Category Archives: Sustainability Education Forum

Earth Day—Every Day, Every Way! – SEF News-Views Digest

SEF News-Views Digest No. 167 (4-12-17)
Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher

Given humanity’s continuing assault on Mother Nature, it seems most appropriate for us to celebrate the 47th official anniversary of Earth Day this year on Saturday, April 22nd. Ideally, we should demonstrate every day our profound appreciation, respect, and gratitude for Nature’s life-sustaining bounty. But, sadly, it seems that only a small portion of the world population is fully aware of our species’ destructive role, and even fewer acknowledge it, especially by paying homage to Nature, our precious home planet, and the source of everything that sustains us.

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Transitioning To Resilient Sustainability – SEF News-Views Digest


SEF News-Views Digest No. 166 (3-29-17)
Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher

Some readers are very familiar with the growing transition movement, while others may have only heard of it. But I suspect a majority of readers are not fully informed about this growing grassroots movement.

In brief, the transition movement consists of citizens who recognize and accept the potential dangers associated with a series of converging socio-economic, political, and environmental realities. Instead of complaining and agonizing about dire future prospects, they’ve decided to take proactive initiatives to form greater individual and collective resilience in their local communities. In general, they believe that only through mutual cooperation and collaboration will communities be able to establish sustainable ways of living.

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The Hu-u-gest Lie of All – SEF News-Views Digest


SEF News-Views Digest No. 165 (3-15-17)
Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher

According to sustainability expert Richard Heinberg, there exists an untruth that is both durable and bipartisan. It is a perilous omnipresent lie that’s reiterated ceaselessly within the business community, and promoted by most worldwide professional economists and politicians.

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Everything’s Accelerating—The Good and Bad – SEF News-Views Digest

SEF News-Views Digest No. 164 (2-8-17)
[NOTE: The next newsletter will be sent March 15th]
Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher

Thomas L. Friedman, an extraordinarily well-informed journalist, has produced yet another important, timely book: Thank You for Being Late. The subtitle—”An Optimist’s Guide To Thriving In The Age of Acceleration”—suggests that it’s an essential read for anyone seeking to understand and cope effectively with the accelerating economic, environmental, political, and social realities of modern life.

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Minimalism And Sustainability – SEF News-Views Digest

SEF News-Views Digest No. 163 (2-1-17)
Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher

Want to live a more simple, value-based life? You’re in luck, as there’s plenty of information about creating a simpler lifestyle. In fact, a worldwide movement is gradually taking hold, mostly in developed nations, where a modern, highly consumptive life can be very stressful. Like many Americans, perhaps you, too, are experiencing an ongoing sense of busyness and frustration that borders on burnout. [By the way, being a minimalist doesn’t require carrying everything you own on your person, and your bike.]

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