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2016/09/10 Tim Ingold, “The Sustainability of Everything” (web video)

Talk at the Centre for Human Ecology, Glasgow, announced at http://www.che.ac.uk/tim-ingold-talks-about-the-sustainability-of-everything-10th-sept-2016/ Video posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncLv9Gk7XrI and https://vimeo.com/182572764 This digest was created by editing the text transcript generated by Youtube. View the video yourself for a more authentic reproduction. Lapses, grammatical

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Sustainable Development Goals must sustain people and planet, experts say | March 20, 2013 | sciencedaily.com

Six Sustainable Development goals from U.N. to supersede Millennium Development Goals that expire 2015, based on new appreciation of anthropocene. In the wake of last week’s meetings at the UN on the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a

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2011/03/14 13:00 Bill Reed on Sibbesborg Sustainability [web video + slides]

On a post at the Systems Community of Inquiry, Tiina Merikoski asked for comments on a blog post on Aalto Sustainable Communities, linking to Bill Reid’s presentation on the launch of the competition on the design of the Sibbesborg community. 

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Saul Griffith, “Climate Change Recalculated” (MP3 audio), Longnow Foundation, 2009/01/16

Part of sustainability is conservation, but we can maintain even a minimal level of modern conveniences through conservation? … the land area dedicated to renewable energy (”Renewistan”) would occupy a space about the size of Australia to keep the carbon

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William McDonough, “Sustainability And The Next Industrial Revolution” (MP3 audio), Total Picture Radio, 2007/07/05

William McDonough is a designer with creative approaches to sustainability. “Reflect on this: It took us 5,000 years to put wheels on our luggage. How smart are humans?”  William McDonough “My goal is very simple. It’s to help create “a

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Paul R. Ehrlich, “The Dominant Animal” (MP3 audio), Tech Nation, 2008/08/18

Human beings impact the world, but are not outside nature.  Can human beings help but be human? Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich about his latest book, “The Dominant Animal,” which looks at human evolution and the

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Wes Jackson, “”The Necessity and Possibility of an Agriculture where Nature is the Measure”, Colorado College, 2005/04/27

Agriculture has become so industrial, that modern society has almost forgotten that plants grow naturally. In 2005, Wes Jackson was named by the Smithsonian Institution as one of 35 people who made a difference. Farming, in Jackson’s view, is humanity’s

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    Think that you’ll be working past age 65?  OSC @smarter_money 2018 survey says >25% were forced to retire, 59% retired voluntarily. … results of a new investor survey by the Ontario Securities Commission suggest that working longer isn’t viable for many people.   > The survey of 2,000 people posed a series of questions to pre-retirees and people who [… […]
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy | 2018 | Dr. Allan Abbass
    The traditional separation of mind and body is dissolved by @ISTDP, departing from traditional western medicine. Dr. Abbass, the head of Dalhousie University’s Centre for Emotions and Health, treats patients with these unexplained medical symptoms, a phenomenon also known as somatoform disorder, with an innovative form of talk therapy that’s producing impres […]
  • Where are the Women in Wikipedia? | Bear & Collier | 2016
    Women may more comfortable as anonymous on the World Wide Web, rather than contributing towards collaborative work such as Wikipedia. A comprehensive survey conducted in 2008 found that only 13 % of Wikipedia contributors are women. [….]  Significant gender differences were found in confidence in expertise, discomfort with editing, and response to critical f […]
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    Organizations need #communityship, as naturally-engaging #leadership in collective interests, says #HenryMintzberg @Mintzberg141.   I’ll bet that beyond leadership is a profound sense of communityship. (Never heard that word? I made it up1, to put leadership in its place, namely to support communityship.) Effective organizations are communities of human bein […]
  • More than money: What workers want in 2018 | Linda Nazareth | Nov. 22, 2018
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