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Blog item: Pause for reflection on 'Inventing for the Sustainable Planet'

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0 comments   Add a comment   Author:  stevehinton (Oct-5-2008)    Play a Video
Categories: Economic/Financial, Philosophical & Quality of Life, Renewable Energy Sources, Sustainable Living

I can't help but reflect: when I started posting the adventures of Max, the economy was in a better state than it is now. In PORENA they told Max money became so complicated they abandoned it instead of trying to fix it.

In the light of the last few weeks' events I feel this is looking MORE AND MORE sensible. Let's face it. We have a money system no-one can understand or control that is at odds with the planet. Let's stop pretending it can be fixed and look to alternatives.

A greener, slower, friendlier, kinder society is what we should work towards. Let's base it on humanitarian grounds. This greed is good stuff has proved itself dysfunctional.

If you haven't caught all chapters yet scroll done the list by following this link.

Related PlanetThoughts.org reading:
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 17 (Apr-11-2009)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 13 (Nov-12-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 12 (Oct-22-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, THE MOVIE (Oct-12-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 11 (Sep-30-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 10 (Sep-20-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 9 (Sep-11-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 8 (Sep-3-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 7 (Aug-26-2008)
  Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 6 (Aug-18-2008)

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About author/contributor Member: stevehinton (Stephen Hinton) stevehinton (Stephen Hinton)
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Member: stevehinton (Stephen Hinton) Started out as a Science Teacher, went over to management training and then Program Management. Was Managing Director of a sustainable drinking water company for nearly two years. He is now offering his services as change agent and releasing his book INVENTING FOR THE SUSTAINABLE PLANET.

Some environmental credentials:
  • trained in internal environmental auditing at Ericsson
  • Worked as specialist reporter for technical magazines, covering environmental issues
  • Familiar with GRI reporting, ISO systems in general specifically 14000 and the work environment methodology
  • Attended numerous environmental seminars in Sweden including the pivotal "After the peak of oil"
  • One of three original founders of Oil Awareness Stockholm


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