Growth! Growth! Growth! The dominant economic mantra seems to have us lodged in an endless cycle of exploitation of natural and human resources which creates wealth that benefits a few and does little (if anything) to regenerate people and planet.
The objective, according to the local plan, is aggressive economic growth: fuelled by around 40% more jobs and 40% more homes in the area in the next 20 years. That’s 40% more burden on the existing transport infrastructure, green spaces, ecosystem pollution, social inequality, shared civic space, and water supply
A really interesting article (see link below) on consumption and ’Why we buy what we buy”. Worth spreading further, as it give insights for each of us and the influences on our behaviour. The main takeaway points for me are:
by Duncan Catchpole The Cambridge Doughnut Economic Action Group (DEAG) was recently formed to implement the principles of Doughnut Economics in Cambridge. Duncan explains more: I recently became involved with a newly formed community organisation called Cambridge DEAG. DEAG stands
As a local initiative bringing “the Doughnut” to Cambridge, our actions are guided by the principles of Doughnut Economics. We strive for integrity in our group. 1. Embrace the 21st century goal. Aim to meet the needs of all people