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Rifkin's prescriptions for action may be wanting, but who cares? The importance of his book lies in its analysis of technology, social change, and the crucial importance of the Third Sector.
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In the first part of a presentation made to the Winnipeg Social Planning Council, Jeremy Rifkin warns that the labour requirements of the manufacturing and service sectors are about to contract...
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The coming collapse of blue and while collar job markets demands a creative, visionary response from government, business, and the community sector, insists Jeremy Rifkin. This means sharing work,...
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In the course of implementation, the concept of sustainable development continues to mature, fully embracing and interweaving social, economic, and environmental factors and involving a new level of...
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Gary Wilson preaches to the converted: what to read (and what to avoid) once your organization has made its commitment to sustainable development. He reviews 'Natural Capitalism,' 'The Natural Step...
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Is it 'philanthropy' when you write a cheque to get someone off your back? The Brainerd Foundation is developing a means by which skilled people of high or middle income can effectively commit time...
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Silver Donald Cameron considers the nature of stewardship, and how he (and we) might do better to lease specific rights of use, and not aspire to 'own' the things we love and need.
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The Saskatchewan Youth Network Against Racism (SYNAR) takes local action against problems that have global implications: abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. They're ready to talk, listen, and...
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Ingenuity, grassroots democracy, hard-nosed bargaining, and a focus on values (not just issues) are all hallmarks of the community organizing of Saul Alinsky and Ernesto Cortes. We in Canada would do...
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Community-led cultural tourism requires an intact cultural resource that a community wishes to share with others, and tourists who are able and interested to make the visit. (One of over 60 entries...