Tag: sustainability

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The Sustainability Challenge: Ecological and Economic Development

Imagine picking up a newspaper and reading that the country’s largest petroleum company has petitioned the government to increase the gasoline tax at the …

Overcoming the Seven Sustainability Blunders

In response to growing environmental and social equity problems, hundreds of private and public “sustainable development” initiatives have blossomed across the globe since the …

A Global System Growing Itself to Death—and What We Can Do About It

The underlying purpose of today’s global economy, most assume, is to transform natural resources into a continuously growing quantity of goods and services for …

From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

Economic breakdown, rising unemployment, and escalating political hostility, coming at a time of intensifying climate upheaval – storms, floods, heat waves, and droughts – …

Sharing the Bounty, Stewarding the Planet: Systems Thinking for Emerging Leaders

To grapple with the complexity of current challenges, leaders today need training in a variety of sophisticated tools and methodologies. To that end, Sustainability …

Pea Beans in Ethiopia: Challenges of Creating New Business Models for Sustainable Livelihoods

Ethiopia is a wonderfully unusual place in Africa. It has never been colonized, only occupied by the Italians during World War II for about …

The Path of Creative Disruption: A Foundation for Sustainable Change

Sustainable change happens when people begin to see the world differently. It takes only a momentary abandonment of longstanding beliefs and assumptions for this …

Scenarios of the Future: The Urgent Case for Sustainability

I was in grade school when the original Limits to Growth (Universe Books, 1972) was published. The environmental consciousness that blossomed in the early …

Acting on Interdependence

The world works much better when we respect its interdependence. I learned this lesson 15 years ago, when my colleagues at Rocky Mountain Institute …

An Economy Designed to Sustain the Environment

You have probably heard of Lester Brown’s work before whether you know it or not. For the past 30 years, when an environmentalist or …