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Fred Delventhal

Save as WWF, Save a Tree : Home - 5 views

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    The WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out.
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    Good simple means of being green. It is also a good marketing tool because you can have people contact you if they do want something that can be printed out. This will be a minority but hopefully the benefit of a growing relationship will make the print out worthwhile.
Arabica Robusta

Transnational Institute | Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism - 1 views

  • However, convincing northern consumers of the need for a new paradigm and new lifestyles, given the impossibility of endless growth on a limited planet, will not be an easy task.[8] A synthesis, of elements of sometimes overly holistic indigenous wisdom and of excessively compartmentalized western science, seems to me the a fruitful combination to provide guidance for a way out of the current crises which threaten the planet, our Mother Earth.
    • Arabica Robusta
       
      Dualist indigenous/western knowledge paradigm is partially useful at best.  Looking at relations of power and voice is more useful.  See Edelman's "Peasants Against Globalization"
  • the phrase “to live well but not better” (than others, or at the cost of others) is potentially confusing in English since “well” and “better” are similar if used to denote qualitative vs quantitative meaning. Language and culture are crucial elements if we are to convince others to understand and then follow this “dictum”. For example, English is a language based largely on nouns, while Anishinabe languages are dominated by verbs, resulting in cultures which focus respectively on objects versus process[12], with a resultant tendency to objectivize or integrate nature.[13] This may in part explain the domination of the planet today by English dominated cultures and may make the task of undoing this domination extra difficult.
  • Ecuadorian economist Pablo Davalos[16] provides a brief survey of the evolution of dependency, Marxist, world system and neo-liberal classical economics to show how we have arrived at a state of economic autism. He concludes that “Of the alternative concepts that have been proposed, the one that presents more options within its theoretical and epistemological framework to replace the old notions of development and economic growth, is Sumak Kawsay, good living.”
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  • The creation of “autonomous” zones of power in Chiapas, with parallel institutions of governance are said to have brought significant political transformation, but some say they have not yet created a viable model of economic autonomy for poor peasants.[22] Others cite civil – military tensions in the Juntas of Good Governance as reducing local autonomy.[23] Some feel that internal political organization has taken priority over social and economic improvements and weakened earlier efforts to reform the broader Mexican state and guarantee indigenous rights of self-determination.[24] Nevertheless, the Zapatista carcoles are models of governance which include many elements implicit in the ecosocialist and degrowth paradigms and further research on these experiences is sorely needed.
  • The protection and preservation of balance in the natural world, including all its living beings, is a primary goal and need of our proposal. Mother nature has inherent rights to exist on the Earth in an undiminished healthy condition.
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    In its efforts to exert some political influence on solutions to the current world financial and climate crises the nascent international ecosocialist movement should direct some attention to a synthesis of the western ecosocialist discourse with the growing Latin American indigenous discourse that is making exciting progress, albeit in fits and starts, toward an international charter for the protection of the planet, Mother Earth, and all forms of life on it.

Stijn Vernaillen

ecoinvent database 2.1 | Environment Tools Directory - 2 views

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    Ecoinvent v2.1 is a life cycle inventory database that contains more than 4000 LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and biomaterials, bulk and speciality chemicals, construction materials, packaging materials, basic and precious metals, metals processing, ICT and electronics as well as waste treatment.


    The high-quality generic LCI datasets are based on industrial data and have been compiled by internationally renowned research institutes and LCA consultants. The data is available in the EcoSpold data format, and is compatible with all major LCA and eco-design software tools. Ecoinvent is used by more than 1500 users in more than 40 countries worldwide and is included in the leading LCA software tools as well as in various eco-design tools for building and construction, waste management or product design. It can be used for Integrated Product Policy (IPP), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Design for Environment (DfE)."
Stijn Vernaillen

Search | Environment Tools Directory - 2 views

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    A list of Transport related tools to check your impact on the environment
Brian G. Dowling

One Hundred Months - 0 views

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    A monthly blog about the effects of climate change.
explore Annenberg

explore Water - 0 views

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    The explore Team travels to India, China, Costa Rica, and the Arctic to see the impact of humanity on the planet's most important resource: water.
Anne Van Meter

Earth: Environmental Art Warns of Change : Video : Discovery Channel - 0 views

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    Environmental Art, blue chalk line marking what part of NYC would be under water
Joshua Miguel

A Letter From Mother Earth - 0 views

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    An open letter from Mother Earth. Please read this.
Joshua Miguel

Small Things That Can Make a Difference - 0 views

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    The world is already embracing various recycling methods, but it is not enough. Every household, including yours and mine, must participate even in our own simple ways.
Gina-Marie Cheeseman

The Power of Moms: Transforming Grassroots Environmentalism | Use Celsias.com... - 0 views

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    Stories about moms turned activists resonate with me. Having a child with persistent asthma, after all, motivated me to start advocating for cleaner air and lower emissions through websites like this one. There is nothing quite like the mothering instinct kicked into overdrive and funneled into the effort to protect and preserve the land, air, and water for our children. On a less serious note, the chaos of early parenthood is possibly the best training available for battling environmental damage.
Joshua Miguel

How To Throw an Eco-Friendly Kiddie Party - 0 views

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    Tips on how to have an eco-friendly kiddie party.
Brian G. Dowling

Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment - 0 views

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    It is the vision of Academic Journals to publish research articles in all areas of human study without financial restriction to readers using the open access model of publication. We strongly believe that the open access model will spur research across the world especially as researchers gain unrestricted access to high quality research articles
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