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Free Trade or Fair Trade: That is the question

Free Trade or Fair Trade: That is the question

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Two important contributions to the discussion of free and fair trade and the nexus of trade and the environment are reviewed and summarized here. …

Poverty-Spot Tourism: An invitation from South India

Poverty-Spot Tourism: An invitation from South India

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SPEED Trust has formed an alliance with two additional organizations working with the destitute and disabled in Chennai: 1) the GRRC and, 2) LEED Trust to provide for a new form of tourism. They have jointly formed Human Trip India a consortium of local, reliable organizations, acting in…

A River of Light in the Desert

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There is a new vision and model project for the Middle East. It is being developed by The Sustainability Laboratory in the Negev desert in Israel. This article outlines why there is hope for this new vision.

Why no press coverage of the Giri Cyclone?

Why no press coverage of the Giri Cyclone?

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On October 22 a category 4 cyclone made landfall in the Arakan region of Myanmar [Burma]. With winds up to 120 mph, it destroyed 70 villages, 15,000 houses, 318 schools and 17,500 acres of agricultural lands in Myebon, Pauktaw, Kyaukpyu, and Minbya townships. Forty-five people are reported dead and…

Development Initiatives in Peru

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This is a short film that profiles the work of two remarkable women working in the Sacred Valley of Peru on Millenium Development Goals 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger), 2 (achieve universal primary education) and 3 (enhance gender parity).

Governor Bill Richardson Speaks Out

Governor Bill Richardson Speaks Out

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New Mexico's Governor Bill Richardson speaks out on Arizona's immigration law. He outlines five proactive recommendations for the Obama Administration. …

Why the name “SedonaCyberLink”?

Why the name “SedonaCyberLink”?

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The other day I ran into a journalist friend in the grocery store. “How is the ‘Save-the-Word’ Business?” he asks. That solicited a flash of a smile and a giggle from me. He had delivered the question in a half-serious, half-joking manner, so when I laughed he responded…

Five Core Principles of Sustainability

Five Core Principles of Sustainability

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The concept of “sustainable development,” as coined by the World Commission on Environment and Development and with it, the term “sustainability” itself, have been gaining increasing recognition in recent years all around the world. Wide-spread use, however, has been followed by growing ambiguity so that today both terms are employed…

The Chinese Everyman: Macroeconomics & Waistlines

The Chinese Everyman: Macroeconomics & Waistlines

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In the U.S. we see the results of consumerism as a lifestyle: the break-down of family structures, the rampant drug and alcohol use, the lack of support for quality education for our youth, the rise in violence in schools, the pressures for young people to ‘look’ adult at younger and…

Vision for the Future

Vision for the Future

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On June 3rd, 2010 the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) held a day-long symposium at American University featuring presentations by all 2010 finalists of a BFI 'Challenge' contest for architecting the future. This article provides a link to the keynote address by Dr. Michael Ben Eli. …

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