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Envisioning a sustainable world – Donella Meadows (by Lindsay Barbieri)

Prelude: Envisioning a Sustainable World. As we move into the political realities of 2017, I have been thinking long and hard about this powerful talk – Envisioning a Sustainable World – that Donella Meadows gave during the International Society for Ecological Economics meeting in 1994. What I find […]

Spaceship Earth Economy: Boulding’s lesson on sharing the planet (by Natalia Britto dos Santos)

Kenneth E. Boulding (1910-1993) was a British economist, educator, systems scientist and interdisciplinary philosopher. He graduated from Oxford University and was granted US citizenship in 1948. During his career, he was a faculty member at Universities in both the UK (University of Edinburgh) and the US (Colgate University, […]

 NY Resolution – Revisiting the Statue of Liberty (by Karan Kumar)

The plaque at the base of The Statue of Liberty reads as follows: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” […]

Why we’re not going to Mars (by Timothy Crownshaw)

There are many misconceptions and popular expectations of science, industry and progress which haunt our cultural consciousness. These often manifest as a relentless anticipation for new human endeavours and technologies, fulfilling a wide range of imagined needs. Each of these is supposedly arriving any day now. At present, […]