You're busy. I'm busy. We're all busy.
When you actually have time to spare, reading an article is not the first thing that comes to mind. But I have found it extremely helpful in the past few months to take the time to do so.
A part of what sustainable living is is conducting research and understanding what's going on in the world. Here are a few thought provoking and informative articles that I have come across that shouldn't take more than five minutes of your time.
You wont regret it:
1. Fight Consumerism by: James Shelley
" Consumerism is not so much about having more as it about having something else; that’s why it is not simply buying but shopping that is at the heart of consumerism."
2. Americans Are Staying Home More. That’s Saving Energy. by: Kendra Pierre-Louis
" Despite what you may have learned as a child, sloth isn’t always a sin. A new study in the journal Joule suggests that the spread of technologies enabling Americans to spend more time working remotely, shopping online — and, yes, watching Netflix and chilling — has a side benefit of reducing energy use, and, by extension, greenhouse gas emissions."
3. Applying Ecological Principles by Michael K. Stone
"Creating communities that are compatible with nature's processes for sustaining life requires basic ecological knowledge.
4. Beyond Zipcar: Collaborative Consumption by: Rachel Botsman + Roo Rogers
"Collaborative consumption gives people the benefits of ownership with reduced personal burden and cost and also lower environmental impact—and it’s proving to be a compelling alternative to traditional forms of buying and ownership."
5. Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people by Damian Carrington
" Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research.
Which article was your favorite?
What thoughts did it provoke?
Any articles you recommend?
Let me know!