Sustainability

Quick Update

by Joshua on May 9, 2011 · 0 comments

Just a little note on the goings-on recently. Friday I had a great time at the Town Hall Seattle event with Paul Gilding. Paul has a lot of fresh, inspiring ideas about climate change and the end of the world as we know it. I was lucky enough to introduce him and chat with him […]

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The Opportunity of Limits

by Joshua on August 29, 2010 · 0 comments

Debates over limits is not new. From Parson Malthus to Donella and Dennis Meadows to Herman Daly and, most recently, Tim Jackson, Juliet Schor, Peter Victor and many others – economists, policy-makers, ecologists, and biologists have all debated the limits we face and where they are encroach on society (or rather, where society encroaches on […]

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Dear Dick Smith

by Joshua on August 19, 2010 · 7 comments

As Dave mentioned in the last post, Australian Dick Smith has offered a challenge to those steady-staters under 30 years of age: get famous furthering the post-growth solution and win $1 million dollars (Australian). While there is a small amount of irony in the proposal, it is much needed money that could do a lot […]

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Resiliency & Peak Oil

by Joshua on July 19, 2010 · 8 comments

Something I have been thinking a lot about lately is resiliency, both personal and communal. It’s a main topic in the book of the month, The Transition Handbook, too. What is resilience? It is the ability of a system to absorb or adapt to external changes and shocks. Essentially, it’s the ability to roll with […]

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Symbols are important. The Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids, the Great Wall are all examples of important cultural symbols. But even small symbols are important, in fact I would venture that smaller, local symbols are even more important on a day-to-day basis – the example of a father, the blessing of a […]

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Countdown to Day of Action

by Joshua on October 21, 2009 · 0 comments

There are two days left until October 24th – the Day of Action. We must stand united to show world leaders that we, the people of this planet, will no longer wait for change – Copenhagen must bring it! I will be taking my civil engineering professional license exam on the Day of Action, unfortunately. […]

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A Steady Stater Dinner

by Joshua on October 11, 2009 · 0 comments

I’m approaching another year older (hopefully wiser) and was taken out to a surprise location for dinner by my partner. She did her research and found a great place near us that represents what I envision life in a steady state economy to be like: focused more on the local economy, a greater sense of […]

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Blueprint For A Better World

by Joshua on September 16, 2009 · 0 comments

New Scientist‘s next three issues will follow up on what this week’s issue started: defining world problems and finding solutions. I have been continually impressed with New Scientist, from their articles on economic growth, endorsing the steady state economy, and their article about the nature of greed. I am one of the few Americans I […]

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