Posts Tagged ‘ social justice ’

The Heavy Hitters of Population Growth & Women’s Rights

Jun 19th, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York, Rio de Janeiro — Some of the biggest names in the population and women’s empowerment movement weighed in at Rio+20 on successfully promoting these topics at the UN conference and beyond. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former president of Norway and now the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change who has been around
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Dispatch from Degrowth

May 22nd, 2012 | By
Robert Lovelace, photo courtesy Fanshawe College

By Suzanne York,, May 16, 2012 Many topics were under discussion at the second full day of Degrowth in the Americas Conference: finance and degrowth, transition towns, resilient communities, public banking, and much more. The topic that most resonated with me, most likely because of their perspective on living in harmony with nature, was
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Ties that Bind: Making the Population and Environment Connection

Mar 9th, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York,, March 8, 2012 The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference took place this past weekend (March 2-4) in Eugene, Oregon. If you’re not familiar with it, it is an [inspiring] gathering of environmentalists of all stripes and professions that has been taking place for thirty years. This year I attended for the
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