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An Economic Shift to Lateral Power
Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic sustainability. In this thought-provoking five-part series, he explains how we are already transitioning into a post-carbon era and on the verge of creating a sustainable economic paradigm that will usher in the Collaborative Age. More
An Exploration of New Business Models in the 21st Century
Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic sustainability. More
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

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