B Corps: Changing the Capitalist Game

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The beauty of B Corps is that they are revolutionizing and transforming our capitalist system, one company at a time — to the tune of over 600 companies so far, including well-known names like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

This sounds great!

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The Difference Between Efficiency and Using Less

Good article!

Intercon

green applianceIn its basic definition, efficiency relates to a given amount of energy or effort it takes to accomplish a certain task relative to the least possible amount. It is true that a more efficient system/solution/product will use less energy than a less efficient counterpart, but in order to gauge its place within the topic of sustainability we have to ground the term and its use in realistic conditions. What we end up with is that “efficiency” is a much more incomplete thought that most people treat it. As an idea, it is a component of a direction more than a solution.

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Four Arguments on Sacred Economics

This describes more or less the same arguments as I have describes in my (Dutch) blogs on ‘eennieuweeconomie.blogspot.nl‘ where I promote deflation as a serious alternative for solving the economic problems we’re experiencing. It’s based on the premises that growth isn’t forever and each system that’s based on unlimited growth, has to fall apart at a given time.
In this case, Eisenstein has worked out this principle in his book Sacred Economics.

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This relates to the issue of how money is created. The explanation that follows is a simplification of Eisenstein’s simplification. I highly recommend investigating the way our government creates money further. Nonetheless, the explanation that follows is sound, if lacking nuance.

 
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Duurzaam Nederland verder weg dan ooit – Follow the Money

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Waarom lukt het Nederland niet om een transitie te maken naar groene energie? Deze vraag stond centraal in de masterclass onderzoeksjournalistiek van de Groene Amsterdammer waarbij vier journalisten een half jaar lang het Nederlandse energiebeleid onder de loep namen. De oorzaak blijkt te liggen bij het energiebeleid van de overheid, waarbinnen gas en goedkope elektriciteit een centrale rol kregen. Door zich vast te leggen op deze fossiele brandstoffen, is de ontwikkeling van duurzame energie mogelijk voor de komende vijftig jaar gestagneerd. 
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Towards Integrative Ecosocial Design

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This descriptive name, Integrative Ecososial Design, arose from observations and understandings gleaned from years of work and action in the permaculture and ecovillage fields, and from around leading-edge developments appearing elsewhere. Through the work experience we understood that permaculture folk, for example, see most problems of human society stemming from destructive land use practices, such as industrial agriculture, and that switching to sustainable and regenerative horticulture, repairing ecosystems and living lifestyles based primarily on resources derived from biological processes would enable us to reconfigure human societies to function within the carrying capacity of Earth.

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Equal Exchange – Worker Owned

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The Fair Trade certification system requires that participating farmer organizations meet demanding, but laudable, criteria: they must work for the good of all in their community; they must seek to minimize their impact upon the environment; they must make information freely available; and most importantly, they must function in a democratic manner, with the leaders elected by, and accountable to, the cooperative’s farmer members.

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Fair trade!

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