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environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

By manda
Inspiration in Barcelona

Inspiration in Barcelona

This is properly inspiring. Have a look. Start thinking.:) I am!

By manda
airbnb provokes debate around regulation

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

By manda
smash and grab on electric car charging

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?

By manda
Cornwall is UK

Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone

That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)

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social enterprise

social enterprise

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.

By manda
Cornwall

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...

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a thousand flowers

a thousand flowers

Small is, clearly, beautiful. Doh.

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Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages

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.

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more money than heart?

more money than heart?

The Guardian looks at the superyacht industry and how far it can stray from anything approaching sustainable....

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well-being beans!

well-being beans!

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....

By manda
positive defiance in the Basque Country

positive defiance in the Basque Country

There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....

By manda
the wrong beans

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??

By manda
what

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.

By manda
the horns of a dilemma

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.

By manda
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

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!

By manda
brave new money worlds

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...

By manda
heresy? or just blinding common sense?

heresy? or just blinding common sense?

The G word.

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low carbon ladock

low carbon ladock

Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years

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cornwall opens uk solar centre

cornwall opens uk solar centre

UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20

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electric car sales have go faster stripes...

electric car sales have go faster stripes...

Electric car sales growth outstrips conventional market in 2012

By manda
Are we daft enough to resort to Canute tactics?

Are we daft enough to resort to Canute tactics?

World Economic Forum sounds warning on rogue geoengineering...

By manda
walking into a resource crunch?

walking into a resource crunch?

Sleepwalking is an over-rated way of running our businesses....

By manda
just capitalism? Really?

just capitalism? Really?

That's all I need to never use Google again.

By manda
can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?

can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?

How tourism can cut emissions - UNWTO outlines strategies at COP18 Doha climate change conference

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it

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....

By manda
bristol pound

bristol pound

launch of the bristol pound

By marja
positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

We're waking up and smelling the coffee...with knobs on...

By manda
banking on something better

banking on something better

I'm banking on something better.

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enough is enough

enough is enough

"evidence of systemic greed"....

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y

y'think??

William Hague tells Ministers to help green industries boost economy

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car free travel roll out in the lakes

car free travel roll out in the lakes

Lake District targets visitors with £7m green travel scheme

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exporting our carbon guilt?

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...

By manda
winds of change

winds of change

Winds of change: 66% are in favour of wind power in the UK...

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water wars around the corner?

water wars around the corner?

Ed Davey warns of water wars to come

By manda
the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

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?

By manda
budget gets thumbs down on green innovation

budget gets thumbs down on green innovation

Fossil fuels, not green, win out in Osborne's "reforming Budget"

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the future is green, George!

the future is green, George!

By manda
a week with coasties

a week with coasties

Harold's blog; a week with CoaSTies

By marja
the green nudge?

the green nudge?

Big brands are nudging their customers to change their choices...or are they?

By manda
moving mountains?

moving mountains?

Kazak locals hope for green tourism salvation

By manda
thinking beyond the gates?

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?

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Luxury market to be hit as travellers cut costs

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?

By manda
shale gas a carbon catastrophe

shale gas a carbon catastrophe

Shale gas will wreck climate targets, says Co-op, Tyndall Centre and FoE

By manda
good money: ethical finance

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. :)

By manda
the real deficit

the real deficit

This is the Real Deficit. And it's in no headlines.

By manda
a thousand moments of genius

a thousand moments of genius

A two minute read; lasting uplift.

By manda
just a crayola drawing

just a crayola drawing

I wonder how many other people are thinking just the same...

By manda
ethics r us

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?

By manda
the winds of change

the winds of change

It's just not how it used to be....

By manda
no longer BAU

no longer BAU

Holiday sales fall to 10-year low

By manda
skilled labour

skilled labour

If you're sitting behind a computer right now and feeling smug about being a dab hand with Excel,  watch and learn.

By manda
cycling - worth billions!

cycling - worth billions!

We all knew this. But it's great to be able to prove it.

By manda
top 100 social enterprises

top 100 social enterprises

CoaST and ReZolve make the RBS top 100 Social Enterprises

By marja
sharing the work

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.

By manda
"stop drifting, start rowing"

"stop drifting, start rowing"

A word from the ocean wave. Actually, really proper ocean wave.

By manda
cycling to boost tourism industry?

cycling to boost tourism industry?

can cycling help to boost the tourism industry?

By marja
Time to communicate with our communities?

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?

By manda
the impossible hamster

the impossible hamster

Yup. This is about a hamster.

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steady state

steady state

CASSE is the Centre for Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

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in accordance with our hopes

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.

By manda
keeping the giraffes out

keeping the giraffes out

Inspired and elegant articulation by Tim Jackson of the Current Problem We Face.

By manda
carbon literacy

carbon literacy

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.

By manda