Lifestyle
& Consumerism

The way humans live and what we have consumed has changed gradually from time immemorial. But after the industrial revolution the pace at which lifestyle has been changing is accelerating to the extent that to maintain a western lifestyle for the whole earth we will need 6 planets or more.

Consumerism is not merely the fulfilment of human needs but the manufacturing of “wants” through market research, advertisement in television and other media and relentless mind games to shape human perception of what is success and a good life. Hence this section will include not only about lifestyle and consumerism but the programming of the human mind.

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Local is Our Future

Local is Our Future

Helena Norberg-Hodge Poverty, climate change, the erosion of democracy, an epidemic of depression – these and other global crises are symptoms of a far bigger systemic problem. So reports Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness, the new book...

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10 Waste-Free Changes That Don’t Cost Any Money

10 Waste-Free Changes That Don’t Cost Any Money

Baby steps. That’s all it takes to make less waste. Here are 10 no-to-low cost changes you can start today! JUST SAY NO– no to plastic straws, no to disposable napkins, no to plastic utensils and bags. Saying no is free, boosts your confidence, and prevents tons...

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Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Fashion revolves around the latest trends but is the industry behind the curve on the only trend that ultimately matters - the need to radically alter our patterns of consumption to ensure the survival of the planet. The fashion industry produces 20 per cent of...

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