Is Sustainability Still Possible? The conversation continues at sustainabilitypossible.org.
Wrapping up the year, the Transforming Cultures blog, and sharing my thanks!
Worldwatch Europe’s new report provides valuable insights into how to turn our consumer kids into guardians of sustainable living.
UNESCO Catalunya has just produced a youth edition of Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability in 4 languages. Check it out!
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.
Celebrate World Environment Day by organizing a game of Catan: Oil Springs, and have fun wrestling with environmental challenges!
Chris Jordan continues to make bold art with deep sustainability themes, including a new look at plastic pollution of the oceans with Gyre II.
Recent studies find that expressing gratitude leads to fewer aches and more restful slumber. With tonight’s sleep in mind, let me offer many thanks to those who’ve helped the Transforming Cultures Project over 2011!!
Eat Vitamin Donuts, Save Sugar, Garden More, Eat More Fish. These are just a few of the recommendations of the U.S. government over the past century. One they forgot: don’t take money from food companies.
What would you take if you had to retreat from a raging fire or impending flood? A change of clothes? Water purification tablets? A flashlight? Or a bottle of wine and block of cheese?
“You Shall Not TRASH!” So sayeth Gandalf in the newest epic, “Lord of Recycling.” Watch it at Transforming Cultures and see a great new eco-parody of “The Lord of the Rings” and a powerful example of viral social marketing.
The Transforming Cultures Project is proud to release a new sustainability education scenario for the world renowned board game, The Settlers of Catan. The scenario Catan: Oil Springs is available at www.oilsprings.catan.com
With 2010 coming to a close, I want to pause to thank all those who helped make State of the World 2010 and its 14 translations a big success, and to reflect on 10 amazing moments from the year.
How about a greener Santa myth to go along with a simpler Christmas season?
Numbers swirl around climate change.
The relative silence isn’t hard to understand. Population is almost always awkward to talk about. It’s fraught with sensitivity about who has how many children and whether that is anyone else’s business. It’s freighted with sexuality, contraception, abortion, immigration, gender bias, and other buttons too hot to press into conversation. Yet two aspects of population’s connection to climate change cry out for greater attention—and conversation.
A new social marketing campaign by the American Legacy Foundation shows how zombies—and smoking—are hazardous to your health.
Just in time for the summer: the State of the World 2010 Discussion Guide. Download your free copy today and beat the heat by keeping your brain filled with cool new thoughts….
What can General Mills learn from Procter & Gamble? That being “good” can be very profitable. Which is exactly why I propose General Mill’s newest product: Veggie Helper!
The next frontier of Reality TV needs to be normalizing sustainable lifestyles. My proposal: a simple living family that chooses to have just one child, even as friends choose the currently normal two.
Last week, the Boy Scouts added a new badge for “Video Games.” This has led me to officially declare that the Boy Scouts are now in decline and it is time for new upstarts like Earth Scouts and others to take their place.
For such a great job selling burgers, fries and Coke to kids, Ronald McDonald deserves an early retirement. Just like Joe Camel and Spuds MacKenzie. The new Retire Ronald campaign is trying to do just that….