Alex Tylee

Have you had enough of ‘do more’ … buy more, consume more, spend more?

To help you, Alex Tylee and George Miller have started ‘Project DO LESS’.

Here’s the ethos of the project, which I hope we would all embrace.

From Alex:

“One of the main issues we face is the sheer enormity of the climate change problem and the fact that the more you learn about it the more terrifying it becomes. And we think this leads to a kind of paralysis amongst a large percentage of the population.

“So, the purpose of Project Do Less is to empower all people by reminding them all the small things they can do right now to contribute to the solution. 

“By getting individuals to promise to Do Less, no matter how small, it will help to make them feel less like a victim and more like they are part of the solution. We believe the more small things they do, the better they will feel about themselves and the climate change problem, and it will have a snowball effect.

George Miller

From George:

“Project DO LESS is … about making lots of little changes every day.

“I spent the most glorious years of my childhood on a farm just outside of Whanganui where nothing was wasted. The scraps fed the pigs, the chooks laid our eggs, the manure fertilised our gardens, we ate what we grew, we wore hand-me-downs, we washed our plastic bags, we conserved water so the water tank didn’t run out, the butter wrappers were saved for baking, and the meat fat for cooking.

“We made do with what we had. We were thrifty. Everyone was.

“And somewhere along the way we forgot about all of that. But now, more than ever, we need to remember.” 

In this spirit, the DO LESS Facebook page is already a fountain of suggestions on how you can do less. Check it out!

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  1. Would we could all happily live F2F & off the grid once again…hmmm?

    Each day we generate 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails, 4 million gigabytes of Facebook data, 65 billion WhatsApp messages and 720,000 hours of new content added daily on YouTube. The world’s base of knowledge is now doubling every 12 hours.
    There are around 600 hyperscale data centers – ones with over 5,000 servers – in the world. Around 39% of them are in the US, while China, Japan, UK, Germany and Australia account for about 30% of the total.

    The largest data servers in the world are China Telecom Data Center, in Hohhot, China, which occupies 10.7 million square feet and The Citadel in Tahoe Reno, Nevada, which occupies 7.2 million square feet and uses 815 megawatts of power.

    To put this into perspective, 100 years from now, the power required to sustain this digital production will exceed the total planetary power consumption today.

    Certainly raises the question, — how much is too much?

    –––Thomas Frey, Futurist

  2. I would like to join the conversation but I refuse to use Facebook. Could suggestions be printed in BayBuzz?
    I belong to the generation before plastic existed. Managed perfectly well with newsprint and brown paper for wrapping purposes.

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