We’re back in home school mode in England, and this week I found myself sharpening colouring pencils. It ought to be a simple job really, but in its unexpected frustrations … Continue reading How consumerism makes suckers of us all
In an environment of consumerism and waste, how do we raise children who are content with simpler things, asks Catherine Masterman. “They can’t just eat sawdust!” wailed one family member. … Continue reading Does living simply mean simply being mean?
John D Anderson considers the meanings of exploitation. Exploitation is a word with more than one layer of meaning. “To exploit” can mean “to make good use of natural resources”, … Continue reading Exploitation and enough
John Payne reflects on a recent pilgrimage, and lessons learned about walking, history and consumerism. Four weeks ago I finished walking the so-called Pilgrims’ Way, the (alleged) route taken by pilgrims from Winchester to … Continue reading Walking the Pilgrim’s Way – not consuming pilgrimages!
All the technologies the world needs to prevent climate catastrophe are already available and already expanding, but global emissions are yet to peak. A rate of decline in emissions that … Continue reading Degrowth and abundance