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"BOTTLED LIFE" The Business Of Water - Bottled Water vs Tap VIDEO

"BOTTLED LIFE" The Business Of Water - Bottled Water vs Tap VIDEO | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

FILM:
The Story - BOTTLED LIFE

The Truth about Nestlé's Business with Water (Documentary)

To be able to sell and make money from water, you first have to own it. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70% of the world's bottled water brands  http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/the-story.html

http://en.bottledlife.tv/#/intro


Mother Jones May 8, 2015
 - ▶ AFTER A MOTHER JONES INVESTIGATION, STARBUCKS SAYS IT WILL STOP BOTTLING WATER IN CALIFORNIA

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/05/after-mother-jones-investigation-starbucks-says-it-will-stop-bottling-water-cali


Guardian, April 19, 2015
 - ▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT SPURS PROTEST OVER 'UNCONSCIONABLE' BOTTLED WATER BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/19/california-drought-protest-bottled-water


EcoWatch, August 13, 2014

- ▶ PRECIOUS WATER BOTTLED AND SHIPPED OUT OF DROUGHT-RIDDEN CALIFORNIA http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/13/california-drought-bottled-water/


Mother Jones, August 11, 2014

- ▶ BOTTLED WATER COMES FROM THE MOST DROUGHT-RIDDEN PLACES IN THE COUNTRY. Popular brands like Aquafina and Dasani source from catastrophically dry parts of the West. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/bottled-water-california-drought


IBWA, December 04, 2014
 - ▶ BOTTLED WATER SALES AND CONSUMPTION PROJECTED TO INCREASE IN 2014, EXPECTED TO BE THE NUMBER ONE PACKAGED DRINK BY 2016 http://www.bottledwater.org/bottled-water-sales-and-consumption-projected-increase-2014-expected-be-number-one-packaged-drink


July 12, 2013 Slate

-▶ YOU ARE PAYING 300 TIMES MORE FOR BOTTLED WATER THAN TAP WATER http://ow.ly/mX2oR


CBC News, September 26, 2014
-▶ BOTTLE WATER vs TAP WATER:  7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DRINKING WATER http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bottle-vs-tap-7-things-to-know-about-drinking-water-1.2774182


MintPress News, March 20, 2015
 - ▶ NESTLE CONTINUES STEALING WORLD'S WATER DURING DROUGHT. Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names. http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestle-continues-stealing-worlds-water-during-drought/203544/


Salon, July 14, 2014
 - ▶ NESTLE IS BOTTLING WATER STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART OF CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT http://www.salon.com/2014/07/14/nestle_is_bottling_water_straight_from_the_heart_of_californias_drought/


                     (MORE ON NESTLE BOTTLED WATER BELOW)


                                                      WATCH:

                                                Annie Leonard's

                            "THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"

                                       The Story of Stuff Project

http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/


Occupy.com, July 31, 2014
-▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CREATING A LIFE-THREATENING WATER SHORTAGE http://www.occupy.com/article/how-corporations-are-creating-life-threatening-water-shortage


BOTTLED WATER:

FOOD & WATER WATCH DESTROYS THE MYTHS AND GETS YOU THE FACTS http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/


NRDC Investigation

  - ▶ *BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE  http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 - ▶ *NRDC Update: BOTTLED WATER http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp


SumOfUs
-▶ BRITISH COLUMBIA  WILL CHARGE WATER BOTTLING CORPORATIONS LIKE NESTLE A MEASLY $2.25 PER MILLION LITRES OF WATER.  WHAT?

 http://action.sumofus.org/a/bc-bottled-water/


                                        CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

                              WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY

                                          http://sco.lt/4rmrQn



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                                     NESTLE'S BOTTLED WATER

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                                                  THE STORY

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

To be able to sell and make money from water, you first have to own it. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70% of the world's bottled water brands  http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/the-story.html AND  http://en.bottledlife.tv/


DailyKoz, April 13, 2015
 - ▶ NESTLE HAS BEEN PUMPING WATER FROM A CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FOREST WITH AN EXPIRED PERMIT FOR OVER 25 YEARS

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/13/1377391/-Nestl-has-been-pumping-water-from-a-national-forest-with-an-expired-permit-for-over-25-years#


Salon, July 14, 2014
 - ▶ NESTLE IS BOTTLING WATER STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART OF CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT http://www.salon.com/2014/07/14/nestle_is_bottling_water_straight_from_the_heart_of_californias_drought/


Inhabitat

- ▶ NESTLE BOTTLES FREE CALIFORNIA WATER FOR PROFIT -- WHILE STATE FACES DROUGHT OF THE CENTURY http://inhabitat.com/nestle-bottles-water-while-californians-face-drought-of-the-century/


Al Jazeera America, July 22, 2014
- ▶ WHILE CALIFORNIA SIPS ITS SCARCE WATER, NESTLE GULPS FREE FOR-PROFIT BOTTLED WATER http://america.aljazeera.com/blogs/scrutineer/2014/7/21/while-californiasipsitsscarcewaternestlesucks.html


  June 3, 2013 CBC News
- ▶ GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html


The Desert Sun, July 14, 2014

- ▶ NESTLE, ARROWHEAD TAPPING WATER FREE FROM CALIFORNIA'S MORONGO RESERVATION. The Companies are exporting a seriously limited resource with no oversight http://ow.ly/zd4DX


TriplePundit, July 18, 2014
- ▶ NESTLE HIDES BEHIND 'SOVEREIGN NATION' IN DESERT BOTTLED WATER CONTROVERSY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/07/nestle-bottled-water-controversy/


- ▶ NESTLE'S WATER PRIVATIZATION PUSH http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/nestle_water_privatization_push


                                             SumOfUs PETITION
STOP NESTLE FROM EXTRACTING 265 MILLION LITERS OF BC FRESH WATER FOR FREE http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-freeloading-off-BC/


Story of Stuff

- ▶ NESTLE POLAND SPRING BOTTLED WATER. The people who live in Fryeburg, Maine can only access their local spring water by buying it in a plastic bottle. That’s because this small town’s spring water is currently controlled by Nestlé, and Nestlé wants to lock up its control over the town’s water with a massive 45-year contract -- children in the town will be grandparents before they are able to challenge it. http://act.storyofstuff.org/page/s/nestle-poland-spring-bottled-water


June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
- ▶ NESTLE'S MASSIVE MARK UP OF WATER WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_06201


                           PETITION: Nestlé: Stop draining Pakistan!

                   http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-pakistan/


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/


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                                          THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz


The Ecologist, April 21, 2015
 - ▶ CAMPAIGNERS DEFEAT COCA-COLA PLANT IN SOUTH INDIA http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2839205/campaigners_defeat_cocacola_plant_in_south_india.html


            COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA/WATER BUSINESS

                                          http://sco.lt/6UWizB


Food & Water Watch, June 24, 2013
- ▶ TAKE BACK THE TAP:  BOTTLED WATER WASTES RESOURCES AND MONEY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/take-back-the-tap-2013/

 

The Green Diva, June 27, 2014

- ▶ 10 REASONS TO AVOID BOTTLED WATER http://thegreendivas.com/2014/06/27/10-reasons-avoid-bottled-water/


                                                      WATCH
                                                    "TAPPED"

                                          Documentary 1:15:09
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tapped/


Environmental Working Group

- ▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011


The Daily Green:

- ▶ WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112


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


National Geographic

IF YOU THINK THE WATER CRISIS CAN'T GET WORSE, WAIT UNTIL THE AQUIFERS ARE DRAINED. We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/


Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

- ▶ *10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/infographic-ten-things-you-should-know-about-water/


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                          THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE

                                          A JOURNEY BEGINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5BTtMv


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


EurActive, December 06, 2012
- ▶ PLANT-BASED PLASTIC BOTTLE NO PANACEA. Food and drinks companies are engaged in a global race for leadership on plant-based renewable plastics.
SPECIAL REPORT

The world's largest drinks companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have laid down ambitious plans to roll out 100% plant-based plastic bottles across the globe, triggering warnings from environmentalists who see a parallel with the ongoing controversy over biofuels. http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-plastics-pvc/plant-based-plastics-panacea-gre-news-516469

Prevention News
- ▶ HOW YOUR BOTTLED WATER SCREWS UP YOUR HORMONES. Paying $2 for a bottle of water may be more convenient than lugging around your reusable one, but that seemingly small price may have a big impact on your health... http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/your-bottled-water-has-24500-chemicals


 Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


EcoWatch, July 14, 2014
▶  SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE SALES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/14/san-francisco-bans-plastic-water-bottle-sales-on-public-property/


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm


 ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER, BPA AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9EiHKr


                                              INFOGRAPHIC

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET  - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic

 

BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                         

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                   THE CORPORATE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER


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         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER:

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3


                                                        WATCH
                         "FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER" 93 min
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
     Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/flow-for-love-of-water/


 July 3, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  THE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER

Throughout the meeting, a misleading notion was continually raised that using private capital to fund water systems somehow constitutes an innovative approach to financing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.... http://ecowatch.com/2013/will-public-water-be-privatized/


 Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440


Water Justice

- ▶ *THE GLOBAL WATER GRAB: A PRIMER http://www.tni.org/primer/global-water-grab-primer

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ *THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

*GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: UN's WATER AGENDA AT RISK OF BEING HIJACKED BY BIG BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4vQUin

 

Common Dreams, June 26, 2014
- ▶ U.N. TO DETROIT:  DENIAL OF WATER TO THOUSANDS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/26

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013

- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

 June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025


March 20, 1023 - Save Greek Water

-▶ WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT – A TEST CASE FOR DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE http://www.savegreekwater.org/?p=1974

 

 Project Syndicate, August 7, 2013

- ▶ *THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

Forest News, June 3, 2013
- ▶ *Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

 Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

LIQUID ASSETS:  FROM WATER RISK TO STEWARDSHIP http://www.globalsherpa.org/cdp-water-business-risk-stewardship

 

 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/


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WATCH

Very Informative
WATER: THE LIFEBLOOD OF ENERGY (30:00)

How Water Cycles Through The Planet Your Life

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkqf3WRwquI

 

  September 2, 2013 IPS News

- ▶ *WATER SCARCITY COULD DRIVE CONFLICT OR COOPERATION - UN http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/water-scarcity-could-drive-conflict-or-cooperation/



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            CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS IN YOUR WATER

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 Environmental News Network:

- ▶ BOTTLED WATER NOT THE ANSWER: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATED BY PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.enn.com/health/article/32699


- ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt


The Associated Press Investigation:
- ▶ *PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html


                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour
                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION

POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/


 

Reuters, August 03, 2014
- ▶ SOME 400,000 IN OHIO WITHOUT DRINKING WATER DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS FROM AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-usa-water-ohio-idUSKBN0G30L620140803


July 4, 2013 EurActive

- ▶ EU: NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 

- ▶ * BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour


UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA

MASSIVE COAL ASH CHEMICAL DISASTER CONTAMINATING OUR RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY http://sco.lt/4saARl


 June 5, 2013 Washington Post

- ▶ *IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIME BOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4


MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE : Shocking report reveals scale of water contaminated http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


June 15, 2013 Digital Journal

- ▶ NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                     PBS Newshour Video

                                          March 15, 2013

          HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html


 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER  AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

- ▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD, WATER AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html


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                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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                                  FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av



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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:40 PM

AWESOME RESOURCE ON WHAT TPTBs ARE DOING WITH OUR WATER. THE EXAMPLE HERE IS JUST ONE COMPANY ---NESTLE. Thank you PJD.

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▶  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

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Who's in Control – Nation States or Global Corporations? Does Your Democratic Vote Even Count?

Who's in Control – Nation States or Global Corporations? Does Your Democratic Vote Even Count? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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

pdjmoo's insight:

                                                 WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

                                           CLIMATE CHANGE:

▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY

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



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++CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://ow.ly/xjtWU

++OUR OCEANS NEED US http://ow.ly/xju1e

++BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: http://ow.ly/xju5P

++YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH http://ow.ly/xjuUA

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Raconteur, June 28, 2015

- ▶ THE FUTURE OF SMART CITIES. Future smart cities are unlikely to look that much different, but they are destined to interact differently with their human inhabitants http://raconteur.net/technology/the-future-of-smart-cities


Yale Environment 360, January 06, 2014

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


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


FastCoExist, June 12, 2015

DO GREEN SPACES IN CITIES HELP CLOSE 'WELL-BEING GAPS' BETWEEN RICH AND POOR? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3047009/do-urban-greenspaces-help-close-wellbeing-gaps-between-rich-and-poor


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Conservation Magazine, February 17, 2014

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


       'A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD'

                                             http://sco.lt/8vVr17


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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


TreeHugger, February 14, 2014

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


Science Daily, January 31, 2014

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


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



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


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


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               BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR URBAN LIFE --

                     AND THE WORK PLACE, SCHOOLS, CITIES

                                        http://sco.lt/5ih73J


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


                                           REWILD THE CHILD

                                          http://sco.lt/6BGlA9


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


Mongabay, April 11, 2014

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

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


UNEP, October 15, 2012

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

 

Huffington Post Green, March 3, 2013

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

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

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


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

 

