'The Power of Yin'
Highlights benefits of holistic approach to SRI, sustainability, networking, the Love Economy, the empowerment of women.
Relates to: Wealth of Networks, SRI, Global Citizenship
Nominate civil society speakers and attendees
for the UN President of the General Assembly's
High-level Thematic Debate on
"Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
for a transformative post-2015 development agenda"
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is conducting an open nomination process for 3 civil society speaking roles in the President's High-level Thematic Debate on "Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda." This event will take [...]
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
The Action Agenda analyzes the root causes of environmental degradation and social injustice, ultimately presenting powerful recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis.
The Women's Climate Action Agenda is now available for download HERE.<http://wecaninternational.org/content_documents/WECAN-Agenda-web2.pdf> [...]
Caring Economy Campaign, a coalition of over 100 organizations led by Dr. Riane Eisler, will launch a new set of economic measures that goes beyond GDP: “Social Wealth Economic Indicators” (SWEIs). The launch will occur on November 12.
!“SWEIs are unique in showing where the US stands against other developed nations in investing in care for people to build the human capital needed for economic competitiveness in our new technological age,” said Eisler. “SWEIs also demonstrate the connection between the status of women and both quality of life and economic success.”
READ FULL REPORT HERE [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2014 BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE WINNER ANNOUNCED
October 23, 2014, New York City - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is pleased to announce that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge, "socially responsible design’s highest award". The project was submitted by SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC based in New York.
"Don't fight forces, use them." —R. Buckminster Fuller
"Living Breakwaters is about dissipating and working with natural energy rather than fighting it. It is on the one hand an engineering and infrastructure-related intervention, but it also has a unique biological function as well. The project team understand that you [...]
The winners of the Future Policy Award 2014 framed by speakers and organizers at the ceremony in Geneva
Dear Friends of the World Future Council,
To build the just and equal societies we envision for our children and grand-children, we need to end Violence against Women and Girls. This is why we researched the world’s best policies to tackle violence against women and girls and awarded them with our Future Policy Award 2014. On October 14, several hundred Parliamentarians were in the audience as the Gold, Silver and Vision awards were presented to representatives from the City of Duluth in Minnesota, Burkina Faso, Austria and the Council of Europe.
In Geneva’s Congress Center, where our partners from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held their 131st Assembly, we heard speeches [...]