Love yourself and others

The importance of relationships. Love yourself and others.

This is not some sentimental notion. To love is a practical way to improve your well-being, and the well-being of others at the same time. The evil demons of our nature like greed, envy, rivalry and tribalism disconnect us from each other. Whereas love connects us, it is the glue that holds humanity together. To … 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

The Best Books about Sustainability

The books featured below are a selection of the best books about sustainability we have read. Sustainability is obviously a broad domain which includes business, environment, economy, home/lifestyle, consumption, resource use, and so on. We have highlighted what we consider an approachable book in each subject area with a short list of ‘honourable mentions’. Please … 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

At one with the universe

One of the consequences of having self-awareness is the feeling that you are separate, and not at one with the universe. Feeling separate leads to existential angst. However we are not really separate at all. It is true that we are differentiated from other things but not for long. The atoms in our bodies are … Read more

The benefits of craft production

Moving from fast, quantity production to slow, quality production Industrial production in the beginning meant that goods were cheaper and more available to everyone. This was great to begin with but the ripple of higher productivity became a tidal wave. More and more goods were produced for ever-lower prices but the quality of both the … Read more