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Healing the metabolic rift: an interview with John Thackara

By on December 14, 2017

With the publication of his new book How To Thrive in the Next Economy, I interviewed John Thackara about the inspiring seed projects who are presenting an alternative to our current system, ugly green buzzwords and how to heal the ‘metabolic rift’ (one of them) between our ourselves and ecology. Jonny Gordon-Farleigh: Your new book, How... Continue reading

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Stad in de Maak – from crisis to a shared ownership model

By on December 13, 2017

Stad in de Maak is an association set up to take on the redevelopment of vacant properties in Central Rotterdam, together with the local community. The association renovated six buildings, investing upfront the amount of loss the buildings were projected to generate for their owner, a housing corporation, in the coming 10 years. Stad in de... Continue reading

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The Big Bad Fix – The Case Against Geoengineering

By on December 12, 2017

ETC Group, Biofuelwatch and Heinrich Böll Foundation have released “The Big Bad Fix: The Case Against Geoengineering”. The report warns that political and economic elites in key emitting countries are turning to geoengineering as a would-be technological fix for the climate crisis, at the same time they refuse to break with an economic model based on fossil fuels and high emissions.... Continue reading

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Team Human: Neal Gorenflo on Sharing Cities

By on December 10, 2017

Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and policies across a wide spectrum of issues that show how empowered communities are building citizen-run, democratic solutions... Continue reading

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How Biohackers at Counter Culture Labs Are Trying to Make Insulin More Affordable

By on December 9, 2017

Ruby Irene Pratka: According to the World Health Organization, more than 420 million people around the world — including over 29 million Americans — have diabetes. People with diabetes are unable to naturally produce sufficient insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar in the body. Over 90 years ago, Canadian scientists discovered a way to extract the... Continue reading

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