Sustainability

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Abandon Affluence
Trainer, F.E.
Book
This work reviews the most recent evidence on major global problems, examining resource and energy scarcity, environmental destruction, Third World underdevelopment, international conflict, and the de...
The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know
Magdoff, Fred; Yates, Michael D.
Book
2009
Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living stand...
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Bingo The big charity bonanza: New Internationalist October 2005 - #383
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look at issues surrounding big international non-governmental organizations.
Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
Ernsting, Almuth
Article
2016
In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures o...
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
Book
1989
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
The Closing Circle: Man, Technology & the Environment
Commoner, Barry
Book
1971
Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies. ...
Cohousing and Sustainabliity
Article
How co-housing promotes social, economic and ecological sustainability.
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
Macy, Joanna
Book
1998
A guidebook for dealing with the despair that stands in the way our our changing the world.
Crossing a chasm slowly, in ten small steps? Sustainable living demands big changes
O'Neill, Kirstie; Friday, Adrian
Article
2015
A call to re-engineer our infrastructure, re-imagine society and re-think the ways we live for disruptive, transformative change - rather than tinkering at the margins of 'normality'.
Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered
Devall, Bill & Sessions, George
Book
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
For Our Common Future
Taylor, Walt
Article
1989
Most Canadians seem brainwashed by two myths: (1) Work is scarce; not enough work for everyone; and (2) Money is scarce; Canada cannot afford full employment.
From the Editor: Green Living
Article
1991
To satiate North America's addiction to high energy consumption, the popular solution is war.
A Green City Program: For San Francisco Bay Area Cities & Towns
Berg, Peter; Magilavy, Beryl, Zuckerman, Seth
Book
1989
Ideas for green, sustainable cities.
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
Investing in a Sustainable Future
Canfield, Christopher
Article
1991
The Cerro Gordo community.
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
Book
1996
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability
Ellwood, Wayne
Book
2013
This No-Nonsense Guide looks deeper into the idea of economic growth – to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide
Hinrichsen, Don
Book
1987
Explains the concept of sustainable development, presses the necessity of a more equitable international economic system, and lays bare the links between trade, environment, and development.
Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide: The Brundtland Report Explained
Hinrichsen, Don
Book
1989
This beautifully illustrated work is a readable account of the world's development issues, as culled from the "Brundtland Report". The message that new sources of money must be found to support the pu...
Sex, lies and global survival: New Internationalist September 1992
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Is overpopulation the cause of the global ecological crisis? Rather than the overpopulation of the South, it's the overconsumption the North's much smaller population that's having the greatest impact...
Sharing as our common cause
Article
2014
A call for sharing underpins many existing initiatives for social justice, environmental stewardship, true democracy and global peace. On this basis, STWR argues that sharing should be more widely pro...
Stoves and Trees
Foley, Gerald; Moss, Patricia; Timberlake, Lloyd
Book
Stoves and Trees examines wood stoves and shows how people buy, collect and use wood in the Third World. It finds that while most forests are cleared to supply farmland, not fuelwood, stoves can make ...
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Sustainability Searching for solutions: New Internationalist November 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
A look at the issues and facts regarding sustainability around the world.
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments
Roseland, Mark
Book
1992
The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer p...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bees for Development
An information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organisations involved with apiculture in developing countries. Beekeeping is an effective way for poor people to...
Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Intentional Communities
Resource for intentional Communities including ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects.
Labor Network for Sustainability
Labor Network for Sustainability is dedicated to engaging trade unions, workers and their allies to support economic, social, and environmental sustainability. From our perspective, efforts to engage...
People and Planet Friendly
Gateway to environment, peace and sustainability. Site includes alternative media listing and GoodWork listings of jobs, volunteer and internship positions. Also listed are events and guides to sustai...
Sustain
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living enviro...
Zerofootprint
Goal of connecting people for the purpose of reducing the ecological footprint. Aim to link the world in sustainable commerce and inform people who want to strive for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Bees for Development
An information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organizations involved with apiculture in developing countries. Beekeeping is an effective way for poor people to strengthen their livelihoods,...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: * Support sustainable economic growth * Boost employment * Raise living standards * Maintain financ...
Pacific Islands Forum
The Pacific Islands Forum, formerly the South Pacific Forum until a name change in October 2000, was founded in August 1971 and comprises 16 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. The Forum is the region's premier p...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote...

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Survivability
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Survivability is the ability to remain alive or continue to exist.
War on the seabed: the shellfishing battle
Renton, Alex
2013
In the fertile inshore waters of the west coast of Scotland, a battle is brewing between small-boat fisherman and industrial trawlers.