Category: <span>Musings</span>

#CancelNetflix in Response to the Film ‘Cuties’: Too Little, Too Late

#CancelNetflix in Response to the Film ‘Cuties’: Too Little, Too Late

The hashtag #CancelNetflix recently trended on Twitter, and the reactions it has elicited from individuals across the globe is a clear indication that Netflix may have crossed the line. This public outcry for the cancellation of Netflix was in reaction to the release of the movie ‘Cuties’, and far from being another baseless example of...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

As cities around the world start taking steps to resume normal life, on some level, we all can agree that life can never return to the ‘normal’ as we knew it. Education systems have gone online; employers have finally understood that remote working isn’t so bad for their workers, conferences are now being held virtually,...

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Lately I’ve been concerned about the lack of empathy and intolerance in the green/eco/left/progressive community. I’ve observed zero wasters nitpick over a zero waste advocate‘s ‘mistakes’. I’ve watched as conscious individuals get torn down by others in the...

We Deserve a Climate Debate

We Deserve a Climate Debate

A couple of nights ago, half the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage for a second time. There are still twenty candidates trying to break out from the crowded field, many will ask a resounding “Who??” as former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, or Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan answer...

Fear, Hope and the Changing Climate

Fear, Hope and the Changing Climate

I recently finished reading ‘Uninhabitable Earth‘ by David Wallace-Wells, which, despite being eye opening, gave me a full-on panic attack within the first few pages and did not get any better from there. I know things are bad. I am aware that the sea levels are rising and island nations such as Vanuatu and the...