Yale Environment 360, December 16, 2013

- ▶ SINGAPORE TAKES THE LEAD IN GREEN BUILDING IN ASIA http://e360.yale.edu/feature/singapore_takes_the_lead_in_green_building_in_asia/2720/

 

 GizMag, May 01, 2014

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

 

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

 

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


US Forest Service Research & Development

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


Our World, United Nations University, March 02, 2015

- ▶  CITIES ARE CAUSING BIGGER SPIDERS AND TAMER BIRDS

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


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


FastCo Exist, July 02, 2014

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


Reuters, June 16, 2014

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


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


                                                      PHOTOS

                              Huffington Post Green, March 12, 2014

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


                          WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                                  NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:

                            WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                           http://sco.lt/8yvXjV


FastCoExist

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


August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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


ReduceRunoff.org

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




                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 


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


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

 

 

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


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

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

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

 

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                                           THICH NHAT HANH:

                              Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 



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


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

 

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


-▶ HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd


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

 


 Harvard Business

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


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

 

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



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

 

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

 


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

 

 Common Dreams

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 

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How Deregulation/Tax Loopholes are Destroying Society, As The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer

How Deregulation/Tax Loopholes are  Destroying Society, As The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

      HOW FINANCIAL DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING THE WORLD

                      Rolling Stone, Matt Tabbi, February 12, 2014

How Mega Banks, Corporations Drove A Mack Truck Thru A Loophole to Dominate and Control Global Politics, Industry and Society.

Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry. They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever.

   Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it not just here but abroad as well: In Denmark, thousands took to the streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly hold so much influence over the state energy grid.

                                              Wall Street's War

   But banks aren't just buying stuff, they're buying whole industrial processes. They're buying oil that's still in the ground, the tankers that move it across the sea, the refineries that turn it into fuel, and the pipelines that bring it to your home. Then, just for kicks, they're also betting on the timing and efficiency of these same industrial processes in the financial markets – buying and selling oil stocks on the stock exchange, oil futures on the futures market, swaps on the swaps market, etc.

    But those are purely financial schemes. In these new, even scarier kinds of manipulations, banks that own whole chains of physical business interests have been caught rigging prices in those industries.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212


Oxfam International, April 18, 2015
-▶  WORLD BANK/IMF SPRING MEETINGS FAIL TO ADD THEIR WEIGHT BEHIND OVERHAULING FLAWED INTERNATIONAL TAX SYSTEMS https://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/reactions/oxfam-verdict-world-bankimf-spring-meetings


Politico, April 16, 2015
-▶  U.S. HOUSE QUIETLY PASSES TAX EXEMKPTION FOR MEGADONORS SECRETIVE NON-PROFIT GROUPS http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/house-quietly-passes-tax-cut-for-megadonors-117067.html


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


Mother Jones, September 11, 2014
-▶ THE RICH ARE EATING RICHER, THE POOR ARE EATING POORER. First of all, incomes have stagnated. Overall real median incomes today stand at 1989 levels, as this September US Federal Reserve report shows. And real median incomes declined 5 percent between 2010 and 2013, the report shows, even as income levels at the top expanded. That means that the "recovery" of the past three years hasn't felt like much of one for millions of families... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/food-inequality


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


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

 
                  WHY INEQUALITY IS AN ECONOMIC PROBLEM

                 New Economics Foundation, December 18, 2014

http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/why-inequality-is-an-economic-problem


Oxfam International Blogs, Febuary 01, 2015
-▶ WHY GREECE REJECTED THE AUSTERITY THAT INCREASED POVERTY AND INEQUALITY  http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/15-02-09-why-greece-rejected-austerity-increased-poverty-and-inequality


Truthout, September 11, 2014
-▶ AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN SPEAKS OUT:  JOHN PERKINS ON HOW INDEBTED COUNTRIES HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO "ECONOMIC HIT MEN"  In the case of Greece today, it's the IMF, World Bank and the EU [European Union] that make tremendous demands on the country: increase taxes, cut back on spending, sell public sector utilities to private companies, things like power companies and water systems, transportation systems, privatize those, and basically become a slave to us, to the corporations...organizations like the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, are tools of the big corporations, what I call the "corporatocracy." http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26112-an-economic-hit-man-speaks-out-john-perkins-on-how-greece-has-fallen-victim-to-economic-hit-men


Oxfam International, January 19, 2015
-▶ WEALTH: HAVING IT ALL AND WANTING MORE http://www.oxfam.org/en/research/wealth-having-it-all-and-wanting-more


29 March, 2013 - Common Dreams

-▶  MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS INCREASINGLY ABANDONING AMERICA TO AVOID REGULATIONS AND TAXES Their antennae point to places where taxes are very low, labor is wage slavery, independent unions are non-existent, governments have their hands out, and equal justice under the rule of law does not exist. https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/03/28-11


Reuters, February 25, 2014

▶  MANY BIG U.S. CORPORATIONS PAY VERY LITTLE OR NO TAXES : REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-usa-tax-corporate-idUSBREA1P04Q20140226


Truthout, December 04, 2014
-▶  TAX-DODGING: WE NEED TO START HOLDING CORPORATIONS AND BANKS  ACCOUNTABLE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/27822-we-need-to-stop-bending-over-for-the-banksters


Rolling Stone, February 14, 2014
-▶ THE VAMPIRE SQUID STRIKES AGAIN:  THE MEGA BANKS' MOST DEVIOUS SCAM YET http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212


Guardian, January 23, 2015
-▶ AS INEQUALITY SOARS, THE NERVOUS SUPER RICH ARE ALREADY PLANNING THEIR ESCAPES. Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas, former hedge fund partner tells Davos during session on inequality

  http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/23/nervous-super-rich-planning-escapes-davos-2015


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

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


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


Campaign For America's Future, April 28, 2014
-▶ MAKING CORPORATE TAX BREAKS PERMANENT HOW CONGRESS RIGS THE RULES http://ourfuture.org/20140428/corporate-tax-breaks-how-congress-rigs-the-rules


Rolling Stone, May 10, 2012, Matt Tabbi,
-▶ HOW WALL STREET KILLED FINANCIAL REFORM
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-wall-street-killed-financial-reform-20120510


HuffingtonPost Politics, November 22, 2014
-▶ Sen. Elizabeth Warren: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH:  WITH OBAMA's WALL STREET APPOINTEES  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-warren/presidents-wall-street-nominee_b_6188324.html


Harvard Business Review, October 24, 2014
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF WALL STREET. IT STARTS WITH SOCIOLOGY INSTEAD OF ECONOMICS http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-it-will-take-to-change-the-culture-of-wall-street/


                                               BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH


                                          WHO'S IN CONTROL

                  NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                  DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT?

