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  • Forward Planning to Save Money

    If your household budget is stretched to the breaking point it can be tempting to forget about the future and simply focus on making the present as comfortable as possible. Regardless of your financial situation, it is a good idea to try and put a little bit aside, no matter how small. Here’s some ideas on […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 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? […] More

  • KONY2012 Finally Becomes a Full-Blown Farce

    Since the KONY2012 phomenon (it’s more than a meme, right?), I’ve been resisting the urge to blog about it. I raged on my The Facebook wall and on Google+ about it, but I just wanted it to go away, rather than give it more attention; I’ve already offended enough people for calling them idiots for […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 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! More

  • Sunil Paul Cheerleads CleanWeb Hackathon, live from San Francisco

    The first “Cleanweb  Hackathon” is underway today at the Parisoma coworking space in San Francisco. Sunil Paul, a well-known cleantech investor through his Spring Ventures, has been one of the driving forces behind this great event. It remains to be seen what will come out of today’s (and tonight’s) hacking, but we’re sure to see […] More

  • Environmental Engineering: The Hottest Green Collar Certification?

    Guest post by Everett S. What are the hottest green collar jobs right now? This industry is moving at such a hectic pace you can’t always predict exactly what technology or system will reach critical mass first – especially if it depends on your climate and geography. So the best choice may be the one […] More

  • 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, […] More

  • Defining the Qualities of Business Sustainability Leaders

    In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses the skills leaders need for a sustainable business future. In business, every function has a purpose and every job requires a unique set of skills in order to fulfill on that purpose.  When it comes to defining rolls for a […] More

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