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Eco-Marketing for the Future

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Susie Vulpas

Eco-Marketing for the Future

Susie Vulpas   /   Feb 25th, 2014Business,…
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Added by Dowser on February 26, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The 2014 (4th edition) of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is out!

The fully-revised 2014 (4th edition) of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFGA) is now out electronically with the print edition available in the next few weeks. The print edition will be launched over the next two months in Geneva, London and New York with panel…

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Added by Edward Girardet on January 18, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Growing Strength to Grow Food: Haitian Farmers Win Annual U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Prize

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, the USFSA upholds the right to food as a basic human right and works to connect US struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.

Next week, the USFSA is awarding…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Panama: Dam Promises or Dam Lies?

With massive infrastructure projects such as the Panama City Metro and the Panama Canal expansion underway, Panama is on the brink of exceeding its national electricity capacity.

There is little prospect of tapping natural gas or geothermal energy, and wind farms are in their infancy. Rather, Panama has invested in hydroelectric energy projects, including the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam, currently under construction in western Panama.

The Panamanian company Generadora del…

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Added by Dowser on September 27, 2013 at 5:22am — No Comments

Because the Land Is Ours: The Rights of Mother Earth v. Carbon Trading

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution. They rap about Mother Earth and the Kuna’s inalienable right to protect their lands and waters.

The Kuna Yala people recently prevailed over a threat to their lands, in the form of carbon trading. …

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

New Book from Dr.Zelizer, Integrated Peacebuilding in top 100 books on war/peace on Amazon. Please Share and add your reviews on Amazon

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce the publication of new book I have edited with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, Integrated Peacebuilding. Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict(Westview, March 2013).  Below please find information about the…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Edited Book from Dr. Craig Zelizer, Integrated Peacebuilding Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict Please Share Widely

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce my new edited book Integrated Peacebuilding. Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict (Westview, March 2013) with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners has been released this week.     The book (see below for an…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 29, 2013 at 11:09pm — No Comments

New Book from Dr. Craig Zelizer, Integrated Peacebuilding. Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce forthcoming publication of new book I have edited with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, Integrated Peacebuilding. Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict(Westview, March 2013).  Below please find information…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 29, 2013 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

Clean Energy: Is Crowdfunding the Solution?

by David Bornstein

This originally appeared in the New York Times as a Fixes column.

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If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve global…

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Added by Dowser on March 18, 2013 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Resolving Hybrid Conflicts: The Bougainville Story





Article found here: Resolving Hybrid Conflicts: The Bougainville Story

If you are interested in hybrid conflicts (blending of state and non-state actors and issues in violent conflicts), the region of Oceania, environmental sustainability, or ways in which indigenous and westernized models of conflict prevention, management, and resolution can be…

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Added by Timothy G. Hammond on January 3, 2013 at 2:11am — No Comments

New Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region Information Portal is up

The editors of the 4th Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region have just published their new information portal www.efgafghan.com that will not only help update future editions of the Afghan handbook - to be published later this year - but also to serve as an critical internet magazine. Portions of the 4th edition of the EFGA are already online, but we're also seeking insightful and well-written…

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Added by Edward Girardet on November 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

The Day after the Elections / Or: Woody Guthrie’s Country

Woody Guthrie, born 100 years ago. Usually excised from his anthem is the line “Is this land made for you and me?” Photo by Robin Carson, circa 1942. Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Archives.

 

By Beverly Bell

November 1,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on November 1, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

The UOC is to provide conflictology training to UN workers sent on peace missions

As of October, the UOC School for Cooperation will validate subjects on the Master's in Conflictology in English for United Nations personnel who are studying on any of the courses on the UNITAR training programme. Thanks to this institutional collaboration, many of the workers on peace missions will be able to gain a UOC university…

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Added by Campus for Peace (UOC) on July 24, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Plastic Houses

Mwariki, Nakuru County

Inadequate housing structures continue to be a problem for many Kenyans. This is the issue that Sam Muiruri is trying to combat. His organization, Charisma Community Services and their specific project called Charisma Ecology are working to build structures made of plastic bottles. It is his way of providing inexpensive housing to many of Kenya’s citizens.…

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Added by Deborah Drew on July 10, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Good intentions and environmental tensions: Conflict management addresses The Green Question

As do all human activities, our attempts to respond to and engage with conflict have environmental impact. Any intervention – mediation, peacebuilding activities, training, workshops, and so forth – can be performed in different ways, some of which are inherently more environmentally adverse than others.

In a new article, entitled …

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Added by Noam Ebner on June 18, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Not Wasting the Waste: Creating Environmental Sustainability

By Beverly Bell

June 12, 2012

 

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into government…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 12, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Tapping ODR into the Green

What makes ODR the most environmentally-friendly form of dispute resolution? And - how can the ODR field benefit as a result? A new article explores the green power of ODR.

                                                             

           

                                                                  [Originally posted on my blog at…

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Added by Noam Ebner on February 7, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments

The Future State of the World, and What we can do about it

Recently I’ve been reading “The Future State of the World: As It Relates to the Australian Aid Program” which was commissioned by the Australian government ahead of the significant expansion of their overseas aid program.  It makes for interesting, if not disturbing, reading.  Anybody who has spent a few minutes thinking about the range of complex problems the world faces cannot be unaware of how interconnected the challenges are. …

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Added by Alan Tidwell on August 2, 2011 at 10:49am — 5 Comments

Could Peace Talks Ever End The Climate War?

Leo Hickman

The climate debate rages on without progress, but a ‘meeting of moderate minds’ might be the answer

Leo blog : A pro-peace activist holds up a peace symbol during a demonstration
A pro-peace activist holds up a peace symbol during a demonstration. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

We learned something last month many had long suspected: the US …

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Added by MasterPeace on July 8, 2011 at 1:16am — 2 Comments

PH MURDER OF CONSERVATIONISTS COULD TRIGGER ECO-FASCIST ARMING

PH MURDER OF CONSERVATIONISTS COULD TRIGGER ECO-FASCIST ARMING

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good day from the boondocks west of Manila!

 

A chilling, cryptic news about the murder of a forest ranger of the University of the Philippines in Los Baňos or UPLB struck a hard cord on the public mind recently. Elpidio Malinao, forest guard for the UPLB that owns and manages the entire Mt. Makiling, was gunned down while doing his…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 21, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

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