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Shared by Nat for Global Centre for the Study of Sustainable Futures and Spirituality (non-profit). Going beyond the business-as-usual sustainable development orientation and movement...and shaping a spiritually-engaged sustainability orientation. Re-thinking our lives and our futures, changing within and trans-forming without.
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Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy

Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy | Sustainability | Scoop.it
What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth | Sustainability | Scoop.it

Spiritual Ecology:
The Cry of the Earth

A Spiritual Response to our Present Ecological Crisis
A Collection of Essays
Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee


"Our present ecological crisis is the greatest man-made disaster this planet has ever faced—its accelerating climate change, species depletion, pollution and acidification of the oceans. A central but rarely addressed aspect of this crisis is our forgetfulness of the sacred nature of creation, and how this affects our relationship to the environment. There is a pressing need to articulate a spiritual response to this ecological crisis. This is vital and necessary if we are to help bring the world as a living whole back into balance."

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Sustainability guided by spirituality not technology!

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Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens' happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha
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Growing out of "growth-oriented" economic orientation.

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Wisdom from a Rainforest

Wisdom from a Rainforest | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Portrays the Teduray's deep respect for nature and for each other, and vividly recounts how their behavior and traditions revolved around kindness and compassion for each other and the spirits sharing their worlds. Describes the Teduray's remarkable legal system, strong story-telling tradition, cosmology and ritual celebrations. Alongside the ethnography is the author's recounting of his own personal transformation; how his own worldview as a member of an advanced, civilized society was shaken to the core by a so-called primitive people. Finalist, 1999 National Book Awards, for Social Sciences. (1999)
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The future is indigenous.

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Global Witness |

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For 19 years, Global Witness has run pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From Cambodia to Congo, Sierra Leone to Angola, we have exposed the brutality and injustice that results from the fight to access and control natural resource wealth, and have sought to bring the perpetrators of this corruption and conflict to book.

Our work has revealed how, rather than benefiting a country’s citizens, abundant timber, diamonds, minerals, oil and other natural resources can incentivise corruption, destabilise governments, and lead to war. Through our investigations, advocacy and campaigning, we seek solutions to the ‘resource curse’ so that citizens of resource-rich countries can get a fair share of their country’s wealth.

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