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Category Archives: Sustainable Consumption

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

Wanting makes us happier than having!

Originally posted on SIMON WILD:
Great news for the environment bad, news for retail. Interesting study from the University of Missouri that has studied the happiness effect from stuff and…

28 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Twitter Roundup

The hideous Belgian Blue SUPERCOW. Can people be persuaded to alter their diets for health and sustainability? http://t.co/2Io9l6tmbC Sweden’s energy supply now over 50 percent renewable! http://t.co/xgNKG6SMqA Amazing reality for … Continue reading

31 May 2013 · Leave a comment

How to be green – Solar Power is cheaper than carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Originally posted on SIMON WILD:
Getting to zero carbon or 80% by 2050 is a tough task, its going to cost money but as with anything that costs money we…

12 March 2013 · 2 Comments

Oblivious

Blindness and ignorance veil the realities of modern impacts on the environment perpetrated by our daily choices. We see it on the news, we hear it on the radio, we … Continue reading

23 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Adbusters’ Buy Nothing Xmas

Reblogged from Adbusters.org Attention shoppers! As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted, … Continue reading

9 December 2012 · Leave a comment

Originally posted on Truth11:
Jurriaan Maessen Infowars.com July 17, 2010 Bangladesh leader Zillur Rahman and others in Asia are pushing for population control. As we know, the globalists endeavor to…

3 August 2012 · Leave a 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

Natural Resource Depletion, Enviro-Degredation

The OECD ties Natural Resource Depletion and Environmental Degredation directly to human well-being. In order to properly respect the environment and our biosphere to ensure it remains in tact for … Continue reading

3 February 2012 · 1 Comment

Annie Leonard and her Wonderful Stories of Stuff

We all need stuff to live. Seems simple. We need food, shelter, clothing, education, representative government, healthcare and employment. But our contemporary culture, and more importantly the people around us, … Continue reading

21 December 2011 · 3 Comments

Tar Sands? Holy Mother Earth – What are They Thinking?

Talk about raping the planet?!? Yeah, you can get oil out of the bitumen that is eked out of tar stands extraction, but holy Moses is it a bastard on … Continue reading

15 December 2011 · 2 Comments

Product Ecolabelling or Greenwash?

The website Environmental Graffiti has posted this great infographic illustrating ways in which product manufacturers use environmental greenwash in an attempt to hoodwink us into buying their products under the … Continue reading

20 November 2011 · Leave a comment

Community ‘Consumption’

New research is emerging indicating the success of community sharing, swapping and reselling – these actions begin to create a culture of experience versus one of ownership and consumption. Fascinating. … Continue reading

12 November 2011 · Leave a comment

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.
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These are some of the problems we face.
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Energy crisis.
Financial crisis.
Uneducated and un-empowered.
Environmental damage.
Food and water shortage.
Climate change.
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Are you part of the problem,
Or are you part of the solution?

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