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    The Economy

    Pick apart any environmental or social problem you can think of, and you find that The Economy is running the show. Our society has made many of these errant choices because of The Economy. If we’re going to solve any…

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    Biocapacity

    The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed,” Mahatma Gandhi Biocapacity is a concept known by several names: The carrying capacity of the Earth. Ecological footprint. Global footprint. They all refer to the total impact mankind has…

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    Understand Peak

    Peak oil is the concept that oil is a limited and finite resource, that when its production history is modeled, it will follow a certain profile. This concept of peak can be useful when we talk about any limited resource.…

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    What is Sustainability?

    Nature has taught me that if humans don’t figure out what revolution really means, nature will make the revolution despite us. — Tawana Petty (brown 2017 p.72) “Sustainability” is one of those terms that you’ll hear tossed around in many…

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    The Climate Crisis

    You undoubtedly know some things about global warming and climate change. Perhaps you know quite a lot about it, or perhaps you know a little bit. I’m not going to attempt to cover this topic comprehensively — that would take…

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    Stories for our time

    Let’s get started with a story. Really, several stories — or versions of reality, or ways people view the world. Three Stories for our time The first set comes from Joanna Macy, who refers to herself as an “ecophilosopher.” For…