Citizen Action Monitor

Here’s a refreshing vision of an economic model that serves the common good

Unlike the TPP model that primarily serves the avarice of the 1% No 1578 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said recently “we have … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 4

Degrowth, a steady-state solution is not new; it’s been around for at least 150 years. So, if we’re so smart, why hasn’t it penetrated the public policy domain? No 1553 … Continue reading

December 31, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 3

Rejecting degrowth, continuing on a path of business as usual, is asking for deep trouble. No 1552 Posted by fw, December 30, 2015 “So, I would argue that if we … Continue reading

December 30, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 2

We are now in a state of overshoot, outpacing earth’s regenerative capacity, hurtling toward societal collapse No 1551 Posted by fw, December 29, 2015 “We are now, however, in a … Continue reading

December 29, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

Renewable energy – Hope or hype?

“Renewable alternatives are simply not in the cards,” says Canadian ecological economist, Bill Rees No 1549 Posted by fw, December 27, 2015 “So, renewable alternatives are simply not in the … Continue reading

December 27, 2015

Feel good story about a Free Store that means so much more to its town folk than just a store

Watch a short video profile of this amazing Free Store in Transition Town, Media, Pennsylvania No 1501 Posted by fw, November 6, 2015 Click on the following linked title to … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

Strong Towns offers an alternative to conventional but flawed urban planning policies and strategies

The Strong Town approach is heavy on experimentation, small-scale risk-taking, civic engagement, and grassroots action. No 1430 Posted by fw, August 20, 2015 “Our job is to make cities resilient or … Continue reading

August 20, 2015

AMAZING — How a new global movement plans to solve climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises

Regeneration International commits to feed the planet and reverse climate change via regenerative agriculture No 1375 Posted by fw, June 19, 2015 “When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Be wary of pro-economic, pro-climate, “green job” fantasy

Vague definitions of “green jobs” often give energy-intensive, carbon-heavy industries a “green” stamp of approval No 1333 Posted by fw, May 13, 2015 “The concept of “green jobs” has become … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Denmark’s promotion of a cost-free, business-as-usual switch to renewables is delusional

To date, increased efficiency in energy use hasn’t reduced carbon emissions No 1330 Posted by fw, May 10, 2015 “When we look past the cheerleading for a bright renewable future, … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference as a global citizen? — The Pachamama Alliance may be for you

Pachamama’s engagement experience is designed to awaken, educate, and connect a critical mass of “pro-activist” leaders No 1324 Posted by fw, May 4, 2015 Discover how a small group of … Continue reading

May 4, 2015

Will Bolivia’s Evo Morales chart an exit from his Capitalist Bridge to the promised land of Socialism?

Or will a cabal of oligarchs conspire to block all exits from the Bridge? No 1319 Posted by fw, April 26, 2015 “The small Andean nation of Bolivia sits at … Continue reading

April 26, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

American capitalism curbs freedom, impoverishes vast majority, devastates ecosystems

“And it’s driving us crazy”, says US novelist and contributor to major newspapers No 1303 Posted by fw, April 7, 2015 “The facts show that pure unadulterated capitalism not only … Continue reading

April 7, 2015

New book examines how policy makers’ worship of growth sabotaged 1972 scientific findings on limits to growth

The idea that growth is essential continues to hold sway, despite the mounting evidence of its climate change costs No 1298 Posted by fw, April 2, 2015 “This informative book … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Will our energy future be fueled by fossils or by abundant, renewable wind and sunlight?

“The gap between our current way of life and one that can be sustained with future energy supplies is likely to be significant,” says Richard Heinberg No 1271 Posted by … Continue reading

March 3, 2015

New mega-infrastructure projects to rejuvenate global economy threaten Earth’s carrying capacity

Citizens demanding sustainable economies should be alarmed at new approach to global infrastructure development No 1226 Posted by fw, January 10, 2015 “We are at a critical moment where two … Continue reading

January 10, 2015

Can we find a full-scale replacement for fossil fuels soon and sustain it indefinitely?

Given our pathetic historical track record for sustainable living, future prospects look bleak No 1202 Posted by fw, December 4, 2014 ‘Sustainability’ has become everyone’s favourite buzz word. But few … Continue reading

December 4, 2014