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Sustainable Economy

Playing Our Part in Developing a Green Economy

Hans Zimmer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Hans Zimmer

Artists, can touch millions of people with a song, book or movie, and can play a key role in moving the global economy toward a greener future. The time to act is now. We need sustainable, low-carbon economies that create more and better jobs.

It's Time for Matriotism: Love of Mother Earth

Kevin Danaher | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Kevin Danaher

We are less than 5 percent of the world's population but we use 25 percent of the world's resources, produce 25 percent of the world's pollution, and have 25 percent of the world's imprisoned population.

Facing Up to a Finite Planet

Phillip A. Ortiz, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Phillip A. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Eric Zencey went to graduate school 30 years ago with three big questions: "What have we done to the planet? What were we thinking? And what should we be thinking instead?" What we were thinking, he says, is bad economic theory -- and that's what he's been working to change.

Apple: Leading the Way in Enlightened 'Corporate Empathy'?

Anna Reeves | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Anna Reeves

Can it truly be said that Apple has managed to cultivate a culture of empathy? Here's where we need to get more insightful about the power of empathy and the way it works to transform corporate culture.

A Time for Bold Action to Build a Sustainable Economy

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 08.24.2012 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

Our economy is going to grow precisely because we are taking care of our environment, and the leading job creators are going to be companies that specialize in sustainability and the green economy.

Sustainability, Politics, and Consumerism

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.27.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

There is a paradigm shift underway toward a sustainable, renewable economy. At its core will be a new form of consumerism and new modes of production.

Good Idea: Reward Losers That Produce Winners, Like in College Sports

Erich Origen | Posted 07.14.2011 | Sports
Erich Origen

When any college team wins the national championship, a large portion of the winnings are distributed among all league members. Imagine applying these principles to our larger economy.

What the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation Have in Common

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Roberta Combs, CCA president and Larry Schweiger, NWF president, have written a joint column calling for a comprehensive clean energy policy.

Stimulus, Schmimulus -- We Need Jobs to Build a Sustainable Economy

Charlie Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Cooper

We can return to full employment by creating jobs that lay the foundation for shared prosperity, or we can wait for the captains of capitalism to rescue us under the same trickle-down paradigm that has failed so spectacularly.

Jeffrey Sachs Wants To Change The Economy And Save The World

Grist | Amanda Griscom Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jeffrey Sachs -- the renowned economist who devised a grand plan in 2005 to rid the world of poverty -- is now focused on an even broader ambition: sa...