For the past couple years we have seen our economic system being thrown into upheaval as economies waver. Following up on the piece by SustainUS members in the New York Time's Dot Earth last week about the two recent conferences on new economics -- one a youth conference at Harvard, the other a UN conference -- Ethan Case, SustainUS Steering Committee member, discusses this building movement for new forms of economics on the popular environmental blog Grist.
(Washington, DC) – Attending the first ever White House Summit on Environmental Education shed light on what’s wrong with the environmental movement: the generational balance of power. While I am extremely honored to have been invited to attend, I cannot help but be disappointed that there were not enough young environmental leaders sitting at the table next to leaders of government, business, academia and NGOs.
Checkout AoC Rio+20 delegate and SustainUS Chair Ellie Johnston's online interview about the upcoming Rio Earth Summit! Courtesy of Blip TV, Meet the Farmer TV and other Melli Productions.
SustainUS Rio+20 delegates Michael Sandmel and Rina Kuusipalo are featured in the latest New York Times Dot Earth blog post, "Young People Tire of Old Economic Models," written by Andrew Revkin. The piece examined the movement towards progressive economic paradigms that value personal well-being and social and environmental health.
The webinar was a great success! If you couldn't make it, don't worry -- you can view the recorded webinar online
Live U.S. Youth Video Conversation on Rio+20