                                              PBS Newshour
                       http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/robots/


                                          DOCUMENTARY FILM 53:00
                                        "ROBOT REVOLUTION"  (2009)
                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/robot-revolution/


Examiner.com, February 06, 2015
-▶ NEW HOTEL OPENING IN JAPAN WILL BE OPERATED BY ROBOTS

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-hotel-opening-up-japan-will-be-operated-by-robots


-▶ CHINA IS RUNNING OUT OF CHEAP LABOR:  ROBOTS TO THE RESCUE http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/features/201409191319.html


BBC - Future, June 15, 2014

 -▶  ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE THE RISE OF ROBOT BOSSES?  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140613-rise-of-the-robot-bosses

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                                   FastCo Exist,
-▶ THE ROBOT OVERLORDS: WILL YOU OBEY YOUR ROBOT BOSS? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028257/futurist-forum/would-you-obey-your-robot-boss?partner=newsletter

 

Giz Magazine, April 22, 2014
 -▶ WILL SUPERHUMAN POWERS GIVE US SUPERHUMAN PROBLEMS? The social and ethical consequences http://www.gizmag.com/human-enhancement-issues/31743/


Nature, March 24, 2015
 -▶ INTELLIGENT ROBOTS MUST UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and physicist Stephen Hawking have in recent months warned of the dangers of intelligent robots becoming too powerful for humans to control.  http://www.nature.com/news/intelligent-robots-must-uphold-human-rights-1.17167


GOOD, March31, 2015
 -▶ “BionicANTs” And “eMotion Butterflies” Bridge The Gap Between Robots and Nature http://magazine.good.is/articles/watchout-robo-insect-swarms


                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                 Deutche Welle, November 10, 2014
             IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD ROBOTS THAT HAVE FEELINGS?

                   http://www.dw.de/program/questionnaire/s-9744-9798

                                                         AND

                                        ROBOTS WITH FEELINGS

                       http://www.dw.de/robots-with-feelings/a-17548425


Gizmodo, February 03, 2015
-▶ 13 FASCINATING FARMING ROBOTS THAT WILL FEED HUMANS IN THE FUTURE http://gizmodo.com/13-fascinating-farming-robots-that-will-feed-our-future-1683489468



The Mind Unleashed, September 30, 2014

 -▶ ROBOTS COULD 'KILL US OUT OF KINDNESS' IF WE DON'T TEACH THEM HUMAN VALUES http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/robots-kill-us-kindness-dont-teach-human-values.html


                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                            Down To Earth, France 24, May 29, 2014
                                  JAPAN:  ROBOTS THAT CARE.  

To ease the burden on medical staff, Japanese hospitals and retirement homes have opened their doors to humanoids to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower. It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is aging and its birth rate is on the decline. The Japanese government admits it doesn't have enough nurses to care for the one in four people aged over 65, a ratio that will only increase in the next few decades. http://www.france24.com/en/2014-05-25-1915-down-earth-robot-japan-elderly-care-health-palro-humanoid/


August, 21, 2014
 -▶ JAPAN UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST ANDRIOD NEWSCASTER -- The android newscaster named Kodomoroid, developed under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, has taken the world by storm. Mr. Ishiguro says the android newscaster he has developed has perfect language skills and even sports a sense of humor. http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/worlds-first-android-newscaster/


The New York Times, August 18, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ROBOTS WRITE THE FUTURE?
http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/what-happens-when-robots-write-the-future/?src=recg


                                                     WATCH
TALKING ROBOTS TAKE CONTROL OF KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S TRAFFIC:  Two eight-foot talking androids directing driver and pedestrians and the engineers behind them are women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauw5VYUSuc


                                                        VIDEO

                        Huffington Post Tech, December 14, 2013
GOOGLE ACQUIRES BOSTON DYNAMICS, ADDING TO ITS FLEET OF ROBOT-MAKERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/google-robots-boston-dynamics_n_4445429.html


Phys.org August 21, 2014
▶ THE ETHICS OF DRIVERLESS CARS: HANDING OVER OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://phys.org/news/2014-08-ethics-driverless-cars.html


 IEEE Spectrum, January 2, 2014
-▶ WHEN WILL WE HAVE ROBOTS TO HELP WITH HOUSEHOLD CHORES? Google, Microsoft, and Apple are investing in robots. Does that mean home robots are on the way? http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/when-will-we-have-robots-to-help-with-household-chores