                                            http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


New York Times, March 01, 2014

BIG-MONEY DONORS DEMAND LARGER SAY IN CAMPAIGN STRATEGY http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/us/politics/big-money-donors-demand-larger-say-in-party-strategy.htm


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


Forbes, February 05, 2015
-▶ THE WORLD'S DUMBEST IDEA? MAXIMIZING SHAREHOLDER VALUE http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/02/05/salesforce-ceo-slams-the-worlds-dumbest-idea-maximizing-shareholder-value/


PBS Newshour, September 25, 2014
WHAT CONTEMPORARY CAPITALISM COULD LEARN FROM FAIRY TALES; “The financial meltdown of 2008 was, at its core, a moral catastrophe.” http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/what-contemporary-capitalism-needs-to-learn-from-fairy-tales/


                                          VIDEO REPORT
                        Moyers and Company, February 14, 2014

                   THE TRIUMPH OF CAPITAL OVER DEMOCRACY

http://billmoyers.com/segment/david-simon-on-our-rigged-political-system/


March 1, 2013 Global Research
▶  PREDATORY CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF THE "GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY". http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456


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


Guardian, October 13, 2014
-▶ AS THE RICH GET RICHER -- COULD TRIGGER A GLOBAL RECESSION. The richest 1% of the world’s population are getting wealthier, according to a Credit Suisse report which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession. “Taken together, the bottom half of the global population own less than 1% of total wealth. In sharp contrast, the richest decile hold 87% of [...] http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/14/richest-1percent-half-global-wealth-credit-suisse-report


Campaign For America's Future, January 26, 2015
-▶ CORPORATE TAX BREAK SCHEME IS GAINING A DANGEROUS MOMENTUM. There is no real argument over whether the nation needs to do more to improve its infrastructure – its transportation, water, power and information networks. But there is an argument over how best to pay for it all – and that argument is increasingly turning in a dangerous direction  http://ourfuture.org/20150126/corporate-tax-break-scheme-is-gaining-a-momentum-we-must-stop?utm_source=progressive_breakfast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbreak


International Consortium of Investigative Journalists , January 03, 2014
-▶ SECRET OFFSHORE FINANCIAL RECORDS TRIPLED IN 2013 http://www.icij.org/blog/2013/04/release-offshore-records-draws-worldwide-response

 

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, January 06, 2014
  -▶ IN U.S., EFFORTS TO FIGHT OFFSHORE SECRECY HIT SNAGS - WHO OWNS WHAT CORPORATION? http://www.icij.org/blog/2014/01/us-efforts-fight-offshore-secrecy-hit-snags


Center for Economic & Policy Research, May 15, 2013

-▶ CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOT TAXING WALL STREET  http://www.cepr.net/index.php/op-eds-&-columns/op-eds-&-columns/cutting-social-security-and-not-taxing-wall-street


           THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


                  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


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


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


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


                                                   A VIP READ:

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


 Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi, July 9, 2009

-▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE MACHINE. From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again, Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405#ixzz2tNBMth7d

 

-▶  IS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET RIGGED?  Interview with Author, Michael Lewis: A Wall Street Revolt "The Flash Boys" http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297686724/on-a-rigged-wall-street-milliseconds-make-all-the-difference

                                                      WATCH:
                          CBS News, 60 Minutes, March 28, 2014
                                 THE WALL STREET CASINO:

                         IS THE U.S. STOCK MARKET RIGGED?
                                           THE "FLASH BOYS"
     http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-the-us-stock-market-rigged/


-▶  THE COLLABORATIVE/SHARING ECONOMY IS EXPLODING http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ


August 6, 2013 Truthout

-▶  THE DETROIT BAIL-IN TEMPLATE: FLEECING PENSIONERS TO SAVE THE BANKS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17996-the-detroit-bail-in-template-fleecing-pensioners-to-save-the-banks


Grist, September 19, 2014
-▶ NAOMI KLEIN IS RIGHT:  UNCHECKED, UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM WILL DESTROY CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/naomi-klein-is-right-unchecked-capitalism-will-destroy-civilization/


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                   The Real News Network, November 14, 2014

                    HOW DEEP IS THE ROT ON WALL STREET? 

Joseph Fichera's op-ed in the New York Times shows the full depravity of Wall Street's resistance to regulation, says white collar criminologist Professor William Black 

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12646

 

                                 Rolling Stone, November 06, 2014
                            THE NINE BILLION DOLLAR WITNESS

                  MEET JPMORGAN CHASE'S WORST NIGHTMARE http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                          Democracy Now, November 07, 2014
MATT TAIBBI AND BANK WHISTLEBLOWER ON HOW JPMORGAN CHASE HELPED WRECK THE ECONOMY http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/7/matt_taibbi_and_bank_whistleblower_on

 

Alternet, November 18, 2014
-▶  7 CORPORATIONS THAT PAY THEIR CEOs MORE THAN THEY PAY IN TAXES  http://www.alternet.org/7-corporations-pay-their-ceos-more-they-pay-taxes

 

CSRWire, December 12, 2013

 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay


-▶ WHY AMAZON HAS NO PROFITS (AND WHY IT WORKS)  | Andreessen Horowitz http://a16z.com/2014/09/05/why-amazon-has-no-profits-and-why-it-works/


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

                                            LUXEMBOURG


                                           VIDEO REPORT

                               CNBC TV - November 06, 2014

$95 BILLION - $416 BILLION USA CORPORATE TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME IN LUXEMBOURG EXPOSED http://www.cnbc.com/id/102141877#.

 

 Guardian, November 05, 2014
-▶  LUXEMBOURG TAX FILES:  HOW TINY STATE RUBBER-STAMPED TAX AVOIDANCE ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/05/-sp-luxembourg-tax-files-tax-avoidance-industrial-scale


MULTI-NATIONAL BRAND NAMES EXPOSED IN TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME REVEALED. They are everyday multi-national brand names, products and services we all use – but where does the money go and how much tax do these companies pay?  http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/leaked-documents-expose-global-companies-secret-tax-deals-luxembourg

 

                                           ORIGINAL REPORT

                  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
                 LUXEMBOURG LEAKS.  SECRET TAX DEALS EXPOSED

                        http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks


Irish Times, November 05, 2014
-▶  IKEA, PEPSI AMONGST 340 COMPANIES WITH SECRET LUXEMBOURG TAX DEALS  http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/exposed-ikea-pepsi-amongst-340-companies-with-secret-luxembourg-tax-deals-1.1989484

 

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Nov. 06, 2014
-▶  'LUX LEAKS' REVELATIONS BRING SWIFT RESPONSE AROUND THE WORLD  http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/lux-leaks-revelations-bring-swift-response-around-world


International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
-▶  SECRECY FOR SALE:  INSIDE THE GLOBAL OFFSHORE MONEY MAZE http://www.icij.org/offshore


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

                                                     VIDEO

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?

