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From John Pearce (@johnpearce650), we get this inspiring and highly informative article on the need for — and the beauty of — a smaller, sustainable, de-growth economy.

"Small Is Still Beautiful"

Conventional economic growth has lifted billions out of poverty, but in the process caused grievous damage to the biosphere on which we all depend, asset-stripping the soil, forests, and oceans.

The obsession with ever-greater conventional growth is eating the foundations of our only home.

The challenge now is to see if we can find an economic system that can support both humanity and the needs of our living planet.


This is a must-read!

#Environment #Ecology #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #Economy #Economics #Politics #Degrowth
Doughnut economics is based on the concept that humanity can only thrive in a circular-shaped band, with the social foundations of that health in the middle, and the environmental threats and limits as a ceiling to that health outside. 
(That's the best I can do as a description; there's too much text to quote it all.)

“Green growth” doesn’t exist in a world where we have already broken most planetary boundaries. Humanity must shrink its usage of materials and energy, and associated waste and pollution, or ecological, economic and societal collapse will follow. Even IPCC reports have started to mention degrowth.

#climate #tippingpoint

"The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders, new research finds.

It warns that unless the US’s dependence on cars in towns and cities falls drastically, the transition to lithium battery-powered electric vehicles by 2050 will deepen global environmental and social inequalities linked to mining – and may even jeopardize the 1.5C global heating target.

But ambitious policies investing in mass transit, walkable towns and cities, and robust battery recycling in the US would slash the amount of extra lithium required in 2050 by more than 90%."
#degrowth #transit

i have updated my #gemini resource on #degrowth, #communities & scale, forgiveness & growth, and imagining a kinder future on and offline!

accessible here: gemini://
or here:

as always, if you have any links burning a hole in your pocket that could do with being added, please send them over! i think it might be time to start more thoroughly organising it, soon.

#permacomputing #smallweb #indieweb #smolweb #sustainability #communication #networking

I added a little message to this image. Christmas is a time of excess consumption. Gifts that people don't want, need, or use. Extra travel and holidaying.
#degrowth #consumption #ClimateCrisis #BiodiversityCrisis #ExtinctionCrisis #Capitalism #Consumerism #Waste #shopping #gifts #Christmas
Passenger jet with Santa splatted on the nose and presents scattering. "Cut consumption now"

📈 IMHO the most underreported #MastoAdmin success story of the #TwitterMigration has to be that of

💡 The maturity & insight shown by @leah & @rixx has been a real delight to see. Read the story below of their wisdom: Close registrations, focus the content, focus on #community.

:fediverse: Growth is not a core value in the #Fediverse. The big tech mindset of growth-at-any-cost is proven to be not sustainable, & it won't survive here, either.


Doing a lil interest thread 😀
I'm from the south in the US! Joined this place from the #TwitterMigration, I'm hoping the #fediverse continues to grow.
I'm a #socialist & support #degrowth & #decolonization, I think we need to join environmental movement with the labor & national liberation movements. I practice no-till, regenerative #permaculture agriculture with the goal of growing a chestnut-canopy food forest with my community. I am an educator and work at a bar 😀
#queer #trans #riptwitter
Black & White picture of Nausicaa from Nausicaa Valley of the Wind staring off into the distance with a fox squirrel on her shoulder. She says "I'll have out my life in the twilight of this world that humankind has polluted."

An image of a chair, that is made of modular pieces of wood all connected that can be rearranged into other objects. A large platform loft bed with someone ontop made from the modular wood used in other projects showcasing how objects can change and reduce waste.
Person sitting at a modular desk made of different pieces of wood that can attach in different ways to create something new. The cover art for how to build your own living structures

Un tema tabú que genera violencia política, el #PostCrecimiento es discutido en @CNN
¿Cuándo tendremos esta discusión en Chile? El crecimiento mundial del 2-3% no es compatible con la física del planeta, los límites planetarios estan siendo desbordados.
Gabriela Cabañas menciona el ingreso básico universal como una medida que permite repensar el sistema económico y actuar frente a la crisis "cuando la gente tiene más seguridad económica y más libertad económica, toman mejores decisiones".
Hablar de post crecimiento es hablar de compartir bienes, reducir desechos de alimentos, usar más el transporte público, hacer productos que duren más, como dice Gabriela es "pensar el términos de suficiencia"

#degrowth #postgrowth

El decrecimiento empieza por reivindicar el fin de la obsolescencia programada y el derecho a reparar.

(se empieza por ahí, luego hay que desmantelar el sistema de producción capitalista)

#degrowth #RightToRepair

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