Resource Guide From 2013 OCSL Conference: Where We Go From Here | Omega

Looking to get inspired or dive deeper into sustainability and whole systems thinking? Try this list of books, articles, videos, and websites from presenters at the 2013 Where We Go From Here Conference.

Maya Azucena
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Robert "Skip" Backus
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Janine Benyus
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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram
Mark Bertness of Bertness Lab
“Move Over Genetic Engineering; Biomimicry Seems the Better Bet to Solving Global Hunger,” by Stephen Kotler, Forbes, September 12, 2012
Ray Calloway of the Calloway Lab
The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be by J.B. MacKinnon
The Spell of the Sensuous: Language and Perception in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram

Bob Berkebile
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"High school students build electric car powered by social media" by Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2012
Urban Acupuncture, from “Q&A: Bob Berkebile” by Martin C. Pedersen, Metropolis, Septenber 30, 2013
What's the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank


Peter Buffett
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NoVo Foundation

Majora Carter
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Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rafael Casal
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“Ken & Barbie 101” by Rafael Casal, YouTube
"Quit Treating Life Like We're Just Driving Through" by Rafael Casal

President Bill Clinton
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The End of Power by Moisés Naim 
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki 

Carla Goldstein
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Paul Hawken
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Rob Hopkins
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"Transition to a World Without Oil," a Ted Talk by Rob Hopkins

David W. Orr
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Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College
“Global Warmings’s Terrifying New Math,” by Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone, July 19, 2012
Guide for the Perplexed by E.F. Schumacher
Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
“Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System,” by Donella Meadows, The Sustainability Institute
“The Oberlin Project and Full Spectrum Sustainability,” by David W. Orr, Climate Progress, April 6, 2011
The Powell Memo by Lewis Powell, a memorandum to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, August 23, 1971

Michael E. Reynolds
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Jeremy Rifkin
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“RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation,” by Jeremy Rifkin, YouTube
The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World Crisis by Jeremy Rifkin
The End of Work:The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin

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