sustainability

Sustainability starts in the classroom

Emily Folk Education is the best start to a sustainable life. Sustainability and caring about the planet are worthwhile causes that need consistent attention and care from our communities. While sustainability starts at home and on a personal level, education…

Beyond the old world: lessons from the pandemic

I created the Integral Sustainability School with other partners, in 2015, in Salvador, Northeast of Brazil. In 2018, an inspiration that came during a long stay in India allowed me to write a short story called “Auroville, 2046. After the…

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Empty Amsterdam during confinement by coronavirus (Image by Peter Noordendorf) As soon as the confinement imposed by the pandemic is over, in Amsterdam the model called “donut” or double circle has begun to be adopted, to try to repair the…

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income

Molly Scott Cato Capitalism isn’t working. We need a Universal Basic Income as we come out of the coronavirus lockdown into the economic – and the climate – crisis. The furlough scheme was an extraordinary move from a Conservative government…

Cultural History

by John Scales Avery Reformed teaching of history Human nature has two sides: It has a dark side, to which nationalism and militarism appeal; but our species also has a genius for cooperation, which we can see in the growth…

Our Energy Problem Is a Quantity Problem

By Gail Tverberg Reading many of today’s energy articles, it is easy to get the impression that our energy problem is a quality problem—some energy is polluting; other energy is hoped to be less polluting. There is a different issue that we…

Access to End-Use Technologies Key to Catalysing Development in Africa

By Joshua Masinde NAIROBI (IDN) – Productive use of energy holds the key to livelihood transformation in Africa’s rural areas. Small industries could improve their production processes and efficiency if they had better access to electricity and technologies. Without electricity,…

Degrowth – is it time for a new kind of economics?

With the planet reaching its biophysical limits on what it can provide us, a growing number of economists and environmentalists say we need to switch focus from economic growth to human and ecological wellbeing. At the Cyclonomia bike kitchen in…

Globalised trade system at what price for natural resources?

Our entire life is founded around natural resources in the form of raw, mined and extracted materials, water and energy, as well as the farming lands available to us all living our life on Earth. These gifts are the basis…