EarthSayers are the individuals whose voices you hear on the
audio and video programs featured on this site. They are the voices of sustainability.
Re-thinking the Future by Ellen MacArthur with Jon Snow
Sustainability: Newscaster Jon Snow talks to Dame Ellen MacArthur about the circular economy and rethinking the future, in a short film looking back on the first year of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Challenging Ellen on the fundamental principles of the Foundation’s mission – to inspire a generation to re-think and re-design for a positive future – Jon investigates the circular economy as a framework for change and questions the actual implementation and impact of such a model on business.
With over 5 years of research and a full year of the Foundation under her belt, Dame Ellen is well placed to handle these testing questions and to make a strong case for the circular economy framework.
The circular economy is a different business model. It’s a different way of looking at the system as a whole. We know our future doesn’t work long term, but within a circular economy it does.
Can Do Attitudes by Mindy Lubber
Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, sat down with 3BLMedia at the Ceres Conference (April 2012) to share her belief that collaboration between conference attendees will lead to sustainable solutions. Mindy also talks about the Ceres "Road to 2020" best practices report, and how different companies' compliance measures up.
A 10 minute film about the work of Honor the Earth featuring the music of John Trudell.
Honor the Earth is a Native-led organization, established by Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the Native environmental movement: the need to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities and the need to increase financial resources for organizing and change.
EarthSayers Special Collection: Artists and Musicians is part of our "Champions" category and features individuals with great gifts who use them to address social, cultural, environmental and/or economic elements of sustainability through their art, music and communications talents. The artist, Chris Jordan's work, as one example, addresses the unconscious behaviors that add up to catastrophic consequences which no one intended. He explores the phenomenon of American consumerism.
Here one of many sustainability leaders addressing economics is Alan
AtKisson describing the history of GDP (Gross Domestic Product, also
known as Gross National Product) and its invention (1942!) to measure economic
growth during World War II. This speech was given during presentations
to the Australian Environmental Protection Agency in 2001.