Rethinking Prosperity’s weekly roundup of news on the topic of economy, environment and democracy


  1. Mapping the benefits of a circular economyMcKinsey Quarterly
    June 2017
    “Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, circular economy, business, consumption, sustainability
  2. We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide — David Korten (YES! Magazine)
    June 14, 2017
    “Knowing that, collectively, the world is consuming far more than the planet can sustain, how do we bring ourselves into balance with Earth’s capacities? [Global Footprint Network] outlines four critical global priorities.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, consumption, capacity, planet
  3. ‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene — Alex Blasdel (The Guardian)
    June 15, 2017
    “Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on.”
    Type/tags: article, anthropocene, environment, planet
  4. Triple Bottom Line Sustainability — Gary Shaffer (American Libraries)
    June 15, 2017
    “Triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability is a framework that expands the realm of sustainability beyond the environmental to incorporate economic and social aspects. Let’s face it—a library that is doing everything right by the environment but cannot afford to keep the doors open or pay its staff is not exactly sustainable.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, triple bottom line, libraries, sustainability
  5. Coal Is a Dinosaur and so is the growth economy — Richard Heinberg (Post Carbon Institute)
    June 15, 2017
    “Dealing with the end of energy growth, and therefore economic growth, is the biggest political and social challenge of our time—though it’s unlikely to be recognized as such.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, economy, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, growth


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