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Climate denial isn?t stopping climate action. Here?s what is. |
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Climate change denial draws headlines. But is it actually an obstacle to climate action?
A great majority of Americans say they're concerned about climate change.
The real roadblock is our unwillingness to pay money to help stop climate change.

David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He was previously the deputy editor of The Paris Review. He lives in New York City. His latest book is The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming (https://goo.gl/ih35YX)

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EarthSayer David Wallace-Wells
Date 4/12/2019 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Change More Details
Investor Summit on Climate Risk with Tom DiNapoli
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Investor Summit on Climate Risk: Interview with NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

Vibeka Mair, Senior Reporter at Responsible Investor, talked with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who oversees the State's $184.5bn Common Retirement Fund. They spoke about the fund's evolving approach to climate change as an investment theme including new commitments to a low carbon index with Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Published on Mar 11, 2016

From the 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk at U.N. Headquarters in NYC on the Ceres YouTube Channel.

EarthSayers Thomas DiNapoli; Vibeka Mair
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Investing and Sustainability More Details
What Do Oregonians Care About in 2013 with Adam Davis
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Published on Oct 7, 2013

Speakers: Adam Davis, founder and principal at DHM Research and Dave Miller, host of Think Out Loud

Results of the Oregon Values & Beliefs Study conducted every 10 years by DHM Research and sponsored this year by the Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

Adam Davis, DHM co-founder and John McConnell of OSHU will join Think Out Loud's Dave Miller and a diverse group of community members to discuss how Oregonians value education, healthcare, the environment, religion and a host of other issues. With over 30 years of experience in all phases of public opinion research, Adam Davis' expertise ranges from survey research design to focus group moderating. He has conducted projects throughout the United States and on-site in Europe and Japan.


John McConnell is the director of OHSU's Center for Health Systems Effectiveness. Dr. McConnell is a health economist and an associate professor in OHSU's departments of emergency medicine and public health & preventive medicine.

EarthSayers Adam Davis; Dave Miller
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle (Public Forum Panel)
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What is Public Banking and how can residents of Seattle benefit from the concept. 
Public Forum: The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle recorded December 10, 2014 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle. Published on Dec 13, 2014

Moderator is Way ne Lau, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund.
Introduction by Senator Bob Hasegawa, Washington State 11th District. The Senator emphasizes that we aren't going to fix all of these problems overnight, but what we do today is for our children and grand children, or it had better be. 
Panel members:
Council member Licata: Championed paid sick leave and safe time for all fulltime employees of businesses in Seattle. Publisher of local papers and services.
Karl Beitel, Director, Public Bank Project.  Mr. Beitel gives an amazing summary of the historical context of the public bank concept and the underlying decisions that weighted privatization over public interests. Exceptional presentation. 
Dr. Thomas Keidel, Federation of German Banks.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute and author Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies.  Click on image to order from Amazon or visit your local bookstore.

 

EarthSayers Karl Beitel; Gwendolyn Hallsmith; Dr. Thomas Keidel
Date unknown Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Investing and Sustainability More Details
Ending Homelessness: Pipe Dream or Possibility? by Nan Roman
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Date: April 4, 2014

National Perspective on Homelessness with Nan Roman
Is ending homelessness a realistic goal -- or a utopian pipe dream? Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, will discuss what is known about the causes and nature of this difficult problem. She will examine emerging evidence-based solutions and the impact they have had on communities that adopt them. Finally she will consider whether there is adequate knowledge, capacity, and public and political will to end homelessness in our cities and in the nation once and for all.

Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, is a leading national voice on the issue of homelessness. It works with over 10,000 partner organizations and agencies across the nation. Published on Apr 4, 2014

EarthSayer Nan Roman
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Health and Wellness More Details
Launch of the Global Ocean Commission
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The Global Ocean Commission, an independent body of international leaders, launched in London on 12th February with the aim of reversing degradation of the ocean and restoring it to full health and productivity.


Chaired by former Costa Rican President José María Figueres, South African cabinet minister Trevor Manuel and former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP, the Commission brings together senior political figures including former Heads of State, Foreign Ministers and Finance Ministers from around the world, alongside business leaders and development specialists.

Published on Feb 13, 2013

EarthSayers José María Figueres; Trevor Manuel; David Miliband
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Oceans More Details
A Farmer in Africa: Property Rights by WRI
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In developing countries around the world, rural people are losing their land and natural resources with often profound adverse effects on local livelihoods and wellbeing, and on local environments and ecosystem services. This occurs because of weak property rights and insecure tenure arrangements. This video tells the story of a farmer in Sub-Saharan Africa who loses the right to farm on his land, and emphasizes the importance of government decisions that balance the individual rights of citizens with national public interest.
Published on Apr 10, 2013 by the World Resources Institute.
Download report here.

EarthSayer Peter Veit
Date unknown Format Cartoon and Animation
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Rights of Mother Earth More Details
Sustainability and Public Works: the Leader's Role by Mary Anderson
Static PreviewMary Anderson has twenty five years in municipal government and Public Works and is currently the Director of Public Works for City of Highland Park, IL (Chicago suburbs) and is one of the original appointees to the APWA Center for Sustainability. In this panel presentation at the APWA Sustainability in Public Works held in Portland, Oregon in June, 2011 Ms. Anderson emphasizes the APWA Framework for Sustainability and the APWA initiative, the Center for Sustainability.

The session was videtaped by Ruth Ann Barrett, EarthSayers.tv, the voices of sustainability.
EarthSayer Mary Anderson
Date unknown Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
Sustainability and Getting Better Answers by George Crombie
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George Crombie is President of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and senior faculty member for public works administration in the MPA program at Norwich University in Vermont. In this interview he discusses the importance of looking to nature (biomimicry), multi-disciplined approach to problem solving, applying the principles of culture, recognizing the importance of  leadership with vision and integrity, and always acting on behalf of the common good.



Mr. Crombie was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv in Portland, Oregon on July 28th, 2011 at the APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference.

EarthSayer George Crombie
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Biomimicry More Details
Free Enterprise as a LIfestyle Issue by Arthur Books
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Sustainability: Economist, Arthur Brooks talks about culture from his view as American Enterprise Institute President. He argues in his book, The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future, that "most Americans don't see free enterprise as just an economic matter, they see it as kind of a lifestyle issue, they see it as the bedrock of American culture and that's about 70 percent of the population."

EarthSayer Arthur Books
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
 

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