The fear for the future is a failure to grow; what doesn’t make for growth is nothing good – but could we finally grow up? We are getting any rise in GDP described as growth and argued as being good … Continue reading Time for Growth!
“Environmentalism.” This site is clearly “green,” yet tends to avoid that phrase because of the connotations it raises, of do-good concern for “saving the planet” even while there are enough other problems (or maybe, some would argue, none). The reality … Continue reading What – and Why – We Work For…
The trouble with sustainability – apart from how it’s said to sound too technical – is that it may be “a good thing” (if explained correctly), but not truly a problem that requires a solution. By the time you notice that you want it, the shit will have hit the fan.
Long before people suggested location-independent work or lifestyle design, you only had to watch MacGyver to find that an all-around knowledge could get you around in the world, and let you make a living solving problems. My dream, since then, would have been for an agency of sustainable solutions and ecological lifestyle design. After all, development can’t just be making more money (or somehow scraping by), let alone building more factories and having more shoppers, but should be guided by a vision of something better – at the very least, a sense of possibility.