GreenYes Archives

[GreenYes Home] - [Thread Index] - [Date Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]


[GreenYes] NEW RULES! Re: Healthy Business Strategies report from Clean Production Action


Helen-

Your eloquence and passion are always inspiring! (although I do get a bit
worried whenever I read the word ³de-construct² if it pertains to value
systems).

Is it not also important for the environmental movement to ³de-construct²
itself? I personally think a focus on technology systems, consumer products,
and nature conservancy, while clearly important, is missing the point in a
big way. All too often we do not put enough emphasis on community and how
economic development, social systems, and human opportunity must always be
linked and understood within the environmental frame of reference.

For anyone interested in these issues, check out the New Rules pages created
by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. http://newrules.org/

--
David Biddle, Executive Director
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-3090 (desk)
215-432-8225 (cell)

<http://www.gpcrc.com>

Read In Business magazine to learn about sustainable
businesses in communities across North America!
Go to: <http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm>

on 6/27/06 4:54 PM, Helen Spiegelman at hspie@no.address wrote:

>
> Peace activists from all over the world are gathered in my fair city
> (Vancouver, Canada) this week for the World Peace Forum. They are talking
> in hundreds of intense, well-attended sessions about how to get past war
> and conflict. One of the sessions I attended was an exercise in "deep
> dialogue." The premise of deep dialogue is that we are going to have to get
> people with what seem like fundamentally opposed views working through the
> issues in order to achieve workable solutions (think "restorative justice"
> which is a deep dialogue between victims and perpetrators of crimes).
>
> I came away persuaded that this can be done by de-constructing opposing
> positions. In the present instance: what is it, specifically, within the
> "Capitalist modus operandi" that does not work for us? What elements can we
> break out and negotiate on, rather than trashing the Capitalist modus
> operandi in its entirety?
>
> This is what Product Policy Institute is wrestling with when we talk about
> "good governance". Commerce is a part of the human experience. How can we
> tame commerce so it serves humans and the environment? Can we really
> imagine a world without any commerce whatsoever? (Will the first person who
> never bought anything please raise your hand?)
>
> Helen.
>
> At 01:12 PM 6/27/2006, Mike Morin wrote:
>
>> >Is this progress or is it greenwash (i.e. public relations)?
>> >
>> >While McDonough's work is admirable and desirable, I sincerely believe that
>> >we can not build an equitable and sustainable culture (i.e. economy) by
>> >trying to green the Capitalist modus operandi.
>> >
>> >
>> >MM
>> >
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "Monica Wilson" <mwilson@no.address>
>> >To: "Greenyes List" <GreenYes@no.address>
>> >Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:06 PM
>> >Subject: [GreenYes] Healthy Business Strategies report from Clean Production
>> >Action
>> >
>> >
>>> > >
>>> > > A new report detailing how companies can and are moving from toxic
>>> > > chemistry
>>> > > to green chemistry is available at http://www.cleanproduction.org See
>>> > > especially the recommendations to business starting on page 47. This >>>
looks
>>> > > like a very useful tool if you're working with businesses to reduce and
>>> > > detoxify both onsite wastes and products (potential wastes-to-be).
>>> > >
>>> > > The report profiles innovations at:
>>> > > Kaiser Permanente (health care)
>>> > > Interface (fabrics and carpets)
>>> > > H&M (clothing)
>>> > > Herman Miller (furniture)
>>> > > Avalon (cosmetics)
>>> > > Dell (electronics)
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>>> > > >
>>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>
>
> >
>







--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "GreenYes" group.
To post to this group, send email to GreenYes@no.address
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to GreenYes-unsubscribe@no.address
For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes
-~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---


[GreenYes Home] - [Date Index] - [Thread Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]