The search for lost time

A study reported that the average English person spends 10 minutes a day looking for misplaced things. Over a 60 year period this equates to 3650 hours. To put this in perspective, 3650 hours is just over 456 work days or nearly two work years! There are many reasons why people lose or misplace things … Read more

Environmentally sustainable human well-being

Environmentally sustainable human well-being is what we call Sustainabilism.  The question Sustainabilism answers is, can we have universal human well-being without ruining nature? The answer is yes, but not the way we are currently going about things.  Environmental sustainability is a problem of resources. Currently, humans use over one and a half times the resources … Read more

Do what’s right

Yesterday I was clever so I changed the world.Today I am wise so I am changing myself.– Rumi Do what you think is right and therefore be the change you want to see in the world. Knowing what is right and what is wrong is the basis of wisdom. Doing what is right and not … Read more

Taking responsibility

“If you make a mess, you clean it up.” This admonishment to my children when they were young is a microcosm of taking responsibility. Animals don’t take responsibility because they don’t have choice. However, humans do have choice, and what we choose to do, we are responsible for. What we choose not to do we … Read more

Mutual self-sufficiency

Learning self-sufficiency

Mutual self-sufficiency is when people help each other to be self-sufficient – it is mutual aid for mutual benefit. Self-sufficiency is probably the most important strategy for sustainability. Overall it reduces ecological footprint and increases bio-capacity. Self-sufficiency is a two-fold strategy. The first thing is to consume less by simplifying and reducing your needs to … Read more

Be true to yourself

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living … Read more