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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 10° (5 replies)

"Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently, but they cannot determine the sustainable scale; that can be achieved only by government policy." - Herman Daly Human beings are the strangest of creatures. We make observations about our surroundings or about our behaviors, these observations become cast into theory, and then these ...

Started by John V. in August 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Consumerism, Economics, Energy Saving

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Kentucky Fried Chicken 9° (9 replies)

Massive excess packaging with a large dirty dye content thrown in, drive throughs 15 cars long Fatty as hell products Underpaid overstressed staff. KFC you have a lot to answer for. A fine example of rampant unchecked commercialism in our open society. My ultimate quarter pack will consist of. 1 ...

Started by John G. in June 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Recycling, Transport

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 6° (6 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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A couple of favorite quotes 5° (5 replies)

"Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a renaissance painting to cook a meal." - E.O. Wilson The green economist Herman Daly said we are treating the world "as if it were a business in liquidation". There are those among us, less and less thankfully, particularly in the White ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation

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Does anyone know any great low carb food options for busy people? 4° (4 replies)

I'm trying pretty hard to find somewhere I can buy low carbon food options as I just don't have time to cook myself. What should I do?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Consumerism, Energy Saving, Food, Health

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Coal = Devastation 4° (4 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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The Story Of Stuff 3° (3 replies)

This website takes a deeper look into the lifecycle of consumer products and the effects on the planet. I learned a few things from watching the video and I thought I’d share it with Celsias and see what you guys think. Here’s an excerpt from the site that gives a ...

Started by Red Keane in November 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Industry & Business, Recycling

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The future of organic Soy 2° (2 replies)

Just been hearing that the biggest dairy milk producer of North America, after buying most/all soya milk brands there, has just bought Europe's largest producer too. Gameplan seems to be, to next aquire the soy growing areas of SE Asia and then it'll all be tied up. No possibility then, ...

Started by Phil L. in July 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Politics & Government

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Guilt mitigation 2° (2 replies)

There are a lot of small things we can do to appease our eco-guilt, but are they really effective? Guilt has a purpose: to tell us we're doing the wrong thing and help us correct our behavior. Unfortunately there seem to be far too many things we can do to ...

Started by Charles M. in January 2009, about Consumerism

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