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December 2008

Slow Money Musings on the Last Day of 2008

As this is to be the last official post of the year, we thought we’d leave you with some thoughts from our Slow Money guru, author and “nurture capitalist” Woody Tasch (Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered). Guest-blogging at this week, Woody Tasch goes John […]

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100 Days to Restore the Constitution

What do you think President Obama must do in the first 100 days of his presidency? The Center for Constitutional Rights wants to know. Earlier this year, we blogged about how shockingly far America has traveled toward becoming a police state with concerns only for monied interests. Dismantling the Patriot Act and shutting down Guantánamo […]

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Disruptive Innovation: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Competitive Advantage

The following excerpt from Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work by Dave Pollard has been adapted for the Web. The culture of Natural Enterprises tends to differ dramatically from that of traditional corporations. Much of this cultural difference stems from the fact that Natural Enterprises are flat, nonhierarchical, […]

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Anderson: Corporations are Present Day Instruments of Destruction

Ray Anderson, author of Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise–The Interface Model, was quoted by Chris Hedges in an article recently posted to titled, “Why I Am a Socialist.” The article itself makes chilling points about the corporatization of our federal government. From the article: The corporate forces that are looting the Treasury and […]

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Confessions of an Evangelical Treehugger

Matthew Sleeth is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action. From AlterNet: This essay is reprinted from Holy Ground: A Gathering if Voices on Caring for Creation, recently published by Sierra Club Books. Sometimes we must lose ourselves in order to find our way. I live in a small […]

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Is Cheap Gas the Death of the Green Movement?

Former Chelsea Greener and editor of, Beau Friedlander posted an article on The Huffington Post recently that ponders whether the plummeting of oil ($37/barrel) and gas prices ($1.50/gallon) will be the death of the green movement. Are we so economically motivated that we can’t bring ourselves to conserve when not economically forced to do […]

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GreenProphet Review: Whole Foods Companion

Hamutal Dotan from (Cleantech and Green Living from the Land of the Prophets) has recently reviewed Dianne Onstad’s Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods. Here’s a snippet: Whole Foods Companion is a dip-your-toe-in book rather than a cover-to-cover book: it’s great for delving into when […]

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Washington Post: Inventors Find Inspiration in Natural Phenomena

Gunter Pauli, author of Upsizing: The Road to Zero Emissions, More Jobs, More Income, and No Pollution, was profiled by The Washington Post this week. His support for biomimicry in technological innovation is beginning to make waves around the world. From the article: For some, whale watching is a tourist activity. For Gunter Pauli, it […]

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Tennessee Learns the Hard Way: Coal Can Never Be Clean

Last Tuesday, a coal-fired power plant in Kingston, Tennessee disastrously revealed to the world a secret that the recent “Clean Coal” public relations campaign was hoping we’d never find out: coal will never be clean. Coal is toxic. Burning coal produces two main byproducts: carbon (which is released into the atmosphere) and ash (which is […]

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Kuttner in the Globe: Don’t Let the Naysayers Block Stimulus Plan

Robert Kuttner, author of the New York Times Bestseller Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, recently publishing an op-ed in The Boston Globe explaining the hurdles that Obama faces in passing a new economic stimulus package and all the good it could do if he’s successful. From the article: […]

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