Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
The costs of keeping a roof over our heads create a dependence on market growth that puts low-consumption, sustainable living out of reach for many of us.
The cost of land and, in turn, housing forces people to buy into the rules of market capitalism, making it very hard to 'downshift' from consumer lifestyles. But what if we rethink public housing?
Many hands make light work.
Economic growth should be reimagined not only at the macro level, but also at the micro, business level. Social enterprises offer new, collaborative approaches to growth that maximize societal impact.
Community post office, Freetown Christiania.
The residents of Freetown Christiania have lived by degrowth values for decades.
To fix the world's ecological crises we'll have to make some tough choices, particularly living with less stuff. Art can play an essential role in imagining and communicating a more sustainable future.
Christoph Rupprecht/FEAST Project
The four scenarios in the WEF's 2017 food report paint a bleak picture. But there are better ways.