Energy Self-Reliant States: Positive Policy Changes for Distributed Renewable Energy

The previous week I covered the one thing Obama’s climate policy can’t leave out, and you can judge the President’s climate plan for yourself.  Also, while I’m on “vacation” (moving) you can read (and link to) a web version of the fourth segment of our Rooftop Revolution report. Sincerely, John Positive Policy Changes for …

Placemaking News: Five Essential Elements of a Placemaking Campaign

  Forward Follow us Like us Five Essential Elements of a Placemaking Campaign If, as the saying goes, architecture is frozen music, then urban planning is composition, but Placemaking is improvisational street performance. It’s interactive, messy, inclusive, and you can never be quite sure what the result will be–but you …

Schumacher Center for a New Economics: Seeds of Economic Transformation

The Left Forum Conference is held annually in New York City.  At this year’s conference Schumacher Center for a New Economics will present two panels: “Beyond CSA: Community Supported Industry” and “Reclaiming our Agricultural Commons.” New York City’s Left Forum is the largest annual conference of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations, …

Shifts in Global Water Systems – Markers of a New Geological Epoch: the Anthropocene

  A new geologic epoch, “The Anthropocene,” is characterized by humanity’s growing dominance of Earth’s environment and a planetary transformation as profound as the last epoch-defining event — the retreat of the glaciers 11,500 years ago.   By way of illustration: Humanity has cleared an area the size of South …

Forum 2000 Focusing on Social Transformation and Havel’s Global Minimum this 15-17 September 2013

Press release, 19 March 2013, Prague  This year, Forum 2000 is focusing on social transformation and Havel’s global minimum  The 17th annual Forum 2000 conference takes place this year in Prague on 15-17 September. Confirmed guests include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and notable …

Banking because the future Matters: Building a Financial System to Support a Green, Fair and Inclusive Economy

Banking because the future Matters: Building a Financial System to Support a Green, Fair and Inclusive Economy (Rio Centro; 17 June; 11.30 – 13:00, P3-6) The sad truth is that unless we see a fundamental shift in the way that our financial systems are organised, many of the conversations at …