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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.

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?

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 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?

The World of Creative Activism

The World of Creative Activism

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

Play Catan: Oil Springs this World Environment Day

Play Catan: Oil Springs this World Environment Day

Celebrate World Environment Day by organizing a game of Catan: Oil Springs, and have fun wrestling with environmental challenges!

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?

The Club for Degrowth

The Club for Degrowth

To achieve sustainable prosperity, overdeveloped countries will need to degrow their economies. And fast.

B Corporations: Driving a New Ecology of Commerce

B Corporations: Driving a New Ecology of Commerce

B corporations may be the start of a business revolution–one that prioritizes the planet and people and not just profit.

To Buy or Deface Ads, That Is the Question

To Buy or Deface Ads, That Is the Question

Should people pool funds to buy ads for social change? Or should they simply co-opt them to get their messages out?

Exploiting the Lorax for Fun and Profit

Exploiting the Lorax for Fun and Profit

More companies are embedding greenwash into their marketing campaigns–including the 70 companies that have lined up to cash in on the classic Dr. Seuss eco-fable The Lorax.

Still Running the Numbers: Chris Jordan's Continuing Effort to Illustrate the Sustainability Crisis

Still Running the Numbers: Chris Jordan’s Continuing Effort to Illustrate the Sustainability Crisis

Chris Jordan continues to make bold art with deep sustainability themes, including a new look at plastic pollution of the oceans with Gyre II.