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Commercial Solar Energy – Why Australian Businesses are Switching

Here in Australia, we’re all feeling the pinch of rising electricity costs and small business owners are no exception. In the State of New South Wales (NSW), which has the country’s largest population, energy costs will jump by 38% in two years largely due to underinvestment in infrastructure (electricity poles and wires etc) and the […]

October 16th

Sustainability and the Healing Power of Helping Others

From Glenn Croston Sustainability means different things to different people.  To some it’s all about protecting for the long term the many ecosystems and organisms threatened around the world by humanity.  It’s a big vision, and one I believe in, leading me to write a book or two about the topic.  An even broader view […]

October 13th

The Economics of GMOs

A group called Stop Costly Food Labeling (SCFL) is fighting Prop 37, California’s ballot initiative that would require genetically engineered food (GMOs) to be labeled as such. The group, mainly funded by biotech companies and GMO food distributors, is pouring millions of dollars into the campaign, begging the question: what are the economics of GMOs? […]

September 25th

This is the future of the Inspired Economist

Author & speaker Charles Eisenstein recently released a breakthrough book called Sacred Economics, pointing the way to a new economy. (Read the book in its entirety online, for free) Filmmaker Ian Mackenzie decided to help out by producing a short film synopsis of the book’s primary points: You can read a little bit more analysis, or […]

March 2nd

Dylan Ratigan on “Platinum Citizenship”

In his new article at HuffPo, Dylan Ratigan condenses all of our political and financial issues into one coherent, true story, under the title of “Platinum Citizenship.”

Dylan’s on a crusade for his newest project, the “Get Money Out” movement, which is advocating and pushing for a constitutional amendment to remove money from politics once and for all. Go learn more, and if you like what you read, show your support, at http://www.getmoneyout.com/ — since I signed it this weekend, it’s passed the the 200,000 signature mark — with lots of room to grow!

October 17th

Green Collar Jobs: The Red Hot New Career Field in the US

You’ve heard of white collar careers and blue collar jobs, but there’s a new set of jobs in the marketplace: green collar jobs. A relatively recent addition to the job market, this industry spans a wide variety of industries and simply put, focuses on eco-friendly careers. What exactly is a green collar job? In general, […]

March 17th

How to Make Your Current Job, a Green Job

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, explains how every job can be a “green” job with the right attitude. When we think of “green” jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a […]

February 11th

Investment Recovery: What It Is and How It Contributes to Corporate Sustainability

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses how investment recovery contributes to corporate sustainability. A key component of business sustainability is asset disposition, or investment recovery.  Investment recovery is the practice of recouping the value of assets no longer needed by a company by identifying and reusing […]

January 17th