Posts Tagged ‘ sustainability ’

The Time for Transformation is Now

Apr 2nd, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. The world we know is in a tailspin.  The immediate challenge, a pandemic, caused by a moderately severe pathogen, has driven our economy to near collapse, and put literally billions of people at risk the world over. Normal life in every corner of our Earth has been put on hold.
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The End Game for a Truly Planetary Society

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published with The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere] A thoughtful examination of human history, boils down, more or less, to two steps forward, one step back. There is no written record of our beginnings.  For most of our history,
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What are Environmentalists Doing at a Family Planning Conference?

Nov 19th, 2018 | By
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By Suzanne York. This question came up a few times at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), a biennial gathering of reproductive health and rights advocates.  This year’s conference included a small number of attendees who address both reproductive health and conservation/environmental rights through a development approach known as PHE, or population, health and environment. The
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Solutions to Stem the Tide of Extinction

Sep 10th, 2018 | By
A thriving herd of elephants in Kidepo National Park, Uganda.  [Photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. We humans, in general, pride ourselves on having such ingenious brains, but we’re not always that smart. We live in a society that is using up natural resources at an unsustainable rate – resources upon which our lives depend upon – yet we blithely continue with business as usual. Certainly there are
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Cattle, Culture and Sustainability: The View from the Ground

May 20th, 2018 | By
Young Masai herder. [Photo: Andreas Lederer, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.]

By Karen Gaia Pitts, Transition Earth. Cattle are of critical importance to the Maasai people of East Africa and are the primary source of income. The Maasai rely on their land and above all their cattle for their livelihoods, and do so while facing many challenges. The Maasai Harmonial Development and Sustainability (MHDS) project is a community-based organization
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Attaining a Sustainable Life Through Minimalism

Mar 27th, 2018 | By
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By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. Life as we know it is changing rapidly. The rise of new technologies, globalization, the increasing socioeconomic disparities and unprecedented anthropogenic climate change is resulting in a change in how we pursue our lives, some of it for the better. The challenges we face are leading to
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Sex Education in the 21st Century: Moving from Individual to Global

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By
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By Kimberly Absher, guest youth blogger, www.howmany.org. My last post discussed sexual education in South Africa, and this week I am in the United Kingdom, where sexual education is a hot topic. I recently spoke with Simon Ross, Chief Executive of Population Matters, an organization promoting small family size and mindful consumption. They are part of
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Where Do We Go From Here?

Oct 16th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org The stock market is up and down, oil companies are making record profits, there is a growing gap between the have’s and the have nots, a large number of people take anti-depressants, and the environment is increasingly being degraded.  Do we accept this as the way it is, or is there
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Palm Oil: The Threat to Biodiversity

May 1st, 2014 | By
Palm oil plantation next to a watershed [photo credit: www.ran.org]

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Consumer knowledge on the destructiveness of palm oil production – found in everything from ice cream and crackers to detergents and cosmetics, is rising.  Increased awareness is sorely needed, as more and more forests are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations. There are a lot of questions around the
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Wall Street Wolves and Rethinking Economic Growth

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org It’s time for a fresh start on the year.  Which makes it a good time to take a hard look at how the global economy is structured, and how that is working for people (the 99%, not the 1%) and the environment. There is an obsession with economic growth that flies
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