The Guardian is forever churning out articles that really resonate with me. It’s actually a pretty depressing article, but the ‘action’ bit i.e. what you (individuals, governments, businesses etc) can do, is as follows:
‘The behavioural changes that are required of us are so fundamental that no one wants to make them. What are they? We need to consume less. A lot less. Less food, less energy, less stuff. Fewer cars, electric cars, cotton T-shirts, laptops, mobile phone upgrades. Far fewer.And here it is worth pointing out that “we” refers to the people who live in the west and the north of the globe. There are currently almost 3 billion people in the world who urgently need to consume more: more water, more food, more energy.’
I believe tackling overconsumption (not so much overpopulation, which is an issue, but not as critical) in Western societies is URGENT. I am very keen to do my bit, as this blog documents, and inspire others to do the same.