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Category Archives: Economic Sustainability

Spend, Don’t Mend.

Monbiot. Awesome. Read it… Spend, Don’t Mend..   Advertising and consumerism dull our capacity for empathy. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th November 2013. Guilt is good. It’s … Continue reading

28 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Corporate Sustainability: Profit, Motive and Intention in Greenwash

      A large-scale sustainable trajectory is impossible without the corporate sector, whose profit is neither necessary nor sufficient for sustainability, and where ethical motives, positive intention and measurable … Continue reading

21 November 2013 · 4 Comments

Twitter Roundup

The hideous Belgian Blue SUPERCOW. Can people be persuaded to alter their diets for health and sustainability? Sweden’s energy supply now over 50 percent renewable! Amazing reality for … Continue reading

31 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Resilience the new Holy Grail of Humanity?

According to Adger (2000), ‘resilience, in both its social and ecological manifestations, is an important aspect of the sustainability of development and resource utilisation’.  But does resilience theory have the … Continue reading

13 November 2012 · 1 Comment

Food for Thought: Four Books and a Seminar

     Two books have surfaced that are particularly exciting: The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis by Jeremy Rifkin and Requiem for a Species: Why we … Continue reading

28 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Population: A Problem for Sustainability?

It is estimated that on 31 October 2011 the human population reached 7 billion individuals. It was only 1999 when there were 6 billion people, and it is estimated to … Continue reading

21 September 2012 · Leave a comment


The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has turned out to be a major disappointment. Why are our leaders unable to step up and act in favour of universal … Continue reading

21 July 2012 · 6 Comments

Economic Growth and Prosperity are Not the Same Thing

The sadly devolved Sustainable Development Commission published an incredible report entitled Propserity Without Growth, which perfectly explains, well, what it says on the tin… For us, the central salient point: … Continue reading

27 March 2012 · 1 Comment

Challenges, what challenges? Where’s the remote…

Yes sir, but can we switch off the tube for a minute please, sir? Can we sit and think for a few minutes maybe? Shouldn’t we be concentrating on the … Continue reading

21 February 2012 · 1 Comment

Will Technology be Our Safety Net?

Is technology a safety net, or does it just get in the way of what’s really important? Safety net for what? What is the problem we are trying to solve … Continue reading

15 February 2012 · 3 Comments

Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Rampant consumerism.
Widespread unsustainable lifestyles.
Unsustainable business practices.
Damaging and unsustainable travel and transport.
Extensive environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
These are some of the problems we face.
Energy crisis.
Financial crisis.
Uneducated and un-empowered.
Environmental damage.
Food and water shortage.
Climate change.
Are you part of the problem,
Or are you part of the solution?

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