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Sustainable Consumption

The World We Want Post-2015

BioRegional | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

In September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, I was pretty busy focusing on the big problems of the day. Would I pass my maths exam? Where would...

Sustainability Needs to Move From Gloom to Hope

Peggy Liu | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Peggy Liu

Language matters. So why is the sustainability community still stuck on the images of reduction such as "zero," "low carbon," "energy efficiency" or "350"? Isn't it time we started using more emotional vernacular like "sexy," "unique" and "comfy"?

Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions? Time to Think Bigger

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

In a year where the election and global economic crisis are at the forefront of our minds, let's also think outside our personal bubbles to some global trends that, when applied to key sustainability issues, are definitely resolution-worthy.

Reducing Consumption in 2012 -- An Inconvenient but Necessary Resolution

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Judith Samuelson

Our economy however, seems built on a set of habits that would suggest that if we all commit to the same resolution of buying less, the layoffs will only get worse. Welcome to the quandary of sustainable consumption.

Sustainable Consumption Is a Myth

Gregory Unruh | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

The truth is that sustainable consumption is a myth. That's because nothing is ever really consumed. Nothing goes away.

Sustainable Consumption Rising on the Agenda

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Sustainable consumption? Sounds like an oxymoron. But that's what we'll be discussing at next week's World Economic Forum Summer Davos 2010 event in T...

Preventing the Next Oil Spill: Do Consumers Hold the Key?

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

Sustainability has been understood to mean only limits. Sustainable consumption turns this idea on its head, as a way to develop products that deliver better living standards without further burdening our planet.

Sustainable Consumption: The Peacock's Dilemma

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Like peacocks, we're social animals and we are replete with our own plumage. There are some important differences, however. For one, a peacock's flashy "eyes" never goes out of style.