Category Archives: Sustainability

The Crux of the Matter

Some of my (admittedly purely hypothetical) readers may have noted that for someone who’s ostensibly an environmentalist, I spend a lot of time complaining about environmentalists.  This is a fair criticism- most of my content has focused on the flaws … Continue reading

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The future ain’t what it used to be

I collect futures. That is to say, I am an enthusiast of the various visions and conceptions of life in the future that various people have developed over the years.  I find them utterly fascinating.  Not because of their predictive … Continue reading

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Better Messaging for Environmentalism

Sorry about the lack of updates- I’m TAing this Fall, and that’s kind of sucked up a lot of time. Anyhow, today I’m going to discuss something that’s been on my mind for a while- namely, how environmental and sustainability … Continue reading

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What Transition gets Right- and What it Gets Wrong

First off, sorry for the long pause in postings- since arriving home for the summer, I’ve found myself gifted with a list of various farm projects and chores my parents haven’t been able to do themselves, so I’ve actually been … Continue reading

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A little perspective

You know, I’ve read a lot about how consumption (and, perhaps more importantly, overconsumption) are major driving factors for environmental degradation here on Earth, and that this is a major problem especially here in the West.  I worry that I … Continue reading

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Sustainability and space exploration

There hasn’t been all that much crossover between two of my major interests: sustainability and space exploration.  But there ought to be. In some respects, this isn’t too surprising.  Environmentalists tend to look, at best, somewhat apathetically towards space exploration, … Continue reading

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Why local? No, seriously- why local?

“Local” has become a highly prevalent buzzword in sustainability and environmentalist discussions today.  Local food, local businesses, local government, local action, you name it.  Entire movements- most notably Transition Towns and Resilience – have sprung up around the idea of … Continue reading

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