Minimalism & sustainability

On Saturday I, along with over 500 other people, attended a talk on Minimalism or Simple Living. We are constantly being sold the idea that endless consumption and economic growth are the only way to attain ‘the good life’. So it is refreshing to attend a talk aimed at getting people to really look at what it is that adds value to our life – more and more stuff or is it good health, better relationships, and a chance to make a meaningful contribution to your community while doing something you are passionate about?

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the following TED talk is worth watching:

Given the fact that we live on a finite world, the minimalist movement has a lot to offer as a way to creating strategies, policies and actions that will enable us to live within the limits of our planet. Also something that world leaders at G20 summit could take heed of!

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