Like a gambler refusing to admit his addiction, the world today is refusing to address its present plastic crisis. The truth is, we are obsessed with and dependent on plastic: we use it in our packaging, our clothes, our products.
Today we live in a world of globalisation and mass consumption. We, as a society, have internalised that happiness and abundance come hand in hand. As a result, we often find ourselves living in excess – wanting more, thinking bigger.
As the head of the catholic church and the leader of the largest ongoing historical institution today — with 1.6 billion people — it is indisputable that Pope Francis is in a position of tremendous power and influence. And influential
Transcendentalist philosophers share the idea that humans and nature are equal forces of the earth that should be living in harmony. Such concepts have long been expressed in writings, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Henry David Thoreau. In more recent
The question of debt and sustainable development has already been tackled in the 1980s with the introduction of debt-for-nature swaps. Now these agreements are regaining popularity. Wildfires in the Amazon, bushfires in Australia, floods in Indonesia, record-low levels of the Arctic