Greenmaps: a tool for local youth activism

The Greenmaps movement has spread across the world and has become an effective tool for local youth activism.  This slideshow introduces Greenmaps and provides inspiration on how to develop it in your area.  Highly recommended.  Thanks to Wendy Brawer for highlighting.

What are the key aspects of well-being?

The UK Office of National Statistics is currently consulting on a framework and headline indicators for measuring well-being.  This is an incredibly important development, intended in the long run to provide alternatives to simplistic measures such as GDP. The consultation tests the assumption that the following domains add up to a sense of well-being (quoted... Continue Reading →

How do you illustrate complexity?

Artist Rachel Schragis created the Flow Chart of the Declaration of the Occupation.  The media keep criticising the occupation movement for not having a clear message.  That's the media's problem (always wanting to simplify everything, one message).  What Schragis has done is capture the complexity of issues underpinning questions of social and environmental justice.  She... Continue Reading →

Corporations, Climate and the UN

A significant report from the Polaris Institute on corporate influence, documenting the ways that lobbyists infiltrate UN climate change negotiations. Parallel with PLATFORM's work on challenging the 'social license to operate' culture, including the recent publication Not If But When, Culture Beyond Oil.

IHDP Writing Contest: Win a prize and be published!

Contest for new writing on the green economy, deadline 15 September The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (otherwise known as IHDP), which is part of the United Nations University, has announced a competition for new short essays on the green economy that will speak to a broad audience.

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