7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Economist
Kate Raworth is a heart-singingly brilliant economist. And shows us how easy it is for us all to be one, too.
the story of stuff: change the game!
Fantastic short film on things we do that just continue with the old game...or actually *change the rules of the whole damn thing*....
eco-nomics is for everyone - just watch
Economics. Just don't believe what you read in all the normal places. It's probably nonsense. Assume different. Watch this for starters.
The refugee crisis is a human manifestation of all the wrongs that we are allowing to happen in the world. And it's happening on our watch.
Our natural environment is in decline...and it's hurting the economy...
So....we've figured out that trashing our natural systems isn't a fab idea...
airbnb provokes debate around regulation
Compelling: the emerging sharing economy (creating more economic value without using more resource) doesn't fit the current system - a rethink is needed
smash and grab on electric car charging
Is this the Problem with Big, raising its head again? As electric cars become successful, the big guys move in. Is this perhaps not always for the greater good?
Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone
That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)
This is what we are. A social enterprise; a not for private profit business, trading for people and planet: here to bring benefit to the communities, and the lands, in which we work, and using a business to do that.
Cornwall's natural capital...
Cornwall has developed a new strategic environmental partnership (Local Nature Partnership) and it's talking a brave new world of natural capital...
Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages
The danger of power shortages in the UK by the middle of the decade has risen, according to industry regulator Ofgem.
more money than heart?
The Guardian looks at the superyacht industry and how far it can stray from anything approaching sustainable....
The UK Office of National Statistics are hunting the holy grail...how do we measure our own well-being? Now THOSE are beans worth counting....
positive defiance in the Basque Country
There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....
the wrong beans
What if...we've been counting the wrong beans all this time? Or rather - only counting some, and missing out the most important ones??
what's nature ever done for us
Tony Juniper nails it. Wake up and smell the coffee of what the world does to keep us breathing.
the horns of a dilemma
Tim Jackson's lecture at the School of Law. Busting with positive deviance. Even economists do it. And thank God for that, we say.
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!
"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about". Indeed! The words of a very wise man!
brave new money worlds
We love this. Great article - food for thought if you haven't mulled over this stuff yet...this is a FABULOUS intro...
low carbon ladock
Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years
cornwall opens uk solar centre
UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20
electric car sales have go faster stripes...
Electric car sales growth outstrips conventional market in 2012
Are we daft enough to resort to Canute tactics?
World Economic Forum sounds warning on rogue geoengineering...
can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?
How tourism can cut emissions - UNWTO outlines strategies at COP18 Doha climate change conference
it's really, really good to talk...no, REALLY.
I bet you didn't realise how important talking was until you read this. It's a "duh" moment; and we all need them....
positive deviants are kicking financial *ss
We're waking up and smelling the coffee...with knobs on...
exporting our carbon guilt?
What the eyes don't see the heart don't grieve about....we simply left our emissions somewhere else. That doesn't make them just not count...
the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...
The (old style) party is over. The era of cheap and abundant resources is ending. Are you ready?
budget gets thumbs down on green innovation
Fossil fuels, not green, win out in Osborne's "reforming Budget"
thinking beyond the gates?
Julia Schonharl writes about tourism and human rights in 2012: Can we ask anybody to think beyond the fences of the holiday resort?
Luxury market to be hit as travellers cut costs
Holidaymakers will feel the pinch in 2012 with luxury holidays most affected according to a Travelvision survey. Is this what you feel is happening?
shale gas a carbon catastrophe
Shale gas will wreck climate targets, says Co-op, Tyndall Centre and FoE
good money: ethical finance
It's one the biggest ways we can make sure we're having a positive impact. Or let a negative one happen in our name. Fortunately, easy to fix. :)
ethics r us
Well, that's a bit of a stretch. But we like to keep the issue on the table. Right in the middle. Because what's the alternative?
If you're sitting behind a computer right now and feeling smug about being a dab hand with Excel, watch and learn.
sharing the work
Heresy? Generally a good thing to allow a bit of heretical thought..keeps us on our toes. A slap across the face of Complacency. A little unpleasant, but always invigorating.
Time to communicate with our communities?
New poll shows people might not be ringfencing their holiday..so should we be making sure we show them what's affordable, on their doorstep?
in accordance with our hopes
This was filmed shortly after the publication of Tim Jackon's Prosperity Without Growth; sounds like he got into some bother, too. Professors can be Positive Deviants too.
keeping the giraffes out
Inspired and elegant articulation by Tim Jackson of the Current Problem We Face.
It's the new metric, the stuff in our pencils, the fizz in our drinks, what makes us all human and what we breathe out. It's a Good Thing, and has Made Our Lives Great. But we have to treat it right.