Economic crisis or New economy?

This is a guest post from João Guilherme Lacerda, of the NGO “Transporte Ativo”. The english industrial production created a New Global Order. The factories and the smoke represented the new, the richness, the commercial expansion. During the whole XIX century and most of the XX century, the prevailing belief was that progress was only … Continue reading

Termodinamic of Sustainability

Remember when you used to sleep in physics class? Well, from the second law of thermodynamics comes a very interesting concept: Entropy. “The total entropy of any isolated thermodynamic system tends to increase over time, approaching a maximum value.” In other words, as time goes by, the efficiency of the system reduces, since the loses … Continue reading

Exter…. what? Externalities

  As promissed, here comes the second post from the series “Red Pill”. The subject, externality, is fundamental to the comprehention of the problems that humanity faces today and for each one to comprehend its part in a less disastrous future.

There’s no such thing as throwing away

About a year ago we wrote a post named “Know how to throw away”. The idea, at that time, was to discuss recycling and how important it is to know what to do with materials such as cooking oil and batteries. But now it is time to tell the naked truth: there´s no such thing … Continue reading