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The Logistics of Near-Zero Cost Enterprises
Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic sustainability. More
We love our planet—that's why we think of every day as Earth Day. Our teachers agree, and they've got some suggestions for how you can make small changes in your life that will make a difference for all of us. Check out their tips, then share your suggestions with us below. More
The Future Democratization of Industry
Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic sustainability. More
Omega Institute 4 Questions to Ask to Before You Buy Anything
The desire for a more simple, frugal, green, or mindful relationship with your possessions can be sparked from a number of sources. Inspiration to whittle down your attachment to objects emotionally, intellectually, and physically may come from a spiritual practice. Or it may come from a concern about your environmental impact and wanting to tread as lightly on the world around you as possible. It may also come from wanting to opt-out of our consumer economy.  More
Jeremy Rifkin
Five Pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution
Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic sustainability. Here he explains how our society is transitioning into a Third Industrial Revolution to create a new economic paradigm that can transform the world. More
Morning Song
              It begins with a single finchFollowed by the sound ofChickadees and blackbirds.Then comes the hammeringOf woodpeckerBearing down into heartwood,And boisterous geeseDescending like planesInto cold ponds.Until a unison of songHeralds the new day. More
Rebuild the Dream by Van Jones book cover
In his book, Rebuild the Dream, green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider, shares intimate details of his time in government, and provides a blueprint to reinvent the American Dream. The following excerpt originally appeared on Grist.org. More
Janine Benyus coined the term “biomimicry” in 1990 when she had to categorize a journal article on artificial photosynthesis. She says biomimicry ushers in an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her. Join Janine Benyus at the Design by Nature Conference in October. What’s Biomimicry All About? More
Omega Institute Berkebile Bob Moving Beyond Green
Bob Berkebile encourages us to look to nature as our model for how to live sustainably in this interview by Omega CEO, Robert "Skip" Backus. Hear more from Bob Berkebile and Skip Backus via the Where We Go From Here Conference Live Stream in October. More
Laurie David argues that we need to redefine "green" as more than just a buzzword, but rather as a value system we can teach our kids. We need to embark on a small rescue mission for the word "green" itself. Five innocent little letters that have come into serious overuse in the last few years. Please don’t hold that against them. More

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