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A Paradox of Modern Life

A paradox of a techno-immersed, consumerist age heavily influenced by that modern liberal principle of autonomy:

Take the phrase “I don’t care what other people think” or “I don’t care what said or thinks.” 541 more words

Sustainable Development is an Oxymoron

Development, according to our current terms, is unsustainable and needs to, er, develop – a wry wander through current thinking.

“The goal of sustainable development is to enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life without compromising the quality of life of future generations. 1,360 more words


Sarah Hentges, 'Girls on fire: political empowerment in young adult dystopia '

More ideas to add to the debate around YA dystopias which I’ve posted about recently. In this article, Sarah Hentges argues that images of young women in these currently very popular novels and films are positive and ‘empowering’. 129 more words

Critical Thoughts

How to Help Prevent Cutting Down the Amazon

Image Credit: NBC News

The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility. 352 more words


Shop better, live better!

What does this photo inspire you?

Personally, it makes me think of the fact that the way I consume creates change to the environment and to the natural ecosystem of the Earth. 250 more words

Help Yourself

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This morning during a meeting at work, my coworkers and I were asked if we did anything exciting over the weekend. A couple people helped friends move. 818 more words