                                            http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


Alternet, January 04, 2014

-▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CHEATING MILLIONS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN OUT OF BILLIONS IN EDUCATION FUNDS. If corporations want an educated, skilled workforce (as they say they do), they should stop skimping on state taxes.  http://www.alternet.org/education/how-corporations-are-cheating-millions-school-children-out-billions-education-funds


Harvard Business Review, August 29, 2014

▶  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP?

When corporations dodge taxes, it's an ethical issue.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/whatever-happened-to-corporate-stewardship/


                            RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

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


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


Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLDS ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


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


                                                VIDEO REPORT

           LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                          http://sco.lt/6k957p


 

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

                                TAX AVOIDANCE & INVERSIONS

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


Rolling Stone, August 27, 2014
-▶ THE BIGGEST TAX SCAM EVER

The world's richest corporations are getting away with fleecing hundreds of billions of tax dollars from the rest of us. Some of America's top corporations are parking profits overseas and ducking hundreds of billions in taxes.  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-biggest-tax-scam-ever-20140827


USA Today, August 31, 2014
-▶ AVOID TAXES? 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE INVERSIONS http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/31/corporate-tax-inversions/14686959/


Naked Capitalism, January 05, 2015
-▶ CORPORATE TAX INVERSION REMAINS (HUGE) http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/01/tax-inversion-remains-huge.html


 The Washington Post, September 22, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW RULES TO DISCOURAGE CORPORATE TAX INVERSIONS http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/09/22/e5294e0a-429d-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNE

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014

 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR "GREENER" TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most

 

Common Dreams, August 27, 2014

 ▶  BURGER KING 'INVERSION' ALLOWS IT TO PROFIT OFF PUBLIC, DODGE TAXES, SAY CRITICS http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/27/burger-king-inversion-allows-it-profit-public-dodge-taxes-say-critics

 

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

                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                          http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

THE INFLOW: National Business Report, September 17, 2014

-▶ WHY CHINESE MONEY IS FLOODING AMERICAN MARKETS http://nbr.com/2014/09/17/why-chinese-money-is-flooding-american-markets/


FastCoDesign, September 15, 2014
-▶ IKEA IS A  NONPROFIT, AND YES, THAT'S EVERY BIT AS FISHY AS IT SOUNDS http://www.fastcodesign.com/3035734/infographic-of-the-day/ikea-is-a-nonprofit-and-yes-thats-every-bit-as-fishy-as-it-sounds

 

                                                       WATCH

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

 

YES Magazine, September 09, 2014
 ▶  A WEALTHY CAPITALIST ON WHY MONEY DOESN'T TRICKLE DOWN http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty/wealthy-capitalist-nick-hanauer-on-why-money-doesn-t-trickle-down

 

EcoNexus, June 2012
WHERE'S THE DEBATE ABOUT CORPORATE POWER RUN AMOK A response to the proposal for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability Reporting http://www.econexus.info/publication/rio20-wheres-debate-about-corporate-power

 

Guardian April 08, 2014, George Monbiot

-▶ HOW HAVE THESE CORPORATIONS COLONIZED OUR PUBLIC LIFE? Power is shifting: to places in which we have no voice or vote. Domestic policies are forged by special advisers and spin doctors, by panels and advisory committees stuffed with lobbyists http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/08/corporations-public-life-unilever


 ▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://sco.lt/6X0IC1

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                            PBS NewsHour, September 05, 2014

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

 

-▶ CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES

More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says http://sco.lt/5zp197

 

YES Magazine
END OF POVERTY http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty

                                                         VIDEO

                              "CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY" 

                                             With Ananya Roy

                 Global Envision: Exploring Market-driven Solutions to Poverty

http://www.globalenvision.org/2013/08/06/%E2%80%9Ccan-we-shop-end-poverty%E2%80%9D

- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuf-N66CGI


                                      THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION: ONE STATE AT A TIME http://sco.lt/68GD8z


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                          PBS Newshour, September 03, 2014
WHY SO MANY COLLEGE GRAD ARE HIGHLY-EDUCATED, WELL PLACED, AND GOING NOWHERE

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/college-grads-struggling-entry-adulthood/

 

                                       CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS: PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE  http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


 

Center for Public Integrity, February 17, 2014

-▶ AFTER THE MELTDOWN: In the fall of 2008, the U.S. economy nearly collapsed thanks to an unprecedented wave of mortgage foreclosures. In “After the Meltdown — Where are they now?” the Center for Public Integrity revisits the subprime lenders, Wall Street banks and government regulators that were most responsible for the crash — and finds few if any have been held accountable. http://www.publicintegrity.org/business/finance/after-meltdown

 

Common Dreams, September 16, 2014
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING : CAPITALISM vs THE CLIMATE - Naomi Klein  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/16/whether-we-engage-or-do-nothing-changes-everything

 

                                                 WATCH
                            Democracy Now, September 18, 2014
                               CAPITALISM vs. THE CLIMATE
Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/18/capitalism_vs_the_climate_naomi_klein

 

                                                     WATCH
                 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

 ▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WALL STREET OWNS THE NEIGHBORHOOD? MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD http://sco.lt/5SjIVl

 

AlterNet, March 25, 2014
-▶  HOW WALL STREET IS SUCKING HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY FROM LOS ANGELES: Study  "No Small Fees: LA Spends More on Wall Street than Our Streets."  http://www.alternet.org/economy/new-report-reveals-how-wall-street-impoverishes-los-angeles

 

Salon, February 23, 2014
McDOMINATION:  HOW CORPORATIONS CONQUERED AMERICA AND RUINED OUR HEALTH http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/mcdomination_how_corporations_conquered_america_and_ruined_our_health/


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

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

 

 AllAfrica.com: February 19, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  EMERGING MARKET CURRENCIES UNDER ATTACK BY THE SHARKS OF THE CASINO GLOBAL ECONOMY http://allafrica.com/stories/201402200053.html

 

                                WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                               http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ

 

 ▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx


                         PUTTING POLITICAL CORRUPTION ON ICE
     http://billmoyers.com/episode/putting-political-corruption-on-ice/

 

June 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR  WELL BEING. We seek economic success to improve lives and contribute to the society we want. BUSINESSES HAVE LOST THEIR WAY BY FOCUSING ON PROFIT MAXIMISATION AT ANY COST http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/economic-success-not-enough-wellbeing

 

                                                   WATCH:
                       WHY THE FIRST ISSUE IN MONEY IS POLITICS

http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/14/why-the-first-issue-is-money-in-politics/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

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


 

 -▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION  http://sco.lt/5EXUv3

 

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

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/696Tlx



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The Bangladesh factory collapse: Why CSR is more important than ever

