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Outlaws of Nature

Growing a business, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting
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In 20+ years of work as a sustainability consultant to publically traded corporations, I’ve often been asked by company executives, “What’s the business case?”

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Living Beyond the Bubble

Environmental Sustainability, Innovating for Sustainability, Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution
Posted by: Joe Laur on Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments (0)

In our last segment, Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Life Inside the “Bubble Economy”, we addressed the issue of living in a "bubble economy" based on ungrouinded, incomplete, and outdated models, assumptions, and data. Like a fall from a tall building, you may think you are flying for awhile, but the landing can be a rude awakening. Life in a bubble can be fun for a while, but how to we let ourselves come back to reality? How do we move to an economy that is not separate, ...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Life Inside the “Bubble Economy”

Environmental Sustainability, Innovating for Sustainability, Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution
Posted by: Joe Laur on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments (0)

We used to love bubbles when we were kids, soap bubbles, bubble bath, bubble gum. Bubbles meant fun. But when we grew up, we met a different, more sinister kind of bubble. Dot-Com bubbles, Real estate bubbles, stock market bubbles. They were fun at first in their own way, but when they popped, we got hurt. We lost money, jobs, livelihoods. From inside the bubble, everything looks rosy- we’re in our own little world. But the bubble is based on faulty or missing information about the real ...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution Part 3: Put on Your Snowshoes and Move!

Environmental Sustainability, Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution
Posted by: Joe Laur on Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments (0)

In our previous blog,Fomenting The Necessary Revolution, Part 2: How We Got Here, we reviewed how human society fell out of step wiht natural law. The laws of nations and the laws of nature have been diverging for 200 years, and the laws of nature aren't changing anytime soon. So given where we’ve been and where we need to head, how to begin? “The ocean is so big and my boat is so small”. Well, small steps are good. Many necessary revolutions have started and continued on ...

Fomenting The Necessary Revolution, Part 2: How We Got Here

Environmental Sustainability, Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting
Posted by: Joe Laur on Saturday, March 15, 2014 Comments (0)

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution Part 2: How We Got Here

 

For tens of thousands of years, people lived in a balance with natural systems. The economy and ecology were interwoven. We lived within our means- we ate what food was available, found or built shelter from materials at hand, banded together in clans and tribes for comfort, help and protection. We might trash a field or forest, or hunt out the local game, but we’d move on and the earth would regenerate itself. Our numbers were small and so was our impact. We didn’t have much choice or awareness about this. You might say we were “unconsciously sustainable” Read on...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution

climate change, Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting
Posted by: Joe Laur on Thursday, March 13, 2014 Comments (1)

 

Part One of a series on Implementing The Necessary Revolution toward a deeply sustainable and resililent future.