Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy

Oil spills, coal mining catastrophes, climate change deniers lurking around every corner.

It seems there is a lot to be pessimistic about these days for those who care about the economy and the environment.

But there is a solar-powered light at the end of the tunnel and documentaries like "Growing the Green Economy" from the independent media company Ethical Markets give hope that yes we can transition off dirty fossil fuels and into a new sustainable and profitable clean energy economy in America.

Thankfully there are responsible corporate and political leaders out there who have the vision to look beyond quarterly earnings reports. But breaking that three-month business cycle will be hard to do.

For example I can walk to any news stand and pick up The Wall Street Journal and I know that every three months the headlines will be all about what companies won and lost this quarter. But this is so shortsighted. We need a new method of doing business that looks at long-term sustainability and profitability, not this three-month madness.

Here is the full video "Growing the Green Economy." Running time is 54 minutes. If you want to learn about what our future is going to look like then click play and enjoy!

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