 
                                                        WATCH

                              Tweak Town, January 14, 2014

-▶ BURGER-FLIPPING ROBOT MAKES 360 GOURMET BURGERS PER HOUR  http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34846/burger-flipping-robot-makes-360-gourmet-burgers-per-hour/index.html

 

Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/


Wired, August 25, 2014
 -▶ THE PLAN TO BUILD A MASSIVE ONLINE BRAIN FOR ALL THE WORLD'S ROBOTS Backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, Saxena and his team unveiled what they call RoboBrain, a kind of online service packed with information and artificial intelligence software that any robot could tap into. Working alongside researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Brown University, and Cornell University, they hope to create a massive online “brain” that can help all robots navigate and even understand the world around them. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/robobrain/


World Post, August 22, 2014
 -▶ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAY DOOM THE HUMAN RACE WITHIN A CENTURY, OXFORD PROFESSOR SAYS. An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superintelligence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/artificial-intelligence-oxford_n_5689858.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

 Where Is My Robot,
-▶ ROBOTICS: CULTURE, COST AND CAPABILITY - WILL 2014 BE THE YEAR OF THE ROBOT? ROBOTS ARE EVERYWHERE http://whereismyrobot.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/robotics-culture-cost-and-capability/

 

 Earthsky, February 17, 2014
-▶ ARE THESE TERMITE-INSPIRED ROBOTS THE CONSTRUCTION CREWS OF THE FUTURE http://earthsky.org/human-world/termite-inspired-robots-construction-crews-of-the-future


 FastCoExist
-▶ SWARMS OF THESE ADORABLE ROBOTS CAN BUILD MASSIVE HOUSE WITHOUT A BLUEPRINT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026417/swarms-of-these-adorable-robots-can-build-massive-houses-without-a-blueprint?partner=newsletter

 

IEEE Spectrum, July 09, 2014

-▶ SUPRAPED ROBOTS WILL USE TREKKING POLES TO HIKE ACROSS ROUGH TERRAIN http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/supraped-robots-will-use-smart-trekking-poles

 

 Nightly Business Report, May 14, 2014
-▶THE FUTURE SOLDIER WILL BE PART HUMAN, PART MACHINE http://nbr.com/2014/05/14/the-future-soldier-will-be-part-human-part-machine/


New Scientist, April 2014
-▶ "PORTON MAN" ANDROID SOLDIER COULD HELP SAVE HUMAN COMRADES LIVES. Porton Man can march, run and lift its arm to sight a weapon, just like an infantry soldier. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25369-robot-soldier-could-help-save-human-comrades-lives.html#.U0Mee8f1_OQ

 

FastCoExist, March 26, 2013

 -▶ WILL A ROBOT TAKE YOUR JOB?  GRAPH http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027955/visualized/will-a-robot-take-your-job-look-at-this-graphic-to-find-out


New York Times, August 18, 2012
 -▶  SKILLED WORK, WITHOUT THE WORKER : NEW WAVE OF DEFT ROBOTS IS CHANGING GLOBAL INDUSTRY  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/new-wave-of-adept-robots-is-changing-global-industry.html


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

                                                     WATCH
                                               Documentary
                                        WILL WORK BE FREE
                      The Rise of Technological Unemployment
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuGRgdJA_c#t=20

 

Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, March 5, 2013
-▶ TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: PANACEA OR POISON? http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/deane20130305


 Impact Lab, January 12, 2014
-▶ THE RISE OF 'TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT http://www.impactlab.net/2014/01/12/the-rise-of-technological-unemployment/

 

Forbes, 25 March 2013
-▶ BUT WHAT IF AUTOMATION OVERWHELMS THE NEED FOR EMPLOYEES? http://www.forbes.com/sites/economaney/2013/03/25/but-what-if-automation-overwhelms-the-need-for-employees/

 
                                NewsHour PBS, February 13, 2014
                                  ARE ROBOTS OUTSMARTING US

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/robots-outsmarting-us/

 


Wired UK, August 30, 2013
 -▶ ETHICAL QUESTIONS ARE LOOMING FOR BIONIC PROSTHETICS. If a bionic hand let you type ten times as fast and looked twice as cool as your healthy, natural hand, would you choose to amputate it to accommodate the new gadget?  http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/ideas-bank/now-we-need-to-talk-about-our-bionic-future

