They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: “What is beyond your needs.” ~ 2:219
As a teenager, I read that verse and my odd brain decided that this means I need to figure out what my needs really are, so that I know when I should start giving in charity. There have been many benefits to this; for instance, it is quite difficult to trick me into buying something I don’t need, simply because I am always aware of what I really need. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t accumulate stuff. But it does make my transition to circular living more manageable.
So, on the one hand, I can share a lot of things about growing towards circular living. But on the other hand, for me to share in a way that is useful to others, I kind of have to walk back a bit to where most people would start, and calibrate. So this section would take me a little while to start adding to.
It’s difficult to fathom, but in just over one century, human ingenuity have managed to consume the earth’s resources much faster than they can be replenished. What can we do to return to balance?
Circular living and a circular economy (SDG12) are ideas that have existed from the middle of the 20th century. However, it will come into its own in the 21st century because, for the first time, an entire generation will be able to understand it. They must, because their survival hinges on it.
Here’s where I plan to write about the things that we can do so that the world’s momentum goes towards this, and goes faster.
I’ve also decided to consolidate this category together with all articles that relate to SDG12. So you would also find my travel articles where I observed good examples in places that already practice a circular way of life in something or other, or examples for unsustainable consumption.