Tag Archives: consumption

Jolts That Last Too Long

A Wrongest Product Award nominee. This one’s almost too obvious. Continue reading

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From Our Factory to Your Kitchen. Then the Landfill.

What are the odds of two Wrongest Product Award nominations dealing with bananas? It’s not like bananas are iconic fruit as, say, apples are. Apples have played a part in the Bible, in William Tell, in American patriotism, in New … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trade Shows

I looked at two back to back trade shows through the lens of ecodesign and found both encouraging and discouraging points. Continue reading

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Answering the Wrong Question

Pro-nuclear environmentalists are committing the ecological sin of not thinking in systems.They’re looking at the energy issue as if it’s independent from our other environmental and social dilemmas. Continue reading

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The Growth Panacea

In The New York Times “Room for Debate” column last week, the topic was whether growth is a good goal. Until recently, it’s been an assumption in both political and economic circles that growth was unquestionably good and essential. It’s … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Stuff

I don’t think I’m being a killjoy in dampening the consumer wave. Actually, I think the concept is quite positive. Continue reading

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Less is More, More or Less

Getting us to a sustainable future — a review of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources Continue reading

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Is 3D Printing Part of the Path to Sustainability?

There is great EcoOptimism potential in the new technology of 3D printing, but is there a conflict, too? Continue reading

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Falling Forward

We are indeed falling. What we haven’t determined is whether we will fall martial arts style, guiding the momentum of the fall so that instead of injuring ourselves, we roll out into an advantageous position. Continue reading

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