Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A list of organizations that give some hope for the future



A list of assorted Cassandras prepared by Mike Haywood




"Hope for the future" organizations and groups.

GROUPS WHO THINK CHANGE WILL BE SLOW AND CONTROLLED
Post carbon Institute http://www.postcarbon.org/
Transition movement http://www.transitionnetwork.org/
Zeitgeist movement…. http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com
Initiatives of change International http://www.iofc.org/
Earth Future http://www.earthfuture.com/
Ethical Markets http://www.ethicalmarkets.com/
Peoples’ Sustainability Treaties http://sustainabilitytreaties.org/
Four Worlds International Institute http://www.fwii.net/

Groups who think the change will be fast and uncontrolled
Chris Martenson’s crash course for building resilience http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse
Videos about building resilience http://www.nextworldtv.com
Survival blog http://www.survivalblog.com/
Homesteading and survivalism store http://homesteadingsurvivalism.myshopify.com/
Apollo-Gaia project http://www.apollo-gaia.org/
Automatic Earth http://theautomaticearth.com/

Groups that believe advanced technology is the answer to all the problems
The Venus Project http://www.thevenusproject.com
Buckminster Fuller institute http://bfi.org/
Smart Planet http://www.smartplanet.com/
New America Foundation http://www.newamerica.net

POPULATION AWARENESS GROUPS (Links provided by Luca Pardi)

Miscellaneous groups
People and Planet http://peopleandplanet.org
United Nations Development Program http://www.undp.org
Collaborative consumption hub http://www.collaborativeconsumption.com/
People’s World http://peoplesworld.org
Sum of us http://sumofus.org
350.org http://www.350.org
CHANGE.ORG http://www.change.org
Globalisation Research http://www.globalresearch.ca
Fellowship for International Community http://www.ic.org/
Fantsuam Foundation http://www.fantsuam.org/
Free World Charter http://www.freeworldcharter.org
Clinton Global Initiative http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/
One Earth Org http://www.oneearth.org/
Community• Planet Foundation http://www.communityplanet.org/index.php
David Suzuki Foundation http://www.davidsuzuki.org/
Chopra Foundation http://itakethevow.ning.com/
Intent www.intent.com
Wiser.org www.wiser.org
Todd Landman's Institutue of Democracy and Conflict Resolution http://www.idcr.org.uk/about/director
David Fynch Foundation http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org.uk/

Groups wanting to change the Economic system
New Economics Foundation http://www.neweconomics.org/
Foundation for the economics of sustainability http://www.feasta.org/

Educational
Global Education Conference Network http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

Promoting sustainable business
Tomorrow’s Company http://www.tomorrowscompany.com/
Ellen Macarthur's Foundation http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/
Association of Sustainability Practitioners http://www.asp-online.org/
Global Association of Chief Sustainability Officers http://www.gacso.org/Discovery

Campaigning

Independent journalism
Blazing Kat Productions http://www.blazingkatproductions.com/


7 comments:

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  3. Having duly noted the huge number of organizations, entities, groups, movements and etc. above "that give some hope" for the future and their divergent views and their differing bases of evidence and argumentation, I have concluded that "there is no hope" because the world is "hopelessly" confused and divided.

    But of course THERE IS HOPE, because I am only joking !

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  4. Thanks for putting up that list, but of corse, as you certainly know, there are many many more.

    So I hope that I am not intruding too much, If I I add some organizations that need to be mentioned. Without them, or their founders, we might not have any discussion at all.

    So I am sure you agree with me that the Donella Meadows Institute is missing and should be included in the list.

    I also think that Herman Daly and the organisation he founded, should have a place in the list as well: CASSE (Center for the advancement of Steady State Economy).

    On a personal level and because he might be relevant for younger activists, I would like too recommend the website for my favorite Person for giving hope in the age of crisis: David Graeber, Charles Eisenstein and Niko Paech.

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  5. Something went wrong my above comment (didnt close a tag?).

    I wanted to point to Charles Eisensteins Website: charleseisenstein.net, who could also front for the occupy movement, that gave a lot of hope to many people recently. (Even though occupy has no front, I guess that Eisenstein is best capturing the spirit of occupy in his writings).

    The Link in above comment is to another organisation "DANACH" (Suisse) that features Eisenstein, Paech and Graeber in a series of speeches.

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  6. http://www.sekem.com/ in Egypt gives some hope for the future. Alas, Egypt has no future...

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  7. You can add www.panearth.org to the Population Awareness grouping. Thanks.

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Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)