How did we get here?
Below are some of the things that have shaped our journey.. enjoy
“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely, once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”
Abba Eban (1915 – 2002)
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005)
Social Ecologist and Management Consultant
|Type||Description||Source||Link||Date Added||Added By|
|TED Talk||How great leaders inspire action: A great ted talk about how to inspire others.||Simon Sinek: TED||website||8/6/2011||Andy|
|Concept||Deep ecology is a contemporary ecological philosophy that claims to recognize the inherent worth of other beings aside from their utility. The philosophy emphasizes the interdependent nature of human and non-human life as well as the importance of the ecosystem and natural processes. It provides a foundation for the environmental, ecologyand green movements and has fostered a new system of environmental ethics.|
Deep ecology's core principle is the belief that, like humanity, the living environment as a whole has the same right to live and flourish. Deep ecology describes itself as "deep" because it persists in asking deeper questions concerning "why" and "how" and thus is concerned with the fundamental philosophical questions about the impacts of human life as one part of the ecosphere, rather than with a narrow view of ecology as a branch of biological science, and aims to avoid merely anthropocentric environmentalism, which is concerned with conservation of the environment only for exploitation by and for humans purposes, which excludes the fundamental philosophy of deep ecology. Deep ecology seeks a more holistic view of the world we live in and seeks to apply to life the understanding that separate parts of the ecosystem (including humans) function as a whole.
|Quote||"You make a living by what you get and a life by what you give"||Winston Churchill||2/4/2011||Andy|
|Quote||"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."||Leonardo da Vinci||2/4/2011||Andy|
|Quote||"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."||Albert Einstein||2/4/2011||Andy|
|Quote||"Be the change you want to see in the world"||Mahatma Gandhi||2/4/2011||Andy|
|Film||An inconvenient truth|
From director Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. In this intimate portrait of Gore and his "travelling global warming show," Gore comes across as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and intent on alerting citizens to this "planetary emergency" before it's too late.
|Film||A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, seasonal parks, and the processes that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world.||Giovanni Vaz Del Bello||website||2/4/2011||Andy|
|Film||The Corporation Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.||Joel Bakan||website||2/4/2011||Andy|