There’s a growing body of research that suggests that a low-carbon life is (or at least can be) a fun life. We can consume less, emit less, and be happier.
Work, work, work. Earn, earn, earn. Rush, rush, rush. Collapse and consume.
Okay.. I may be exagerating, but in my personal experience there can be so little time and energy left after all the striving and struggling to make a living that play time has to be instantly gratifying, convenient and require as little effort as possible, all of which seems to work against living a greener life. There are also the acknowledged problems of increasing obesity, mental health problems and social isolation. But according to research from the University of Surrey, what improves our well-being often also improves the planet’s well-being.
principles behind a green leisure life
greener play ideas for your Change List
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