The Bangladesh factory collapse: Why CSR is more important than ever | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

May 7, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE

Corporate social responsibility is not about writing cheques to museums. It is life and death, and must become a crucial part of how companies do business, writes Christine Bader... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/bangladesh-factory-collapse-csr-important


May 2, 1013 Forbes

▶  THE BANGLADESH FIRE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardhusock/2013/05/02/the-bangladesh-fire-and-corporate-social-responsibility/


                                            VIDEO (9:00)
OVER 100 YEARS AGO, 123 YOUNG WOMEN WORKING IN A NEW YORK FACTORY NEVER CAME HOME. IT CHANGED OUR COUNTRY

http://www.upworthy.com/over-100-years-ago-123-young-women-working-in-a-factory-never-came-home-it-changed-our-country


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 15, 2014
▶ THE BANGLADESH ACCORD FACTORY AUDITS FINDS MORE THAN 80,000 SAFETY HAZARDS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/15/bangladesh-accord-factory-hazards-protect-worker-safety-fashion


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 20, 2014
▶  INSPECTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO FIX GARMENT FACTORIES IN BANGLADESH. With no figure on how many Bangladeshi factories produce for the export market and no commitments made to funding factory upgrades, the Bangladesh Accord is a long way from success http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/20/inspections-garment-factories-bangladesh-fashion-business-accord-alliance


May 7, 2013 Los Angeles Times
▶  DYING FOR THE SHIRT ON YOUR BACK

... Yes, we seek justice. But in our rush to solve the case or help the victims, we refuse to see the real culprits: the global apparel industry and ourselves for being complicit in supporting or ignoring a system of trade and offshoring largely designed to bypass regulatory policy of every stripe, while putting maximum profit before people.... http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/07/opinion/la-oe-greenwald-bangladesh-triangle-fire-20130507


Common Dreams, November 30, 2013
▶  YET AGAIN...BANGLADESH GARMENT FACTORY ABLAZE AS WORKER ANGER BOILS http://www.commondreams.org/news/2013/11/30/bangladesh-garment-factory-ablaze-worker-anger-boils


Bloomberg, April 24, 2014
▶  WOMEN TRAPPED IN BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE PLEAD FOR PROMISED CASH - More than 2,400 survivors who have received little help in the year since the eight-story building collapse killed 1,135 people.in Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-23/women-traumatized-in-bangladesh-collapse-plead-for-promised-cash.html


ThinkProgess, December 24, 2013
▶  $40 MILLION COMPENSATION FUND FOR BANGLADESH FACTORY VICTIMS FORMED -- WITHOUT THE HELP OF ANY U.S. COMPANIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR SLAVE LABOR http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/24/3103211

 

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


                                          INDEPTH VIDEO REPORT

                                        "MADE IN BANGLADESH"

                            Al Jazeerah, FaultLines, August 26, 2013
 http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/faultlines/2013/08/201382611617275364.html

 

November 27, 2012 - Harvard Business Review

▶  GARMENT-FACTORY FIRE REVEALS CAPITALISM AT ITS RAWEST  http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/11/garment-factory-fire-reveals-c/

 

                                                        WATCH
                                  Newshour PBS, April 09, 2014
LONG WAY TO GO IN REFORM OF BANGLADESH'S GARMENT INDUSTRY SINCE FACTORY DISASTER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/factory-collapse-bangladesh-one-year/

 

 May 3, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  AS DEATH TOLL RISES, GARMENT FACTORY DISASTER 'WORST IN WORLD HISTORY https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/03

 

▶  DHAKA FACTORY COLLAPSE: WHY FASHION BRANDS AND CONSUMERS MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/fairtrade-partner-zone/dhaka-factory-collapse-fashion-brands-consumers

 

                                                  WATCH

                         Democracy Now, November 27, 2013
▶  BANGLADESHI LABOR ACTIVIST FIND BURNED CLOTHES WITH WAL-MART LABELS AT SITE OF DEADLY FACTORY FIRE http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/27/bangladeshi_labor_activist_finds_burned_clothes

 

▶  U.N. FINDS "LITTLE APPRECIATION" FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMONG U.S. BUSINESSES  http://sco.lt/6sIoJF

 

Just Means, October 28, 2013
▶  NO ONE SHOULD DIE FOR FASHION:  NEW FIRE AND SAFETY ACCORD PROTECTS BANGLADESH APPAREL WORKERS http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/new-fire-and-safety-accord-protects-bangladesh-apparel-workers

 

▶  LABOR IS NOT A COMMODITY:  U.S. BRANDS FALL VICTIM OF BANGLADESH DISASTERS http://laborrightsblog.typepad.com/international_labor_right/2013/09/us-brands-skip-out-on-compensation-meetings.html




May 20, 2013 CSRWire
▶  INDIGENOUS MODELS A RESPONSIBLE FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN ETHICS, CHALLENGES THE FASHION INDUSTRY http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/35639-INDIGENOUS-Models-Responsible-Fashion-Supply-Chain-Ethics-Challenges-the-Fashion-Industry

 

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


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


 May 2, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  PREVENTING ANOTHER BANGLADESH TRAGEDY: THREE WAYS TO TRANSFORM SUPPLY CHAIN ETHICS http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/preventing_another_bangladesh.html?referral=00563&cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-daily_alert-_-alert_date

 

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

 

 

                                   AN AWKWARD TRUTH:

               BANGLADESH FACTORIES A WAY UP FOR WOMEN

                                  http://sco.lt/7QSajh

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh May 20, 2013 Inter Press Service
▶  FEMALE GARMENT WORKERS BEAR BRUNT OF TRAGEDY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/female-garment-workers-bear-brunt-of-tragedy/

 

May 6, 2013 Oregon Live

▶  BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE: BRANDS' VERIFYING RESPONSES PRESENT IMAGE RISK http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/05/bangladesh_factory_collapse_br.html

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                 May 22, 2013 PBS Newshour

▶  THE COST OF SAFETY:  EXAMINING ECONOMICS BEHIND BANGLADESHI FACTORY CONDITIONS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/asia/jan-june13/bangladesh_05-22.html

 

 

May 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  WHY RETAILERS MUST STAY IN BANGLADESH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/why-retailers-must-stay-in-bangladesh

 

May 17, 2013 CSRWire Talkback
▶  SMART BUSINESS & SMARTER CONSUMPTION: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM BANGLADESH? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/853-smart-business-smarter-consumption-what-can-we-learn-from-bangladesh

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                       May 10 2013 PBS Newshour

▶  HOW IS THE GARMENT INDUSTRY WORKING TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS ABROAD? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/rescued2_05-10.html

 

 

