A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out one country at which humanity is always landing. And when humanity lands there, it looks out, and seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.
The challenge is to move as fast as possible to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. The future is now. Is there really still a climate change debate going on? That was so 2004, it’s time to get on with it and focus on implementing the solutions. There is no need for discussion anymore, renewables are the future, it’s inevitable.
We need to widen our concept of what economic development is far beyond growth alone. We need to think about investing in the human wealth that sustains us, the natural wealth and the social wealth, because it’s from these that everything that we generate in our economy flows.
Participatory democracy (Spain 1936-38) was a “strange and valuable” experience where one could “breathe the air of equality” and where normal human motives like snobbishness, greed, and fear of authority had ceased to exist.
Driving sustainable businesses via consumer pressure
Ethical consumerism is about more than life-style choices - it is also about challenging corporate power and improving government regulation. It's about being an activist at the checkout but also in the home, the work place and the community.