The case against consumerism: Part 1 – The real cost of our everyday purchases

The 20th century saw the rise of modern day consumerism. Originating from the US, it quickly spread throughout the industrialised world. Essentially consumerism is a theory, which assumes that constantly increasing consumption of goods and services is a key condition for achieving growing levels of welfare (through economic growth). The more we spend, the bigger … Continue reading The case against consumerism: Part 1 – The real cost of our everyday purchases

Twenty degrees at RHS Wisley….in mid-March.

By Paul Collinson For many the Royal Horticulture Society is epitomized by the annual flower shows such as Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park.  However, behind the perfection there is serious horticulture research being undertaken at the RHS HQ at Wisley in Surrey.  I joined with various Hull and East Riding environment, business and community … Continue reading Twenty degrees at RHS Wisley….in mid-March.