Anja Lyngbaek is Programs Coordinator at the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). She is also co-founder and Programs Director of “Microcuenca del Rio Citlalapa”- a local NGO in Veracruz, Mexico focused on sustainable community development. She has co-founded a rural primary school with this in mind. Anja gives talks, holds workshops and teaches on a variety of subject related to food and farming, localization and eco-technologies to children and adults. She currently lives in Mexico lives on a small-holding with her family.
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Groomed to Consume
Originally published on the Economics of Happiness Blog . With Christmas coming up, household consumption will soon hit its yearly peak in many countries. Despite homely pictures of tranquility on mass-produced greeting cards, Christmas is more about frenzied shopping and overspending than peace on...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Born to Buy?
With Christmas past, household consumption reached its yearly peak in many countries. Whilst this celebration still brings up a homely picture of tranquility, the truth is that Christmas is characterized more by frenzied shopping, stress and overspending than by peace and quality time. As in so many other areas of our lives, we have been sold on the idea that satisfaction, even happiness, comes through purchase.