Monthly Archives: April 2015

‘Extractivism’ debate continues: Beyond lithium (and other poisons)

A good article on the complexities of transition. The most challenging question is whether increasing extraction today can lay the foundation for decreasing extraction tomorrow. According to the argument, increased revenue from extraction allows countries to diversify their economies into … Continue reading

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Eduardo Gudynas interview

Eduardo Gudynas describes the extractive and productive matrix of so called progressive governments of South America Google Translation https://translate.google.ca/translate?sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A//accionyreaccion.com/%3Fp%3D869 Spanish original http://accionyreaccion.com/?p=869

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“Degrowth” Advocate to Be Earth Day Keynote Speaker April 22 in Belfast ME

Earth Days Waldo County 2015 will host Jim Merkel for “Degrowth: Can Society Survive Without Growth?,” a talk at Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. Merkel, author of the book “Radical … Continue reading

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Degrowthers Challenge Supremacy of Economic Growth – CounterPunch

by MARK HAND The widespread embrace of economic growth and development, even among environmental activists, is the primary cause of the current socio-ecological crisis facing the world, according to a new book that espouses the philosophy of “degrowth” and whose … Continue reading

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Popular education resources

I just ran across this web site which provides links to a lot of helpful materials on popular education. In an attempt to complement existing educational initiatives at Sustainable Concordia, and to increase the emphasis on student lead political action … Continue reading

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Mapping for transformation- May 2015 / Overview – TransforMap

TransforMap’s mission is to make fair, free and sustainable ways of meeting our needs and “doing economy” more visible in order to be accepted by more people, to replicate and scale them. We believe the diversity of the alternatives that … Continue reading

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California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth – NYT

A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature. APRIL 4, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html

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