Tag Archives: sustainability

  • Podcast

    Adam Werbach: The Future of Sustainable Business

    Combining social mission with corporate ROI
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 10, 2013, 2:07 PM

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    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    In 2004, Adam turned the environmentalism movement on its head by publicly decrying its outdated thinking and lack of progress, given the scope of its mission.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?

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  • Blog

    The Essential Gardening and Food Resilience Library

    by Old Hippie

    Monday, November 22, 2010, 4:17 AM

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    Under the general topic of growing some (or all) of our own food, we have broken the larger topic down into several knowledge areas.  We think you should understand why growing your own food is a good choice to make, and so “Understand It” is our first general topic.  Following that, “Grow It,” “Save It,” and “Use It” will help you think about the critical topics of how to get food into the ground, how to get it out, how to keep it from spoiling, and what to do with it once you’ve got it on the shelf, in the freezer, or in the root cellar.  Introductory notes in each section will help you choose which books, publications or websites to read first.  We’ve included links in the text, so you can click for more information as you read. Some of the material that follows is fairly basic; other material is more advanced.

    Don’t let something supposedly “advanced” keep you away.  Everyone has to start at the beginning.  We all did.  Whether you choose to grow food against possible shortages, or as an economic decision or as part of changing your lifestyle in healthy and rewarding ways, we hope you find this annotated bibliography of the books that have helped us will help you as well.  We’ve included full citations for each book, to help you locate them.

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  • Blog

    Public Talk at the University of Iceland

    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, September 12, 2010, 4:43 PM

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    I’m updating from Reykjavik, Iceland, where I will soon have the pleasure of participating in a conference on sustainability.

    The conference is a private event, but fortunately I can now share that I will be offering a separate Crash Course presentation and discussion at the University of Iceland, which is open to the public.  This is a recent development, and I am awaiting further details on location, but for now I know that the event will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at 5:00PM somewhere on the University of Iceland campus.  If you live or will be near Reykjavik that day and would like to join us, please check back to this blog post or to the event announcement page for location details before you head to the talk.  You can email Megan Walsh if you have questions about the event.

    I’m grateful to have the opportunity to meet readers from Iceland and hope many of you can find your way to the talk on Tuesday.  More to come soon.  See you then.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – June 10

    by Davos

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 2:39 PM

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    • Uh oh, Year over Year GDP (Chart)
    • Foreclosures and the Home ATM
    • From Michael Covel’s Blog, Fed Inflation Video
    • Michigan closing eight prison facilities by year’s end (H/TMesaBoogieMan)
    • The Psychology of Short Sales by Tanta, April 2008
    • Parent Resources for Growing Green Children
    • Shiller: Home Prices May Keep Falling
    • Rainwater Harvesting Poised To Grow In US West
    • On American sustainability: anatomy of societal collapse (Crash Course Cited)
    • Banks Try to Stiff-Arm New Rule (H/T Fujisan)

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 21

    by Davos

    Thursday, May 21, 2009, 3:26 PM

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    • More on tax revenues
    • The business logic of sustainability: Ray Anderson on TED.com (Video, Repost)
    • Peter Schiff The Schiff Report Video Blog May 18 2009 (H/T iDoctor, Video)
    • Brazil and China eye plan to axe dollar
    • Russia Sheds Dollars for Euros
    • Brazil Turns to China to Help Finance Oil Projects
    • He’s just not that into you
    • One-day-only “lifestyle-liquidation” auctions (Video)
    • Credit Card Changes: Make the Prudent Pay
    • Milton Friedman on Self-Interest and the Profit Motive (Video)
    • Washington Post Raises Doubts About Geithner Management Style, Status of PPIP
    • Visualizing the Stress Test (Chart, Interactive Map)
    • Housing Starts (Chart)
    • A few A(H1N1) Links Dr. Henry Niman’s Map 7,151 U.S. Cases as of this wrtitng, A(H1N1) Current Timeline, CDC Cases

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 20

    by Davos

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 3:14 PM

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    • The business logic of sustainability: Ray Anderson on TED.com (Video)
    • David Miliband: China ready to join US as world power
    • 60 Minutes – AIG, We Own It..(Video)
    • Uncle Jay Explains the News…(Video Deficits)
    • Canadians going Bankrupt in record numbers
    • Normalizing Earnings During Profit Freefalls (Charts on page)
    • Delinquency Rates at Commercial Banks (Chart)
    • Report: Smaller U.S. Banks need $24 Billion in Capital
    • Blue collar U.S.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 14

    by Davos

    Thursday, May 14, 2009, 3:14 PM

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    • Financials: Is the Tailwind Becoming a Headwind?
    • Truth Tellers Seeing Brown Shoots…
    • Total Private Payrolls (Charts, Historic look back also)
    • Monthly Changes in Private Payrolls (Charts, Historic look back also)
    • Bernanke’s Speach at Jekyll Island, Georgia
    • Credit Crisis Visualized (H/T Ivo, Repost)
    • Krugman: Rapid Recovery ‘Extremely Unlikely’
    • Banks CDS, if you blinked…
    • Never one to mince words, Jim Rogers – Bail on the dollar and e

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