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Duane Elgin: Voluntary simplicity for a regenerative future

Duane Elgin

DUANE ELGIN is a visionary writer, speaker, social scientist and educator. Born in the USA, and based in Fairfax, California, he runs an open-source collaborative project called ‘Great Transition Stories‘  which shares narratives from a variety of trusted sources to understand the human journey, and offer hope for pathways into a sustainable future. Duane was described […]


October 27th, 2013 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Green Activism | Read More »

Dr Tom Crompton: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Values in Environmental Communication

Tom Crompton

By Bhavani Prakash Dr. Tom Crompton is a Change Strategist at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK, and if you’re intrigued by his job description, suffice it to say he has been involved in some cutting-edge research on going to the heart of what should be the approach of communication campaigns – of environmental […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Consumerism,Government Policy,Green Activism | Read More »

Thomas L. Friedman in Singapore: Why We Need A Green Revolution

Thomas Friedman in Singapore

by Bhavani Prakash Thomas Friedman, one of the world’s most influential columnists with The New York Times, with a following of over 20 million readers, and best-selling author of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” was in town (Singapore) yesterday to give an interesting lecture on “Why We Need a Green Revolution.” He was invited by the […]

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Energy/Renewables,Green Action,Green Meetings | Read More »

A Green Lesson From Mumbai about Food Packaging

Dabbawalas at Work

by James H. Wandersee and Renee M. Clary This an inspirational story that describes an exemplary “green” food-supply-and-packaging system that exists in India. The dabbawalas of Mumbai practice a 125-year-old trade which involves the daily delivery of a fresh, home-made meal from each customer’s suburban home to his or her city office workplace.  The word […]

November 9th, 2010 | Posted in Consumerism,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

Matt Harvey: Less is More

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey is a poet, broadcaster, writer and well known stand-up comedy artist in the UK.  He is one of Radio 4′s Saturday Live‘s poets and performs widely in the UK in colleges, literary festivals and events. He’s also the founder of Wondermentalist, a movement which fuses poetry, music and humour.   Matt has graciously allowed […]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Consumerism,Green Activism,Sustainable Development | Read More »

How to find Hidden Palm Oil in Supermarkets

shopping cart

By Bhavani Prakash Palm Oil is the largest plantation crop in the world, and much of it is grown in Malaysia and Indonesia where primary rainforests that are rich in biodiversity and home to millions of species are being rapidly cleared. Rapid expansion of plantations releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as peat swamps are […]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Climate Change,Consumerism,Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Palm Oil,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

The 10:10 campaign to reduce carbon emissions


The 10:10 campaign has been initiated by Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid” enabling each one of us to take action in our lives to reduce our emissions. As the 10:10 website points out, the idea of the campaign is “By committing to cut your emissions by 10% in 2010, […]

September 25th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Energy/Renewables,Green Action | Read More »

Ecological Intelligence


It doesn’t come as a surprise at all that Daniel Goleman, the No. 1 International Bestselling author of books such as Emotional Intelligence, Primal Leadership and Social Intelligence, has chosen to write “Ecological Intelligence- Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy.” After all, it is a logical extension to the theories espoused in the […]

May 1st, 2009 | Posted in Consumerism | Read More »

Part II: Is your coffee table worth it?


by Bhavani Prakash Sleuthing around for good wood In Part I : How much is a tree worth? I suggested briefly that trees have a greater value when you consider them as part of a vibrant ecosystem. As much as I love trees, practically speaking, wood is a very important material for a wide range […]

February 25th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Consumerism,Furniture | Read More »

Do men or women use more resources of the planet?

I’m not a big fan of gender based questions for I think most of them end up stirring a lot of dust, rather than solving any issues. Do you recall for example, the “intellectual tsunami” triggered by the question posed by Dr. Lawrence Summers, the Harvard Dean, “Are men’s brain are better hardwired for maths […]

February 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Consumerism | Read More »


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