Jim Hoggan • August 13, 2009

An excerpt from Chapter 6 of my book "Do the Right Thing" Dialogue: Successful Conversations, Even Public Conversations, Have to Go Two Ways

In the communications business––probably in all businesses––there is nothing quite as frustrating as someone who just won’t listen. We all know the type. Individually, they arrive at faulty conclusions on the basis of suspect or mysterious data and then they defend their position ferociously. No amount of new information––no argument, no matter how eloquent––will overcome their certainty. It can be the same in groups. Great swaths of people can buy...

Tony Leiserowitz • July 30, 2009

Dear Friends, I’m delighted to share with you the online video launch of our new “Visions of a Sustainable World” lecture series.

Dedicated to inspiring visions of a sustainable world and practical strategies to achieve it, the lecture series was inaugurated this Spring by Dr. Paul Raskin, the President of the Tellus Institute and a Director of the Great Transition Initiative. Dr. Raskin presented a provocative “history from the future” – a look back at how global sustainability was achieved, from the vantage point of the year 2084.

Our second speaker was Alex Steffen, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Worldchanging and Editor of Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. He spoke about "Building a Bright Green...

Jim Hoggan • June 30, 2009

The Last Experiment in SEED Magazine is an excellent overview of the role Social Science might play in motivating us to do something about Climate Change.
Stonehouse member Anthony Leiserowitz points out that the human decision-making processes required to do something about climate change are at least as complicated as the technical challenge of reducing GHG emissions. This is a great read, I hope you enjoy.

jesse • June 17, 2009

Stonehouse member Ric Young speaks at Net Change Week in Toronto:

Net Change Week - Ric Young from...

Emily • April 20, 2009

Article by John Gertner published April 16, 2009 in the New York Times.

Two days after Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States, the Pew Research Center released a poll ranking the issues that Americans said were the most important priorities for this year. At the top of the list were several concerns — jobs and the economy — related to the current recession. Farther down, well after terrorism, deficit reduction and en­ergy (and even something the pollsters characterized as “moral decline”) was climate change. It was priority No. 20. That was last place.

Read the rest of the article here:

Edward Wachtman • February 24, 2009

I was pleased with a number of points, especially his direction on alternative energy and climate change. The tone was as far removed from the last eight years as it could possibly be. Hope and confidence trumped cynicism and fear. I felt it was a continuation of the dialogue with the American people that he began at his inauguration. And I think it was successful.

...other's thoughts?

Dan Maceluch • February 20, 2009

Fun and sobering feature on UBC professor William Rees... believes we’ve got into a terrible mess by thinking of ourselves as divorced from nature rather than part of it. That’s why he developed the “ecological footprint” that’s become the global standard for measuring an individual’s impact on the environment.


C. Keith Cox • February 16, 2009

C. Keith Cox, Ph.D
My passion and commitment is to creating positive business and social change. I am an accomplished facilitator of positive change with close to 20 years in the Organization Development field focused on designing, developing and delivering innovative solutions for clients. As a Partner in Branch Creek Collaborative my work revolves around connecting people to nature, the concepts of sustainability, and the leadership strengths needed to move those ideas to action. I have been fortunate to be able to share my knowledge and experience with change and sustainability in a number of forums including conferences, workshops, and a number of published works. My latest book chapters, “Organizational Visions of Sustainability,” in the book...

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