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Nobody Is Pure: Aligning My Actions with My Ethics

How do you live completely harm-free in a world as complex and interconnected as ours?

You don’t.

Even if you focus on present, ongoing harm and ignore past historical harms – a completely arbitrary decision – you still can’t find or fix everything. 402 more words


ZeroWaste Progress | Kitchen Problems

I’m finding myself very envious of people who live in countries with bulk stores and widespread composting. Making progress in the kitchen is really really difficult in Ireland with all dried goods packaged in plastic and especially living in an apartment block with no compost service and a management agency that ignores me.  1,139 more words


Twelve-Word Tuesday: Viridian Design

On Twelve-Word Tuesdays, I introduce a concept, piece of media, or other thing I want to comment on, then sum it up or review it in Twelve Words (hence the name). 324 more words


A Gregarious Society Collects

This post owes its trigger to a retro series lurking on BBC iplayer about architecture. I’m not even sure how I found it now, but it’s entitled… 757 more words


Minimalist bloggers pushing the same old consumerist culture

I’m always keen to follow bloggers whose content I enjoy reading and find helpful. However, I’ve recently become really disillusioned with a whole bunch of them. 269 more words


Shopped- The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets

I’ve just finished reading this book- SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets

– it’s been on my reading list for years and I spotted it in a charity shop! 617 more words


China's 'Fashion Forwards' vs. 'Clichéd Customers'

As new millionaires and white-collar workers start wearing genuine designer logos, they raise the bar for those who want to remain among the fashion elite. So the creative quest continues for other, subtler ways to spend big. 288 more words

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