 

The Raw Story, May 10, 2014
-▶ FDA APPROVES 'STAR WARS' ROBOTIC ARM FOR AMPUTEES http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/fda-approves-star-wars-robotic-arm-for-amputees/


ScienceNordic, February 06, 2014
-▶ HAND PROSTHESIS WITH A SENSE OF TOUCH. A new hand prosthesis enables an amputee to feel a handshake for the first time in years. A quantum leap in prosthesis research, says scientist. http://sciencenordic.com/hand-prosthesis-sense-touch

 

 Ars Technica, April 07, 2014
 -▶ AS HUMAN LAWS GRAPPLE WITH ROBOTS, THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS. Can you sue a robot for medical malpractice? For defamation? There’s been a lot of buzz about robots lately. Robotics has penetrated nearly every walk of life—from homes to hospitals, public spaces, and even the battlefield—and such technological developments have undoubtedly begun to affect our social, cultural, and corporate institutions. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/as-human-laws-grapple-with-robots-there-are-no-easy-answers/

 

 Conservation Magazine, March 14, 2014

 -▶ THE KINGDOM OF ROBOTSBiomimetic robots are coming by land, by air, and by sea  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/03/biomimetic-robots/

 

GizMagazine: ROBOTICS - http://www.gizmag.com/robotics/

 

 PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

                                                      VIDEO
                                      WCAI, March 28, 2014
-▶ ROBOTS & NATURE: WHAT FAILED ROBOTS TEACH US, We tend to think of animal-inspired robots as the culmination of a research project, but failed robots can highlight what we don't yet know. http://capeandislands.org/post/what-failed-robots-teach-us

 

TPM, February 12, 2014

-▶ WILL THE ECONOMIC FUTURE BE MORE LIKE STAR TREK OR ELSIUM? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/will-the-economic-future-be-more-like-star-trek-or-elysium

 

FastCo
-▶THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN ROBOTICS http://www.fastcompany.com/3026314/most-innovative-companies-2014/the-worlds-top-10-most-innovative-companies-in-robotics?partner=newsletter


 Geekwire, December 16, 2013
-▶ AMAZON GERMANY WORKERS PROTEST AT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS:  "WE ARE HUMANS, NOT ROBOTS" http://www.geekwire.com/2013/amazon-strike/

 

The Economist, May 25, 2013
-▶ THE AGE OF SMART MACHINE: Brain work may be going the way of manual work http://www.economist.com/news/business/21578360-brain-work-may-be-going-way-manual-work-age-smart-machines

 

                                                      WATCH

                              NewsHour PBS, February 10, 2014
                     DOWNLOADING YOUR MIND INTO ROBOTS: 

           HUMANITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN OPERA OF THE FUTURE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/singing-robots-reflect-techs-humanity-opera-future/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                          BBC Future Report

                            WILL MEN AND MACHINES MERGE?

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades. How this momentous change will come about and what it will mean for us and society. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-will-men-and-machines-merge

 

Guardian Social Impact Hub, Feb 27, 2013
-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/human-environmental-cost-new-technology


Huffington Post World, October 7, 2013
▶  YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT A GLOBAL SCOURGE - GRAPH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/youth-unemployment-worldwide-joblessness_n_4019601.html?ir=World&ref=topbar

 

FastCoExist
-▶ FOR YOUR NEXT BIKE RIDE, BRING ALONG THIS FRIENDLY DRONE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3025404/for-your-next-bike-ride-bring-along-this-friendly-drone?partner=newsletter

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                   IEEE Spectrum
                                         2013 THE YEAR IN ROBOTS
EEE Spectrum's award-winning robotics blog, featuring news, articles, and videos on robots, humanoids, automation, artificial intelligence, and more... http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/video-friday-our-favorite-robot-videos-and-biggest-stories-from-2013?goback=.gde_1982451_member_5822380518406135811#!

