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.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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Due to popular demand this blog now has an accompanying facebook site:

This is where more recent posts will be found. Please do follow and join the community of people interested in an Ecological economics perspective. Lynda

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Sorry - Rapper Prince Ea gives an apology to the environment

A wonderful poem highlighting environmental issues and ending with a lot of hope for the future.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Economics of Happiness

An inspiring TED talk by Helena Norberg-Hodge about moving towards a more localised economy and the associated environmental, economic and social benefits of doing so.

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