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Sunday March 29th 2015

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Regular half-hour financial lifestyle magazine redefining success through a positive look at what is possible and happening. Real examples of people, companies and organizations illustrate the “triple bottom line,” respecting people and the environment while earning a profit.

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Quality of Life Indicators in Context – March 2015

USA Update: March 2015 By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 295,000 in February. The 257,000 jobs first reported in January was revised down to 239,000, while confirming the 329,000 jobs added in December. The unemployment rate fell from 5.6% to 5.5% with 8.7 million people still looking to join the labor force. All these revisions still auger a quickening recovery and along with rises in wages, with average hourly rates slowly rising on private, non-farm payrolls. GDP increased at an estimated annual rate of 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014, 5% in the third quarter, after a 4.6% increase for Q2, good news after the 2.1% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The USA recovery is still on track but unevenly shared, as exit polls found the economy still the top worry of [...]

The Economist Focuses on Transforming Energy Policy

The Economist  Focuses on Transforming Energy Policy

At last, The Economist has recognized the green transition from the fossil fuel era to the solar age.  As we prepare our next update of the Green Transition Scoreboard®, we at Ethical Markets Media applaud this belated but very good analysis. The Economist finally agrees with us. ~ Hazel Henderson, editor The Economist headline:  Energy -- Seize the Day January 17, 2015 The fall in the price of oil and gas provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies ... Read the article here. [...]

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NEW GLOBAL TOURISM INITIATIVE TO ‘STEER INDUSTRY ONTO A TRULY SUSTAINABLE PATH’ – UN

NEW GLOBAL TOURISM INITIATIVE TO ‘STEER INDUSTRY ONTO A TRULY SUSTAINABLE PATH’ – UN

New York Nov 6 2014 7:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai (right) with Tourism Minister of Morocco, Lahcen Haddad, during the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme launch at the World Travel Market in London. Photo: UNWTO   NEW GLOBAL TOURISM INITIATIVE TO ‘STEER INDUSTRY ONTO A TRULY SUSTAINABLE PATH’ – UN Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world contributing 9 per cent to global GDP, accounting for one in 11 jobs worldwide and for 6 per cent of global exports, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported today as it launched a programme aiming to catalyze a shift to [...]

Extracted: video exceprts from Club of Rome report

How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet In this Report to the Club of Rome,to be released on 12 June, Ugo Bardi delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, and illustrates how the gigantic mining machine is now starting to show signs of difficulties. Having thoroughly plundered planet Earth we are entering a new world, says Bardi, and he draws on the world’s leading mineral experts to offer a compelling glimpse in the new world ahead. EXTRACTED says that we are reaching the limits of economically feasible extraction of a number of mineral commodities, including metals and fossil fuels, as while the world will never run out of its minerals, extracting them will prove far more expensive, making their everyday use unfeasible. Instead, we must meticulously [...]

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