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What we are suffering from today as the greatest sustainability challenge is not poverty, it is not greed, it is not climate change, it is not declining fisheries … or forests or biodiversity. None of those things, though they are very, very important. What we are suffering from today is the lack of competence in our leadership…

Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Founder of The Natural Step.



Blogs and Articles that
support the Qualicum Institute Tenets

Recently I came across a half page ad in a major newspaper on my morning ferry commute: “Rubber Bands Have Feelings Tooa screenplay by Helina Clarke.” From Advertising Standards Canada, the byline read “creativity is subjective, the truth isn’t.” I laughed out loud. Brilliant! Truth in advertising is a key challenge in the sustainability movement as the pressures for creative greenwashing are everywhere. If only it were as easy as the ad proclaimed. The struggle to represent sustainability honestly is one reason that I joined the Qualicum Institute (QI), which recently became a node of the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB). These organizations, along with others, are working to demonstrate the clash between economic growth and ecological overshoot in order to prevent societal collapse. (read more…)


Recommended reading

TCE

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein is not just one more of many books on environmental issues. It is a remarkable narrative that tells us an all-encompassing story of how humans have created a crisis that threatens their own survival. It also offers solutions available to us provided we have the will to act. She skillfully weaves together the political, social, cultural, and scientific fabrics that have brought us to the brink of environmental and economic collapse, yet still leaves us with hope for the future. (read more…)

The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time – yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us?

via How will everything change under climate change? | Environment | The Guardian.

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