Four years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, some Americans are losing confidence that the conventional wisdom at our disposal, whether liberal or conservative, is capable of restoring the financial security and opportunity we once enjoyed.
November 19, 2010 A film that I am looking forward to watching tonight (10pm PST) on NBC/Green is Harmony. Last April, NBC partnered with HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) in order to bring this conscientious environmental film to a wider audience during their “Green is Universal” programming this month. “The Prince of Wales [...]
Korten, minces no words about the dangers our capitalist system poses to democracy.
“If we have a need in society, and we have unutilized labor, land, technology— the other real resources required to address it— money alone should never be the deciding constraint.”—David Korten In part 4, David Korten concludes his talk on transforming the destructive, (and corrupt) Wall Street driven financial system to one centered around meeting [...]
Claire Hope Cummings, in this third segment of interviews hones in upon the essential problems plaguing our agriculture system, she argues is a direct result of the industrialization of agriculture. “Our bodies are not machines”, Cummings reminds us, all the parts of a biological (agriculture) system must remain healthy if we are to produce healthy [...]
Permaculture: the use of ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. Permaculture is built upon an ethic of caring for the earth and interacting with the environment in mutually beneficial ways. —National Sustainable Information Service (ATTRA) In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of [...]
In Claire Hope Cummings book, Uncertain Peril, she writes about the importance of preserving biodiversity, and native plant species.
Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.