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Sustainability and ‘Stuff’

Image: Brian Barnett (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isdky/3460713256/)
Image: Brian Barnett (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isdky/3460713256/)

In researching the practice of corporate sustainability, many of the people I interview highlight the problem of trying to promote and live in a more sustainable way. Here, they stress how trying to take public transport, reduce your carbon footprint, choose renewable power, or build a sustainable home, seem to be increasingly difficult and costly, as if our entire economic system is biased against sustainable options. As one manager put it ‘I feel like I’m working upstream all the time.’

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