Is Sustainability Still Possible? The conversation continues at sustainabilitypossible.org.
Wrapping up the year, the Transforming Cultures blog, and sharing my thanks!
Examples how governments have encouraged overconsumption through planned obsolescence.
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.
Venice hosted the recent international degrowth conference, which only makes sense as either the global economy degrows or Venice goes under.
What do you get when a team of anthropologists team up to study the stuff found in the homes of 32 American families?
The mayor of New York is trying to dam the flow of sugary drinks into the city.
UNESCO Catalunya has just produced a youth edition of Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability in 4 languages. Check it out!
A reality TV shows concentrates Western consumerist propaganda and broadcasts it straight into the living rooms of the African consumer class.
Sometimes ads do more harm than good: like this energy saving ad that encourages consumerism.
The U.S. is finally catching up with the rest of the world with its new cigarette labels, and Australia is leaping ahead with its new very restrictive labels. But who will be the first to take the next bold step of legally changing the name of cigarettes to “cancer sticks?”
A New We–a recently released documentary on Ecovillages in Europe–will surely inspire you and offer some new ideas on how we can live sustainably, and in community.
Is a 35% fuel reduction by 2013 the best Formula One can do? Or could it, over the next 7 years, phase out F1 racing altogether, replacing these racers with solar racers and rebranding itself as Formula e-?
More than 200 million Americans shopped over Thanksgiving Weekend, spending more in a day on average than 1 billion people worldwide earn in a year. If you haven’t started your shopping yet, please don’t buy a thing. The Earth can’t afford the interest payments. Read on for tips on how to make it easier to buck cultural expectations to buy nothing.
Sacrifice has become a dirty word in environmental politics. But we sacrifice all the time. Two-thirds of Americans have sacrificed their waistlines and lifespans for cheap food and high profits for food companies, often without actively making this choice. Is there a way to reclaim the word to get people to start “sacrificing” to sustain a healthy relationship with Earth—or to at least stop sacrificing to the modern god of growth?
After finally trying FarmVille and the new FrontierVille, I was deeply saddened to imagine the millions of hours a day being squandered growing virtual corn and carrots. But there may be a silver lining: this addictive social game may cultivate a whole new generation of farmers, although only with a bit of help from the inventors of these games….
I was surprised when I first entered Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina during a recent weekend and immediately heard the rumbling sound of a tractor […]
Cultural buzz marketing as a conservation tool. Highlights from the Biocultural Diversity Conservation Handbook.
A western group of U.S. Forest Service units—under the Department of Agriculture—recently adopted a set of Leadership for Sustainability principles to inform the purpose of […]
Erik Assadourian of Worldwatch Institute debates with James Taylor of the Heartland Institute about whether to ban plastic bags. Can you guess which Erik took?
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….