Latest Consumption posts


Quit the shopping habit: do these 10 things instead.

In today’s material obsessed society, it’s not hard to see why the instant (yet fleeting) self-esteem boost promised when we make a purchase beckons us so powerfully. But instead of clicking "add to cart", try this emergency guide to earth-friendly, instant happiness.


Giving moments, not things, this festive season

Are you dreaming of a no-waste Christmas?


This French City Banned Ads, See Why We Should Too!

Grenoble France has banned advertising in the hopes of making their citizens 'people' not 'consumers' again!


What an afternoon with a monk can teach you about happiness

Life lessons learned from the enlightened


Help! I Don’t Want More Stuff for Christmas

We need to put nostalgia aside and have a sensible conversation about festive waste.


How our love of growth is killing our planet (and why we need to change our way of thinking)

Capitalism is great when you have infinite room for growth, but we’re pushing our planet’s physical boundaries


How can we avoid overconsumption in our everyday lives?

Is it possible to cut down when consumption is part of everyday life?


Why sustainability is more than a fad

Caring for the planet isn't about to go out of style


Google has created a map to show us what we are really spending money on

Mass consumerism is a huge problem in the modern world, and Google just made that even more clear with a map that puts our Google searches on display.