BOLIVIA – “Living Well” in Harmony with the Environment
April 20, 2010 – Franz Chávez, Inter Press Service (IPS)
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – The philosophy of “Living Well” enshrined in Bolivia’s new constitution is being put forward by the government as the basis for a global movement against consumerism, depredation of natural resources for profit, and current models of development.
Blog Highlight: TripleCrisis – Global Perspectives on Finance, Development, and Environment
April 22, 2010
Economists engaged in global dialogue around how crises in these three areas interact, and how they can collectively be solved.
Join a Funders Delegation to USSF 2010
February 11, 2010
Inspired by the World Social Forum process, the US Social Forum is a unique space within which grassroots networks are building a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement, seeking solutions to the economic and ecological crises that confront us. The forum is not a conference but rather a remarkable event within an extraordinary process of building political consciousness for a progressive way forward. Funders concerned with issues as diverse as human rights, equity, the environment, poverty, community development, economic justice, immigration and social movement organizing are invited to participate in our delegation to this important gathering.
Watch the Story of Cap and Trade!
December 1, 2009 – Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff Project
The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about Cap & Trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.
This Is What Denial Does
October 14, 2008 – George Monbiot, The Guardian
The economic crisis is petty by comparison to the nature crunch. But they have the same cause.