July 2009

I am writing this post in a somewhat balmy, 80-plus degrees in my house (at 10:30pm). In Seattle air conditioning in homes is nearly as unheard of as the robin is in the Inuit’s land. Of course, now that the robin is in the arctic the Inuit have to come up with a word for […]

{ 2 comments | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }

Buy This Magazine Read it – thoroughly – and then pass it on to another. Adbusters has endorsed the steady state economic before, quoting Herman Daly and citing the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy as well – but this is a full, cover-to-cover issue on the growing movement for a new, […]

{ Comment | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }

I wanted to pass this video along, to give us all a little perspective on the historical amount of money our government is pumping into a failed system. We keep propping up reckless banks and corporations too large to exist, but do we ever take a second to think about how much money that really […]

{ 1 comment | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }

Happy Planet Index 2.0

by Joshua on July 21, 2009 · 0 comments

The Gross Domestic Product is a tally of all the goods and services made in the country. It does not take into account the well-being of citizens, the success or failure of our government, or the quality of anything really – it is purely a tally of numbers. Somehow this number has been accepted as […]

{ Comment | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }

Unite For Human Rights

by Joshua on July 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Inalienable rights are written into our Declaration of Independence and are the foundation for our Constitution. The right to free speech, the right to practice a religion, the right to be a free, voting citizen – all pillars of our modern democratic society. The truth of the matter is we might verbally support these rights, […]

{ Comment | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }

You leave them everywhere you walk, but recently the term “footprint” has being used to describe your impact upon the planet in broader terms than the impression of your feet. The most common one tossed around these days is our Carbon Footprint (see global climate change). A more recently developed spin on the footprint term is […]

{ 3 comments | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }

Perhaps all the hype about growth is finally being put into perspective. Economic decline has a way of making us reevaluate many things – most notably in this recent decline we are questioning the growth dogma, our banking system, media and government. Local communities have also begun to play a larger role, not only in […]

{ 2 comments | Email This | Digg This | Del.icio.us | Stumble It | Tweet This }