Sustainability

The problems of sustainability and climate change are so big, so complex, and so politicized, it is almost impossible to know what to think, let alone what to do. An integral approach to sustainability helps cut through the partiality and propaganda that are so rampant on all sides of the argument, offering a more sober perspective on the current status of human sustainability and the climate change debate. How can we overcome our current cultural, political, and scientific gridlock and begin taking genuine steps toward practical solutions?



Fri, 08/30/2013
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The UK Government (Environmental Ministry) just published a significant report regarding societal and industrial adaptation to climate change. It was written by David Ballard (who has published in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice) and his team. This is a pretty significant application...

Mon, 04/22/2013
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What is our purpose? Why are we here? What does the Earth need from us? These are the questions explored in The Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth by acclaimed philosopher Jacob Needleman. Listen as Jacob and Ken take an in-depth look at The Unknown World, framing...

Tue, 11/20/2012
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Back in the days of my impressionable (but contrarian) 1960’s youth, I followed the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand with some considerable zeal. I was an avid free-enterpriser and imagined that we would be better off without most government – certainly everything connected with...

Tue, 09/04/2012
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When I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day – Independence Day, Canada Day, Queen’s Day, Bastille Day, etc.  We celebrate causes such as...

Sat, 09/01/2012
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Listen as Marilyn Hamilton and Ken Wilber take us on a guided tour through Integral City, offering the most comprehensive bird's-eye view of city living, city planning, and city governance that we've ever seen—drawing from the most up-to-date maps, pointing out the...

Mon, 08/13/2012
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More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in cities. If for no other reason than to contemplate a statistical tipping point of the evolution of the human species shifting from rural-centred to urban-centred, we should consider what an integral perspective can bring to considering...

Mon, 07/23/2012
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In a nutshell, multinaturalism claims that there are many different natures, perhaps as many as there are different cultures. We are naïve, then, if we think—as I once did—that there is One True Nature to which everyone is referring when speaking of nature. Multinaturalists...

Sun, 03/18/2012
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Recently, a deservedly prominent integral thinker expressed to me his concern that what I have said about anthropogenic climate change may be inadvertently giving comfort to those who claim that humans have no influence on Earth’s climate. Given the consequences of...

Sat, 03/17/2012
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Barrett Brown talks to Ken Wilber about his recent thesis, titled "Conscious Leadership for Sustainability", in which Barrett explores the extraordinary overlap that exists between leadership, sustainability, and the highest reaches of adult development.

Sat, 03/17/2012
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Here Barrett Brown offers a high-level overview of the research and findings that went into his thesis, "Conscious Leadership for Sustainability"—a study of how leaders and change agents with postconventional consciousness design and engage in complex change initiatives....

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