 


NPR, The Picture Show, December 28, 2014
-▶ THIS MILK PRODUCTION WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY A ROBOT http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/12/28/168201889/this-milk-production-was-brought-to-you-by-a-robot

 

TechRepublic
-▶ ROBOTS OF DEATH, ROBOTS OF LOVE: THE REALITY OF ANDROID SOLDIERS AND WHY LAWS FOR ROBOTS ARE DOOMED TO FAILURE http://www.techrepublic.com/article/robots-of-death-robots-of-love-the-reality-of-android-soldiers-and-why-laws-for-robots-are-doomed-to-failure/

 

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 -▶ THE FUTURE NOW: USC RESEARCHERS ARE MAKING A 3D PRINTER THAN CAN BUILD A HOUSE IN 24 HOURS  http://sco.lt/5E8hf7

 

 BBC Future, 2 January, 2013
-▶ TOMORROW'S WORLD:  A GUIDE TO THE NEXT 150 YEARS  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-world

 

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

 

 New York Times, April 21, 2012
-▶ THE FLIGHT FROM CONVERSATION. WE live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. .  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all

 

                                                       WATCH

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                            NHK World English

- ▶  SMART PHONES, SMART KIDS, SMART APPS -- STARTING AT ONE YEAR OLD IN JAPAN http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/movie/feature201211211022.html


Gigaom, November 12, 2012
-▶ THE DISRUPTION OF EDUCATION:  HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING STUDENTS TEACH THEMSELVES http://gigaom.com/2012/11/02/the-disruption-of-education-how-technology-is-helping-students-teach-themselves/

 

State of Nature

-▶ TECHNOLOGY, HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FATE OF THE EARTH : A SOCIAL CRITIQUE OF MODERN LIFE http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856

 

Huff Post Tech, August 27, 2012
-▶ THE AGE OF CONTINUOUS CONSUMPTION: THE BATTLE TO CONTROL THE BUY CENTER IN YOUR BRAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bianca-bosker/the-age-of-continuous-consumption_b_1833454.html

 

 

-▶ FOR MORE ON ROBOTS AND OUR FUTURE: GO TO

"SINGULARITY" http://www.scoop.it/t/singularity2

Inspiring teens to cultivate their own sources of personal power through Science and Technology

 

 


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Tully's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:07 PM

Very interesting insight about the future, good comments too.

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Look for possibilities to work together. Share knowledge and experience.  

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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/



GreenBiz, February 13, 2015
  -▶  WHAT BUSINESS CAN LEARN FROM MOTHER NATURE, THE GREENEST CHEMIST OF ALL http://www.greenbiz.com/article/learning-mother-nature-greenest-chemist-them-all


Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2013

  -▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶ LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation


 January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB


Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014

  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le


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                      BIOMIMICRY - INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION

                                    NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                               WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                           http://sco.lt/895R8D


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Conservation - University of Washington

DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/


The Biomimicry Manual:

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

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Amani TV (3:31)
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0


                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

                              ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
                               Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse
   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bio-inspiration-nature-as-muse/


                                                     VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/



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/

 

                                        THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

                  A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS

                                            http://sco.lt/7LEPtR

 

                                                    TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

                                           MIMICKING NATURE

                   ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                           http://sco.lt/5DcYXh



Solar Daily, September 19, 2014
NATURE'S DESIGNS INSPIRE RESEARCH INTO NEW LIGHT-BASED TECHNOLOGIES http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Natures_designs_inspire_research_into_new_light_based_technologies_999.html

 

Smithsonian Magazine
HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 04, 2014
WATCHING APES COULD HELP MAKE HUMANS BEHAVE MORE SUSTAINABLY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/2014/sep/04/watching-apes-humans-behave-sustainably-social-biomimicry


 Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
-▶  INNOVATION IS LIKE A TROPICAL RAINFOREST http://paul4innovating.com/2014/01/19/innovation-is-like-a-tropical-rainforest/


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

 

- ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

                                                    A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world


  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

 

                                                    WATCH:
           "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 


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

 


                                   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/97vmc5



The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013
  -▶  WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

 

 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/

 

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

 


                                                       WATCH

                                                 AWESOME!

             BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED - VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL            

                                            http://sco.lt/5dcRur



                                         SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                                 NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                           Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 


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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/

 

 





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Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure

Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 Guardian Sustainable Business. May 17, 2013

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

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

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

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


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


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

 

 ▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

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


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


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



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

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

 

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

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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


                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                                             THE END OF GDP :

           SEARCHING OR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM -- WITH MEANING 

                              Quantifying unpriceable prosperity

                                          http://sco.lt/6dDcvZ


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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review

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

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                        

                                                 POPE FRANCIS:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 10, 2013

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

 

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

 


 

                                                     ▶  WATCH  ▶ 
                                                  THE MONEY FIX" -

                                            A Contemplative Journey

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

 

                                                           WATCH

                        SUSTAINABILITY AS STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

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

 

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                            WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST

                                     

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

 

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

 

HEADING FOR DISASTER?

