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  1. Natural Capital Institute 

  2. The World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility (WISER) will serve the gathering of humanity that is forming around the globe to address the political, economic, and ecological problems that affect us all.

MORE VIDEOS AND QUESTIONS: (for reflection and discussion)

  1. Food Policy by Michael Pollen. Does policy make a difference?

  2. Integrating our economy with earth. Brian Swimme.

  3. 20 Years Left. What is the reality of our fossil fuel dilemma?

The Peak Oil Crisis. How can we prepare for a post fossil fuel era?

(Al Gore) We Can Solve It / Big Oil Lobbyists

  1. Toxic Free Fabrics. On what principles should we make things?

  2. Vote with your money. How does this influence design?

  3. Miniature Earth. How could redesign affect how we live?

  4. Self-sufficient communities. Why redesign local life?

  5. What ought to be design’s foundational ideas?

  6. How could our infrastructures be redesigned to support sustainable growth?

  7. How does a shift in intention translate into reshaping our institutional systems, their policies, incentives and disincentives?


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Rethinking Globalization

New ways to play the game more sanely for the betterment of all societies.

Reform the Economy

Name where we want to go and re-design how to get there.

Below is an interview series on “Ethical Markets TV” moderated by Hazel Henderson

Listen to “big picture” thinkers talk about some fundamental economic changes needed in the world

Growing the Green Economy

What we can do to grow the green economy.

Clean Energy Technology

Ecological design, clean cars, solar, wind,  designs from nature.

What economic innovations do you see are needed?



because much that is made now is harmful to life

Design: Waste Equals Food

William McDonough

Designing and creating fabric so pure you can eat it. At the end of its life, you can apply it as organic fertilizer.

The man who shifted to sustainable thinking

Rethinking what we choose to make, how we design it, and how we make it.

Questions for reflection and discussion

  1. 1.What should we be making more of and how should we be making it?

  2. 2.Is better regulation one of your wishes?

  3. 3.What would incentify more sustainable development?

Questions for reflection and discussion

  1. 1.What features could initiate more equitable distribution of wealth?

  2. 2.more effective regulation?

  3. incentive systems encouraging sustainable development?

  4. 4.features of automatic rewards for life-enhancing innovations?


O vision: designing and living under life-centered economic systems

O what we make and how we make it is related to the Shift (ex: organic fabric).

O food: how it is grown, where, and how it’s distributed is a Shift focus.

O measuring progress differently from the GDP

Renewable Fuels: (Al Gore)

We Can Solve It

/ Big Oil Lobbyists

CREATING the green energy dream—energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, and rain.

As America looks to dramatically increase its use of renewable energy, an inconvenient reality stands in the way: the need to upgrade the country's antiquated electricity grid.

CREATING biodiesel fuel with a new process.

What is your economic work creating

that relates to building a more just, compassionate, spiritual fulfilling and sustainable world.

The man who created sustainable fabrics

Rethinking what we choose to make and how we design and how we make it.