Ecological Economics is about the interaction between humans and the environment via the economy. It starts from the premise that the economy is limited by the constraint of our planet's finite resources. It rejects the mainstream economics goal of continued economic growth and proposes instead a steady state economy.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Story of Cap and Trade

If you though tradable emissions permits is a good solution to climate change this short video will make you think again.

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Circular Economy

A wonderful summary of what the circular economy is and how it could be achieved.

The end of suburbia

A very interesting documentary about how suburbia developed and its inevitable demise in the face of peak oil.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Power of Community. How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

This is a powerful film describing the transition of Cuba to a low carbon economy. It is remarkable what is possible when change is a necessity! The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living

Monday, 13 October 2014

Live Rich - A spoken word film about the true meaning of wealth.

Spend less, Live Rich. Following on from Story of stuff and planned obsolescence this is a wonderful poem for us all. Sent to me by a student. Thank you James.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A "crash course" in Ecological Economics

This is a great summary of the main issues that Ecological Economics tries to tackle and the approach it takes. Jon Erickson is based at the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont and the co-author of the Problem based learning text that we will base Year 2 workshops on.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Conversation with Annie Leonard (Story of Stuff)

This is a very insightful interview with the creator of the Story of Stuff 'movement'. She answers her critics! Highly recommended.