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A good life without more and more of everything

GREEN GROWTH: MODERN TIMES has chosen to print an extract from the book Grønt manifesto by our regular critic. "Quality of life rather than forced growth": Three small but powerful words, which provide a key to changing the direction of social development, where our eternal pursuit of 'the most possible' is instead adjusted to the appreciation of 'adequate'.

From sustainability to a regenerative future

Natures: Will any government, institution or business that still refers to "sustainability" in a few years be considered behind?

The role of rivers in Oslo's urban development

Urban development: For over 30 years, Oslo has focused on the city's 10 rivers. Today, the open or closed rivers are among the most important structuring elements in urban development. Moreover, the use of nature-based systems to solve our climate challenges is essential to achieving lasting sustainability.

The monstrous cost of the cheap fish

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FISHING INDUSTRY: The United States imports 91 percent of all food fish from the other side of the globe, and fish intake is limited to five varieties while ancient coastal communities are in ruins. In Cambodia, the seabed is being emptied and emptied of illegal fishing from Vietnam. The theme is gloomy, but two different documentaries find bright spots.

The ground connection – a different and better life

OFF THE GRID: New conversion projects are led by social entrepreneurs: The off-grid principle is to be disconnected from modern society's electricity, water and sewer system.

Warning of the future

Sue-Alice Road, Eduard Zorzenoni: Near and Elsewhere

UTOPIAS: An essayistic documentary that stretches towards future visions and utopias, but with a gloomy basic tone and inability to see any way out of the paralysis it describes.

"Our existence depends on changing our growth and consumption habits"

THE WOMAN OF CHANGE: MODERN TIMES talks this time with experienced Sandrine Dixson-Declève about sustainable growth and green development. She is now the leader of the European Commission's expert group for research and innovation.

Can we recover the Amazon's lung?

Félix Guattari Translated by Christel Pedersen: The three ecologies

ECOSOFI: Current Brazil looks like Guattari's worst nightmare. His mental revolution also suggests that nature itself comes first.

guerrilla Dama

Kari Gåsvatn: guerrilla Hagen

FOOD IN THE GARDEN: A new book claims that by cultivating the land around you, on a slope, in a backyard or in a flower box, you become a more conscious consumer. It is the first step towards a sustainable food future.

Youth with acting power

Stretcher Tyrmi: Mission Impact

SUSTAINABILITY GOALS: The new series Mission Impact shows engaged youth who demand action. It is released first on social media.

Scars into a foreign soul

Nicholas Geyrhalter: EARTH

: Have we lost nature understood as the framework of cycle and rawness and difference that is not a part of ourselves but an outside?

In Gandhi's footsteps 

: The Indian activist and philosopher Vandana Shiva is now visiting Norway at the Globalization Conference.

The movement of the movements

Thomas Henfrey / Gesa Maschkowski / Gil Penha-Lopes :: Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation

: The principles of the transition movement for way of life have been in force for thousands of years and are in direct opposition to capitalism.

Love of the world

Arne Øgaard: A third way. Not to the right, not to the left, but towards a more just and sustainable future

: Arne Øgaard wants to make the reader aware of the big questions of the time and inspire a higher level of political conversation.

The gourmet and the future

: The green shift in agriculture is on its way. Soon, the cells from one cow can produce 175 million burgers, and the farms will direct the machine park from the tablet.