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‘Back to Black’ Friday

The hyper-consumption phenomenon, Black Friday, now takes place beyond the US and is growing. Toni Pyke reports on Black Friday from an afternoon in late

Our world in 90 seconds

It took just less than 90 seconds to graphically reveal the horrific underbelly of globalisation and of ‘modern’ consumerism and business.  Five years ago, in

Country Overshoot Days

In 2017, Ireland’s overshoot day was 10th May. For a more extended list of country overshoot days see the Earth Overshoot country page Source: Global

Debating Fairtrade

The modern fairtrade movement is now some 50 years old and has a significant history and track record reflected in current debates, arguments and criticisms.