No doubt people s thoughts will turn to matters festive over the next few weeks. With dark days and long nights its obvious why people like a break at this time of the year. However there are two issues to consider:
1) The problems we face will not go away. Unsustainable population growth; housing market which generates demand rather than meets need; increasing use of resources – they are finite!; and, an increasingly degraded environment.
2) Xmas is part and parcel of our love affair with consumerism. We need to change. This does not mean creating a society which lacks fun or choice but it does mean developing a society which is at one with its environment.
Lets think about what we need to do!