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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Leaving the middle-class comfort zone to save the planet
Is the middle class socialized to be confused about power and not see the truth about who drives climate change?
People and the Planet
Nobel Prize winner Sir John Sulston warns that the global average per capita material consumption far exceeds what can be sustained for 7 billion people.
The way forward: Survival 2100
Global society’s cultural narrative needs rewriting to achieve greater social equity and economic security in ways that reflect biophysical reality.
Behind the number — Our world at 7 billion
Looking behind the global population figure reveals different worlds, many challenges and a raft of contradictory policies to address them.
Overcoming overconsumption before it consumes us!
With our basic needs taken care of by industrial society, we have become fixated on consuming. But are we not ready to move past that, a new film asks.
Debate 2.0: Can sustainability and resilience be tweeted?
In his new monthly column Sustainable Planet, Jacob Park asks if social media can have long-term impacts on global environmental and social governance.
The great transition (beyond carbon)
The terminal depletion of major global energy reserves looms and may well signify the end of industrial civilization as we know it. High time for a Great Transition.
Our world without economic growth
Beyond concepts of green or sustainable growth is that of 'no growth', distinguished by the fact that it doesn't equate ‘development’ with economic expansion.
The population paradox
In addressing resource scarcity and climate change, it is meaningless to talk of limiting population without scaling back consumption.
Why do we over-consume?
In pre-modern times, societies that thrived were ones that developed high rates of consumption. Need we still be slaves to this trait?
Give thanks and don’t shop: Buy Nothing Day 2009
Buy Nothing Day challenges raises awareness about the environmental impacts of overconsumption.
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