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Global Teach-In: April 25, 2012, Seven Countries, 15+ Cities

JONATHAN FELDMAN 2012-04-15

How can we move beyond petitioning leaders and get more economic, political and media power for comprehensive change.
Seven countries and more than fifteen cities will be coming together to organize a global teach-in on April 25, 2012. The teach-in brings together leading environmental activists, among the most sophisticated trade union activists in North America, top peace champions and grassroots activists in four continents. 
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Cycling boosts local economies

ERIK SANDBLOM 2012-09-12

Nordstan in central Göteborg is Scandinavia's biggest shopping center. It has 60% more revenue than the suburban Frölunda Torg, even though it has 10% fewer car parking spots
Motorists like to point out that they pay a lot of tax, and it's true. In Europe, half the price of gasoline is made up of taxes. So, the reasoning goes, if people drive less the government's revenue will dry up. But it's not that simple, because if people drive less the money will likely end up somewhere else, like at the hairdresser's or at the local restaurant. And as half the price of gas consists of taxes, the other half goes to the oil industry. Motorists also send money to the car manufacturer, which usually is a company far away.

So reducing car traffic can be a way of rerouting this money to the local economy. In today's globalised, financially unstable world this is worth a closer look....

Summing up the Biosphere Conference EuroMAB 2011

JOHAN ERLANDSSON 2011-07-09

It is hard to sum up a week with a lot of content and meeting new people, but it would be a pity not to give it a try, eh? My main focus during the week has been to understand what a biosphere reserve is and how it can contribute to sustainability. What has this ostrich to do with that? Find out below!...

What is the Purpose of a Biosphere Reserve?

JOHAN ERLANDSSON 2011-07-05

Mrs. Meriem Boumrane, MAB programme specialist
As I am new to the Man and the Biosphere program, I want to find out what the purpose of biosphere reserves is. I have scanned a few MAB webpages know, listened to a number of key note speakers at the first day of the EuroMAB 2011 conference and interviewed UNESCO programme specialist Meriem Bouamrane. But still it is not crystal clear to me....

Charging Up for the UN Conference on Man and the Biosphere

JOHAN ERLANDSSON 2011-07-03

Maria, Johanna and Ove are arranging the conference and fair
Tomorrow it is finally time to start up the EuroMAB 2011 conference, a Man and the Biosphere conference with North American and European participants. ...

Biosphere Reserves -a Powerful Method for Local Transition?

JOHAN ERLANDSSON 2011-06-02

Biosphere Reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago and Mount Kinnekulle, Sweden
In July 4-8:th, there will be a conference on biosphere reserves in the small village Lundsbrunn, Sweden. Participants from Europe, Russia, North America and Nigeria will meet to further develop the "Man and the Biosphere" (MAB) program. Ecoprofile will co-operate with the conference by communication what biosphere reserves are, and by reporting from the conference. Today we give a brief introduction to the concept of biosphere reserves....

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Cycling boosts local economies

1680 days ago by Erik Sandblom

Global Teach-In: April 25, 2012, Seven Countries, 15+ Cities

1836 days ago by Jonathan Feldman

Summing up the Biosphere Conference EuroMAB 2011

2117 days ago by Johan Erlandsson

What is the Purpose of a Biosphere Reserve?

2117 days ago by Johan Erlandsson

Charging Up for the UN Conference on Man and the Biosphere

2121 days ago by Johan Erlandsson

Biosphere Reserves -a Powerful Method for Local Transition?

2154 days ago by Johan Erlandsson



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