Sustainability is at the risk of commercialisation – the very thing it is supposed to be fighting against – facing greenwashing aimed at white consumers to the exclusion of minority groups. Yet around the world, every community has its own sustainability traditions, many of which can unlock sustainable habits for all homes. I talked to Asians worldwide to learn about their sustainable practices and investigate why they are not included in the West’s mainstream sustainability discourse.
This article is published in the third volume of Fen + Field Magazine – Where are we now, which examines the importance of home in our currently fraught world.
Fen + Field is an independently published magazine that aims to inspire and nurture creative, wild souls through written and visual storytelling. It focuses on the human/nature relationship to unearth stories that explore how to be a modern human in a wild world.