[from Canada’s Green Job Site, http://www.GoodWorkCanada.ca ]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Issue: Briarpatch unplugged, or, How I learned to stop destroying
the planet and love the global recession
Publication: Briarpatch Magazine http://www.briarpatchmagazine.com
Location: Canada

What if the economic recession we’re presently experiencing
is not just a regrettable temporary setback in the never-ending
march of growth-fuelled prosperity, but the beginning of a
painful but ecologically necessary process of scaling
back our footprint to a more sustainable level?

How would we manage the decline so as to ensure the burdens
are shared out equitably? How would we go about reorganizing
our society and economy around conservation and community
well-being rather than economic growth and short-term profit?

The revolution envisioned above would require a fundamental
transformation in every aspect of our lives — our jobs, our
homes, our food system, our arts and entertainment, etc.
It’s certainly beyond the scope of a single issue of Briarpatch
to describe, but in our July/August 2009 issue, we hope to
sketch out some of the broad contours and specific
opportunities so our readers can get to work on the rest.

What principles should guide our efforts to reorganize our
lives and communities on a human scale? What initiatives
already underway deserve to be profiled, celebrated, and
imitated? What can we learn from what other people are doing
in other parts of the world? What books and films shed light
on the key issues and should be reviewed? How can our
efforts to cope with the global recession pave the way to
a more stable and sustainable future?

If you’ve got something to contribute to this discussion,
then we want to hear from you. We are looking for articles,
essays, investigative reportage, news briefs, project profiles,
interviews with luminary thinkers, reviews, poetry, humour,
artwork & photography that explore how we can unplug
from the growth machine and cope with the global recession.

We seek to cast a broad net in our approach, profiling
initiatives in energy alternatives, housing and urban
planning, transportation, job (re)training, ecological
economics and much more — this is not an exhaustive list!

Queries are due by March 23, 2009. If your query is
accepted, first drafts are due by May 1, 2009. Your query
should outline what ground your contribution will cover and
include an estimated word count and a short writing sample.

Please review our submission guidelines before submitting
your query. Send your queries to:
editor AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.

We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active
involvement) and cannot guarantee publication. Briarpatch
pays $0.05/word.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[GoodWork editor adds:

ECONOMY WITHOUT GROWTH – links, books, organizations

Managing Without Growth http://www.managingwithoutgrowth.com
http://www.amazon.com/Managing-Without-Growth-Ecological-Economics/dp/184844205X
Steady State Economy http://www.steadystate.org
The Upside of Down http://www.theupsideofdown.com
Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay http://www.SustainWellBeing.net

Economic Growth – definitions, purported benefits and criticisms:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_growth#Criticism
Limits to Growth http://google.com/search?q=%22limits+to+growth%22
The Growth Imperative http://google.com/search?q=%22growth+imperative%22
Anti-Development
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Environment/Sustainable_Development/Anti-Development/

Ecological Economics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_economics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ecological_economics
http://www.planetfriendly.net/business.html#greenbusiness
http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Social_Sciences/Economics/Environmental_Economics/

The Story of Stuff http://www.storyofstuff.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Stuff

Sustainable Development
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_development
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Environment/Sustainable_Development/

Questioning Business
http://www.planetfriendly.net/business.html
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Business

LIVING WITHOUT GROWTH

Simple Living / Voluntary Simplicity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_simplicity
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Lifestyle_Choices/Voluntary_Simplicity/
Frugality http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frugality

Sustainable Living
http://www.planetfriendly.net/living.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_living
http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Environment/Sustainability/Sustainable_Living/

The Story of Stuff http://www.storyofstuff.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Stuff

Consumerism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumerism
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Environment/Consumerism/

Buy Local & Community Based Economics
Why Buy Local http://www.google.com/search?q=%22why+buy+local%22
Buy Local http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22buy+local%22
Local Food http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_food
http://www.planetfriendly.net/organic.html#local
Local Purchasing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_purchasing
Community Economics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-based_economics

PEAK OIL

Peak Oil News: http://news.google.ca/news?q=%22peak+oil%22
Peak Oil Search: http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22peak+oil%22
Peak Oil Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Peak_oil
More: http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Environment/Energy/

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell”
– Edward Abbey

]

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at
GoodWorkCanada.ca.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PLEASE KEEP GOODWORK SUSTAINABLE:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(1) Help spread the word — please tell others about GoodWork.
(2) When applying, tell them you saw this opportunity on GoodWork.
(3) Contribute if you can: http://Planetfriendly.net/goodworkdonate.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
POST A JOB OR OTHER LISTING:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GoodWork Green Jobs: http://GoodWorkCanada.ca
PlanetVolunteer: http://PlanetVolunteer.net
Green Events Calendar: http://Planetfriendly.net/calendar/
Contact us: http://Planetfriendly.net/inquiry.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GOODWORK LIST INFO:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SUBSCRIBE to GoodWork at: http://www.GoodWorkCanada.ca
or e-mail to: goodworkcanada-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
UN-SUBSCRIBE: the unsubscribe address is found at
the very bottom of this message, and here:
http://www.planetfriendly.net/goodworkunsubscribe.html

GOODWORK relies on your payments and contributions.
Please make your cheque payable to: People and Planet,
PO Box 21006, RPO Ottawa South, Ottawa ON, Canada K1S 5N1.
Or donate online: http://Planetfriendly.net/donate.html
Pay online: http://Planetfriendly.net/goodworkpmt.html
(Not tax-deductible. If you want a receipt, please indicate so,
and include your e-mail address so we can send you one.)

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The information provided in this message
is provided on an “As Is” basis and for general informational
purposes only. People and Planet (also known as “GoodWork Canada”)
is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness,
completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability
of the messages and listings we distribute. We do not screen
or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you
decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any
other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your
responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against
injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our
full Terms & Conditions: http://Planetfriendly.net/terms.html

This posting will also be published online.
Any changes or corrections will appear there.


GoodWork Canada
Canada’s Green Job Site Since 2001
http://www.GoodWorkCanada.ca