<p><span style="font-size: small;">Reflecting on Halloween, I wonder, why do American festivities involve an abundance of unnecessary and increasingly disposable stuff?</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: small;">A few examples:</span></p>
<p>I think a congratulation is in order – to the American people and to planet Earth. Finally, the US gets a president who over some time has understood that we have some big problems: 'Change we can believe in'.
Any major environmental initiative which seeks to change the status quo or move people from outmoded practices toward sustainability must be cultural. In other words, people must adopt the change not only because it makes sense but because it feels good.
<p>Sustainable Tourism (ST) has a number of similar definitions by different organizations. In summary, it is the relationship between one of the largest global economic sectors, the Travel and Tourism Industry, and the principles of sustainability.
<p>Scruffy. Sandals. Tie-dye. Granola. Grateful Dead. Fair trade?<br /> <br /> Even a few years ago, most people associated sustainable consumption with a sort of neo-hippie San Francisco liberal archetype.