Ecuador’s sharing economy
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Ecuador’s sharing economy

Originally posted on The Earthbound Report:
Not every country in the world is in hock to GDP growth the way that Britain is. More balanced views are out there on the margins, where growth takes its place as one metric among many – not irrelevant, but not “the government’s number one priority” as Gordon Brown…

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Unjust Badger Cull
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Unjust Badger Cull

Cases of the cattle disease Bovine TB have been steadily rising in the UK for many years, and the government have decided to deal with the problem by implementing a pilot scheme throughout the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire for badger culling. The pilot scheme aims to cull 5,000 badgers, 90% of which will be … Continue reading

Renewable Island
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Renewable Island

Samso is a small Danish island with about 4,300 residents. What’s remarkable about this place? It’s 100% powered by renewable energy. That’s one hundred percent! What a fantastic achievement! With a combination of off-shore and on-shore wind turbines, solar panels, geothermal pumps and locally grown biofuels, they’ve managed to secure full energy sufficiency from sustainable … Continue reading

Thoughts

Postgrowth Business Models

This is another post along the post-growth vein, please read We’ve had Enough Growth for some background on this. Subject for this evening: business models. We’re used to two major business models in the West today: corporations and private companies. Corporations are legally obliged to maximise profit margins for shareholders above all other concerns. Shareholders … Continue reading