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A New Narrative for the Regenerative Hub

A New Narrative for the Regenerative Hub

Last week we described Natural Capitalism Solutions’ (NCS) vision for transforming the Boulder-Denver region from an extractive economy to a regenerative one. A regenerative economy can provide solutions to the ecological crises we face while delivering shared prosperity for all. But in order to get there, we must exercise our imaginations. We have to tell new stories about what the economy is and what it can be. Fortunately, as it turns out, the facts are on our side. Most people think that Colorado is prosperous because it is an extractive economy, fueled by such industries as oil, gas, mining, timber...

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Natural Capitalism Solutions’ Role In The Platte River Regenerative Hub

Natural Capitalism Solutions’ Role In The Platte River Regenerative Hub

The existing economy is not serving us well. The middle class is stagnating and ordinary people struggle to make ends meet. At the same time, we face ecological crises from climate change to species loss and toxic loading. Individuals feel powerless in the face of business-as-usual economic models and global corporate dominance. We need an economy that delivers solutions to these crises, answers people’s fears and speaks to our aspirations. The answer is to replace the neoliberal narrative of unfettered free markets and austerity that now dominates global economic policy with a “regenerative” economic vision that delivers shared prosperity on...

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Y On Earth Features Hunter Lovins On Her New Book, “A Finer Future”

Y On Earth Features Hunter Lovins On Her New Book, “A Finer Future”

Author and global thought leader, Hunter Lovins, discusses her new book, “A Finer Future,” in which a hopeful pathway, grounded in actual developments worldwide, is laid out for achieving a sustainable world. Integrated bottom lines, the helix of managing a sustainable organization, growing “well-being economy alliances,” and the “baking in” of sustainability objectives are among the keys Lovins articulates. Her forward-looking book, with chapters like: “Moving Money from Harm to Healing,” “Triumph of the Sun: The Mother of All Disruptions,” and “Growing a Finer Future” on carbon farming, paints a picture of the future that is possible for all of...

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What Do You Say When Young People Ask If There Is Hope?

What Do You Say When Young People Ask If There Is Hope?

This last weekend one of my students asked if we might talk…? (I teach the next generation’s business leaders at the Bard MBA.) Sure. “It’s my daughter…,” she said, her eyes moistening. “She asked me this week if she is going to have a future.” It’s heartbreaking that our children have to deal with these fears. But in many ways, they are being more adult about it than we have been. They see speeches such as David Attenborough’s at the recent global climate conference in Poland where he stated: “The end of civilization is on the horizon.” Our children realize that grownups...

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