There are organizations around the world producing films, interviews, and lectures addressing sustainability-related topics and doing it on a regular basis.
We created a Special Collections section to draw your attention to these organizations and the programs we have found particularly educational and inspirational.
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The New Economy: Global Carbon Tax Moves From Idea to Reality
The CSR Minute hosted by John Howell
As leaders of 195 countries have begun to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the focus on a solution to a warming planet is moving from cutting emissions to calls for a global carbon tax. A carbon tax would impose a financial surcharge on fossil fuels for the cost of their polluting impact on the environment and make cleaner energy sources a more viable economic choice.
Carbon pricing, as it’s also called, is not just an activist slogan. The current call to action comes from The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and other global institutions. The bank is already working with 18 countries, including China, to create the world’s largest cap-and-trade program. Some 90 countries have submitted plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement include carbon pricing in their plans, according to the New York Times.
Read more here.
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.
More Wisdom Keepers in our collection here.
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.
EarthSayers Special Collection on Transforming Our Economy
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.