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



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----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Spiegelman" <hspie@no.address>
To: "Greenyes List" <GreenYes@no.address>
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:54 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Healthy Business Strategies report from Clean
Production Action


>
> 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)
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