We are so happy to read in The Ecoligist today an interview with revered Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. The interview crosses many topics including the effect of human consumption (and the alternate: Unconsumption). He speaks from a calm and detached point of view with no judgement, only reference and example.
Read the first section of the article focusing on the issues of mass extinction and global temperature rise here.
Read the second section here, where he illustrates that you do not need to live like a monk to have a smaller impact on our environment while living a rich and full life.
"My mindful consumption is the way out"
We take these teachings as further acknowledgement that making decisions in our daily lives to consume significantly less leads to a better life.