May 9, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  AFTER THE BANGLADESH TRAGEDY: SIX ETHICAL, ECO AND FAIR CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/ethical-eco-fair-clothing-manufacturers/


 

▶  NINE APPAREL BRANDS IN BANGLADESH THAT OPERATE RESPONSIBLY http://www.ecouterre.com/sustainable-fashion-brands-that-produce-ethically-in-bangladesh/ethical-fashion-bangladesh-people-tree/?extend=1

 

 May 8, 2013 Wall Street Journal

▶  APPAREL RETAILERS CONFRONT TOUGH OPTIONS http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323687604578468912873242332.html


                          Time Pictures, January 20, 2014
                                         PHOTO ESSAY
                                 "LIFE ON A DEATH RIVER"
      BANGLADESH'S TERRIBLY TOXIC BURINGANGA RIVER, DHAKA http://lightbox.time.com/2014/01/20/life-on-a-death-river-in-bangladesh/#4



 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




▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx


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


 

- ▶  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


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


 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

 

 

- ▶  BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/4hj6q9


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


CSRWire

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


 



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FearLess Revolution - Fearless Brands: Patagonia

FearLess Revolution -  Fearless Brands: Patagonia | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Fearless Brands is a new weekly column dedicated to identifying and celebrating brands that are taking a stand, challenging the status quo, and working to build a better future. In other words, brands acting fearlessly. This is not a sponsored column, and brands do not pay to appear here. Do you know a fearless brand? Send submissions to rcangie@gmail.com.

http://fearlessrevolution.com/blog/fearless-brands-patagonia.html

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Thoroughly thinking "sustainability" through before you leap

Sustainability is a huge, complex, and daunting challenge. And a growing number of companies feel a sense of urgency to do something – anything – to show their stakeholders that they are paying attention.
We recently came across the Harvard Business Journal article, Act Fast, but Not Necessarily First. Author Frank Partnoy makes a compelling case for more deliberate decision-making, saying: ... http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/12/11/why-you-should-wait-to-act-on-sustainability/

The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3668192618/the-sharing-economy-our-sustainable-future
pdjmoo's insight:

I believe the bottom line decision-making criteria for the 21st Century Should Be "Does this harm the planet (environment) or human health?  This should be held within the "cradle to cradle" concept, becoming mindful of our actions, innovations and manufacturing on a wholistic scale reminding us all that we depend on a healthy, balanced ecosystem for our very survival.  We need to become partners in stewardship of the planet, not just sustain the status quo

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UNFCCC Launches New Report on Private Sector Initiative for Climate Change

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UNFCCC secretariat aims to help communities and businesses become climate resilient with help of new online tool.
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In a New Era for Marketing, Parental Discretion Advised

In a New Era for Marketing, Parental Discretion Advised | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Every well trained manager knows about the "four P's" of marketing. To make a sale, a company must offer the right product to meet customers' needs, and at the right price.

New research however, suggests that another "P" is growing in importance. Customers also care who the parent of the product is.

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Consumers are already making sustainable choices, all they need is a little (honest) guidance

Consumers are already making sustainable choices, all they need is a little (honest) guidance | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Julian Walker-Palin: Guardian Sustainable Business:

Asda study shows consumers – regardless of age, gender or income – are already choosing sustainable products and services...

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Qatar in deal to develop future automotive hub

Qatar in deal to develop future automotive hub | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Qatar Automotive Gateway (Qatar Ag), has entered into a deal with Prodrive, one of the world’s leading automotive technology and motorsport businesses, to build and develop a cutting-edge automotive industry value chain in the country.
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11 Powerful Environmental Ads - Planet in Peril

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These images from various ad campaigns around the globe remind us that the planet is in peril.
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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                             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


Pambazuka,March 16, 2014
HEDGE FUNDS AND CORPORATE RAIDERS IN AFRICA:  SPACE INVADERS OF THE THIRD KIND. The new wave of ‘looting’ of land and other natural resources will likely continue on a scale hitherto unknown. Whatever the supposed benefits of this trend, urgent attention ought to be turned to the thousands of people in Africa and other emerging nations who will become landless in the countries of their birth.

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/features/94233


UNDP, March 18,2015
 ▶ ECONOMIC GROWTH ALONE NOT ENOUGH TO FACE AFRICA'S EMERGING CHALLENGES:  http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/03/18/economic-growth-alone-not-enough-to-face-africa-s-emerging-challenges-un-development-chief-.html


▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


 June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa
- ▶ HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683


World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


-▶ WALL STREET TAKES AIM AT FARMLAND: THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/9HBsPZ


                                               LAND GRABS

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


May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


MintPress News, April 01, 2015
-▶  GEORGE SOROS LOOKS TO CO-OWN UKRAINE AND AFRICA.The Hungarian-born economic hitman may be more interested in helping his, and other investor’s, pockets, rather than the people of Ukraine.  http://www.mintpressnews.com/george-soros-looks-to-co-own-ukraine/203866/


The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


                                                  AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food


Mint Press News, December 23, 2014
▶ ATTACK OF THE LAND-GRABBERS:  THE RACE FOR LAND IN AFRICA http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/attack-land-grabbers-race-land-africa/


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


 -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


Mongabay, August 20, 2014
 -▶ LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr

 

The Guardian, February 18, 2014

G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php

 

Guardian Global Development, February 18, 2014
THE G8 AND THE CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF AFRICAN FARMING. As part of the New Alliance, 10 African governments have signed up to change dozens of laws, policies and regulations to make their countries more attractive to the private sector. Collectively, they have made more than 200 commitments, including the overhaul of seed and tax laws and the setting aside of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land for commercial investors.   http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2014/feb/18/g8-fight-future-african-farming-interactive


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793

 

 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/


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


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


Farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA - AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn

 

GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


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

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


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush



GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


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

 

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                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx



 -▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


                                              LAND GRABS

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


                                            THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17



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


                                                -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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


Mother Jones, March 14, 2014

  -▶ WALL STREET INVESTORS TAKE AIM AT FARMLAND http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/03/land-grabs-not-just-africa-anymore


BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


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


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

 

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


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


BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit


AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


The Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh


The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most



OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400


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


  

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                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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

 


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

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

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How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy

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

The Atlantic, April 20, 2015

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

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

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


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

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


                                        VIDEO REPORT

                              France24 TV, April 29, 2014

      LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

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


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


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


The Hill, December 0, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

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

 

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


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


The Guardian, March 12, 2014

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


                                             VIDEO REPORT
                        PBS Newshour, September 25, 2014
HOW BILLIONAIRES ARE DICTATING AMERICAN POLITICAL DEBATE AND POLICY? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/are-billionaires-dictating-american-political-debate/


NationofChange, September 12, 2014
▶  BIG BUSINESS BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS TO CONTINUE BUYING ELECTIONS IN THE U.S. http://www.nationofchange.org/big-business-billionaires-continue-buying-elections-us-1410523563


                                                 CEO VIDEO
                        "THE CORPORATE LOBBY TOUR" 10 min

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


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


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



                                  THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

      SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

                                         ONE STATE AT A TIME

                                            http://sco.lt/68GD8z


 

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


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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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


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


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


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                                        WHO'S IN CONTROL

               NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? 

