How Finance Unfolds – A New Frontier?

Positive Future #810 (Feature photo – Finance – CCA SA 2.0 Generic Katrina Tuliao) BrightVibes journalist Fino Menezes brings us the story of how one CEO decided to reduce his $1 million paycheck to boost the salaries of his employees. What happened is that the company flourished. You can read the full story here: https://brightvibes.com/1941/en/boss-who-took-1m-pay-cut-to-raise-staff-salaries-says-business-has-tripled

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Should Governments Supply People with Growing Gardens (Allotments)?

Positive Future #797 (Feature photo – Boys create and allotment garden in 1942 in London  – Public Domain) City Farmer News brings us the story of allotment gardening in England. Allotment gardening came into popularity in England in the 1800s as the government began providing lots to poor people so they could raise their own…

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Jobs and the Future Belong to Co-operating with Nature

Touch the Soil News #1662 (Feature Photo – The World – By Augiasstallputzer~commonswiki – Own work, based on shoreline data from GSHHS (“crude” level), a public-domain source., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1055628) BrightVibes brings us the story of a new report from the World Economic Forum. The report affirms that pursuing a nature led approach to rebuilding…

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Native Indian Victory

Positive Future #789 (Feature photo – Standing Rock Sioux Indian Logo –  Public Domain) Perhaps the most high-profile Indian initiative in modern history is the efforts of several Sioux Indian Tribes to stop the Dakota Pipeline. After being intimidated while challenging the environmental assessment reports in 2017, the Indians recently had a victory. U.S. District…

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Getting the Bigger Picture Back

Positive Future #765 (Feature photo – Earth Map – By User:Cogito ergo sumo – File:BlankMap-World.png, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=372520) As covid fears recede, it gives back room to consider much larger concerns such as the well-being of 7.5 billion people. Our planet’s health and prioritizing our future economies for greater sensitivity to the world that…

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A Hunger Pandemic? 10,000 Cars Line Up at San Antonio Food Banks

Positive Future #761 (Feature photo – Foodbank Distribution Warehouse –  Public Domain) NPR a month ago reported that 10,000 cars lined up at a San Antonio emergency food distribution point – overwhelming what local food banks had prepared for. Why did this story not make headline news? Feeding America – the nation’s coordinating food bank…

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Nations That Are Becoming Coal-Free

Positive Future #758 (Feature photo – Clean Air Buttons –  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=167450) It is not secret that coal plants emit particle pollution that has been linked to respiratory health. Inhabitat news portal brings news of how Sweden and Austria just closed their last coal plants. Now three nations in Europe are coal-free – Belgium,…

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Economic and Job Lockdowns Versus a Food Pandemic and a Global Recession

Economic and Job Lockdowns Versus a Food Pandemic and a Global Recession Positive Future #757 (Feature photo – World Food Programme Seal –  Public Domain) In a world of economic volatility, anything that increases that volatility will – as in decades past – unleash tremendous increases in risks to life. The World Food Programme –…

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