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Counting What Counts

Amy Larkin

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Environmental Debt and Corporate Responsibility Amy Larkin is an author, activist and consultant who works with businesses to help them recalculate the value of the natural world and count the real costs of doing business. In this exclusive Green Interview, Larkin discusses the concept—and subject of her 2013 book—environmental debt, as well as corporate...

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The Honourable Jigme Yoser Thinley

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Lyonchen (Prime Minister) Jigme Yoser Thinley was the first elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, a position he assumed in April 2008. Born in 1952 in Bumthang, Thinley was educated at Dr Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong and graduated from St Stephen’s College in India. He obtained an MA in public administration at Pennsylvania State University in the United States, and a...

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Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

This Special Presentation began as an interview with the Honourable Jigme Yoser Thinley, the first elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, whose government aims to entrench and extend Bhutan’s long-standing goal of expanding Gross National Happiness rather than Gross National Product. To put the interview in context, we prepared an original half-hour documentary...

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Mark Boyle

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Mark Boyle defied the odds when he launched an experiment to live for one year without spending any money. Nearly three years later, he remains the “moneyless man,” living a subsistence lifestyle in Sussex, England. Boyle’s first book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living (2010) chronicles his first year living without money. His second book, The...

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Alastair McIntosh

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

As an activist, Alastair McIntosh has saved two critical land masses and sparked radical national land reform via the Scottish Land Reform Act of 2003, with 200 community groups taking control of millions of acres – fully two percent of Scotland’s landmass. He has since become a renowned author, speaker, BBC broadcaster, academic and theologian. In 1991 McIntosh...

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Ronald Colman

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Dr. Ronald Colman is founder and executive director of GPI Atlantic, a non-profit research group that has constructed an index of wellbeing and sustainable development called the Genuine Progress Index, using Nova Scotia as its test-bed. The GPI is a response to narrow measures like Gross Domestic Product, which record ecological destruction as economically...

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Dr. William Rees

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Dr. William Rees has been a professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) since 1969. He founded SCARP’s ‘Environment and Resource Planning’ concentration and from 1994 to 1999 served as director of the School. Born December 18, 1943, Bill Rees grew up on a farm in in southern Ontario, and dates his environmental...

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