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“The Day the World Stops Shopping” by J.B. Mackinnon [Review]

"The Day the World Stops Shopping" by J.B. Mackinnon [Book Review] | ecogreenlove

What would happen if everyone would start to buy less? Would it be the end of the world?

This book is described by the author as a thought experiment that explores what would happen if we did not exactly stop shopping (you could say that the title is a bit of clickbait) but if we would shop significantly less – like 25% less.

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Fast Fashion: Drowning in Clothes [Video]

Fast Fashion: Drowning in Clothes [Video] | ecogreenlove

Many of us have grown accustomed to getting what we want, when we want, and the clothes we wear are no exception – the latest fashions are usually easily accessible and readily available in the developed world, for the right price.

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The Benefits of Sustainable Shopping

The Benefits of Sustainable Shopping | ecogreenlove

In the world of business, sustainability is an important factor. The dictionary meaning states that sustainability is the quality of being able to continue over a long period of time. This could stand for a whole host of elements, as the meaning will vary depending on the industry.

The importance of sustainability is deep-rooted in fashion, regarding the lifespan and quality of the clothes and the effect the production process has on the environment. A fashion brand with a sustainable production line will benefit the planet and its customers. 

Now more than ever, customers look for sustainability when shopping, despite the increase of damaging industries such as fast fashion, which are overproducing and polluting. This is because of the many benefits that sustainable shopping offers, including the lack of slave labour, fewer pollutants and of course, the use of organic and renewable materials. 

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The Problem with Consumerism [Videos]

The Problem with Consumerism [Videos] | ecogreenlove

In 2009, South Korea did something remarkable. The country poured 2% of its GDP, some $38.1 billion, into environmental projects, hoping to create one million green jobs over the next  five years. The goal was to spur growth in a slumping economy while simultaneously creating a low carbon society. In one sense, the plan worked. South Korea’s economic system did eventually recover, but in a more important sense, the plan failed. From 2009 to 2014, Korea’s emissions rose 11.8%. So, despite massive investments in clean energy, railway expansion, and energy efficiency, South Korea’s emissions still climbed.

So what happened? Why didn’t South Korea’s green growth strategy work? The video below (by Our Changing Climate) will answer that question and more in order to understand one of the insidious spectres that haunts the green energy revolution: consumption.

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A Learning Curve Opportunity

A Radical Reframe of Covid-19 by EcowithEm | ecogreenlove

Many are panicking about the Covid-19, in the supermarkets are empty shelves of toilet paper, rice and hand-gel. Yesterday while scrolling on the ecogreenlove IG feed, we found an amazing post by the illustrator Emily Ehlers (mostly known as Eco with Em, follow her if you haven’t already!). She illustrated what she called “A Radical reframing of Covid-19“. It gave us a different perspective and we want to share it with you:

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