Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

  • Written on: 04 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

  Originally published by The/Rules Here’s the magic number: 50 billion tons. That’s how much of the Earth’s materials and life forms we can safely use each year, without destroying the web of life.  That includes everything from wood to plastic, fish to livestock, minerals to metals: all the physical...

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Via Friends of the Earth Europe.  To revert the current ecological overshoot and build a sustainable society, we have to collectively engage in changing our economic model. New booklet “Sufficiency: moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency” suggests introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional...

Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

In 2017 the YLNM Network has welcomed new members; supported critical campaigns and held its first global meeting of coordinators. Here we re-cap some of our network’s highlights. A first global gathering of YLNM Coordinators in Galicia In March 2017, YLNM’s 9 Regional coordinators met for the first time in Galicia, Spain,...

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Frontline communities, scientists and campaigners opposing experimental deep sea mining say Apple’s newly announced commitment to a ‘no-mining’ future makes this frontier industry unnecessary.   Press Release. 2 May 2017 Oasis Earth- MiningWatch Canada – Bismarck Ramu Group – Deep Sea Mining Campaign – Solwara Warriors Scientists and civil society...

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple, one of the world’s largest tech giants, has announced its ambition to “stop mining the earth altogether.” This is a groundbreaking pledge, but questions remain over how and when Apple plans to do this. Published by VICE News. By Arielle Duhaime-Ross  Apr 19, 2017 Apple has one of the most aggressive sustainability...

Resistance, exchange, (post)extractivism: YLNM Coordinators meet in Galicia- in photos

Resistance, exchange, (post)extractivism: YLNM Coordinators meet in Galicia- in photos

Photographs from Wale Obayanju, Hannibal Rhoades, Natalie Lowrey. 13/03/2017 Earlier this month, YLNM’s 9 Regional coordinators met for the first time in Galicia, Spain, to explore the future of the YLNM network and exchange with local anti-mining movements. This photo story shares the coordinators’ experiences. Enjoy!   Day 1 & 2....

Post-Growth and Post-Extractivism: Two Sides of the Same Cultural Transformation

Post-Growth and Post-Extractivism: Two Sides of the Same Cultural Transformation

By Alberto Acosta. Translated by Dana Brablec. Originally published by alternautas.net  Marx said that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps things are very different. It may be that revolutions are the act by which the human race travelling in the train applies the emergency brake. Walter Benjamin...

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

By Carlos Zorrilla Despite its very dark history in Latin America and Africa (1), extractivism- or the extraction of natural resources at unsustainable rates- is still being favored by self-proclaimed progressive governments, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, with the justification of ending poverty. This has become a mantra for these...

We need a real “Alternatives to Mining” Indaba

We need a real “Alternatives to Mining” Indaba

By Farai Maguwu and Christelle Terreblanche. Originally posted by Pambazuka News You could be forgiven for thinking you were attending a side-event at Cape Town’s glitzy annual Mining Indaba in early February, when the opening panel of a civil society meeting repeatedly stressed how crucial mining is for Africa’s ‘development.’...