Reflections on my experiences at this year’s Future Perfect festival that brings does and thinkers of sustainability together The Future Perfect Festival, held on the Stockholm archipelago Island of Grinda, wrapped up recently. The event, now in its third year, is designed to provide a space for those engaged emotionally and professionally in sustainability; a Read more about A dialogue in Future Perfect[…]
A summary of the recent trial in Sweden, published at Resilience.org , presents a hopeful development with complementary currency as a driver of community development.
As economies fail throughout Europe it is becoming clearer that communities should come together to provide the security and safety that neither businesses or local authorities have the capability to provide. Rather than driving globalisation, the money system should encourage these communities to become more self-reliant and resilient. […]
Stephen Hinton will address students and guests at Copenhagen Business School on the 19th June. A fellow of the ISSS, Stephen has been supporting the Humanitarian Water and Food Award (WAF) with selecting applicants. In collaboration with WAF, Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship is inviting to CSR 2.0 conference: “Water and food for all – A Read more about Stephen Hinton speaks at Copenhagen Business School on how business can address food security[…]
The present economic system is a patchwork of taxes and subsidies and ideas that have been around since at least the 1800s. Tax upon tax has been added trying to bring control and equality to the system. The picture here shows just the CATEGORIES of transactions involved and then just the most common. If we Read more about Where we need innovation: the economic system[…]
This new design (Click on it to see a larger image) is a first sketch for the assignment to design a village layout for a project in Brazil, a village that will house a conference centre in the middle of six sustainable farms. The centre and village will get its food (and coffee) from the Read more about New eco-village design[…]
People seek a sense of connectedness to nature. Many want to live in a way that is light on the earth and does not require huge amounts of debt and energy to function. They want to invest in a way of life that they can believe in, economically and morally. Since the 1980’s, systems ecologist Read more about New course in sustainable living 27 – 30 Sep.[…]
A recent report from The Nordic Council of Ministers ( title: Flexible emission fees An incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption) is optimistic that growth and environmental goals can be reconciled. If the conclusions of the report can be implemented, it could set a new direction towards sustainable development. The starting point for the Read more about Flexible emission fees set new direction towards sustainable development[…]
Anyone intereted in understanding the complexities of sustainable world food and water situation should watch this film. It carefull goes over the importance of theat which we give a negative namen to – dirt that may well be the most important piece of technology we have available to us! Follow this link here for a fuller explanation
The vision is simple: if everyone lived in intentional, sustainable communities – villages, city/town blocks – then the whole world would be sustainable. Supporting that vision is the Open World Villages networking site, newly launched by the Open World Foundation. Based on the powerful NING platform, the site is bringing together experts in their field Read more about Sustainable, intentional communities: open world villages[…]
I enclose my presentation from the Water and Food Award day on the 25th November 2010 (with soundtrack) explaining the Award’d sustainability approach. The Sustainability Challenge View more webinars from Stephen Hinton.