Local consumption is aligned with the three pillars of sustainable development: environmental, social, and economic. Also known as locavorism, this movement aims to shorten distances between producers and consumers, and looks closely at the production chain of consumer goods. This behavior has a positive impact on job creation and poverty reduction, as well as reducing the carbon footprint of communities.
Indigenous voices echo through the corridors of art and culture departments in Brazil. Behind this profusion of cultural products related to indigenous issues, there is a constant critical-restlessness: how can we demystify the vast range of cultures unknown to most Brazilians?
Veganism is usually associated with nutrition, however, its philosophy embraces a greater cause. Today, people and brands recognize that veganism is also about ethics, politics, and the environment. This new perspective holds the power to develop a society that protects animals, people and the future.
Idols change from generation to generation. We are currently living in the generation of digital influencers, who are famous sometimes only for their beauty or enviable life. But image exhausts itself, corrupting not only those who worship it, but also the person who produces it. Youtuber and Instagramer activists emerge as modern albums, spreading messages beyond their image.
Consumerism and advertising have raised our expectations to the point of making impossible to be fully happy or satisfied. Fortunately, there is a movement that moves us away from illusion and brings us closer to plenitude.
Self-sufficient and sustainable communities in harmony with the environment are growing in popularity. In addition to their ecological focus, these communities also integrate economic, social, and cultural aspects through participatory management and permaculture. Ecovillages offer a post-modern way of life where we all work, have a voice, and collaborate.
Inclusion and diversity are no longer a desire of some, but a necessity for all. The growth of policies that foster female inclusion, training, and empowerment, alongside the explosion in female entrepreneurship, has weakened this invisible barrier and promises to shatter it for once and for all
A lot is said about a “new feminism”, but it is not the first time this movement goes through a media boom. This time their big ally is the internet. Online environment, democracy and plurality friendly, makes the message against sexism echo from the vanguard to the mainstream, further and stronger.
Seriousness and expertise are not adult businesses. Energy and spontaneity are not teenager things. Get used to it: age stereotypes do not represent the contemporary world anymore. In media, music and fashion, teens are being depicted as personality icons rather than symbols of inexperience.
We are living a time of urban flight, looking for our wildest essence, for simple life nirvana, for a bigger purpose and something that makes us more meaningful to the world. Conscious consumption, permaculture and running away from urban chaos are hot topics. After all, our true core is not what we can buy, but what we can be.