Tag Archive for 'consumerism'

Less stuff, more happiness

October 5th, 2011 by TED

Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com, gives a TED talk about the growth of material possessions in our lives and the growth of space to house it. He says that less stuff takes up less space, reduces carbon emissions, saves money, and gives more happiness.  “‘Less’ might actually equal ‘more’,” he states.

It’s time to look at ourselves

January 16th, 2011 by Lester Queripel

. It’s time to observe how much we use. Do you consider the environment or do you abuse? Do you take for granted………the seeds that others have planted? The big companies are also to blame. We are just little pawns in their game. They produce items that are too expensive to repair. So we have […]

Why Buy when you can Borrow?

August 22nd, 2010 by Meriel

Meriel Lenfestey from borrowing site ecomodo.com explains the simple but big idea. Sitting on a train one day, watching all the gardens pass by, I was pondering a woodworking challenge for the weekend. It was one of those jobs which would take 30 minutes with the right tool and a day without. Needless to say, […]

Greenwash – fill your shopping baskets and let the planet cook

August 19th, 2010 by Lindsay

This 3 minute film “Greenwash” produced by Chris Denton, Lindsay de Sausmarez, and Lou Fletcher was submitted for the 2010 Straight 8 film Competition.  This film competition requires shooting one 8 mm film cartridge with no editing.

Look at what’s available to borrow on Ecomodo?

June 16th, 2010 by Meriel

With summer well and truly on its way you’re probably making plans, and those plans are likely to involve some gear. We want you all to make good use of what’s around you before you rush out to buy new stuff. The chances are that everything you need to get those jobs done, try out […]

The Story of Stuff (2010)

March 5th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Story of Stuff will soon be available in book form or as an audio file.

Do we own too many things?

November 4th, 2009 by Richard Lord

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) commissioned research by the Stockholm Environment Institute that states that using goods more efficiently could contribute to as much as ten percent of the target reduction in UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. One way to accomplish this is to use the Ecomodo website to borrow and […]