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 Progress: The Circular Economy
There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff.
'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy.
For an in-depth look at the economic and business rationale for making this transition, see theTowards the Circular Economyreports, available on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website.
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.