Sustainability and Well-being for People and Planet

Econation is an independent source of information about well-being and sustainability.

Our purpose is to help people thrive, and sustain the planet whilst doing so. This purpose is driven by two truths:

1. People are using more resources than the planet can sustainably provide
The issues are complex but one thing is abundantly clear: the earth is ailing because of human over-consumption.

2. Consumption beyond satisfying basic needs does not provide more well-being
The fact that per capita well-being has not increased since the 1950s whilst per capita production has more than doubled, shows that the modern economic machine has decoupled from the general well-being of the people, and that half of all production is a waste.

What is the purpose of the economy if it’s not the well-being of people? Some people who have relatively little can be quite happy whilst others are never satisfied no matter how much they have. This being the case, consumption is much less important for well-being than you think. Read more about we’ll-being»

In practice, how do we become sustainable? Sustainability happens when peoples’ demand for resources (ecological footprint) is smaller than the earth can sustainably supply (biocapacity). Learn how to increase your well-being and reduce your ecological footprint by implementing these sustainable solutions»