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Does Poverty Foster Sustainable Living?

Does Poverty Foster Sustainable Living?

When I discovered the sustainability movement, I found a few things that came as a surprise to me. Chief among these surprises was how much of a correlation there was between my life as an average Nigerian and the lifestyle as advocated by the sustainability movement. In one of my earliest articles about vegan choices,...

When Political Correctness Hurts the Sustainability Movement

When Political Correctness Hurts the Sustainability Movement

Political correctness simply put, is the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. Originally, as the term indicates, political correctness was a way of life reserved for politicians whose jobs demanded that they always be on the...

Communicating Sustainable Living: Expanding the Narrative So That It’s Culturally Inclusive

Communicating Sustainable Living: Expanding the Narrative So That It’s Culturally Inclusive

Abuja, Nigeria: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, back in 1845, once wrote that an idea is immortal and cannot be killed. Personally, I think ideas are pretty much eternal. All the greatest changes in human lives across the world had at one time or another stemmed from an idea. From the concept of slavery to that of...

Unpopular Opinion: Men Get Body-Shamed Too

Unpopular Opinion: Men Get Body-Shamed Too

When we speak of body-shaming, women readily come to mind as the victims. And this is not without good reason. From the internet to TV commercials and everything in between, society has made it a life-long mission to dictate to women how they must feel about their bodies. Thus, these “attacks” on their bodies are...

Will The Next Generation Care About The Environment?

Will The Next Generation Care About The Environment?

The guiding principle for the eco and sustainability movement is the future: that we treat the earth in a way that generations unborn can also have an earth to live in, an environment to enjoy and resources to extract. That the earth isn’t just a platform for human existence, but also a living being. That...