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

 

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

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

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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

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How A Sense of Sacred Can Help Sustainable Business and Environment - Restoring Values

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A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein



Guardian Sustainable Business, January 08, 2013

 -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES. Sustainability leaders could learn from Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who believes in a deeper human connection with Mother Earth...

 "If nothing is sacred, most of all nature, then we create the potential for the perfect kind of storm, to which it will be virtually impossible to adapt, let alone mitigate." He hits the nail on the head; we are not going to save ourselves and countless species from destruction with innovations in technology and business thinking alone, unless we heal our profound disconnection with Mother Earth. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sense-sacred-sustainable-business-buddhist


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


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


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT HUMANS NEED TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


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


George Monbiot, December 0, 2014
 -▶ WE ARE PRE-TUNED TO THE NATURAL WORLD; WIRED TO RESPOND TO NATURE http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/09/civilisation-is-boring/


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


-▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 02, 2014
 -▶ 2015 WILL BE THE YEAR BRANDS TAKE A PUBLIC STAND ON SOCIAL ISSUES. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE AND PRO-SOCIAL BRANDING? Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/02/2015-social-justice-race-equality-rights-climate-business-marketing


-▶ IS ETHICS THE SAVIOUR AND FUTURE OF BRANDING? BRANDING, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DYING http://sco.lt/5wNW8P


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 11, 2013

-▶ PUTTING THE MORAL CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY MAYBE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ECONOMICS - Engaging the Public http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/campaigns-moral-sustainability-effective-economic


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 26, 2014
 -▶ VALUES-LED BUSINESS:  THE TOP FIVE STORIES OF 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/26/business-values-2014-meditation-google-politics-environment


  -▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                    -- THIS TIME WITH MEANING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


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


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


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


-▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW:  A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_law_0


The Independent, October 13, 2014
 ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html


Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php


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


Caelus Green Room, January 14, 2015
-▶  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?  http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2015/01/20/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth/


Huffington Post,  January 07, 2013
 ▶  THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:  INVEST IN NATURE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-tercek/the-next-four-years_b_2088562.html


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



                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOMNature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/


Rolling Stone, December 16, 2014
 -▶ MURDER IN THE RAINFOREST: INDIGENOUS TRIBES ON THE CLIMATE FRONTLINES  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/murder-in-the-rainforest-20141216


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


 

 -▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth


IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
 -▶ ARIZONA DEFENDERS FACE IMMINENT LAND GRAB OF SACRED LANDS BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANIES. Congress is set to approve the giveaway of 2,400 acres of National Forest lands, including the burial, ceremonial and medicinal lands of the San Carlos Apaches, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Mining Corp., a company with a long history of environmental and human rights abuses in developing countries.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/arizona-defenders-face-imminent-land-grab-26496/


David Korten — YES! Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND SPIRIT: SACRED STORY FOR OUR TIME  http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/religion-science-and-spirit-a-sacred-story-for-our-time


                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



 -▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET,' ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


                                              NATURE SACRED

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize. http://naturesacred.org/

                                 

 

▶  WHY GOOGLE IS TURNING TO ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND MINDFULNESS TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. http://sco.lt/8Q2xQ9

 


Daily Mail Online, November 21, 2014
 -▶ POPE FRANCIS WARNS GREED OF MAN WILL 'DESTROY' THE WORLD http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843715/Francis-warns-greed-man-destroy-world-Pope-says-earth-not-forgive-abuse-resources-profit-urges-world-leaders-help-hungry.html


March 23, 3012 - 

The Ecologist

-▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


Jan 9, 2013

 -▶WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994804262/why-the-economy-needs-nature


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


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


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


The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


                                                      VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                   A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

                                            http://sco.lt/80PKDZ


-▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth


-▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/6m0XJZ


                                              NATURE SACRED

                                       http://naturesacred.org/

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize.



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


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


                                            ENOUGHNESS

           WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

                                     IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                       http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

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


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




                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                      The Natural Eye Project

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


                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES


                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


                                                   (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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