How to live a more sustainable life? This question generates a lot of debate that is focused on what individuals can do in order to address problems like climate change. For example, people are encouraged to shop locally, to buy organic food, to install home insulation, or to cycle more often. But how effective is individual action when it is systemic social change that is needed? Individuals do make choices, but these are facilitated and constrained by the society in which they live. … [Read more...]
Kris De Decker is a freelance journalist and the creator of Low-Tech Magazine, which "refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution."