Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Moving towards low-carbon lifestyles: a question of collective action | Blog by Joël Foramitti, Lorraine Whitma rsh & Angela Druckman · CUSP

Our way of life must change if we want to avoid climate breakdown—but how much can we do as individuals? Ahead of the upcoming ICTA-UAB Conference on Low-Carbon Lifestyle Changes, Joël Foramitti, Lorraine Whitmarsh and Angela Druckman are outlining a … Continue reading

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Food in the nude – NZ ditching plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables in supermarkets |Alberton Record

Food in the nude’ is a New Zealand campaign to end plastic packaging for fresh produce in supermarkets. Foodstuffs have signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration which is committed to making all store and private label packaging 100 percent reusable, … Continue reading

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I didn’t buy any food for a year – and I’m healthier than I’ve ever been | Environment | The Guardian

Rob Greenfield gardened, fished and foraged [in Orlando Florida] to eat more sustainably and encourage others to do the same. But to succeed, he needed the community… For the last year I grew and foraged 100% of my food. No … Continue reading

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Planet Local Short Film Series – Local Food & Farming

Good food is key to our survival and well-being. Eating local food is a powerful solution-multiplier — it reduces our carbon footprint, pollution, and waste, while creating dignified livelihood opportunities, strengthening communities and local economies, and strengthening our bodies with healthy … Continue reading

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It’s time to break up capitalism’s love affair with plastic

Plastics and degrowth: One of the more difficult questions. This article is a very good overview of the roots of the problem. Bob All this doesn’t stop manufacturers cynically trying to exploit people’s concerns over plastic waste. Many realized early … Continue reading

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Can degrowth steer us towards a sustainable future? – The Meteor

On a recent visit to Manchester Vincent Liegey discussed the myriad aspects of the degrowth movement and the upcoming international degrowth conference to be held in Manchester in 2020. https://www.themeteor.org/2019/12/13/can-degrowth-steer-us-towards-a-sustainable-future/

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‘Staggering’ New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970

Growth vs degrowth! by Julia Conley, staff writer “The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it.” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder … Continue reading

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