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Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Is Sustainability Still Possible? The conversation continues at sustainabilitypossible.org.

On to a New Year!

On to a New Year!

Wrapping up the year, the Transforming Cultures blog, and sharing my thanks!

Nurturing a Sustainable Childhood

Nurturing a Sustainable Childhood

Worldwatch Europe’s new report provides valuable insights into how to turn our consumer kids into guardians of sustainable living.

Governments Promote Planned Obsolescence, Too

Governments Promote Planned Obsolescence, Too

Examples how governments have encouraged overconsumption through planned obsolescence.

Share Spray for All Your Community-Building Needs

Share Spray for All Your Community-Building Needs

Here’s a little lesson on how we don’t need magic to build community, we just have to see the world a bit differently.

Oppa Gandhi Style

Oppa Gandhi Style

Gangnam Style has taken the world by storm, and with it, so has a celebration of the hyper consumeristic lifestyle. It’s time for a new video that celebrates political action and simple living. Yes, we’re talking “Gandhi Style.”

Architecture & Design versus Consumerism

Architecture & Design versus Consumerism

Design Strategist Ann Thorpe looks at four ways designers are changing how we consume.

Reflections from the Degrowth Conference

Reflections from the Degrowth Conference

Venice hosted the recent international degrowth conference, which only makes sense as either the global economy degrows or Venice goes under.

Finding Ways to Sell Degrowth--and Profit in the Process

Finding Ways to Sell Degrowth–and Profit in the Process

Degrowth is coming, whether we want it or not. But for the entrepreneurial, here are some ways to profit from the transition.

Life at (a cluttered, stuff-filled American) Home

Life at (a cluttered, stuff-filled American) Home

What do you get when a team of anthropologists team up to study the stuff found in the homes of 32 American families?

Brand + Vandalism = Brandalism

Brand + Vandalism = Brandalism

24 artists appropriate billboards to challenge consumerism through the new Brandalism Project.

The Big Apple Takes on the Big Gulp

The Big Apple Takes on the Big Gulp

The mayor of New York is trying to dam the flow of sugary drinks into the city.

Youth Edition of Transforming Cultures Now Published!

Youth Edition of Transforming Cultures Now Published!

UNESCO Catalunya has just produced a youth edition of Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability in 4 languages. Check it out!

The Colonization of Public Spaces By OOH

The Colonization of Public Spaces By OOH

The Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Industry has spread its tentacles into nearly every nook and cranny outside your front door.

The Story of Change!

The Story of Change!

The new Story of Stuff Project film “The Story of Change” is out! And reminds us that we can’t consume our way to a sustainable society, but we’ll need to flex our citizen muscles and take political action.

Chinese Against Conquering Nature

Chinese Against Conquering Nature

Are Chinese environmentalists “waking the green tiger” or just protesting brown issues?

Big Brother in Africa

Big Brother in Africa

A reality TV shows concentrates Western consumerist propaganda and broadcasts it straight into the living rooms of the African consumer class.

The World of Creative Activism

The World of Creative Activism

Often the most creative form of advertising these days is anti-advertising.

The True Value of Saving Energy

The True Value of Saving Energy

Sometimes ads do more harm than good: like this energy saving ad that encourages consumerism.

Visiting the Great Ecotopia Beyond

Visiting the Great Ecotopia Beyond

Let’s offer thanks to the Earth for lending us the wisdom and passion of Ernest Callenbach.

6 Things To Think About This Earth Day

6 Things To Think About This Earth Day

Tomorrow is Earth Day–what better way to celebrate than to nap, work less, and spend time with friends?