Monthly Archives: October 2015

The False Prophet Trudeau: Naiomi Klein & Avi Lewis

Many environmentalists rejoiced when Stephen Harper’s government was thrown out of office in Canada. But Justin Trudeau is no savior… But that does not mean that the world is without visionary climate leadership—on the contrary. In the five years it … Continue reading

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The Leap Manifesto | A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

We could live in a country powered entirely by renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the jobs and opportunities of this transition are designed to systematically eliminate racial and gender inequality. We know that the time … Continue reading

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Degrowth media library

More than a year after the degrowth conference in Leipzig, we are now launching the degrowth media library. There, you can find all the contributions to the degrowth conference and many more articles, videos and photos about degrowth – easily … Continue reading

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Giorgos Kallis describes & reviews Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novel “The Dispossessed” (New York: Harper Collins, 1974).

The achievement of Le Guin is that she presents neither a utopia nor a dystopia. She describes an alternatively organized human society as is, with its goods and bads. Science fiction is not predicting where we are heading, or dictating … Continue reading

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Giorgos Kallis on John Bellamy Foster

I would like to begin by complimenting this excellent essay. It summarizes with an economy of words and simplicity of language the considerable work of John Bellamy Foster in developing the concept of “metabolic rift,” advancing an ecological Marxism, and … Continue reading

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Growing, Growing, Gone: Reaching the Limits

Dennis Meadows June 2015 The Limits to Growth, released in 1972, has profoundly influenced environmental research and discourse over the past four decades. Allen White of the Tellus Institute talks with Dennis Meadows, one of its co-authors, about the genesis … Continue reading

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A Path to a Brighter Future: Degrowth and Deglobalization

Earth Overshoot Day in 2015 occurred on August 13. This means that August 13 was the day when humanity’s annual demand for the resources that the Earth can provide (food products, resources such as cotton and wood, and carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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