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Green Syndicalism An Alternative Red/Green Vision BUY DIRECT from Syracuse University Press

Green Syndicalism An Alternative Red/Green Vision BUY DIRECT from Syracuse University Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"In this thought provoking book’s stated aim of revisiting the intersections between the radical ecology movement and the labour movement there is much to recommend."—Anarchist Studies
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Rebalancing the Economy – New book from Green Economics Institute

Rebalancing the Economy – New book from Green Economics Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The current generations are at a turning point. Wealth inequality is growing all over the world. This is leading to social unrest and increasing levels of unhappiness in society. This is leading to a decline in social capital.

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Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy - Hazel Henderson - bluecoffeeandbooks.com

Book Summary: Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy - Hazel Henderson

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More Canadian consumers seeking green products and services in current ... - DigitalJournal.com

More Canadian consumers seeking green products and services in current ... - DigitalJournal.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Canadians are increasingly looking for green products and services, and many are even willing to pay more for them, but they may be selective on which they choose based on the strength of environmental claims. The findings, that suggest an important shift to mainstream green purchasing practices, are a result of an inaugural survey on green purchasing behaviours and attitudes in Canada commissioned by SCA, the maker of the Tork® brand of away-from-home hygiene products.  As an international leader in creating an ethical and sustainable marketplace, SCA worked with Leger in Canada to capture in-the-moment consumer insights that reflect market trends.


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Winning the Green Energy Revolution - CounterPunch

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The outcome will depend on YOUR activism, and will determine whether we survive here at all. Four very large wind turbines in this small Ohio town are producing clean, cheap electricity that can help save our planet. A prime reason they exist is that Bowling Green has a municipal­owned utility. When it came time to go green, the city didn’t have to beg some corporate­owned electric monopoly to do it for them.

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Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook - Energy Collective

Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook - Energy Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Big data" may be the most overused buzz-phrase in the smart grid industry today. But that doesn’t mean that managing, analyzing and deriving operational and customer value from the massive amounts of data being collected by utilities isn’t important and valuable -- or that utilities aren't spending on it. GTM Research has pegged the value of the global utility data analytics market at a cumulative $20 billion between 2013 and 2020, growing from an annual spend of $1.1 billion this year to nearly $4 billion by decade’s end.

 
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Good news for the green economy

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It is time, I think we can all agree, for some good news. So thanks to theNetherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and its report todaysuggesting the global growth in carbon emissions faced a dramatic slowdown last year. Total emissions grew by 1.1 per cent, or 1.4 per cent when you account for the fact it was a leap year, less than half the 2.9 per cent average seen over the past decade. Maybe, just maybe, a peak in global emissions is still within our reach.

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Accelerating Nature Through Green-Business Entrepreneurs

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Accelerating Appalachia is the world's first nature-based green-business accelerator that connects innovators, investors and mentors that are aligned with people, place and prosperity.
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'Academy on the Green Economy' Green Job Generation Through Knowledge Sharing

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Over 120 participants from over 20 countries will attend the ‘Academy on the Green Economy’ this week at the ILO Training Centre in Turin.
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Solar-powered transit village to open in Annandale, Sept .10 - Hunterdon County Democrat

Solar-powered transit village to open in Annandale, Sept .10 - Hunterdon County Democrat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The first community of its kind combining modern design, a convenient location and a green lifestyle, The Village Green at Annandale is an example of sustainable development.

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▶ Caroline Lucas speaks at the People's Assembly 'Climate Crisis & Green jobs' - YouTube

Caroline Lucas, Green MP gives a rousing speech at the People's Assembly debate 'The climate change threat and one million climate jobs' 22nd June 2013
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Year in Review: A Look at the Top Clean Energy Stories of 2013 : Greentech Media

Year in Review: A Look at the Top Clean Energy Stories of 2013 : Greentech Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Energy Gang is good at looking backward. But can we predict the future? (Was 2013 the year of energy storage, intelligent efficiency, or the sharing economy?
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TEDxFlanders - Bernard Lietaer - design and implementation of currency systems

TEDxFlanders - Bernard Lietaer - design and implementation of currency systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bernard Lietaer is an monetary architect, author and international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems. He was one of the designers of the Euro. He has studied and worked in the field of money for more than 30 years in an unusually broad array of capacities ranging from Central Banker, fund manager and university professor to consultant.
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Can we believe China's Corporate Social Responsibility rhetoric?

Can we believe China's Corporate Social Responsibility rhetoric? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"China is talking the talk of Corporate Social Responsibility in its 12th 5-year plan. It has even endorsed the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights. Simon Zadek argues that the new economic superpower sees a real interest in responsible and clean business, and that deeds will follow the rhetoric" (Source: Open Democracy)

 

Excellent must-read analysis of China's efforts to move to a cleaner and greener economy model. Is he painting too much of a rosy picture?


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CauliflowerEars's comment, March 24, 2012 10:45 PM
Corporate Social Repsonsibility with the Human Rights record China has, for example in Tibet? Sorry, I don't buy it - this may have some areas of substance but is basically greenwash.