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Religious festivals: how sustainable is Kumbh Mela, Hajj and Christmas?

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From Christmas to the Hajj pilgrimage, religious festivals can involve some of the most unsustainable activities but steps are being taken to reduce their impacts

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Sweets, fizzy drinks and skin lighteners: the products being sold to the poor

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As business targets base of the pyramid markets well-meaning westerners worry about unsustainability. But given developed world consumption habits – is this just hypocritical?

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Why does big business want to save the world?

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Multinational companies do have the power to make things better and perhaps they are beginning to show it . . . → Read More: Why does big business want to save the world?

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Reality check: for real sustainability, some economies will need to shrink

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At a recent Chamber of Commerce sustainability forum, companies focused on growth. But the hard truth is that real survival means less consumerism, not ‘more with less’ . . . → Read More: Reality check: for real sustainability, some economies will need to shrink

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Bhutan ‘at risk from mindless growth and western consumerism’

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Programme director of the gross national happiness centre urges young people to learn the value of wellbeing . . . → Read More: Bhutan ‘at risk from mindless growth and western consumerism’

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The global Transition tipping point has arrived – vive la révolution

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A new post-carbon era dawns as the old fossil fuel system dies. It’s time to step up. . . . → Read More: The global Transition tipping point has arrived – vive la révolution

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‘There is a phenomenal concentration of power in the hands of a few’

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As Fairtrade fortnight ends, its director Harriet Lamb tells us why social enterprises are a viable alternative to consumerism . . . → Read More: ‘There is a phenomenal concentration of power in the hands of a few’

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The UK remains on course to retain its throwaway culture

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As a new government report on waste fails to make a splash, the UK’s unsustainable economy looks likely to continue to generate excessive waste, writes Tim Cooper . . . → Read More: The UK remains on course to retain its throwaway culture

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