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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works in education, business innovation and analysis to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy. The circular economy is a generic term for an economy that is regenerative by design. Materials flows are of two types, biological materials, designed to reenter the biosphere, and technical materials, designed to circulate with minimal loss of quality, in turn entraining the shift towards an economy ultimately powered by renewable energy. See it in action

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New Economics Foundation The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is a British think-tank that promotes social, economic and environmental justice.[1] NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) with the aim of working for a "new model of wealth creation, based on equality, diversity and economic stability".[2] The foundation has 50 staff in London and is active at a range of different levels. Its programmes include work on well-being, its own kinds of measurement and evaluation, sustainable local regeneration, its own forms of finance and business models, sustainable public services, and the economics of climate change. Work[edit] Is Revitalizing A Neighborhood What’s most striking when you enter the brick bunker formerly known as Stock House No. 3 is the green, says Fred Haberman, a cofounder and partner in Urban Organics, a futuristic farm housed inside a long-vacant structure on the former site of Hamm’s Brewery in East St. Paul. "It’s mind-boggling to come into this old building and see so much greenery," he says. "The colors are almost electric.

Notes From The Underground “I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’… I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’ But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’”– Bob Dylan Seventeen years ago, I read a book called The Evolving Self. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, it profoundly affected the direction of my life. About Us Fishermen in Cuba The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations.

About Us Our theory of change begins with the firm belief that it is possible to create a thriving human society within nature’s limits. Natural and social sciences tell us the system conditions for sustainability. These conditions, or principles, are the design constraints for a rigorous and clear articulation of a sustainable society. James Robertson (activist) James Robertson (born August 11, 1928), a British-born political and economic thinker and activist, became an independent writer and speaker in 1974 after an early career as a British civil servant. He studied Greats at Balliol College, Oxford from 1946 to 1950 where he played cricket and rugby union, and ran cross-country for the University. After serving on British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s staff during his "Wind of Change" tour of Africa in 1960, Robertson spent three years in the Cabinet Office.

Urban Organics-Haberman Transforming the food system and strengthening local communities. Haberman believes in the pioneering spirit so much that sometimes we just have to take the plunge ourselves. At a new organic urban farm in St. Paul, we’re quite literally diving in because this farm doesn’t use dirt. GNH Centre Bhutan Gross National Happiness, or GNH, is a holistic and sustainable approach to development, which balances material and non-material values with the conviction that humans want to search for happiness. The objective of GNH is to achieve a balanced development in all the facets of life that are essential; for our happiness. • The Story of GNH • The 4 Pillars & 9 Domains • GNH Today • GNH Organizations

GREEN TECH VALLEY - Environmental Technology and Renewable Energy - ECO CluP Within the scope of the Europe INNOVA Project EcoCluP (“Eco-innovative cluster partnership for growth and internationalisation”), ECO WORLD STYRIA has been cooperating with 13 European environmental engineering clusters. These 13 partners from 10 countries unite more than 3,500 cluster companies, predominantly small and medium-sized companies as well as 430 research institutions from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain. With this supra-regional networking of European environmental engineering companies beyond national borders, not only the partnership is intensified, but research and development projects between companies and research institutions within Europe initiated. Beside this active exchange of knowledge, the partners develop a toolbox to support their member companies in the areas of risk and innovation management. Partners:

Developing a Roadmap for Amsterdam: The First Circular City The city of Amsterdam has made a major step in the transition to become one of the world’s first circular cities. Commissioned by the city, Circle Economy implemented its newly developed City Circle Scan to identify areas in which Amsterdam can make the most significant, tangible progress in realising a circular economy. The first City Circle Scan to be done at this scale globally, the resulting report identifies areas in which circular business models can be applied and highlights strategies to accomplish practical implementation of these sustainable solutions. “The potential of a circular economy is enormous, and that is why we focused on research and are willing to support anyone who strives to make the circular economy a reality in our city.

Small Is Beautiful Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered is a collection of essays by British economist E. F. Schumacher. The phrase "Small Is Beautiful" came from a phrase by his teacher Leopold Kohr.[1] It is often used to champion small, appropriate technologies that are believed to empower people more, in contrast with phrases such as "bigger is better". First published in 1973, Small Is Beautiful brought Schumacher's critiques of Western economics to a wider audience during the 1973 energy crisis and emergence of globalization. Report Vol. 3 - 2014 - Circular Economy Reports Report Vol. 3 - 2014 About the Report Business leaders and governments alike acknowledge that continued wealth generation requires a new industrial model that is less dependent on primary energy and materials inputs. In its previous reports, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has focused on the economic and business benefits of such a circular model of development.

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