Here we highlight some of the best of Econation’s content. Econation’s purpose is to promote environmentally sustainable human well-being. We think that what is best for people is best for the planet and what is best for the planet is best for people.
Well-being is when we feel a positive quality of life experience. Well-being is the state of being healthy, safe, and happy. The study of well-being aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive. But what is well-being? For the sake of explanation, well-being can be classified into six aspects.
These are physical, intellectual, social, vocational, emotional and inner well-being. Our well-being section describes these six aspects and offers ways to enhance them in a holistic system of wellness. We make it clear that well-being is not about how much you have; having too much is counter-productive. After you have sufficient material wealth, which is surprisingly low, well-being comes from intrinsic satisfactions such as relationships, health and exercise, creativity, personal development and meaningful endeavours.
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Sustainabilism is the approach for achieving environmentally sustainable human well-being. It is not just one thing, sustainabilism is more of a mindset focused on what provides well-being as well as sustainability and this mindset affects a wide range of our thoughts and behaviours. It is about taking moral responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our families, friends and wider community as well as the welfare of our shared planet.
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The Benefits of Sustainability
There are many diverse benefits of sustainability. Sustainability maintains the health and biocapacity of the environment. Sustainability supports the well-being of individuals and communities. Sustainability promotes a better economy where there is little waste and pollution, fewer emissions, more jobs, and a better distribution of wealth.
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Basic sustainability tips
Sustainability happens when we reduce our ecological footprint below the biocapacity of the earth. There are many ways that a person and household can reduce their footprint in all the main areas such as energy, food, goods, transport, water and waste.
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Econation promotes a move away from the current destructive industrial growth economy to one that is distributed (local), solar, steady-state and circular (zero waste). As we often say, we don’t need a bigger economy, we need a better one.
Read about the New Economics here
Heroes of Sustainability
The heroes featured in this section are people who have motivated us through their actions as well as their words. Of course there are countless ordinary people who are quietly setting the example of sustainable living in their neighbourhoods and communities. However the people featured here are those that have stood up in the public forum and actively encouraged change for the better. In the end it is up to us to listen to them, emulate them and heed their advice.
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Sustainable food shopping is a minefield. Food production, distribution and consumption has a major impact on the environment. Here is a seven point guide to responsible food shopping.
Read our Food Basics Guide here
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