‘Green growth’, colonialism and fossil fuel funding are just a few of the cracks showing in the facade of the European Green New Deal and there are more.
The increasing privitazation of natural resources threatens to diminish the commons. The corporate merger of Veolia and Suez is currently endangering public control of precious water resources.
To fully and systematically address the climate/energy crisis, the plan will have to be far broader in scope than what is currently being proposed. And while we need to mobilize society as a whole with a World War II-level of effort, the reality is that there’s never been a challenge like this before.
If you ever thought that eating more sea fish is much more sustainable than, let’s say, eating beef, then you ought to think again. If you ever want to know why, then watch Seaspiracy, a shockingly effective expose of the dark secrets of the fishing industry by Ali and Lucy Tabrizi.
Today, the story we tell ourselves about our economics and politics has run its course and is exhausted. Humanity enters the twenty-first century in a state of extraordinary crisis. Yet we are on the cusp of a revolution of human consciousness.
Long before it was fashionable to be an environmentalist or critical of the capitalist growth economy, Karl Polyani predicted the market economy’s inherent contradictions and ultimate failure.
Daniel Christian Wahl offers a series of questions that can support your community to explore what a regenerative economy would look like in your bioregion.
Environmentalism has been unconsciously steeped in the Judeo-Christian concept of man’s dominion over the natural world. Jazmin Murphy explores how this crisis can be redressed by the inclusion of indigenous communities in environmental dialogue, research and action.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a sea change in priorities, which requires entirely different thinking and policies—ones much more closely aligned with heterodox post-growth thinking than with pro-growth economic orthodoxy.
The path to an ecological civilization is paved by reclaiming the commons—our common home, the Earth, and the commons of the Earth family, of which we are a part. Through reclaiming the commons, we can imagine possibility for our common future, and we can sow the seeds of abundance through “commoning.”