We talked about Japanese “decluttering” guru Marie Kondo’s best-selling book. While Kondo’s approach could provoke people to value and love the things the own more, it also could simply work in service of a throw-away economy.
We discussed our incipient collaboration with Amnesty, Global Witness and Wikirate, which are working to rate companies on their sourcing of minerals. Then about the IKEA executive who caught headlines when he said that in the West, we may have reached “peak stuff” in households.
This clickbait headline caught our attention: “Suck it, Hippies: Study Shows Material Gifts Can Bring Happiness”. But we need greater insight than a six-week psychology study.
On Cyber Monday, and the beginning of climate talks in Paris, we want to give real, concrete actions for individuals to take to make a change. We need your help, and your social network reach.