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


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Truthout, November 29, 2012

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

 

                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                         THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC "PARTNERSHIP"

                                            http://sco.lt/6Nmvy5


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


                                             BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


 

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

                                                   http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED



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

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


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


  •                                                OIL WARS

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


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


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




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                              TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - #TPP

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

                                                http://sco.lt/5G9V0T


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THE ONLY WAY OUT: China To Prioritize Environment Over Economy and Development In Revised Law

THE ONLY WAY OUT: China To Prioritize Environment Over Economy and Development In Revised Law | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.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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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

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

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

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 ▶ 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, 2015 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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The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

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

Temple Group Blog, August 20, 2014

-▶ SAILING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

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

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


                                                SPECIAL REPORT

                                          EurActive, June 06, 2014
                                         THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The sustainable sourcing of materials is crucial to the circular economy

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


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


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


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

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


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


                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB


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


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


                      THE McDONOUGH CONVERSATIONS

                                                       GreenBiz

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


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


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

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


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



                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                            http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 31, 2012

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


Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html



                          WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                      http://sco.lt/8FQndh


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

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

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


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



                                       THE END OF GDP GROWTH

              TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD

                                              http://sco.lt/56g0ob


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


                                    WATCH - A CSR WAKE-UP

               INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD

                                     THE PLASTIC CURSE 

                                       http://sco.lt/7SzdPl



                                       INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH

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


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

 

EurActive - Sustainable Development

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                               RE-THINKING PROGRESS 00.3:48

                               THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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


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

 

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


                                                      WATCH

            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                    Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                        http://sco.lt/4q18KX


Fastco Exist

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

 

                                                         WATCH                            

                     THE CIRCULAR RE-GENERATIVE ECONOMY

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6AhZq5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2012

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


 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 25, 2013

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

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

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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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


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


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

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


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

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013

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


                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

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


 

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


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

 

                                       ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                      LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


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


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


                                 THE SHARING ECONOMY

                                OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

                                        http://sco.lt/52AdWb


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


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

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

 

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


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

 

A VIP READ:

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

http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


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


 

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

 


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

 


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

 




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

 

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


January 17, 2013 YES Magazine

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

 


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

 

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


 

 

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


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


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


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

 

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



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


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


 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                   "HOME"

                               An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                    The Global Water Crisis

                                        http://sco.lt/53HMPJ


 

                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY OTHER NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo 

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 4, 2015 2:12 PM

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

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Why the economy needs nature

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


                       WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST. 

            IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE.


 9 January, 2013 - The Guardian Environment - Tony Juniper:

 -▶  THE ECONOMY AND NATURE

Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development.

The value of the carbon capture services which could be gained through halving the deforestation rate by 2030 is around $3.7 trillion

One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth. The reality we inhabit is somewhat different, however. One hundred per cent of economic activity is dependent on the services and benefits provided by nature... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jan/09/economy-nature


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUTTING NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking


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


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


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


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


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


Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013
BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/


Guardian, April 08, 2014

THE BIOSPHERE:  NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE. Imagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a fraction of its archive, and some of that wrongly. Think of a reserve bank with most of its ledgers missing. Humankind is in that kind of predicament: it depends almost entirely on natural capital to generate food and fibre, building materials, fuel and pharmaceuticals, to pollinate crops, filter drinking water, recycle waste and maintain the oxygen supply. Living things underwrite all national economies: money, in effect, really does grow on trees.

Taxonomists identify around 18,000 new species each year, but in the same 12 months a greater number may slip into oblivion, as humans raze forests, pave or plough grasslands, bulldoze hillsides, drain swamps and dredge estuaries.Each extinction represents an asset lost or an opportunity squandered. Yet the human impact on the planetary ecosystem is now so palpable that geologists have proposed a new chronological era, the anthropocene, and biologists already call this "the sixth great extinction".

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


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


Psych.Org, December 9, 2013
-▶ SHOULD NATURE'S BENEFITS MATTER TO BUSINESS? Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally...  http://phys.org/news/2013-12-nature-benefits-business.html


Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Transition Network
HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming


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



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



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


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


 - ▶ THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239



                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                           NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
              Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides.

On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



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


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

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


 

             FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.

                       OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                          http://sco.lt/8fNIET



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


Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/


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

 

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

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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

http://sco.lt/7QxpwH

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

 

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


HuffPostGreen, October 06, 2014

- ▶  WORLD FALLING BEHIND ON PLAN TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD BY 2020, UN SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/nature-protection_n_5937094.html


- ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


                                                     WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

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


Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html


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


VIDEO

"RIGHTS OF NATURE" , Dr Vandana Shiva

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



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

 

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



-▶  MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995135177/what-has-nature-ever-done-for-us-money-really-does-grow-on-trees


 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

-▶  BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO OUR LIVES -- AND  THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/6g51Np

 

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

 


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



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



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


 ▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z


- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


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



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



  ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx


 


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


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



  ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: UNBEARABLE.  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


VIDEO:

INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

http://sco.lt/7rQMSH


 

                                                  SEA CHANGE:

                    THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/51LeCn



                                                   ENOUGHNESS

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 


                                        THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                              http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                                         ERADICATING ECOCIDE

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

                               

 


 

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

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

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

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One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth.

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Gun Safety Is a Business Issue

Gun Safety Is a Business Issue | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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--  ARMING SCHOOLS IS NOT THE ANSWER. WHY? Dec. 24, 2012 Michael Moore http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3845939501/arming-schools-is-not-the-answer-why
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--  WATCH: "AFTER NEWTOWN" @PBS Special - JOIN THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION #AfterNewtown December 21, 2012: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/after-newtown/

--  BBC News - IS AMERICA TO BECOME AN ARMED CAMP? Newtown shooting: Gun lobby defiant as US remembers December 21, 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130

--   REMEMBER THE VICTIMS, REJECT THE VIOLENCE: BILL MOYERS ESSAY ON GUN VIOLENCE, NEWTOWN AND SANDY HOOK December 20, 2012  http://billmoyers.com/segment/bill-moyers-essay-remember-the-victims-reject-the-violence/

--  21 VINTAGE GUN ADS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WINCE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/23-vintage-gun-ads-featur_n_2339449.html?ref=topbar

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Richard Heinberg propose a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.

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