14. (2013 May) What You Can Do: Seventh Biennial USSEE Conference

The U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will hold its 2013 Conference on June 9-12 at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. This meeting is organized around the theme of Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability and will aim to research and catalog sustainability lessons learned at local, regional, and state levels and identifying solutions that can be scaled up.

RSF is one of the official co-sponsors and will be represented by RSF Board Member Brian Kelly.

For information and to register, go to www.ussee.org.

17. (2013 May) Requests: Appeal for LVT Awareness Project in the UK

Yoni Smith from the UK is appealing for donations for a crowdfunded project with the Coalition for Economic Justice to raise awareness, educate and inform about LVT and its relevancy to the UK today.

They aim to answer four key questions:

  • What is LVT?
  • What are its benefits?
  • Why is it not already in place?
  • How does the UK get ready for this?

Click here for information and to donate.


http://youtu.be/Yt3XNqH5Snk

19. (2013 May) At the Margins: Quips and Quotes

“People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values.”
~Grace Lee Boggs

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ”
~Paulo Freire

“The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned.”
~Antonio Gramsci

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.”
~Oscar Romero

“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.”
~Margaret Thatcher

“There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.”
~Clare Booth Luce