The Problem with Consumerism [Videos]

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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How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic]

Recent studies have shown that the average person has 3,370 cubic feet of their home packed with items that they rarely or never use. Blinds Hut have conducted a survey to find out how clutter is affecting people and how they deal with it. They found that over 82% of people’s mood is affected by clutter in some way.

We contacted 3 clutter experts including Ben Edwards as seen on ITV’s This Morning, explain how clutter’s impact on our senses makes it difficult to focus on important or difficult tasks, invading both our physical and mental space, stopping us from thinking creatively and productively.

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How to guide the generation of today to ensure a sustainable environment?

The population is growing at an unexpected rate, and if we don’t keep a check on it now, we might lose many useful resources soon. Be it renewable resources or non-renewable resources; conserving them is essential to keep the environment stable.

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Remember The Wonder Years?

I’m currently re-watching “The Wonder Years” during my crafty moments and I’ve come across many lessons and also memories. Somehow is one of those undervalued series that could, among some of those from the 90s, make a come-back. Now, it makes more sense wince I’m watching the series as an adult, back then it was just the cute guy Kevin and wondering if he would end up with Winnie, but now it has a deeper meaning. It triggers my own family memories and invites to me reflect on how things used to be before internet, smartphones and being aware of consumerism and plastic pollution.
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Live the Lagom Lifestyle [Infographic]

While there was no literal translation of Hygge, it generally meant a cosy lifestyle. But now there’s this Swedish lifestyle kid on the block. Meet Lagom (pronounce la, like far and gom, like Tom.) Lagom is the Goldilocks of lifestyles, and generally means, “not too much, not too little. Just right.” So, if you want to get it “just right”, follow the guide to Lagom below.

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