That Crooked Carrot Is Also Food

Annual food waste worldwide: 1.3 billon tons. About one-third of all the food is wasted in industrialised countries like the UK and the USA. The problem is basically a lack of respect for food – at consumer level – partly … Continue reading

Some say cows are killing the earth. So do we need to ban beef?

Animal agriculture is responsible for more than 30 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Bachelard discusses the opinions on whether to eat red meat or not (and the consequences) from a vegan’s point of view, a general manager at … Continue reading

GDP IS DEAD: Will the world be happier without it?

The growth of GDP is not infinite. As limits arise and credit bubbles burst, governments have tried to ‘recover’ by buying GDP growth at the cost of added governmental debt. But GDP-numbers don’t say everything about the progress of a … Continue reading

Is collaboration the answer to sustainable consumption?

Collaborative consumption might just be the way to sustainable consumption. It requires a shift in values but that’s not to say it can’t happen. There are several cases to mention, think of ebay but also local civil society initiatives, where … Continue reading

Positive Psychology: Inspiring and Attractive Vision of Planetary Stewardship

As an answer to the question of how to adjust to a world in which commodities are declining, David Carter advocates positive psychology – the science of well-being, for it (though it’s a relative nascent science) positively relates to lifestyle … Continue reading