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What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like? - YES! Magazine. As a new, saner administration sets up shop in Washington, D.C., there are plenty of policy initiatives this country desperately needs.

What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like? - YES! Magazine

Beyond a national plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, progressives will strive to focus the administration’s attention on challenges like fixing the broken health care system, grappling with systemic racial inequities, and a just transition from fossil fuels to renewables. These are all critically important issues. But here’s the rub: Even if the Democratic administration were resoundingly successful on all fronts, its initiatives would still be utterly insufficient to resolve the existential threat of climate breakdown and the devastation of our planet’s life-support systems. That’s because the multiple problems confronting us right now are symptoms of an even more profound problem: The underlying structure of a global economic and political system that is driving civilization toward a precipice. A Life-Affirming Civilization Daring to Make It Possible. Global Ecovillage Network. Vison The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

Global Ecovillage Network

Mission As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world Goals Main Activities. Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K-12. A Center for Ecoliteracy – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission partnership.

Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K-12

This publication is an addition to the Center for Ecoliteracy’s suite of Big Ideas curriculum resources. It was commissioned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) as a guide for educators, curriculum developers, and schools to engage students. It stems from the commitment of the Center and the SFPUC to nurture the next generation of environmental stewards. Big Ideas identifies key concepts that link water, power, and sewer. It highlights learning objectives that are essential to understanding the interconnectedness of San Francisco and the surrounding ecosystem.

Download Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K–12 on the SFPUC website. A previous Big Ideas, created by the Center in partnership with National Geographic Education (2014), identifies key concepts that link food, culture, health, and the environment.


External Peartrees. Inovation. Resources. Sustainable Living. SDGs. EcoGeek - Brains for the Earth. Humanitad Foundation. New Earth Project. HumanLinks: Agricultural Community Organizations. The Venus Project-Resource Based Economy. Saving the earth one byte at a time. Hopeful tourism computing?

Saving the earth one byte at a time

A couple of weeks a ago I interviewed Tess Brosnan, a film maker who wanted to talk about links between citizen science and hopeful tourism. This led me to read Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan and Irena Ateljevic’s “Hopeful tourism: A new transformative perspective” (pdf). I found myself reading while mentally replacing “tourism” with “computing”. For […] Apple growers, Academics, Activists and an Animator of Lunatics Sustainable Lens: Resilience on Radio, condensed down to one image. There’s a word for that: Anupholesteraphobia I found myself reading a book on music performance (long story). Audaciously sustainable The Audacious Student Business Challenge has expanded this year to encourage business for good with a social enterprise category. Sustainable action points I’m working with a final year Career Practice student – Lily Parker. Celebrating Excellence in Communication within IT in NZ What’s your favourite quote?

5BF_Metrics_poster.jpg (1500×1043) Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power. THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community (trailer) The Greening of the Self. By Joanna Macy / Something important is happening in our world that you are not going to read about in the newspapers.

The Greening of the Self

I consider it the most fascinating and hopeful development of our time, and it is one of the reasons I am so glad to be alive today. It has to do with what is occurring to the notion of the self. The self is the metaphoric construct of identity and agency, the hypothetical piece of turf on which we construct our strategies for survival, the notion around which we focus our instincts for self-preservation, our needs for self-approval, and the boundaries of our self-interest. Something is shifting here. Widening our self-interest The conventional notion of the self with which we have been raised and to which we have been conditioned by mainstream culture is being undermined. I think of the tree-huggers hugging my trunk, blocking the chain saws with their bodies.