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
Friday, 6 March 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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
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
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.