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ECO-CITY OR ECO-FLOP?: Can eco-cities in China really drive change?

ECO-CITY OR ECO-FLOP?: Can eco-cities in China really drive change?

When I think of “China,” so many different and often conflicting images and thoughts spring to mind. Rich history. Tradition....
April 14, 2016 × 1 comment

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FAIR TRADE: Providing Marginalized People A Sustainable Opportunity

FAIR TRADE: Providing Marginalized People A Sustainable Opportunity

You may have first heard the term fair trade used in regard to coffee, but today, many years after the term was first coined,...
February 17, 2016 × 0 comments

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GLOBAL INCLUSION: Mobile phones drive growth in developing economies

GLOBAL INCLUSION: Mobile phones drive growth in developing economies

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t even think twice about your mobile phone anymore. You probably felt like it was...
December 31, 2015 × 0 comments

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SPARE TO SHARE: The collaborative economy is changing the shared conversation

SPARE TO SHARE: The collaborative economy is changing the shared conversation

A collaborative economy. You may have heard it referred to as collaborative consumption. Peer economy. Sharing economy. Five or...
December 9, 2015 × 3 comments

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FOOD WASTE: 4 factors contributing to the crisis and what can be done about it

FOOD WASTE: 4 factors contributing to the crisis and what can be done about it

Just because a carrot is misshapen, does that mean it’s bad? If a tomato has a spot on it or is not perfectly round, should...
November 1, 2015 × 0 comments

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THE TAO OF SHANGRI-LA: Learning social enterprise from nomads and monks

THE TAO OF SHANGRI-LA: Learning social enterprise from nomads and monks

The following is an excerpt from Laurence J. Brahm’s book Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World. The China...
March 16, 2015 × 0 comments

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SACRED ECONOMICS: The balance of giving and receiving

SACRED ECONOMICS: The balance of giving and receiving

This year I didn’t set resolutions or goals. Instead, I chose a focus word (balance) to guide my decisions throughout the year....
January 25, 2014 × 2 comments

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CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: Thinking about the consequences of our actions

CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: Thinking about the consequences of our actions

We have the power to help our communities by shifting our spending patterns. Consumption links us to an interconnected web of...
January 13, 2014 × 2 comments

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JOIN THE SHARING ECONOMY: The Gen Y guide to collaborative consumption

JOIN THE SHARING ECONOMY: The Gen Y guide to collaborative consumption

When our parents graduated from college, the bachelor’s degree was a coveted badge of honour. It gave applicants instant cred...
November 1, 2013 × 1 comment