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Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Biofuels from Waste Wood!

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Posted by: admin on Friday, June 27, 2014 Comments (0)

Sweden is the industrial country most weaned from fossil fuels. Petroleum only accounts for 30% of Swedish energy, down from 77% 40 years ago. IN the US, we still rely on fossil fuels for 85%!

But now 15% of all cars in Sweden run on ethanol, increasingly made from wood waste, which this forested country has a lot of.

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Living Beyond the Bubble

Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution, Environmental Sustainability, Innovating for Sustainability, Joe Laur, Peter Senge
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the “Bubble Economy”, we addressed the issue of living in a "bubble economy" based on ungrouinded, incomplete, and outdated models, assumptions, and data.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”

Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution, Environmental Sustainability, Innovating for Sustainability, Joe Laur, Peter Senge
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!

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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 ...