Mike Sandmel is an activist, writer, and bike share organizer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work in all these areas focuses on the politics of sustainability in ways that utilize historical knowledge, systems thinking, and pragmatic experimentation.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
What Good is the Rio+20 Earth Summit?
Bill McKibben, the renowned environmentalist and author, gave the keynote speech at last weekend’s Strategies For A New Economy conference at Bard College. Speaking with a perfect balance of humility and conviction he praised the work of the conference while also challenging participants to remember that ushering in a new economic paradigm based on principles of sustainability and justice isn’t only about coming up with new theories, designing new policy and building new institutions.