There’s a lawsuit against 92 oil-related companies to pay to restore the land they have helped erode in Louisiana which will get worse if something is not done.
Nathan Schneider is one of the best chroniclers of the emergence of the new solutions. This piece places places a lot of innovations into context, connecting various movements and ideologies together to give the reader a picture of what’s next.
“We’re moving into a new economic age,” says Marjorie Kelly, who spent two decades at the helm of Business Ethics magazine and now advises social entrepreneurs. “It needs to be sustainable. It needs to be inclusive. And the foundation of what defines an economic age is its form of ownership.” … There are many ways to own. Simply giving up on ownership, however, will mean that those who actually do own the tools that we rely on to share will control them. People who want an economy of genuine sharing are coming to recognize that they must embrace ownership — and, as they do, they’re changing what owning means altogether.
Our planet is currently inhabited by 7 billion people. We believe open source holds a key to building better hardware, methods, and systems to help us grow, harvest, and share food with each other—right where we live, and on a greater scale, with our global neighbors.
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