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Interconnected and Interdependent – a New Normal

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
05.14.2024

 

“If man chooses oblivion, he can go right on leaving his fate to his political leaders. If he chooses Utopia, he must initiate an enormous education program… immediately.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   We have to stop focusing on artificial dualities and past battles and move forward at every level. How do we categorize ourselves? […]

 

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Addressing Our Climate Crisis at the Grass Roots

Jon Biemer
05.07.2024

 

Editor’s Note: Jon Biemer gives us a real life example of what can happen at the local level when climate activists, municipal administrators and just plain folks cooperate and collaborate to tackle our climate crisis.   Pat Wartinger is a retired teacher and grandmother and a whirlwind of sustainability. The point here is not so […]

 

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A Better Way Forward for the IT Industry and All of its Stakeholders

Tomás O'Leary
04.30.2024

 

“Businesses need to transform… be skeptical of business as usual. There needs to be a movement. There has to be a better way. Crew consciousness is the shift we need.” –  Tomás O’Leary, CEO and Founder, Origina   By forcing customers to migrate to the cloud or risk losing support and security updates, tech vendors […]

 

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A Better Way Forward for the IT Industry and All of its Stakeholders


04.29.2024

 

“Businesses need to transform… be skeptical of business as usual. There needs to be a movement. There has to be a better way. Crew consciousness is the shift we need.” –  Tomás O’Leary, CEO, Origina   By forcing customers to migrate to the cloud or risk losing support and security updates, tech vendors effectively continue […]

 

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Crew Living in Symbiosis with Spaceship Earth

Tim Rumage - Planetary Ethicist
04.21.2024

 

“If you really want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live in it.” Joseph Campbell   The Quartermaster’s Report, Volume 3, like its predecessors, is designed to be a guide and reference as to how harmoniously humanity and Earth are getting along with each other. And this edition […]

 

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“The Quartermaster’s Report / Volume 3” is Now Available! Free!

David Houle - Futurist
04.15.2024

 

This Spaceship Earth has published “The Quartermaster’s Report – Volume 3”. It is available for free download on our website. Here is the direct link to choose between an EPUB or PDF format:  https://thisspaceshipearth.org/climate-change/quartermasters-reports/        In the golden era of sea exploration and empire building, the Quartermaster was the officer on a ship […]

 

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Oregon Reduces eWaste with Right-to-Repair Bill

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
04.07.2024

 

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed into law the newest and toughest right-to-repair act in the U.S. This is the fourth such state law in the country, and it goes even further than California’s, in particular by resisting Apple’s lobbying to ban the use of “parts pairing” to hinder independent repair services.   Parts pairing is […]

 

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What Motivates People to Act Sustainably?

Jon Biemer
03.31.2024

 

The central question of my upcoming book, Our Journey to Sustainability, has been “What motivates people to act on behalf of the planet.”   Here was my conundrum. After interviewing sixty people who are actually making a difference and collecting a like number of stories from other sources, I still hadn’t succinctly answered my question. […]

 

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The Road Not Taken

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
03.25.2024

 

I ran across a music video on YouTube last night. It was produced in 1987 by an Australian band named Midnight Oil. The song (you may remember it) is “Beds Are Burning”. It resonated with me because of the recent fires in Australia. It seems eerily prescient now.   “How do we sleep while our […]

 

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Building Community Climate Resilience

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
03.18.2024

 

Local communities come together to recover from disasters. It is human nature to help when we see others in distress. We’ve all seen it dozens of times. Strangers pitch in together and lift a car that has pinned a woman. People go door to door after a hurricane to find those who need assistance. The […]

 

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