“Narratives form our reality. We become their vessels. Stories find, capture, and hold us. Our lives are shaped by the stories we hear as children, some fade as we grow older, others are reinforced by our families, churches, and schools. From stories we absorb our goals in life, our morals, and our patterns of behaviour.” […]
There is no doubt that the world needs to become more sustainable. A simple calculation demonstrates that we cannot consume more than we have, and currently, we are far from achieving that. The annual announcement of “Earth Overshoot Day” which marks the date when humans have used up all resources that earth can regenerate within […]
The centuries old specific narrative about the Arctic region is a paradox: on the one hand, the area is portrayed as a periphery empty of people, as terra nullius. At the same time, it is imagined as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty, and a “resource frontier” from which riches can be extracted. The indigenous […]
What’s with the call for researchers to work on their online presence? Is that a complete waste of everyone’s time? As you may start to suspect based on the innuendo of rhetorical questions, I want to invite you to consider the pros of writing a blog post on your sustainability-related research, thoughts, ideas, dreams or aspirations. As I am currently part of the editorial board of the blog you are reading, “Voices for Sustainability”, there is just a slight sense of agenda pushing behind my reasoning. But bear with me while I build my case. I wish to present three complementary perspectives.