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Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?

That it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean you're wrong
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:16 AM

It’s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn’t turn quickly where you know it must, and you are left feeling naked and ashamed with your dark worldview, your careful preparations for a difficult future, and your scornful or tittering relatives reminding you each day what a ninny you are to worry about the tendings of events.

Persevere. There are worse things in this life than not being right exactly on schedule » Read more

Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 8/4 - The Politics Of Europe’s Summer Holidays, Life In A Toxic Country

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 12:12 PM
  • Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library
  • Vamos a la playa
  • Energy East Pipeline: Building a Nation on a Nightmare
  • Milestone Claimed in Creating Fuel From Waste
  • Irish battle over plans for Aran giant salmon farm
  • As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth
  • Life In A Toxic Country
Podcast

Adam Werbach: The Future of Sustainable Business

Combining social mission with corporate ROI
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 10:07 AM

Adam Werbach has been at the vanguard of the sustainability movement since high school when he founded a national organization of over 30,000 student volunteers who mobilized around environmental projects. A few years later, at the age of 23, he was elected the national President of the Sierra Club - the youngest in its 100+ year history.

In 2004, Adam turned the environmentalism movement on its head by publicly decrying its outdated thinking and lack of progress, given the scope of its mission. He challenged its followers to link their goals to other broad social and economic ones in order to have more impact.

He led the way, controversially, by working with Wal-Mart in 2006 to help them integrate sustainable practices into their supply chain and operations - a model he subsequently brought to many of the world's largest multinational corporations in over 80 countries.

In this interview, Chris and Adam discuss the "sustainable business" movement and its future prospects, including such questions as What does sustainability really mean? What are the key success requirements? What models show the most promise today? » Read more